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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

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Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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404 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's slightly surreal entering Waterkloof, the winding steep track up from the road, then out into view pops a glass box seemingly stuck onto the side of the winery - that's the restaurant! We had visited for wine tasting a couple of years ago but hadn't then booked lunch, & had vowed to return. We were not disappointed. The food... More 

Thank Sarah C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Restaurant at Waterkloof is a lovely place to visit. The architecture is amazing and the restaurant is top notch. The views are also outstanding.

Thank CarolynOnTheGo
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quality personified. This was a real treat, really fine dining. The food was excellent, complemented by their own wines which worked well. The food was attractively presented, perfect sized portions and we savoured every mouthful. As this restaurant is located high in the hills, the views are superb and the whole meal was very reasonable priced, given the quality.

Thank Simon C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views, lovely wines and very knowledgeable staff who know their wine. Ask for Kirsty. Cape Coral was our favourite.

Thank Sean C
Izegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant for lunch, the views are amazing and the architects did an amazing good job of blending the futuristic building into the scenery! Food however was from extreme good quality but lacked on taste in every way, the chef needs to taste his own dishes... The chef has a big preference on mousses and gelish structure that... More 

Thank Steven B
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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297 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After having lunch at Waterkloof last year we went for dinner this year. Book in advance as it is busy. Upon the hill you have great views. Restaurant is very modern, open view to the kitchen. Service is good and efficient but was not as friendly as we are used to. Food is the best we have had this year... More 

Thank ekholland27
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a restaurant with so much potential the food was disappointing. At the times flavours overwhelmed the main ingredient such as the marron I had. Duck was dry though beautifully presented. If the attentiveness to taste matched presentation then the Waterkloof would be a winner

Thank MJ A
Hamptons. NY
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93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not often we can find a place that is a 'first' for both of us. That's why we were thrilled to hear from a friend in Somerset West about 'Waterkloof'. The approach to the place was, if I can use the adjective in its justifiable sense, 'awesome.' You climb the old Sir Lowry's Pass road almost to the village... More 

Thank makoHamptons.NY
Cape Town, South Africa
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251 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time at this establishment, great location, spectacular views. Menu very interesting and very expensive, the food was spectacularly plated if a bit too "designed" in my opinion. Superb flavours and very high quality. Wine list and wines excellent.

Thank NigelDCapeTown
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food. The interiour. The view. The staff. Everything is so perfect here.

Thank René B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$63
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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
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?