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“Perfect summer lunch”

The Roundhouse Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 1,195 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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 November 12, 2013

We had lunch with friends at Rumbullion. This is the Roundhouse's relaxed picnic venue on the terraced lawns (with a rooster of two strutting around). Very tasty picnic style food on comfortable chairs or wooden benches (cutlery from the basket). Memorable views over the 12 Apostles Mountain range and a chunk of the Atlantic. A countryside feeling minutes from the city. Genuine friendly, attentive and smiling service from Sherman our waiter - we cannot flaw anything; simply the perfect summer lunch - well done!!

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I should mention that our hotel (Cape Royale) organised a limo to the Roundhouse which I should have mentioned as another plus for the hotel but that review is now submitted.

Service outstanding, food excellent, waiters knowledgeable and explaining the provenance and preparation of the various foods. To be honest I'm not too bothered where the food comes from as long as it tastes good but it seems to be par for the course once you're spending beyond a certain amount on a meal.

My wife and son loved it as, indeed, they did their entire visit to Cape Town. Why didn't we fly in here? Why did we have to go to Joburg and Kimberley?

Ungrateful lot.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

One of our best CT hidden spots. Beautiful garden for lunch vibes :) Food & vibe is amazing. Go here for lunch on any sunny day in ct!

1  Thank Alex F
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Wow! I was very impressed with the amazing service. There was massive attention to detail. The food was exceptional and the sommelier knew his stuff. I can see why they were awarded Eat Out's taste award before.

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1  Thank Reenwoud
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and had the 4 course taster menu with wine, food was very good, but service was a bit disjointed, staff were friendly but seemed very busy and timings didn't seem to work. Also comparing this to Savoy Cabbage and Millers Thumb where we ate the previous 2 nights, we preferred the food at the previous restaurants. CT has great food but this seemed over priced compared to others with better food. Hence a 3 rating.

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Thank JCshenfield
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