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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

We had the all-in menu including wine pairing. The food is great and very creative. Our staff was very good and their own wines are very nice. We would definitely go again.

Thank Joris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at 8 of the 10 best restaurants ranked in Eat Out. We thought amongst the 8, this was the most outstanding value for money. The three "extras", bread with various butters, an amuse bouche and petite fours were very generous in the...More

Thank grannymelon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good and service is friendly. The views can't be beaten. Something has changed however. The service wasnt as good as it has previously been. Serving and clearing the table is sloppy. We needed to ask for empty glasses to be removed and...More

Thank Hunneyball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the food was absolutely outstanding! But, the staff... We had to wait for a almost an hour before they started with the canapés and the aperitif (the aperitif arrived with the last canapé). Then they stuffed 3 canapés, 3 starters and two...More

Thank Tantevanessa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and setting at Waterkloof is certainly fine dining. Each dish is an eclectic melange of different flavours, textures and styles. It could easily aspire to 3 Michelin stars in the European context. However this is South Africa and the food is out of...More

Thank Farrarmere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was spectacular. It is pricy but definitely worth it. The setting was beautiful, especially the view from the balcony when the wind wasn't blowing. The red wine, specifically, was very good as well. Overall, it ticked all the right boxes.

Thank Stefanus B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic birthday celebration dinner at Waterkloof last night. Our table was in the big glass window looking out over False Bay. We chose the 3 course option and also ordered the wines that were recommended with each. The food could have been...More

Thank Rinette187870
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

outstanding food experience - needs not shy away from any Michelin rated restaurants, fantastic view and very friendly staff always trying to make the dinner a memorable evening, very generous when it comes to additional courses, a great sensation!

Thank Goumet2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here to celebrate my birthday. We opted for the degustation menu with wines. Very expensive, especially by local standards, but well worth it for the five-hour experience. We counted a total of 15 plates all interesting and delicious. Wonderful views and excellent service...More

Thank Christine7200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beside the fact that the Set-up is just breathtaking the Food-experience with the Degustations-Menue was awesome. The Explications of Chef Gregory gave it an extra Kick. Only the Wine-List would be better if there were also Wines from other Estate's but that might be just...More

Thank MarcusMCordier
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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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20 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
23 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$74
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, 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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