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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent our anniversary dinner here. The courses were presented beautifully, and the taste was refined and complex. Excellent experience at an affordable price.

Thank TankCommander19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bit late in reviewing, but The Restaurant at Waterkloof gave us the best meal of our extended trip to South Africa. Beautiful restaurant, the floor to ceiling windows, fabulous piece of showmanship with the 'magic' hand towels. The food was amazing, beautifully presented by our...More

Thank lorelei6
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We chose this special location for our 25th wedding anniversary. The views to start with are South Africa at it's best. The restaurant décor and fit out is stylish and sophisticated and positively magnificent. The fireplace makes a huge double volume area feel cosy. The...More

Thank Bernice B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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 12 May 2017

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 5 May 2017 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 4 May 2017 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 1 May 2017 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 1 May 2017

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 23 April 2017 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
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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$70
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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 0218581491
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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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