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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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European, International, Contemporary
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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
27217137178
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7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this restaurant! I went there for their Sunday Lunch Buffet, and it was excellent. The food was absolutely amazing. I had a table right near the fireplace and the live band - best! The service was great and the decor beautiful. The Wine Farm has beautiful views. Overall, a great experience.

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Thank Tsholo M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at Catharina's. I chose the sampling menu with wine, while my wife ordered a la carte. The food was excellent as was the service from all the staff. The sampling menu is exceptional and is well worth a try.

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Thank roosda
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small menu, each dish is very well thought out and put together, making sure there is great balance of taste, textures and flavours. So glad we each tried something different as everything was superb. You MUST try the ostrich! I was very weary but it was delicious. It came on barley risotto (with parsley and preserved lemon - a truly... More 

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Thank zahra m
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience and lovely Clamato starter. Found the winter warmer menu lovely, affordable yet special. We enjoyed a steenburg wine along with the meal and enjoyed the decor of the main sitting area with fireplace.

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Thank PietMandy
Tokai, South Africa
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommended Catharina's to clients of mine visiting from Barbados - we were a group of 10 people. Based on past experience, I had no doubt this would be a great choice. Was surprised when we got the menu as I realised it had changed completely - main course offered warthog, buffalo, zebra, crocodile, fish & beef. Quite a few... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We quite often go to Steenberg and like as well as buy and drink several of their wines. The estate has a fantastic wine tasting bar and lounge. We only eat at the Bistro, not Catharinas. We have eaten at Catharinas which was fine, albeit for us overpriced. However, beautiful indoor/outdoor ambiance. If you have money to spare Catharinas so... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We celebrated a 75th birthday at Catharina's on Sunday 3 July 2016.The restaurant and the grounds are beautiful and there are no complaints about service or friendliness of the staff.The buffet however was a bit of a let down.The starters were superb, lots of interesting salads.The mains were boring in comparison : the roast pork and sirloin had no flavour,... More 

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Archie_Maclean, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Maggy140862, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Catharina's Restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed our estate and our staff were professional and friendly. It does sadden me that you had such a poor experience with the main courses on our buffet and that you were not happy with your seating. I am happy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Views are really beautiful. Fireplace is inviting. Food was good but expected a little more as per menu and photos.

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Thank Marika_Abrahams
Archie_Maclean, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Marika_Abrahams, Thanks you for taking the time to comment on your experience at Catharina's Restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and sorry that we didn't meet your full expectations. we have recently updated our menu photography which should appear on our website very soon. I hope to see you again in the future, perhaps to try... More 

Fish Hoek, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We had the best wedding ever at Catharina's. It was the most beautiful day. Thank you to all for making our day the best day ever.

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Thank LombardAnandi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Beautifully located near the Steenberg hotel, Service is fantastic and lemon dessert out of this world! Roaring fire and cosy bar, great varied breakfast!

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Thank 227merylt
Archie_Maclean, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear 227merylt, Thank you for your review of Catharina's, I must agree the lemon dessert is one of my favorites! I am also glad that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings. I hope to see you back again in the near future. Kind regards Archie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $29
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27217137178
Description
Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg pays homage to the woman who started it all and found Steenberg in the 17th century. Taking a leaf from Catharina's adventurous book, this restaurant serves up contemporary comfort food, making guests feel welcomed as they revel in the abundance of fresh produce, cooked simply and presented beautifully. With an eye on creating a "Contemporary Heritage", Catharina's embraces the past but keeps evolving with the current to maintain a fresh and innovative attitude.The menu centres on simplicity, and lets the finest quality ingredients do all the talking. The "contemporary heritage" dictum comes to life in the décor of Catharina's Restaurant, as hints of Catharina's thrilling life weave themselves into a visual narrative - a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach. Comprising of over 100 carefully selected South African wines and a small but relevant international offering, the award-winning wine list at Catharina's restaurant offers choice to the connoisseur and casual sipper alike. Catharina's has been awarded the American Express Platinum Award for Fine Dining, and the Diner's Club Winelist Award - Diamond Awards.

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