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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant is wonderful, a beautiful symphony of architectural splendor and culinary excellence. However, upon our arrival we were met by the hostess who thought it her duty to show us the menu and prices. You see my husband and our two kids were dressed casually as we were on our way to do some sight seeing. The hostess obviously... More 

Thank LDAE
Stroud, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here as a family of three generations and all enjoyed the experience. My daughter is vegetarian and the chef created a wonderful dish for her. Our waiter was superb but I missed his name but he suggested my dishes which were scallop followed by kingklip paired with the suggested wine awesome. Great experience and a stunning taste experience thank... More 

Thank Steve B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highs One of the best views in the Cape by far. The food and service was excellent. I really liked that they had both a full tasting menu option and a 2-3 course option. Lows We wanted to have coffee on the balcony to take in the scenery but it got really really windy and had to make a quick... More 

Thank M2675WWmelissap
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting windy drive up to the top of a hill and there was Waterkloof. Very modern decor with amazing views over Somerset West and False Bay. The building was grand in scale and the welcome on arriving leads you to expect a special evening. We were not disappointed. This was modern food of a very high standard, unusual combinations... More 

Thank erikagraves47
Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2rd time at Waterkloof restaurant. We had an amazing evening. The food is beautiful and really delicious. If you looking for a meal with a difference and willing to pay the price we highly recommend this place. Only thing is that you have to pay a R300 deposit per person when you make a booking.

Thank Helenimmelman
Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting and the decor is breathtaking. The food is good, but not exceptional. There are three other fine dining restaurants in the area and Waterkloof would be at the bottom of my list in terms of value for money. The hostess and waiters are pretentious and don't make you feel welcome.

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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a modern, concrete, glass and steel restaurant set high on a hill over looking False Bay, the Cape Peninsula, Strand, Gordon's Bay and Somerset West. The views are spectacular. The open plan, wine making, wine tasting, kitchen and restaurant are adjacent to one another but it is on such a grand scale so everything has its place and... More 

Thank kingtutt
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154 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Post modern eatery meets michelin star quality food. Heavenly!! My best friends took me there to celebrate my birthday in style and I was so happy with the whole venue and experience. Best serve this one for a special occasion! - Reservations for this highly acclaimed eatery are recommended.

Thank Jionkan
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Restaurant at Waterkloof is worth the 55 minute drive from Cape Town. The restaurant is located in the hills with a stunning view of the country side and in the distance the local town and ocean. This was the introduction of our children 8, 10 & 12 years old to fine dining - both the children and the waiters... More 

Thank Matt_Bird_Global
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining in Stellenbosch has been a "long lunch" experience for us. Most vineyard restaurants have lovely terraces, good wines at very reasonable prices paired with fine food. Only one of them stands high above others with their refined standards, attention to detail, design and winemaking culture, passion and pride. Waterkloof. The potential to appreciate all this may be the single... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $64
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?