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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 858 1491
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was going to post a 5 star rating, but after reading the reviews I must concede it's not a 5 BUT you MUST try it, leave your preconceived expectations behind and you will most likely be really impressed, too often we have to greater...More

Thank Pieterandmax
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff not motivated and unfriendly (yet 12% service charge which is higher compared to most restaurants where it is 10%). The food...when having a look at the pictures, it speaks for itself. Especially the one with the 'vomit' sauce and the undercooked raw fish (it...More

Thank JPA0805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meeting among friends at the famous Waterkloof Wine Estate's glass box fine dining restaurant left us truly dazzled with the modern architecture of glass and concrete. We decided to enjoy a starter and all of us tried a different one. So far so good. A...More

1  Thank paulinilund
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of thgree and had the three course menu. The three extras which were the bread various butters (roasted garlic was the favorite), an amuse bouche and petite fours were an unexpected but welcome surprise. We found the menu creative and tasty....More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had great lunch and mini wine tasting. The location is stunning and seeing the farm at work was a bonus. Service food and wine all excellent.

Thank JMBFDublin
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had the all-in menu including wine pairing. The food is great and very creative. Our staff was very good and their own wines are very nice. We would definitely go again.

Thank Joris L
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We have eaten at 8 of the 10 best restaurants ranked in Eat Out. We thought amongst the 8, this was the most outstanding value for money. The three "extras", bread with various butters, an amuse bouche and petite fours were very generous in the...More

Thank grannymelon
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The food is good and service is friendly. The views can't be beaten. Something has changed however. The service wasnt as good as it has previously been. Serving and clearing the table is sloppy. We needed to ask for empty glasses to be removed and...More

Thank Hunneyball
Reviewed 7 March 2018

First of all the food was absolutely outstanding! But, the staff... We had to wait for a almost an hour before they started with the canapés and the aperitif (the aperitif arrived with the last canapé). Then they stuffed 3 canapés, 3 starters and two...More

Thank Tantevanessa
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The food and setting at Waterkloof is certainly fine dining. Each dish is an eclectic melange of different flavours, textures and styles. It could easily aspire to 3 Michelin stars in the European context. However this is South Africa and the food is out of...More

Thank Farrarmere
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Gregory K
11 January 2018|
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Response from Angela T | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nice area around a fireplace to have a drink before dinner
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21 January 2016|
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Response from Polly D | Reviewed this property |
Not one that is written down anywhere, BUT, it is a special place even if you are just visiting for lunch it is nice to be 'smart/casual'. I would say no shorts, no vests and be comfortable...... a cool summer dress/skirt... More
24 February 2015|
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Response from Rob332014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, agree with the previous comments. Waterkloof is an excellent restaurant (with a wine tasting lounge) with a fabulous view, but is not a B&B. Definitely need to check your travel plans. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 858 1491
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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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