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Kurland Hotel, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 44 534 8082
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner here over Christmas season. It's SUCH a lovely setting. The staff are nice people but perhaps a little more attention to detail is required. The food is incredibly boring and bad. The steak for R220 was the most underwhelming tiny morsel of food. This is not a fine dining restaurant. Chicken livers were over cooked. The... More 

Thank TouringTrick
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Waited an hour and a half for food even though there was only four tables in the restaurant. Everyone had finished before we even got our items, three different waiters went to check on it because it was taking so long, the manager didn't seem to care though, she spent a good chunk of time on the phone outside and... More 

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peter r, Director. at Katarina's, responded to this review

Dear Cassie L. I am Peter Reynolds, a director of Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate. Katarina's Restaurant, although on the Estate, is Managed by an experienced and well known Restauranteur, who has had substantial success in the industry, including Katarina's, as earlier Reviews , which you will have seen, support. Unfortunately, he was not able to be at the Restaurant... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Katarina's has a new chef and management. Gian Carlo is a fantastic chef with years of experience and is dedicated to his work. I had a fantastic hand made fetucini dish with meat balls made with lamb, chicken and beef in a tomatoe sauce, delicious. My son had grilled baby chicken. There was nothing left on our plates at the... More 

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Set in the grounds of Kurland Hotel estate, this fabulous restaurant has been resurrected and serves pure Italian bliss on a plate. Chef Jean Carlo puts his heart on a plate serving up delicious fare that includes the best Carpaccio with a drizzle of sauce made in heaven. His fresh pasta dishes are exquisite, the one with raw tomato was... More 

Thank Mags407
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205 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We went for the Christmas buffet, the food was good but the service was not. I realise it was Christmas day with the added pressure etc. But the service was really disappointing. Next year we will look elsewhere for Christmas.

Thank LiveWorkTravel
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately our visit to Katarinas was very disappointing as the kitchen and waitering staff were on strike. The menu was basic and totally overpriced. Beautiful setting doesn't make up for poor service.

Thank MonikaClark
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

G&T R60!!Crispy calamari has more squids in than anything else.Creme brûlée lumpy. Def not worth it.Very disappointed!Way too expensive.

Thank Sheraaz O
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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435 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Kurland (see separate reviews for the hotel restaurant and hotel per se) and ate lunch here one day. Excellent carpaccio and insalata Caprese washed down with a very quaffable house rose for about £30 - erring on the pricey. Katarina's has no fewer than six open fireplaces including two essentially outside that add atmosphere (but... More 

Thank Sm0ky
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205 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

The location is stunning with lots of space for kids to run around on a sunny day. We went for Christmas Lunch so may not be representative. We had a wonderful day food was great, service was slow but it was busy. Would go again. It was worth the money.

2 Thank LiveWorkTravel
Cape Town South Africa
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Went there with a group of friends and their kids. Found that the prices of the food were a bit on the expensive side. R220.00 for a rib eye steak... Wine list also limited and expensive. When we asked the waitress for certain recommendations, she was not able to guide us, it was not really her fault as she had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurland Hotel, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 534 8082

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