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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 858 1491
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 553 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Driving from Capetown through the suburbs, you arrive at the restaurant via a road uphill that leads you up to this very nice place. Congratulations to the architect for the design. You enter a very spacious place, from the terrace there is a beautiful view...More

Thank JvLLeuven
Reviewed 6 days ago

we had lunch here yesterday and it was superb again. not only the food but also the service and the view are perfect. it is one of this jewels that pay attention to every detail

Thank jacob and kitty s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great evening at Waterkloof! Amazing view, delicious wines and very good food and wine pairing!

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been following the Waterkloof restaurant from their beginning. The quality bar is lifted year upon year with the culinary experiences. I am certainly not surprised seeing the awards coming in. Compliments to Gregory and his team. Apart from the excellent food, the view...More

Thank Ryno B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

spent an evening in this extraordinary and beautifully designed building - it's definitely worth coming here just for the architecture and the views! we were a little bit disappointed about our food & wine experience. a) because we had the impression, that the three main...More

Thank Monacofranke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, the view is stunning. We arrived just before sunset, and were able to enjoy views of the vineyards and mountains. The menu was well described and each dish beautifully presented, and quite delicious All the staff were well informed and very friendly Outstanding evening

Thank NormaT27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again it doesn't disappoint fantastic wine estate sat above Gordons bay. wonderful food really imaginative and superb wine pairing. We had the Degustation menu and would highly recommend.

1  Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing building, great architecture, brilliant view on the bay as well as on the vineyard. We decided for the Degustation Menu, which included various additional surprising courses. We enjoyed really funky and delicious courses, which lead this evening to an extraordinary experience!...More

Thank silke213
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. You drive up a winding road to this imposing new building on the top of the hill. The views from the restaurant are spectacular - mountains, valley and ocean and to top it all the food and wine were excellent. You...More

Thank RayL1892
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had a very lovely lunch and the views are amazing. Awesome! Think considering the abundance of foraging & animals/ocean around that the menu could be more local. But, can't complain about lunch to be honest. Same exact starter as last time though that was...More

Thank THGS1610
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$71
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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: +27 21 858 1491
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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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