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Cluster d'Hote

Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
+27 23 571 1436
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shanks” (26 reviews)
“chicken pie” (11 reviews)
“bobotie” (11 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 4 day stay in Sutherland, My husband and I ate at this lovely restaurant - we both had the Lamb Shank, absolutely delicious

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner again at Cluster for me with two friends on their first visit to Sutherland. The excellent tomato & bean soup starter was followed by their well-known and signaturedish of lamb shank which was soft, tender and tasty as genuine Karoo lamb should taste. Their...More

Thank John1123
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A very "old fashioned" restaurant on the main street. Six of us had lamb shanks, and we all agreed that without doubt, they were the best we had ever had. Not cheap, but worth it!

Thank andrewlancefield2017
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived to find no staff in the restaurant so sat down at one of three empty tables. We were unpleasantly shooed away because we arrived without booking!

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had dinner here on reccommendation which was a worth while experience as the Lamb Shanks were just great. I am a lover of roast potatoes too & the ones served were really good & complimented the lamb. Albeit an expensive meal. The service by...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Sutherland and Cluster before. The food was excellent as before. we had the lamb shank a few years go so we all (2 couples) decided to try the lamb chops which we cooked to perfection. If I were...More

Thank izotsha
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived a bit early (after there was a bit of a mix-up between the guest house we stayed at who made a reservation for us) so we caught the owners off guard before they were really open for dinner. Not the friendliest welcome we...More

Thank Chantelle_vdw
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Celebrating my husband's birthday and news of my daughter-in-law's promotion, we couldn't have chosen a better venue. From the outside the building itself is quaint Victorian with verandah, broekie lace and warm lighting spilling out into the cold Sutherland evening. As we entered we were...More

1  Thank RubyBraumann
Reviewed 25 July 2017

By far the best meal and service we had on our 10 day family Karoo road trip. So warm and welcoming on a very cold night. We all had fabulous lamb shank and even the children rated it as 'the best'. Johan and his wife...More

1  Thank M5913MEcatherineb
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Specialty lamb shank, enjoyed by the majority of the table. I had a delicious chicken pie. Attention to detail, deliciously prepared and presented with grace. The table was beautifully set. Service excellent. We were able to pay corkage and bring our own wine.

Thank Lynda J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Sutherland
  • Phone Number: +27 23 571 1436
  • E-mail
As one of the oldest houses, circa 1880 in Piet Retief Street, this Victorian dollhouse was renovated in 2007 by the Marais family, to become a prestige Restaurant in Sutherland, namely Cluster d' Hote Restaurant.

Originally this was one of seven flat roof sandstone houses, used by farmers as town houses to attend Sunday church services. Saying also goes that during the Anglo Boer War POW, woman and children from the Tankwa-Karoo area was kept in this area and this house was used as a hospital for them.

Redolent with antiques and collectibles Cluster d' Hote Restaurant represents the vision of Johann and Anelia Marais of serving quality rather than quantity dishes. We hope that by the end of the evening, you as our respected diner will share this vision.

At 6pm the doors open, serving traditional Karoo cuisine to the very highest of standards. The cuisine various on a daily basis, depending on the availability of products here in the Roggeveld, this provides Anelia, the chef, a certain challenge in ensuring the flair and superb presentation.

Certain dishes have become trademarks at Cluster d' Hote, this being our signature dish Lamb shank. Also well know favourites are Bobotie, homemade Chicken pie and Swiss trimmed beef fillet.

The focus however remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of ingredients.

So come and enjoy a gastronomical feast in an astronomical environment, at
Cluster d' Hote in Sutherland.
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