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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
+27 44 877 0433
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just wow. Fine dining but unpretentious and truly superb food, service and presentation. Lizelle is as good a chef as you would find anywhere and husband Rudolph and wait staff were simply first class. Many thanks to Joseph and Emilio who looked after us at our table. Outstanding. Magnificent old world charm environment added to overall atmosphere of genuine class.... More 

Thank Huntyjune
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant you don't want to miss. The food is local and exquisite. The explanation of the menu before the seating is quite an experience. Then, the food tickles the palate. You can't go wrong.

Thank Richard R
Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been there for the third time and it is to mention, that Serendipity continous to be one of the best restaurants in the southern hemisphere. Food, staff, wine, the heartwarming friendliness of the owners... all there to stay. Reservation well in advance is recommended.

Thank Marcel K
Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to heighten the dinning experience. This is a fine dinning resturant. I foind the food and its presentation to be excellent. The wines are South African and the ones that were choosen for us were excellent. This is wonderful dinning experience.

Thank busterthebeagle
Godalming, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate dinner here just before Christmas 2016. The food was excellent and we went for the wine pairing so we could try some different wines. The whole meal was excellent, as were the wines. The owners know their ingredients and producers and are happy to talk about them at length. The atmosphere is relaxed but diners were... More 

Thank Alison S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice environment, superb service and delicious experimental food focusing on South African tastes and ingredients. Loved the concept with a set menu and the wine pairing. The only thing I would wish for was a more relaxed setting, but I guess the fine dining concept always comes with some degree of stiffness. However we made our waiter show... More 

Thank Maria F
La Canada Flintridge, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant requires reservations but you will not be disappointed. It is a limited menu which is explained to you while you have a welcoming drink on the terrace. The food is is amazing and the presentation is exquisite. This might have been the best meal I have ever eaten. All this and a free shuttle... More 

Thank heatherelozabertj
New Forest, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Having heard a good deal before we went there, perhaps we were expecting too much. The initial impression, the menu coupled with the warm welcome from the hostess was good. However we have experienced fine dining in Europe and it would be unfair to compare the two. The service was overdone and the food underwhelming in our opinion.

2 Thank erikagraves47
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This small family run restaurant in the family''s guesthouse is a very good reason for stopping over in Wilderness, even making a detour to achieve it. The pre-drink on the terrace while the menu is being lavishly explained in detail. Then the high class gastronomic performance in superb surroundings and a professional, yet familial style. A place you will try... More 

1 Thank Per-G-Bj
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The Fairy lights in the parking area was an indication of the magic awaiting us inside. A warm friendly welcome, followed by a glass of sparkling wine on the veranda overlooking the lake while being introduced to the menu set the mood and had us salivating, ready to enjoy delicious food. The set menu offers 2 options of starters, main... More 

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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
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27 44 877 0433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?