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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 3 days 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.

Thank Escape48096243447
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Lebee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JeJeWe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank BarbaraMackenzie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining at the Waterkloof Restaurant and is the best restaurant I have dined at in South Africa. The combo of the service, views and food are superb. We had the smaller degustation menu with wine pairing, which is meant to be...More

Thank Q-Raisha P
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Loved everything, blown away really! What a terrific little gem! The food and wine was delicious, the staff and ambiance were just perfect. The weight of my wallet when we left a hefty bit lighter, but hey what a terrific experience. Will be back on...More

Thank ollietravel123
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you for an unforgettable amazing.. surprising.. evening! Every dish was a new adventure ... tastes... textures... plating ... my only comment is: Wow!! The price is ver much worth the experience!! Sincere thank you to the whole team, you have made this our best...More

Thank Vanessa d
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our first experience of Waterkloof about four years ago was quite daunting. We booked after reading a stellar review by a well known Cape Town foodie. Problem was, when we arrived for our mid-week lunch, we were the only people in the big double volume...More

Thank peterflack
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The view is amazing! We did the wine tasting and had a cheese platter. We enjoyed the morning immensely. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Antoinette B
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Outstanding venue and kitchen. A real treat in every way... good size portions and really not that expensive. Cuisine is adventurous and beautifully presented, each course a delight. Wines are only ok but that’s fine. Best part of my wonderful meal was an amuse bouche-...More

Thank M1521BNmichaell
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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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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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