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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Off the scale excellence. Just book and go ! Food and wines made with passion. A world class culinary experience. The setting and ambience are just too beautiful .

Thank clive_shepherd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing views and service - food - friendly staff.. mind blowing venue. Very pricey but worth it .

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food ok when it's cooked. Some nice wines. But not for families. Certainly not for kids .. no kiddies options ... only R160 for some chicken breasts and mash. Service super slow. Sommeliers just rattle off the little they know about the wines. And the...More

Thank JB_108
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Waterkloof Estate is just a mind blowing experience all round. The view are breathtaking, the wines are highly rated and the food is delicious. Beautifully prepared and presented - an experience through & though! Lunch is best - that way you get to soak in...More

Thank sammaunders
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stunning view from atop a hill, glassed in with excellent lighting. Great food & wine, friendly staff & 5 star service. Couldn't fault it.

Thank Amarok2
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Immaculate precision from start to finish. A "must visit"place in the Cape Winelands. Say no more. From the food to the views and staff not excluding the wine.

Thank Brad d
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

What a magnificent establishment. The experience starts with the journey through indigenous fynbos where you can clearly see the efforts made to get rid of foreign species. The restaurant,’s double volume with glass walls creates a beautiful light space with walls tastefully decorated with beautiful...More

Thank KobieMarie
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is the most dramatic setting for an architectural tour de force. The building high above False Bay complements the beautifully presented and delicious modern cuisine. While expensive for South Africa ( in London the price would be three times more!) the quality, attention to...More

Thank Yorkiebb
Reviewed 13 May 2018

While trying some wines at Waterkloof we thought we would try our luck getting a seat in the restaurant. Given it was the day before Mothers day there were some tables available. We went for the degustation menu with Wine pairings which has 14 dishes...More

Thank BrettOnTheRoad
Reviewed 30 April 2018

As you will see from my other reviews I tend not to post a review about places that have disappointed us. However this is an expensive restaurant and the standard should have been so much better. We had booked this restaurant for a Monday evening...More

Thank susieplum2017
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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$ 23 - US$ 68
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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