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“Lovely views, shame about the service and food”

The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Ranked #4 of 119 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $70
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Lovely views, shame about the service and food”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were so disappointed, the service was so slow and uninterested and the staff could not tell us about questions we asked about the food? I asked if the scallops starter was hot and our waiter said yes, what arrived was awful, cold sliced scallops not marinated well, with awful sweet marinated mussels, which were more than half the dish and not even mentioned, it was inedible and smelt, they did take it back and the marinated salmon was lovely, but our mains were so disappointing, I had pork done 3 ways, very nice but no sauces, vegetables or starches, and my husbands cob I think, very nice but about 50g of fish, like a starter, then we asked for cheese to finish off the meal and we got a dessert with goats cheese, could have been lovely, looked good but the gelatine strips across the plate, were acidic and tasted awful, surely the chef must taste and test his dishes before he puts items like this on the menu? Very sad as the view is spectacular across Gordons Bay.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Groop lunch”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were a party of 38 for a wine tasting and lunch. The staff were on hand to meet us and guide us through a very good wine tasting followed by a two course lunch. As we were a group we were offered a menu choice of two main courses and two sweets. We enjoyed a venison main which was well presented and tasty. The other main was fish. The portions were small and thus one should probably have three courses. They did provide a small entre before desert which was an enjoyable extra. The two sweets we enjoyed lemon meringue and a carrot sponge cake, both were good, I preferred the carrot sponge cake desert. Service was vey good all receiving our meals at the same time. The wines were good and prices in the restaurant were at cellar prices. The meals are not for families as there is no children's menu. The menu is pricey expect to spend R 300 each for a meal. The views are superb.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Superb meal !”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were seated at the huge windows overlooking the twinkling lights in the distance! The service was professional and friendly ..... and then the food arrived!
All 3 courses were excellent. Visually superb, fresh, excellent flavours and textures. Extra treats included at tasty 'amuse', a refreshinf 'pre-desert' and a delightful plate of petit fours after the meal.
The starters included fresh Marron (fresh water crayfish) Ceasar salad, beautifully presented and cleverly changed from a Bistro to a fine-dining experience; Salmon trout 'salad' - fresh and tasty! The mains included Springbok fillet with gnocchi (on dissappointment as they were very heavy) - delicious & cooked to perfection. Duck breast prepared with Cape Malay flavours was delicious, exquisitely prepared & presented. Desserts were a real WOW.......... A FEAST!

  • Visited July 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“breath of fresh air”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

this is my new favourite restaurant in Cape Town. It is such a pleasure to eat food that is fresh and amazingly creative. And the service was extremely friendly too(specifically the Maitre'd).

  • Visited June 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Closed”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Dinner booked for VIP client from overseas. Confirmed by email from restaurant manager.
On day of dinner after a full day winelands tour, guest and tour guide stand in front of locked gates. No word / email to advise that restaurant is closed for 1 months winter break...
NO COMMENT ...

  • Visited May 2013
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