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Camphors at Vergelegen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 2131
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (4 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lourensford Road | Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

A fantastic wine estate with beautiful grounds take your time to look at the 300 year old Camphor trees the restaurant is named after. We had a brilliant tasting menu from one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa expertly matched with 8 wines.

Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Somehow this restaurant does not get the reviews it deserves. From the amuse bouche with the brandy snap stuffed with cheese paired with the delicious Chardonnay to the delicious buffalo dessert and everything in between, the food was nothing short of spectacular. Treat yourself especially...More

Thank Loobyloo1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant , located in a most beautiful garden setting , away from the hustle bustle of the Bistro Stables at Vergelegen remains the most favoured place to entertain my friends from around the world and in demand from family. The new season menu is...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning meal at Vergelegen last Sunday. Where to start? The bread selection was great – we got a choice of brioche and nutty bread accompanied by a honey drizzled butter. Our first amuse bouche was cheese three ways accompanied by a glass of Chardonnay...More

Thank hntraveller
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is really one of our favourite restaurants. Creative and delicious meals, plated in the most beautiful way, served alongside a top notch wine selection from the legendary Vergelegen estate. Service manages to be both friendly and extremely professional at the same time. Tour menu...More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Arranged my mom's 60th birthday at Camphors. Kyle and Christo were super professional in all arrangements. On the day all guests were treated with special touches. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The grounds and interior of the restaurant is gorgeous. Truly a pleasant...More

Thank DubaiRussells
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Four of us had Lunch at Camphors last Sunday. Starters, mains, desserts and wine were nothing short of stunning. If you want to eat in a place with magnificent surroundings and food that tastes even better than it looks then you must go to Camphors....More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Vergelegen is always a wonderful place in Somerset West near Cape Town, to visit. The food in all restaurants like Camphors is always fresh and very tasty!!! Service is great and views spectacular. The grounds are out of this world and a long walk after...More

Thank 461lyn
Reviewed 29 June 2017

W were for the second time in Camphors restaurant. From the beginning till the end was everything excellent. Also the wine and an exceptional great service. For us the best food in the Western Cape or in the country. Price quality unbelievable. Thanks, you see...More

Thank fuzzy4zSouthAfrica
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

For once I don't have to think about writing a review. Please see a copy of an email that my wife sent to Camphors the day after our visit. What more can one say............. Dear Christo & Team I can see my biggest challenge in...More

Thank Froggy23
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
Marlene B
19 September 2016|
Response from Domenique7 | Reviewed this property |
Vergelegen Estate is closed on Christmas Day, as are both dining venues.
25 November 2015|
Response from Chubbles1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry regarding a New Years Eve function on Thursday 31 December 2015. The Camphors Restaurant is only open for dinner on a Friday and Saturday evening and lunches from Wed to Fri. So for this year... More
13 September 2015|
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Response from Drey33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Curious, we had lunch there in February. The inside restaurant is very smart so smart casual and long trousers. Outside on the terrace we both had shorts on and it was fine. In fact some cyclists arrived in their Lycra... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourensford Road | Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 847 2131
  • E-mail
The Camphors at Vergelegen signature restaurant takes its name from the ancient giant camphor trees, planted in 1700, situated in front of the historic Homestead. The restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambiance never to be forgotten. After only a year of operation, Camphors was awarded place in the Top Ten restaurants in South Africa, in The Eat Out DStv Restaurant Awards 2014, as well as being the Regional Winner - Wine Tourism Restaurant - in the 2014 Great Wine Capitals. Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever changing menu reflects a modern take on classical international and local food dishes, specifically designed to complement Vergelegen's award-winning wines. The Sommelier and his restaurant team guide diners through the menu and recommended wine selections to ensure a relaxed and memorable food and wine experience. Regrettably, Camphors is not child-friendly.
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