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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
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a business lunch at Catharine's last week. Will keep it short and sweet. Everything was perfect from the beautiful location, interior,friendly professional service. Last but not least the food was fabulous. We tried the sustainable fish and warthog as mains, top class. Try the Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc.

Thank holidaylover55
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of dining at Catherina's at Steenberg last night. I have to say that the food was excellent. Tony our server was very polite and correct. The venue is just wonderful, a gorgeous space to dine in with delightful views, but all slightly spoilt! I love 80's disco music, I'm from that era, and recognised every tune, however,... More 

Thank Andrew K
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Is is the second time we've eaten at Catherina's whilst staying at the Steenberg and we were not disappointed. Great service, lovely menu and fantastic food.

Thank Finemaster
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

5 stars fine dining place. Great location at Steenberg estate ( winery, golf course, hotel, vineyards ) . Well decorated, very quite environment , great service, good menu and wine selection. Extensive tasting menu ( 7-8 courses). My advise to come here hungry as portions for tasting menu are generous. I could finish only the menu without cheese and deserts... More 

Thank Boris G
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten at this Restaurant on a Sunday, many times over the years, we returned early November to try it again for Sunday Lunch. Whilst the starter buffet is excellent and with a change of chef we sampled the meat dishes to find that the meat - lamb and beef - as prevously sampled over the years was tough and... More 

Thank Ruth H
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After quite a while I had recently lunch again at this beautiful place on the Steenberg farm near Tokai/Constantia. The menu offers a choice of attractive starters, but the list of mains is rather short with such exotic dishes like crocodile tail or zebra loin - obviously more for tourists on their "Out of Africa"-trail. I ordered the fish of... More 

Thank Peter R
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Top fine-dining restaurant in the area! Delicious food, nice staff, nice wine selection. A "must" during our stays in CPT.

Thank Marcel G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A trip out to the Steenberg Estate near Pollsmoor Prison is not as daunting as one may be led to believe, especially when there is a dining experience like that available at Catherina's. Attentive staff, great food and a pretty wide selection of local wines (not only from the Estate) makes for a good evening out. The prices are on... More 

Thank Godfrey P
Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Food and wine menus are full flavour descriptions and alluring... Wines are of ambassadorial rank for South Africa and complement the fireplace atmosphere. Food flavours are rich, full, delicious and seductive. Each serving is a "Wilbur Smith" narative on the African food story. Members in our dinner party selected variety and choice from the menu and comparative discussions swirled with... More 

Thank Mynhardt O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A stunning stunning location... the interior is gorgeous with different architectural elements. Beautiful view of the vineyard and mountain. We had breakfast and the food was fresh, flavorsome and well- presented. Excellent service. The only thing was that the cold meats platter was not refreshed often enough at the continental table. Otherwise a wonderful start to the morning !

Thank Ilonka P

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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