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Cluster d'Hote

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Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
+27 23 571 1436
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18:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked at short notice whilst staying in Sutherland. The lamb shank is the specialty and was highly recommended by the owner and one can see why. The meat was tender and just fell off the bone and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a Wednesday night and all the other patrons left before us to go stargazing so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Lamb shank comes recommended but the loin chops was (personally) even better. My son had the chicken pie. All the dishes had effort in them trying to make them extra "homey" and rich tasting. Deserts are excellent, we tried the home made ice cream and hot chocolate sauce, the lemon meringue and chocolate cake. All very tasty... More 

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Thank Evan R
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Sutherland yesterday and ended up having dinner there. The food was nice, but everything is totally overpriced and the owner not that friendly at all. We didn't enjoy the experience at all.

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Thank Coenie v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant came recommended, but do not be be fooled by the old fashioned interior. It was completely reserved by the time we arrived. The lamb shank was very tasty albeit expensive. Not much menu choices if you travel with young children.

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1 Thank Michelle R
Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The booking here was made by our B&B (thank you Denise!). It was probably the best lamb shank I had in a very long time. Fell off the bone. The ambience was old-fashioned, the service excellent, by none other than the owner, Johan. We had the lemon meringue for desert, also very tasty. Great experience. It wasn't cheap.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We booked for about 8 pm. The restaurant was very quiet by that stage. The food was very good, but helpings were rather small. The service was excellent. The restaurant is not cheap; it is fairly pricy. A very pleasant dining experience.

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1 Thank 546james
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a treat !! Johan is the perfect host, and combined with the sublime dishes prepared by Anelia, there is no better place to visit for dinner. No need for a menu, as we were there for one thing only - their speciality - lamb shanks! Always a perfect dish, and well worth the drive to Surherland. Andrew & Sonja.

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Thank visvoet
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Came in for dinner here on the back of existing TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed!! He restaurant has a lovely old charm to it, almost full-size dolls house, and the restaurant can only really sit about 4 tables (perhaps 16pax max) which adds to the ambience of it feeling like you're being hosted in the front room. Johann... More 

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Thank Alex W
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Small cosy restaurant, good personal service, good wine list and excellent lamb dishes. There are other items on the menu but my advice would be choose the lamb.

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Thank NigelDCapeTown
Observatory, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here at the end of September and what a treat it was! Beautiful antiques and collectibles surrounded us. Friendly and superb service and a relaxing atmosphere. We had the lamb shank and Swiss trimmed beef fillet and it was all cooked to perfection. Do yourself a favour and visit Johann and Anelia when you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Sutherland
  • Phone Number: +27 23 571 1436
Description
As one of the oldest houses, circa 1880 in Piet Retief Street, this Victorian dollhouse was renovated in 2007 by the Marais family, to become a prestige Restaurant in Sutherland, namely Cluster d' Hote Restaurant.

Originally this was one of seven flat roof sandstone houses, used by farmers as town houses to attend Sunday church services. Saying also goes that during the Anglo Boer War POW, woman and children from the Tankwa-Karoo area was kept in this area and this house was used as a hospital for them.

Redolent with antiques and collectibles Cluster d' Hote Restaurant represents the vision of Johann and Anelia Marais of serving quality rather than quantity dishes. We hope that by the end of the evening, you as our respected diner will share this vision.

At 6pm the doors open, serving traditional Karoo cuisine to the very highest of standards. The cuisine various on a daily basis, depending on the availability of products here in the Roggeveld, this provides Anelia, the chef, a certain challenge in ensuring the flair and superb presentation.

Certain dishes have become trademarks at Cluster d' Hote, this being our signature dish Lamb shank. Also well know favourites are Bobotie, homemade Chicken pie and Swiss trimmed beef fillet.

The focus however remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of ingredients.

So come and enjoy a gastronomical feast in an astronomical environment, at
Cluster d' Hote in Sutherland.

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