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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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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Third best restaurant in SA and with an enormous luck we could make a reservation. Chef Czarnecki was crowned chef of the year, little tired, but still in great chape. The building lies spectacular on the cliff, view on false bay, modern looks, nice lighting. Little hesitating in the service before we set at our table but after starting the... More 

Thank Luc S
Ilmington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the degustation menu. It was expensive but worth it. The chef has not forgotten that the food and its flavours are the most important part of eating out. Every component's flavour was sublime and each course was original and a delicious surprise. .Presentation and service were excellent as you would expect. We are great foodies and have eaten... More 

Thank susied208
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic meal. We had the tasting menu which was phenomenal. The service was second to none and the wine sublime. The only issue I had was at the end of our evening as we were enjoying petit fours and coffee the kitchen team began standing on the pass in full view of the diners... More 

Thank theventhams
Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is insanely beautiful, lots of flavor, definitely lots of effort has been done by chef, most luxury dining in Somerset West. Waiter was well trained, told us all ingredients. Well done guys.

Thank MilaLer
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rather reluctantly I had to accept a set menu with the only exception being two fish alternatives for the the non meat eaters, but I needn't have worried as the taste and presentation of all the food was excellent. For my palate the pre meal appetizer, springbok tartare, was exceptional. The starter delicious, and the duck/fish, very good. The desserts... More 

Thank margiehk
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant at Waterkloof took 3rd place in the country's Top 10 restaurants at the Eat Out awards. So it was time to pay a visit to Chef Gregory Czarnecki who was announced as the S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna chef of the year. An amazing location and most importantly a very inspired chef. The menu is balanced and the food... More 

Thank micheldc60
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant and views here are stunning. They are trying to be complicated and fine dining but they are so far off the pace service wise. When we asked to be served it was although we were disturbing the staff. The food quality was excellent but as is often the case on more fine dining experiences the portions are very... More 

Thank Marcus S
London, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt this is a lovey restaurant with wonderful views. Unfortunately our experience did not match up to the good reviews we had read. On arrival we were quickly seated and given menus. We then sat for around fifteen minutes been ignored. Eventually we caught the eye of a waiter and asked if we could order drinks and... More 

Thank david s
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what an adventure to go to this restaurant. It has an unique location and a stunning view on the city and beach/ocean. The staff is very professional and friendly and they know whats on their menu. The wines are very tasteful and the food was delicious. We had a lovely evening and a breathtaking sunset.

Thank Patrick H
Worcester, Massachusetts
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had chosen to visit Waterloof because of its reputation for zesty white wine and the design of winery but was pleased to learn this winery had much more to recommend it than a hansome facade. We made a lunch reservation at the restaurant winery and arrived an hour early to do tastings. Despite the wind, we opted to do... More 

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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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?