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“"Where the air is rarefied..."”

The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Ranked #4 of 119 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $71
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“"Where the air is rarefied..."”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Delicious, inventive, plated food with innovative presentation. Faultless service. Vista viewing of mountains, hills and sea from a glass box set high on a hill on a modern 'brutalist' building surrounded by grape vines. If it as good as this again, and it seems that it regularly is, then it is a lunch not to be missed. The kitchen closes (too early?) at 1400. Slightly difficult to find with poor maps and roadsigns, make sure you set out in time. And book first.

  • Visited February 2014
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Food with a view!”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable meal here. The food was of a very high standard and was delicious. The views of the winelands and coast from the restaurant are amazing. Instead of dessert we had some of their own cheese and a wine tasting. We would definitely go back there again.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Is this this the most Stunning Location in Africa?”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

On a bluff , high up in the vine covered hills overlooking the Hottentot Holland mountain range and down to the ocean there sits a modern double storied restaurant with floor to ceiling windows giving a 210 degree vista of the coast of False Bay and The Cape of Good Hope. Is this the finest panorama restaurant in the Southern Cape - if not I should love to know what is .

The food matches the location: it is modern , expertly crafted, beautifully conceived and constructed and a pleasure from first mouthful. I had a trio of porcine 'custard' that was the epitome of the fungi. My wife had the duck which she said was 'sublime'. We have eaten in most of the best restaurants in the Cape, and this was amongst the very best.

Congratulations to the French Chef and his brigade who cook in an open kitchen. They are producing some of the best food in the Cape in a location that matches their skill. and the views from the restaurant, especially at night are simply stunning.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Blown away”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Great location. What a view! The Staff took care of us really well. The food was delicious. Just go and check it out whenever you are around Cape town

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Kuruman, South Africa
2 reviews
“Food Lovers Haven”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Not for the faint-hearted : You can choose between a two course or a five course meal. Palet cleansers in-between courses are complimentary. The view is spectacular. Decor modern. Wine from the Cellar. Very private.

Visited January 2014
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