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The Square Restaurant

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60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 22:00
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Hilton, South Africa
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Vineyard Hotel and dined at The Square on two consecutive nights. On the first occasion we and our guest ordered fillet. It was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. It was so good, in fact, that I ordered it the following evening as did our other guest. She eulogised about it and... More 

Thank Tony C
Trieste, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Unfortunately we picked this venue for our last meal with family before flying back home after a very enjoyable holiday. It was without doubt the most disappointing experience of our two week stay. The service was very poor, the selection on the menu limited and complaints fell on deaf ears. The Customer is Always Right, is a maxim that has... More 

Thank lazluc
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited The Square following a trip to Newlads rugby, expecting high standards. The signs were promising. The travel desk sorted parking and taxis. Front of house staff were generally very good. We had a nice tea before the game in the cafe lounge area. The dinner was not great. Our waiter had not been trained in how to serve... More 

Thank Dave H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Vineyard Hotel used to have a reputation for having very fine dining restaurants.I have only been for lunch at The Square and it was a very average experience.The salads, pastas, wraps were all good but lacked that hit of flavour to make them special. The service was very good- we were 12 guests- and we had no complaints about... More 

Thank Maggy1408
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Dinner after a hard day's work with colleagues was thoroughly enjoyed to the sound of the harpist playing all my favourite tunes. The waiter knew his menu well and catered well for my hungry appetite. Wine pairing dinners are a winner here!

Thank Virg250
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A good restaurant with a wide range of local and international dishes, cooked with fresh ingredients picked from the hotel garden. Good selection of South African wine on the menu.

Thank MichaelChew
Milan, Italy
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1,322 reviews
874 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

we joined old friends for a sunday morning breakfast. it was excellent with a lovely view . very enjoyable

Thank nicolas s
Sandy, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Unfortunately, despite the food being of good quality, we were let down by the rushed service.... I kept having to tell the waitress to give us a few more minutes before ordering our next course... it was raised with management the next day & addressed, so hopefully a lesson learned.

Thank Paul W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We are frequent visitors to the Vineyard Hotel. Our meal at the Square on the 4th January was spectacular. Our waitress Thembeka deserves special mention. She is a truly professional waitress and her professionalism definitely added to our overall experience. The pianist playing the background music also adds to the relaxed feel of this fine dining experience. The menu is... More 

Thank Craig0804
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Food quality was average and could have been better for the prices paid. Service was friendly but plates took a long time to arrive. We dined with friends, decor was impersonal and we could have been in any large commercial hotel anywhere in the world.

Thank mazzaxa2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
The Square Restaurant is a magnificent glass-roofed restaurant with tranquil green surrounds. The indoor trees make one feel in tune with nature and create an intimate atmosphere, which compliments the superb cuisine. This wonderful ambience is enhanced by harp or piano music. The award-winning wine list completes this enjoyable dining experience, with all the major estates represented as well as some "off-the-beaten-track" choices.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?