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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Paarl, South Africa
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186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose this special location for our 25th wedding anniversary. The views to start with are South Africa at it's best. The restaurant décor and fit out is stylish and sophisticated and positively magnificent. The fireplace makes a huge double volume area feel cosy. The wall hangings soften the windows and balustrading from the upstairs. It's all beautiful. Our waiter... More 

Thank Bernice B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and experience with the food presented. Fantastic wine selection and the most spectacular views of False Bay.

Thank Morgan P
Somerset West, South Africa
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208 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 18, attending a Silver Seas cruising presentation, so the Waterkloof kitchen had offered a very limited set menu (one starter, a choice of two mains, and one dessert). Our table discussed the concept of 'fine' dining before we were served, and all of us agreed that most fine dining leaves something to be desired -... More 

1 Thank Ethnee H
Cape Town
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a Tour Operator, we regularly return to SA to visit properties and restaurants so as to be able to advise our clients accordingly. This restaurant is superb and how anyone can rate it less than 5 star is ridiculous beyond belief. Brilliant!

Thank Ian B
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience it was! The dishes are truly beautiful, taste and smell wonderful. The complimentary fresh bread rolls with varieties of infused butter was a yummy. The service was impeccable, the waiter knew each dish by heart and could elaborate on each dish. With their stunning view and great tasting wine to match, this was truly a great... More 

Thank Arnold v
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting Waterkloof, being quite 'into' our food and having heard so much good press about it. Unfortunately our experience didn't match this. The building itself is stunning, as is the location. The food had some interesting combinations which we'd hoped for, but the portions were unnecessarily small, and the service was friendly but felt... More 

1 Thank Zemross
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK....the title may be a bit over the top but when wine guru Michael Fridjhon describes it thus in Business Day who am I to disagree? I have NEVER had a disappointing meal at Waterkloof and I have lost count of the number of times I have hosted large dinners and smaller lunches there. It is a divine experience from... More 

Thank Lunchout2
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is wonderful, a beautiful symphony of architectural splendor and culinary excellence. However, upon our arrival we were met by the hostess who thought it her duty to show us the menu and prices. You see my husband and our two kids were dressed casually as we were on our way to do some sight seeing. The hostess obviously... More 

1 Thank LDAE
Stroud, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here as a family of three generations and all enjoyed the experience. My daughter is vegetarian and the chef created a wonderful dish for her. Our waiter was superb but I missed his name but he suggested my dishes which were scallop followed by kingklip paired with the suggested wine awesome. Great experience and a stunning taste experience thank... More 

Thank Steve B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Highs One of the best views in the Cape by far. The food and service was excellent. I really liked that they had both a full tasting menu option and a 2-3 course option. Lows We wanted to have coffee on the balcony to take in the scenery but it got really really windy and had to make a quick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$67
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
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

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