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Cluster d'Hote

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Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
+27 23 571 1436
18:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have not tasted the best Shank ever if you haven't had one prepared by Amelia!! Johan a perfect host, did not expect this in the Karoo! 🇿🇦👍

Thank WiehahnC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Johan and his wife were excellent, friendly and attentive hosts. Beautifully decorated restaurant, delicious lamb shank and lemon meringue pie.

1 Thank Vanessa G
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a lovely small restaurant - only 6 tables- but top quality food. For us the Lamb Shank was the best choice. Very soft meat and nice presented. Johann and Anelia are very kind people who gave you a welcome and 'at home' feeling. Sutherland is far away from everywere but Cluster 'd Hote it's worth to come back!

1 Thank Gert_van_de_Nadort
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have just had the most delicious meal. The Bobotie and Chicken Pie were beautifully presented and very tasty. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant for quality of food, presentation and atmosphere. Well done. Martin and Marina Gee and Claire Medland

1 Thank Marrgee
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Lovely restaurant recently restored to period style with piano, chandeliers, clocks, pictures and furniture. Food was better than just Karoo though the lambshank was very good and the starter was fruit and refreshing. Request for gluton and dairy free did not phase them. We ate their twice - second time a retired British General was on an adjacent table before... More 

1 Thank John P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

True to their word, the most tasty fall off the bone lamb shanks were had at this lovely quaint restaurant in Sutherland. Although a tad bit pricey (R180 per shank), one can easily overlook the price when one's teeth sink into the succulent meat as if it were butter! The ambience is very intimate and cosy as the owners do... More 

Thank Maresa G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Booked at short notice whilst staying in Sutherland. The lamb shank is the specialty and was highly recommended by the owner and one can see why. The meat was tender and just fell off the bone and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a Wednesday night and all the other patrons left before us to go stargazing so we... More 

1 Thank AshTri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Lamb shank comes recommended but the loin chops was (personally) even better. My son had the chicken pie. All the dishes had effort in them trying to make them extra "homey" and rich tasting. Deserts are excellent, we tried the home made ice cream and hot chocolate sauce, the lemon meringue and chocolate cake. All very tasty... More 

Thank Evan R
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Sutherland yesterday and ended up having dinner there. The food was nice, but everything is totally overpriced and the owner not that friendly at all. We didn't enjoy the experience at all.

Thank Coenie v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant came recommended, but do not be be fooled by the old fashioned interior. It was completely reserved by the time we arrived. The lamb shank was very tasty albeit expensive. Not much menu choices if you travel with young children.

1 Thank Michelle R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Sutherland
  • Phone Number: +27 23 571 1436
As one of the oldest houses, circa 1880 in Piet Retief Street, this Victorian dollhouse was renovated in 2007 by the Marais family, to become a prestige Restaurant in Sutherland, namely Cluster d' Hote Restaurant.

Originally this was one of seven flat roof sandstone houses, used by farmers as town houses to attend Sunday church services. Saying also goes that during the Anglo Boer War POW, woman and children from the Tankwa-Karoo area was kept in this area and this house was used as a hospital for them.

Redolent with antiques and collectibles Cluster d' Hote Restaurant represents the vision of Johann and Anelia Marais of serving quality rather than quantity dishes. We hope that by the end of the evening, you as our respected diner will share this vision.

At 6pm the doors open, serving traditional Karoo cuisine to the very highest of standards. The cuisine various on a daily basis, depending on the availability of products here in the Roggeveld, this provides Anelia, the chef, a certain challenge in ensuring the flair and superb presentation.

Certain dishes have become trademarks at Cluster d' Hote, this being our signature dish Lamb shank. Also well know favourites are Bobotie, homemade Chicken pie and Swiss trimmed beef fillet.

The focus however remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of ingredients.

So come and enjoy a gastronomical feast in an astronomical environment, at
Cluster d' Hote in Sutherland.

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