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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 858 1491
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (16 reviews)
“quail” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed there for one evebing abd enjoyed the tastig menue - totally worth it, especially with the wine pairing. Staff is friendly and explains the dishes with profundity.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RaphaelB9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My Best Fine Dine experience ever....I've been around a while..! Experience starts as soon as you arrive... Views..superb Service...next level Food...heavenly Experience...Fantasmagories!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marlise778
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic location, brilliant staff, excellent wine and creative food. The best dining experience I have had in some time and in my top ten dining experiences ever.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arriving we thought they forgot we were coming as the tables are not set in the conventional way. What a relief finally space on a table! Took my wife and daughter there and we were blown away with the tasting menu. We only did the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank crystalqueen7
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is reason why this restaurant is number one in SA - what an incredible meal and setting. Each dish is beautiful to look at and to taste. We had the full tasting menu which took just under 4 hours but so worth it! The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Isabelle N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best food I have had in the Cape. Expensive exquisite dining in a splendid atmosphere, the short - about 10 course - menu was magnificent. It it do good it is impossible to capture in words. Go. You will love it (if you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PeterSulli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After last night's tasting menu I am utterly mystified as to why Waterkloof attained no 1 in South Africa. The specific reason we went there! Started with bread rolls which were totally run of the mill supermarket quality and a variety of butters of which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GrietMM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant should be the number one in South Africa. For this reason, I had high expectations about food and wines. Wrong. We ordered a degustation menu. The food was tasteless. The only thing left in my mind is the sea bass. Compared to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Tomaz P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the highest expactations when we went here for dinner. The place is situated beautifully upon a hill with magic view. The restaurant’s interior is high end and the people working there were really nice. But the food? Did not hold the class. Sadly....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tommysH1540FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with few expectations and upon arriving at the estate mistook the cheese deli at the entrance, for the restaurant. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The restaurant itself is an inspired architectural achievement perched high on the cliff overlooking the estate and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aubrey K
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Gregory K
11 January 2018|
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Response from angelatR997BF | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nice area around a fireplace to have a drink before dinner
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20 January 2016|
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Response from Polly D | Reviewed this property |
Not one that is written down anywhere, BUT, it is a special place even if you are just visiting for lunch it is nice to be 'smart/casual'. I would say no shorts, no vests and be comfortable...... a cool summer dress/skirt... More
23 February 2015|
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Response from Rob332014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, agree with the previous comments. Waterkloof is an excellent restaurant (with a wine tasting lounge) with a fabulous view, but is not a B&B. Definitely need to check your travel plans. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 858 1491
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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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