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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Restaurant and winery. Food and Wine are simply excellent. Great view during sun set. Service is outstanding.

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Oakville, Canada
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spectacular views. Beautiful modern structure of metal glass and wood. Best wine 2016 Waterkloof Sauvignon Blanc Superb appetizer course with lobster (Smiling Valley Maron, tomato concasse, hollandaise) Very good Springbok Loin main with smoked mascarpone, mostarda de Cremona. Seabass main least favourite. Creative dessert (Ivorie and Jasmine Mousse, rhubarb, clementine and Nasturtium)

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Ottenbach, Aargau, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Presentation of food = 5 of 5 possible stars Taste & flavor of food = 3 of 5 possible stars Very friendly service - but for us the first and last time... sorry!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Four of us visited the Restaurant for a special Birthday for the ladies. I was not really looking forward to the visit as Waterkloof had a reputation of trying to be too artistic with the food. ie not a lot on the plate but lovely patterns round the plate. I was on guard when the starters of one scallop arrived... More 

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Lörrach, Deutschland
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211 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We followed the recommendations on TripAdvisor and went there during our vacations in Capetown. Let me begin with the building: impressive. If you like to have dinner at stylish places this restaurant is a must. So let me come back to the important things. The dinner was a mixture of all: good but not perfect, nice but still room for... More 

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Thank Martin L
Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We nearly came here in Jan 2015 but had to cancel so I was delighted to get a table this time around. There were 5 of us for lunch. A perfect table in a corner position. It felt like we were sitting outside. View is incredible. Service was slightly slow and they got a drinks order wrong but we were... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a clear day the views are spectacular. But ensure you ask for a table near the windows (no main courses served outside) otherwise you wont get the full benefit. The food was well presented, but not overly tasty and rather minimalist - the highlight was 5 different flavours of butter with our bread. The service was very slow, we... More 

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Thank Rosie J
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply one of the best restaurants we've been to in South Africa! French chef, excellent service. We came with a one year old and service was excellent, kind and welcoming to children....

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surrey
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On 7th November we booked a table at this restaurant for lunch on Valentines Day - so over 3 months ahead. On 27th January the restaurant e-mailed asking us to choose between two set menus one at R1400 (£88) per person and another at R1700 (£106) per person. I immediately e-mailed back saying we wanted to eat off the a... More 

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West Yorkshire
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We specially chose Waterkloof to mark a friend and mine's special birthday. It did not disappoint as the whole event as very memorable. The drive up to the restaurant is spectacular and the views when we arrived - fantastic. The modern building is equally impressive. The staff were excellent from he moment we went through the restaurant door. The meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 65
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?