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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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1 - 10 of 626 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Epicurean feast. My thanks to the chef and his team for an amazing experience. Intense flavours. Surprising textures. A magical food experience indeed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 450deliav
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I virtually never give 5 stars and this restaurant deserves it and then some. It’s Michelin quality food for a fraction of the cost. The restaurant is a big glass structure which appears to be virtually suspended at the top of a hill. It’s modern...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pusilla
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow – there are only two choices for lunch, either the four or six courses. We choose four courses and had an extra six. This was an incredible experience, the food was stunning and prepared in ways we have never thought about. We were not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 717simonc
Reviewed 2 days ago

From start to finish eating at the Restaurant at Waterkloof is an amazing experience! From beautiful amuses, which look like pieces of art, to exiting ways of presenting food, to the beautiful and knowledgable personnel, every detail was perfect! Wines are to die for, by...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MartineR579
Reviewed 5 days ago

Going to Waterkloof should be an exciting experience, but sadly it was such a disappointment. South Africa is blessed with amazing produce, but not good enough for the chef's in the kitchen ay Waterkloof, why reduce down the ingredients, only to add back the flavour........More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carole M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If this is the best South Africa has to offer in restaurants I cry for my country. It is a fantastic venue spoiled by a focus on pretension rather than good food. I know that to succeed at this level a restaurant has to show...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tnmb11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky indeed to go before the eatout review was published. Food was inspired and best of all- a taste sensation with each mouthful. Not the cheapest but worth every penny.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Escape48096243447
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blown away by the level of service, the setting and the variety of dishes. Would definitely recommend the wine pairing with the menu. I had the smaller degustation menu for lunch and enjoyed the variety of dishes that was served. Each wine was presented as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lebee
Reviewed 5 November 2018

When we were here 3 years ago this restaurant went on our top 3 for Western Cape (and lightyears ahead of any restaurants near Somerset West), and for this vacation Waterkloof was the reason we chose to spend some nights in Somerset West. The expectations...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JeJeWe
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 8 and all had the Degustation menu. The ambiance is fantastic, absolutely top service and to moan about the food would be very very wrong. I loved the plating, Gregory certainly is a genius when it comes to creativity. However,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BarbaraMackenzie
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Gregory K
11 January 2018|
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Response from angelatR997BF | 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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