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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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 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

We visited the restaurant at Waterkloof, once again with UK visitors, last week. The evening was truly superb with staff remembering us from our previous visit. It was our friend Gary's birthday and we were each given a beautiful glass of pink 'champagne'. The food...More

Thank Polly D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let’s start with the good. 1. Absolutely spectacular views from the restaurant. It is a truly impressive spot to have dinner. Note that the layout is a bit strange, it feels like a tasting room with some tables on the side. 2. Food wise, it...More

Thank Riaan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to our meal at this restaurant rated number 3 in the local Eat Out Awards, but sadly details could improve! Our welcome was friendly, the setting and views spectacular! The menu is interesting but somehow lacked a wow-factor. We all opted...More

Thank Robyn168
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed lunch at the restaurant and the overall service, food & presentation was superb. We found the staff to be quite friendly and helpful. The panoramic view over False Bay was splendid! I can also recommend the Astraeus MCC Chardonnay that we had with...More

Thank andrej48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good meal , great presentation , food however a bit disappointing .Beef very poor and unimaginative , marron portion very small. Service not what you expect for this type of establishment , bread dish not removed , wine service nonexistent .

Thank pup56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this spectacular farm for wine tastings and learning about their bio-diversity & organic approach to farming and wine making was almost enough to have us hooked for life. Then we decided to celebrate my husband's birthday over dinner. The food was out of this...More

Thank TravelBabeSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service To small portions Poor value for money Desert good View great Restaurt manager did not seem awake at the end off the evening! Not nr 3 in SA!!!!!

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second time in December we have visited this magical place. What a building and view - simply spectacular. Then the wine and food journey began. First was for wine tasting and Degustation Menu at lunchtime. Zandri's welcome, passion, knowledge and expertise at the wine...More

Thank davidbP5197QN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish and fancy place with impeccable yet personal service. If you go for the delicious degustations menu, come very hungry as you get much more than ‚just‘ the seven courses. Make sure you book in advance and get a table at the window with a...More

Thank ClaudeFabien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has one of the best views in Cape Town. Situated on a hill top overlooking the entire Hottentots Holland Range and the full sweep of False Bay, you will find a very enjoyable range of wines (real quality reds) to taste before sitting...More

Thank GeraldRoos
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Gregory K
11 January 2018|
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Response from Dirk N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can sample their wines around a fireplace
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$ 24 - US$ 73
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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