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“Exceptional food to even surpass the amazing views”

The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Ranked #4 of 120 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $67
Cuisines: European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
somerset west
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Exceptional food to even surpass the amazing views”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

The menu was quite original, and our choices were interesing, thought provoking, and great fun. Such intense taste and texture combinations. Very good service, welcoming. And fab views of course. We eat out a quite lot and cook very well at home so we really appreciate clever and original food.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank landscape_10
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Gregory C, Manager at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
It s always a pleasure to have locals visiting the restaurant. Feedback such as this makes our chefs' efforts well worth it.
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous views...great food...excellent service...”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Visited last year....we were over 1 hr late (we got lost) for the last seating - but they still waited for us....the very last table...did not make us feel rushed....fabulous dining experience....

the food was delicious...the staff was incredibly hospitable....the Chef came to talk to us....the views are spectacular...worth a visit....

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank LovesHolidaysAlways
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Gregory C, Head Chef at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant . Feedback like yours make us proud of what we are trying to achieve.
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California
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Forget the food, enjoy the view and the wine”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

It's tough really to give this restaurant a proper rating when the food arrived days late. However, the view is to die for, and so is the wine. The chef was apparently having a kanipshin fit, and it may have been just a bad day. However, judging by the review others, perhaps it's more the norm than the difference. The architecture and the relaxing view is really the essence, and the food is an add-on. If you have a chance to go there, do it and enjoy. You won't be disappointed, unless you're famished.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank AmericanPsy
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Gregory C, Manager at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
We take your cristism as constructive and are continuously striving to improve on all aspects.
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Somerset West, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“To Little for to much!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Chef arrogant and Food shocking and far to expensive, It has a fantastic View Brilliant setting but I have never been left so flat after a meal!! Very Sad

Visited November 2011
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Thank George D
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Gregory C, Manager at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Waterkloof. We do however hope to welcome you again and hopefully change your impression.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food with awesome view”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

A five star restaurant with a five star service, right from the time that you arrive with your car till you leave.
Food presentation was excellent although the taste was somewhat mediocre. The restaurant has beautiful fire place, very clean and offer fantastic view of the bay area.
Good selection of wine which goes with the food.
Would recommend for a romantic evening with couples.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Ravi_9909
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Gregory C, Manager at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Your feedback is appreciated. We hope you will return when visiting South Africa again.
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