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“A gem in the countryside in more then one aspect”

The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Ranked #6 of 128 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $74
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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
Reviewed October 5, 2012

When you drive up to this restaurant in the evening, from the main road up the mountain you see a modern space like structure far a way on a hill top. When you have entered the place you find yourself in a gorgeously designed modern place with atmosphere. I am more a classical type of person, but this modernity I have appreciated very much. A big welcoming fireplace in the middle between the bar and the tables, great. The French chef succesfully convinced us in having the menu de dégustation, with wine pairing. The menu was delicious, each of the 6 dishes had many different tastes and was prepared carefully. The quantities (there was also an amuse bouche and a pre-dessert) were well-balanced and we left the table happy, satisfied but not too full. There is one thing to be improved, and that was the wine pairing. Two out of four wines didn't really match the dishes. The chef explained that he had a limited choice of wines, namely only those of the estate. That is a pity and doesn't do juistice in my opinion to his cooking skills. In my opinion the chef should also consider if he has to present icecream or sorbet on every dish. Is this his signature???

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The food was quite expensive for what you get. Definately worth to go for a wine tasting to experience the winery!

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I left with a smile on my face and delicious morsels in my tummy. Completely satisfied. From the drive up to the winery to the service to the food and the wine itself, all of these just blew me away. Having dined in many fine European restaurants, Waterkloof equals if not tops many of them. The food was a revelation. The whole experience sublime. Will be back for sure!!

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The venue is amazing the food very high quality and a myriad of experiences on the palate. This experience with a bunch of good friends does become memorable.

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Gregory C, Manager at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

We are glad we could make it an experience for you. Hoping to see you again soon .

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We were so disappointed with our first visit just after the restaurant opened that we were reluctant to go back. After hearing about the visit of one of our friends we decided to give it an other try. We are so pleased we did. The service was excellent, the food first class and the view from the restaurant on this bright and sunny day, exceptional.
As it was a lunch, we had the Coral Rose wine, it is certainly different. Very unassuming and had it not been a bright day It could have been mistaken for a Blanc. Nevertheless, it was very pleasant and very welcome with our excellent food.

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Gregory C, Manager at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

We are very glad that you decided to return to Waterkloof. We have been working hard to elevate the standard of the restaurant over the last three years. It's great to see that our efforts have not gone unnoticed.

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