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“Quality comes at a hefty price.”
Review of Katarina's

Katarina's
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quality comes at a hefty price.”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The setting was idealic, Cape Dutch homestead and polo estate on a warm summer afternoon. We sat on the terrace overlooking the lands and mountains, hoping our lunch would match the surroundings. The food did not disappoint. The artichoke pie on the starter menu, which we ordered as a main, was plenty to eat. The steak tartare was excellent as was was the crumbed calamari and the T-bone. There were however some small issues which struck a discordant note. Our waitress was not well enough trained for an establishment of this stature. She was unable to advise us that the lack of sauce on the aubergines was due to a change in the menu and she seemed to have little training in serving wine. The food was also overpriced and the markup on the wines outrageous. No matter how good the wine, at R350-00 a bottle, the Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc would have left a bitter taste in my mouth. Perhaps the prices were just seasonal, but whatever the case, I feel there is far better value available out there, even for this quality food.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Excellent South African dinner in Katarina's Kurland.”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Invited by good friends we enjoyed the wonderful food at the restaurant of Kurland. The restaurant is very cozy with fires burning, pretty lights, comfortable cushions and welcoming staff.
Kurland is about 20 km outside of Plettenberg Bay on the N2 and very easy to find. After entering through the gates I was amazed by the view of the mountains bordering the green polo fields. For a minute I thought I was in Switzerland!
We were welcomed with local champagne (Bramon) from the opposite of the N2 and we shared a couple of starters with our table. Highly recommend the tomato/mozzarella sales.
I had salmon for mains and exactly as my friend said it was not hot but cold, served with eggs/ sauce and salad, very yummy. My husband ordered a steak from the steak bar (also very good) and he enjoyed a huge piece of cake with caramel and chocolate sauce.
HIGHLY recommended, I had such a lovely evening! Am going back to Kurland with our children very soon.

Visited December 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Katarina's is the best in Plett...!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Coming here regularly this holiday has been a real highlight. The decor, atmosphere and staff friendliness are superb and the food by Glenda Lederle is exceptional. All meat is cooked on an open fire and deliciously tasty. The T-Bone steak and Beef burger are my personal favourites, as is the salmon fishcake and the baby chicken. You are in for a treat - either for Lunch on the veranda with a view overlooking grazing polo ponies or drinks on soft sofa's and dinner in front of a roaring fire. Really, it's stunning!

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Would rather have dined with the horses”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

The food was totally atrocious. The chefs clearly had no idea of hygiene as they were poking the steaks with their hands to check readiness. The best part of the meal was the oven chips we ordered for my daughter perhaps because they weren't cooked by the chef. We offered the waiter a double tip to taste the raw salmon burger but he laughed and refused

  • Visited December 2013
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Cape Town
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Charming Rustic Restaurant”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Situated on the magnificent Kurland Estate, with fantastic views of the mountains and countryside, we had a very pleasant lunch mid-week and will definitely return again and recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Booking necessary at weekends.

  • Visited March 2013
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