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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27 44 877 0433
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19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Even on a night when there was one huge crowd dominating the restaurant, we were brilliantly looked after, personal touches and genuine great service all evening long. We enjoyed a cool drink on the balcony, watching the river and the setting sun. Then Rudolph arrived and disturbed the peace in the best possible way with his personal performance of the... More 

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Thank Polychrest
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Great food, very nice surrounding, honeymooners place. Whenever I am in Wilderness I go and eat in Serendipity

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Thank HeikeSA
Bloemfontein
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Food is great, setting is beautiful but what really set this restaurant apart from the rest is the owners and their involvement. ...they really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special!! Recommended by many to us and will continue the "word of mouth" message about this fantastic place.

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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

This establishment has an excellent name on the Garden Route and we phoned a few times before securing a booking for dinner. The setting is average for the Garden Route with not much of a view. At R425 per person set menu (wine excluded ) we were excited to have the same experience as others. Starters were small helpings of... More 

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1 Thank Tockus2
Lizelle S, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant, responded to this review

Tockus2, We are so surprised as you obviously did not make your unhappiness known to either myself or Lizelle on the evening you dined with us. First and foremost you should have given us a chance to rectify whatever problems you had with the dinner. Instead you post an incredibly hurtful smear review intended to seriously harm our business. We,... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a culinary delight and an amazing experience. Pre dinner drinks are in a beautiful setting with fabulous views. The owner explains the menu to you...even telling you exactly where he shot the meat! Wine pairing is offered with the courses. The food is outstanding and the owners are passionate and knowledgeable about the food they serve. This is... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Booked. Then found they have a 5 course set menu. Wanted a smaller meal. They adapted their menu. The wine steward knows his wines. The chef innovates SA cuisine wonderfully. Service and ambience great. Have rebooked at a hotel in Wilderness - to go back to Serendipity. .!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

3-star Michelin cooking, with a South African flair - set menu only, but most accommodating for special situations - Lizelle and Rudolf, excel not only in the kitchen and at the front of the house, respectively, but at simply making guests feel welcome (and important) - the place to eat (and stay if you can book a room) in the... More 

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Vienna
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

All in all it is a lot about presentation: style over substance I would say. And you can argue that one has to understand this and it is not for everyone to judge bla bla bla BUT I know that I have a very fine palate AND I am not easily mislead by how it looks so as far as... More 

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Rome, Italy
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Great location (ask for a table by the window), amazing food and flawless service. We had a fantastic dinner in this cozy and elegant guesthouse. The menu (with 2 choices per serving) offers the possibility to taste unique Soth African dishes and ingredients, explained with passion by the lovely chef Lizelle. The quality is comparable to 1 Michelin star restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Delicious, high quality dining experience. You are invited in to sip an innovative aperitif in the lounge, whilst the chef comes out to explain the menu fully. Wonderful food and delightful service, highly recommend. Make sure you book early as this place is very popular!

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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
African, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27 44 877 0433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?