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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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European, International, Contemporary
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Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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new york
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a true gem! - The wineyard and restaurant are spectacular. Great location, great ambiance and then you get to the food and wine. We had the three course menu and worked with the sommelier to select three great wines for our lunch. The menu (in July) was spectacular. Because our group was large, we were able to order... More 

Thank dadachu
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb, innovative menu and world- class food presentation. Excellent wines and faultless service. Exceptional views through glass "walls" surrounding the restaurant. Unusual artworks and decor. A really unusual and unforgettable experience

Thank Margie547
Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view and professional service is really great. Waterkloof is one of our very memorable dining experiences in Cape

Thank dlouis22
Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the wine tasting, the food and hospitality was exceptional,the view over False bay has got to be one of the best

Thank Louis C
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined out with mom and daughter. The drive up alone and beautiful views (night) were sooooo worth it. Food for adventurous palates. Very verbose waiter (i just wanted to enjoy the food without dissecting ingredients and technique, but all staff are very knowledgable on the meals offered - attention to detail duly noted). Knocked the ball out the park with... More 

Thank urijnaw
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and views were great, as well as the wine tasting, but unfortunately we were disappointed by the lunch menu. We opted for the 2- and 3-course options. The duck starter was unimpressive, the most enjoyable part of the quail dish were the veggies, the meal was drawn out and by the end, our entire party had lost interest.... More 

Thank Lara K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went back to Waterkloof to try their new tasting menu and we weren't disappointed. Meal did extremely well to be balanced and full of varying flavor without being too heavy, which is sometimes the case with tasting menus. In addition the kitchen team have added on an array of amuse and pre desserts and petit etc that do well to... More 

Thank PatBar2
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high hopes for the restaurant given the positive feedback from others and the national recognition. For reference, we ordered the tasting menu and I had the wine pairing, while my partner did not. I concur with the previous comments regarding the view, the use of glass in the building really gives one a sense of floating out beyond... More 

Thank James S
Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 7 that recently celebrated my birthday at The Restaurant at Waterkloof. We chose the 3 course menu. The portions were small and the food took extremely long to come out of the kitchen. On a value scale, I was disappointed - very artistic food, but expensive for what you're getting. The service was good, however... More 

Thank GailR23
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Very nice and stunning view over Gordons Bay. We loved the decor! The food was excellent but the portions a little bit small. Service was good and friendly. We wil definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $68
European, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
Fine dining in the heart of the winlelands with spectacular views over False bay . Lunch Monday to sunday 12 to 2 pm . Dinner monday to saturday 7 pm to 9 pm

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