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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 3 min
All hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and experience with the food presented. Fantastic wine selection and the most spectacular views of False Bay.

Thank Morgan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 18, attending a Silver Seas cruising presentation, so the Waterkloof kitchen had offered a very limited set menu (one starter, a choice of two mains, and one dessert). Our table discussed the concept of 'fine' dining before we were served,...More

1  Thank Ethnee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Tour Operator, we regularly return to SA to visit properties and restaurants so as to be able to advise our clients accordingly. This restaurant is superb and how anyone can rate it less than 5 star is ridiculous beyond belief. Brilliant!

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience it was! The dishes are truly beautiful, taste and smell wonderful. The complimentary fresh bread rolls with varieties of infused butter was a yummy. The service was impeccable, the waiter knew each dish by heart and could elaborate on each dish....More

Thank Arnold v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting Waterkloof, being quite 'into' our food and having heard so much good press about it. Unfortunately our experience didn't match this. The building itself is stunning, as is the location. The food had some interesting combinations which we'd...More

1  Thank Zemross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK....the title may be a bit over the top but when wine guru Michael Fridjhon describes it thus in Business Day who am I to disagree? I have NEVER had a disappointing meal at Waterkloof and I have lost count of the number of times...More

Thank Lunchout2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is wonderful, a beautiful symphony of architectural splendor and culinary excellence. However, upon our arrival we were met by the hostess who thought it her duty to show us the menu and prices. You see my husband and our two kids were dressed...More

1  Thank LDAE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a family of three generations and all enjoyed the experience. My daughter is vegetarian and the chef created a wonderful dish for her. Our waiter was superb but I missed his name but he suggested my dishes which were scallop followed by...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Highs One of the best views in the Cape by far. The food and service was excellent. I really liked that they had both a full tasting menu option and a 2-3 course option. Lows We wanted to have coffee on the balcony to take...More

Thank M2675WWmelissap
Reviewed 16 April 2017

An interesting windy drive up to the top of a hill and there was Waterkloof. Very modern decor with amazing views over Somerset West and False Bay. The building was grand in scale and the welcome on arriving leads you to expect a special evening....More

Thank erikagraves47
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Is there a dress code ? Approx cost of evening meal in Euro would be helpful also.
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
Hello I could not find an email or website for you but we are booked for 2 nights in Feb (18th and 19th. We would like to arrive in the morning on the 18th as plan to do the Vinehopper tour and wonder if we could leave our car before we have actually checked in as Im assuming we can't check in until later in the day? I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Melanie Wheeldon
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$67
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
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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