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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

When paying R1500 for two people, one expects an evening that is unforgettable. We ordered the 3 course meal and although the food was of a high standard, I found that the view was the only thing that I really loved about the evening. The...More

Thank mjorsmond
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I came with an open mind after reading some quite mixed reviews, joking about having to go to Mac Donalds afterwards, since some reviewers complained about small portions whilst others raved about the food. We were greeted with warmth and elegant courtesy and soon pondered...More

1  Thank SouthAfricaStan
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This was total theatre. The drive up through the vineyards, the arrival, the architecture, the stunning view, the warm greeting, and the amazing ambience of the restaurant are the overture for the symphony of tastes and textures delivered to the table with panache and style...More

Thank kevanacmartin
Reviewed 20 April 2018

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 18 April 2018

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

1  Thank JPA0805
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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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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$ 70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
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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