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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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$$$$
European, International, Contemporary
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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 7178
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Today
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful setting at the Steenberg Estate. Perfectly manicured lawns and gardens, lovely ambience. We were hushed to a large round table, somewhat in the front corner of the restaurant, so no views, and a little tricky to converse. Our dinner selections ranged from line fish to game, with the Springbok being a firm favourite. Dinner was cooked to perfection,... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and me were there with friends and spent a very nice evening with very good food and interesting wines locally produced.Service was very good and the whole atmosphere relaxing.We really enjoyed the evening and found the prices correct.We will go back but we are not resident ,we are only tourist.

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Thank Gilberto B
UK
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant on the Steenberg wine estate was a good find the atmosphere was good the food was excellent and the staff were knowledgeable about the food, welcoming and attentive. I took the Seared Tuna and Salmon trout ceviche with pear and sun dried tomato a combination I would not have normally tried. The flavour combination worked and I enjoyed... More 

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Thank bunnyuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They don't rest on their laurels, the food was excellent, one dish was sent back but replaced immediately and graciously with genuine apologies. Service was very good and the setting stunning. A lovely experience, highly recommended.

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Thank Karen D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went to a lunch at Catharina's and have to say the setting, service and food was excellent. I am not normally a fan of white fish but can highly recommend the sea bass, which was beautifully cooked. Worth a visit.

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Thank Adele R
London, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most wonderful location surrounded by vines and mountains. Formal fine dining with impeccable service. Smallish but nicely crafted menu with an emphasis on meat and fish (less for vegetarian) classically cooked. Overall a really lovely experience. We ate: mixed salad to start which was filled with fresh leaves, tomatoes, vegetables and cheese. Duck with accompaniments and lamb, and couldn't... More 

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Thank NewYorkH
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

White, spacious and elegant, Catharina's offers classical dishes, nicely prepared and presented, and a good wine list. The service is impeccable. This is high-style dining on a fashionable estate with an exclusive golf course.

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Thank Horace4590
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant with friends from Cape Town who suggested it us on the 24th December for lunch. My friend ordered the rabbit starter which was still frozen when he received it -this is not expected from a restaurant of this standard. I had the tuna and salmon starter - no where did it mention how much chili was... More 

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Thank Dick R
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family dinner here and the waiter was fantastic. He knew each and every dish and was able to provide us with a lot of explanations. we also enjoyed the wine list.

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Thank Nicolas B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant and had an absolutely fantastic time. The food was impeccable and the service beyond reproach. One of the best meals I have ever eaten and the history is remarkable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 29
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 7178
Description
Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg pays homage to the woman who started it all and found Steenberg in the 17th century. Taking a leaf from Catharina's adventurous book, this restaurant serves up contemporary comfort food, making guests feel welcomed as they revel in the abundance of fresh produce, cooked simply and presented beautifully. With an eye on creating a "Contemporary Heritage", Catharina's embraces the past but keeps evolving with the current to maintain a fresh and innovative attitude.The menu centres on simplicity, and lets the finest quality ingredients do all the talking. The "contemporary heritage" dictum comes to life in the décor of Catharina's Restaurant, as hints of Catharina's thrilling life weave themselves into a visual narrative - a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach. Comprising of over 100 carefully selected South African wines and a small but relevant international offering, the award-winning wine list at Catharina's restaurant offers choice to the connoisseur and casual sipper alike. Catharina's has been awarded the American Express Platinum Award for Fine Dining, and the Diner's Club Winelist Award - Diamond Awards.

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