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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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Saint Julian's, Malta
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Major change of menu with significant emphasis on African game in main dishes, some of which require a step into the unknown as far as previous gastronomic experiences go! However, Archie McLeod skill is in the construction of the dishes. The seared tuna and salmon starter is a must and exceeds one's standard expectations by a country mile. For our... More 

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Dubai
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My wife and I dined at Catharina's on a weeknight in early June, spending R657 ($44 or 39 Euros) on one starter, two mains, two bottles of water, and one glass of wine. This is a nice, classy, upscale restaurant with great quality food. We were also impressed with the friendly service and would recommend this place. The winery also... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Generally I don't like too much restaurants of the hotels but this one is really good. The oysters were very fresh, and the meat perfectly cooked. Everything was perfect

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

Dear clebourgeois, Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's. I am very happy that everything was perfect for you. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Archie More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Catharinas is situated within the beautuful grounds of Steenberg Estate. Beautiful trees, green lawns and vineyards! The restuarant has high ceilings and we had a fire blazing in the fire place next to our table so it was very cozy. Unfortunately the fire died down and no body put more wood on the fire until we asked. This was not... More 

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

Dear Human27, Thank you for taking the time to review Catharina's restaurant. I am sorry about the lack of attentiveness from our front of house staff during you dinner at Catharina's, this is not the normal standard which we like to achieve during our service. I am glad that you enjoyed the Ox-tail and you son liked the beef. I... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We ended up here as we wanted to have lunch in a nice place with views. The restaurant is located on a guarded plot with gates, nice food, good service and views of the surroundings.

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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
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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