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“An excellent experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Restaurant at Waterkloof

The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Ranked #5 of 118 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $65
Cuisines: European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An excellent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

What a great experience. No words to described the beautiful view from the deck. The service was very good with a very professional air to it. The food was superb! It was presented so nicely that you don't really want to eat it - but when you took the leap and ate it - unbelievably good food! A definite recommend from my side!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, but that's wear it ends...............”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

I was invited to the Waterkloof by a friend for a celebration meal. The menu is quite eclectic and the portions are very nouvelle cuisine.
Some of the dishes seemed to be missing one of the component parts, and the butter that was served with the bread tasted distinctly off, although we were assured that this was the normal flavour of farm fresh butter!!
The view though is truly wonderful.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and that's it...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Went there for lunch, and expected a lot from this place. The view is magnificent (till the ocean); the food however is not magnificent: my quail was not hot when served and missed a sauce. The service was really poor: my son had to wait about half an hour before he got his grapetiser. When I asked for a plain Coke, a whole circus happened: at first they didn't have any (Coke!!!), then they brought me Coke Light instead of Coke Zero, and when I refused that, all of a sudden, they brought me my normal Coke. Is this a team?

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Our favourite restaurant of our whole stay in RSA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We loved this place, the restaurant looks gorgeous, the view is stunning, the service is top-notch, the wines are excellent and the food delicious. Highly recommend!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AnnaP13100
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“High. High. Very High Cuisine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Look up at the Helderberg mountains, notice a futuristic glass box projecting from the summit.It's no eagle's nest - its The Restaurant at Waterkloof - surveying the expanse of False bay and Strand from it's perch. Your vehicle climbs and climbs. Finally you arrive and enter a glass, steel and wood interior vying with the panoramic view to take your breath away.
Polished wood flooring glistens, reflecting the flames from a central open fire and its arresting black metal canopy. Look over at the open kitchen or way across to the stainless steel cylinders producing the Waterkloof Estate's wines.
But would the food match up?
After a bottle of Waterkloof sparkling white.. the starters. Wow. So beautifully presented you didn't know whether to eat it or hang it on your wall! My marinated trout slices(sushi-like) with wasabi sorbet was outstanding. After an amuse bouche -the mains. My Kudu loin (like venison) was perfect - rare, meltingly soft. But when our friend, a somerset west professional,tried her seared tuna with pistachio crust I thought she'd sat on a pin.Her face froze then broke into a smile - "That's the best tuna I've ever tasted". And she is hard to please. The accompanying Waterkloof sauvignon blanc went down too well and too fast!
Service was professional but friendly .We discover our waiter is an Arsenal supporter - but with his wide smile we didn't hold it against him.
This is excellent nouvelle cuisine- portions to be savoured, small but adequate.
Value? - great exchange rate for brits -£25 a head. Unbelievable. Best overall experience of our holiday.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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