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“Great service from the team for 5 course tasting menu”

The Roundhouse Restaurant
Ranked #92 of 1 294 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Steeped in over 300 years of history, the former guard house, tea room, hotel and the hunting lodge of Lord Charles Somerset has been elegantly restored with the charm and sophistication of the Grand Old Cape. The style of cuisine at The Roundhouse is uncomplicated, contemporary French, inspired by seasonal ingredients and paired with one of the finest boutique wine collections in South Africa.
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I have been coming to Cape town for years but this is the first time I have eaten here.
Despite a little mix-up on the days the restaurant did not make a fuss and sorted it with aplomb!
All my dietaries were noted as I discussed the menu with Petronella.
The tasting menu is of a very high quality I particularly enjoyed the fresh tasty Asian tuna starter.
The springbok main was another highlight.The service from Petronella,Monique and Moses was wonderful warm and friendly.
Clifford,you could tell was the restaurant manager by his calm demeanor!
I will definitely return as this is serious cooking in a warm environment.

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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and have passed your message onto the team.

We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Your Roundhouse Team

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Dinner here was the second surprise of an overnight date night organised by my husband.

He spoke to the staff at the time of booking to inform them that I don't eat seafood. The staff went to the extra effort to change my menu to exclude the seafood items and exchange this with some other, equally delicious vegetarian options.

Our individual names at the top of the menus were another special touch.

The portions was of adequate size and compared to other similar restaurants we've been to before, we actually left satisfied.

The only thing I would suggest needs so attention is the bathrooms. The Restaurant shares facilities with the Rumbullion which has a more informal, bistro feel. However, one would expect that the restaurant facilities would be on par with the rest of the ambiance and interior. Even something as simple as changing from paper towels to proper hand towels once the Rumbullion close, will go a long way. But this is more of an observation than a criticism and doesn't distract from the food experience at all.

Thank Desertmonkey2013
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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we will most certainly address your points in our next meeting, as we continuously strive to improve.

We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Your Roundhouse Team

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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We had the 8 course tasting, food was fantastic, our wine waiter paired a few glasses of wine each beautiful.
Only downside was the restaurant got very warm so wasn't as comfortable to sit for a long tasting menu.
Overall food and service definitely worth the trip!

Thank Vickyhancox
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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and feedback, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Your Roundhouse Team

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

It was our first day in Cape Town, first day (not traveling) of our honeymoon. We walked from our cute B&B Blackheath Lodge, down to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and had some lunch and looked online for dinner ideas. We found great reviews of The Roundhouse but didn't think we would be able to get in. Eric called, let them know it was our honeymoon, and they got us a table. We took a cab to dinner a few hours later and it was simply wonderful! They had personalized a menu for us; we had a table with a view; the staff and the food were top notch. I would definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant as a must!

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Thank DMBfan71
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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Your Roundhouse Team

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Nice location near Camps Bay, kind and very friendly staff, great menue with lots of different flavours, good wine and a wonderful view over the ocean, great location to sit outside for lunch/ breakfast.I would highly recommend eating at the Roundhouse

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Roundhouse_Team, Manager at The Roundhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at The Roundhouse and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Your Roundhouse Team

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