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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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European, International, Contemporary
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Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a beautiful evening at Waterkloof. The setting is superb, with stunning views over False Bay and the surrounding vineyards and farmland. The food (and wine) is equally special. I enjoyed the asparagus starter and the quail as a main. Each was paired with a delicious wine. Thoroughly recommended... And, despite the setting and elegance for a tourist the... More 

Thank Martin D
New York/Munich
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice mountain views and creative dishes (some of the sauces and desserts were downright amazing). Portions are small but you leave feeling quite full. Our waiter was attentive and described everything that was served, albeit recited in a rushed monotone...but the gesture was there. Also enjoyed the wine and the smell from the wine barrels at the entrance......

Thank allthatjazz73
Frankfurt, Germany
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When you make your way on the N2, passing various areas... you definitely enter a hidden treasure of taste styles visual surprises and tranquility.... great wines, great views, elegant food and perfect service gives you a concentrated sense of what Cape region can stand for... Definitely a must

Thank aleksander222
Driehuis, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this Iconic establishment already quite some times during our RSA holidays. The food is excellent, displayed like craft works on your plates. Lovely wines and amazing views! This restaurant is now on no. 3 in the top 10 of the Eat Out, last year no. 6. They deserve this. Most of the staff is from a high... More 

Thank Paul W
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Waterkloof for Sunday lunch. The architecture and views are superb. Our general experience was positive and the food was commendable although the portions are small. We were however disappointed with the service we received. Our waiter did not offer any description of the menu until asked. He also did not offer assistance on the wine list. There were... More 

Thank Nightjar22
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I disliked the architecture of concrete, steel and glass as I felt that the atmospehere was anything but warm, inviting and intimate and looked like an eyesore amongst the most beautiful vineyard and mountain setting, I was indeed blown away by the wonderful food experience! We were 6 for lunch and had a table on the glass enclosed "balcony"... More 

Thank Countrygirl888
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is excellent. The setting, architecture and experience would get 5 stars without even trying the food. We were there for dinner and had the tasting menu with paired wines. Always do this if on offer. I do. The chef pulled his socks up and knocked it out of the park. Standout dishes were the Oyster and Duck. Thankfully... More 

Thank Gentleman-Jimbo
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our holiday to South Africa. It's Cape Town's third best restaurant and it is easy to see why because when we went it was outstanding in every way. The building is a pleasing glass steel and concrete modernist iteration, with fabulous views over The Strand and the mountains. We first had a cellar... More 

Thank Tidds1
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203 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant, together with Terroir, has been our absolute favourite in South Africa so far. Stunning views, elegant interior, friendly staff. And the food is just pure art. Sometimes almost too beautiful to eat. We had langostine and asparagus for starters, halibut and springbok for mains, cheese (50 rand extra) and citrus Creme for dessert. On top there was a... More 

Thank Nora W
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No assistance, no friendlyness, no welcome - common workers ouside where more helpfull. VERY expensive. However, very beautifull place and view.

Thank Adele P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$64
European, International, Contemporary
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?