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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 7178
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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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In this superb location, eating under the oaks, with squirrels darting around, or inside the beautifully designed dining room, you cannot fail to enjoy yourself. The food is wonderful, the tuna tartare sublime. The wine from their own vines is amongst some of my favourite in South Africa.... their bubbles my absolute best. Sadly the price prohibits it from being... More 

Thank suzyds
Cape Town
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is called a winter special, and goes on until November. Choice of two courses for each of starters, mains and deserts. We have small appetites so go for mains and deserts. Mains choice steak or seafood, deserts creme brule or sorbets. The meals are simple but appetising. We choose wine to accompany. The service is faultless and the setting... More 

Thank Vyv73
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful evening. This very elegant restaurant not only provides the right atmosphere but excellent and well presented cooking. Varied menus to suit all tastes. First class service from their knowledgable staff all in all a wonderful evening.

Thank djbeecroft
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in the Cape! The Impala and beef fillets were simply amazing, and the desserts were also great. Service is attentive, and the staff make you feel very welcome even if you are not staying at the hotel.

Thank Nakkiran
Wuppertal, Germany
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great setting, good service, and the food beautifully plated. Unfortunately we were all more than disappointed with the food. Rabbit tasteless, the only tasty part of the salad was the blue cheese, the sirloin steak a complete disaster. The smallest duck breast ever seen, not crispy and well done although the suggestion from the kitchen was to have... More 

Thank Helene I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our last dinner in South Africa we had chosen Catharina's on the Steenberg Estate as a special treat after having failed to book anything special closer to where we stayed (Camp's Bay). The taxi ride there was pretty long because of the rush hour traffic. But as soon as we arrived, we were certain we had made the right... More 

Thank Globe99trotter
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been several times. Food never disappoints. Popular with tourists. Fine dining at affordable prices especially their set menus.

Thank Dominique T
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank FireZulu
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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.

Thank Gilberto B
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

Thank bunnyuk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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
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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