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“Excellent food, perfect service and good location”

The Roundhouse Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 1,193 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Steeped in over 300 years of history, the former guard house, tea room, hotel and the hunting lodge of Lord Charles Somerset has been elegantly restored with the charm and sophistication of the Grand Old Cape. The style of cuisine at The Roundhouse is uncomplicated, contemporary French, inspired by seasonal ingredients and paired with one of the finest boutique wine collections in South Africa.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went here with a few friends for the 4 course winter dinner special. It was excellent and is highly recommended. Also definitely the best service that I've had in any South African fine dining resturant.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We started by thinking that this highly recommended restaurant was trying too hard to be precious rather than good. Wine list was actually a bit short for Cape Town, but the recommended wine was excellent. Food was uneven in quality.

Restaurant was very loud. Some heavy curtains on the walls would absorb some of that.

Major problem: We were seated by the door to the toilets -- which was an outside door. We were aware of each guest's toilet use as we were greeted with a blast of cold air. After we complained, the waitstaff would rush to shut the door quickly, and were very nice about it. HOWEVER: Short Term - Offering a different table would have been better. I would have asked but didn't realize there were empty tables inside. Long Term (like now -- ask when you reserve if this is done): A sheet of clear windproofing could cover then part of the porch that allows the wind. Many restaurants use these to make patios usable in cool weather. Easy fix, and shows a lack of concern for guests comfort that it hasn't been done.

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Thank Karen K
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Wonderful food - Have been there twice as my friend's wedding was held there. Great scenery also. The only grumble I heard was that the car park isn't great, and is on a slope.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hotel booked us a cab to get here... $5 for a Porsche Panamera cab ride, this is definitely South Africa.
Setting is intimate and romantic, great views over the bay, service is the best we've seen in South Africa (which is usually excellent) .
Tasting menu was exquisite, waiters and sommelier very knowledgeable and amiable.
Very fancy place for a fraction of NY prices. Would definitely go back.

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1  Thank newyork_european
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner with friends, chose the wine pairing menu. Not cheap, but WOW ! Every dish was an explosion of taste and colour, coupled with perfect wine choices. The service was perfect. Don't expect much decor, but magnificent food, well prepared and beautifully presented

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