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“A Memorable Birthday Dinner”

Serendipity Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Wilderness
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Memorable Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A sumptuous dinner for my wife on her birthday planned by our daughter & son-in-law was the highlight of our 3 day stay in Wilderness. The locale, the ambience, the mouth watering dishes & excellent service topped up by the detailed explanation of each dish by the Chef Lizelle made our evening. And there was the ‘toothpaste’ to cleanse the palate before the next course was served. Colleagues of my son in law had chanced upon Serendipity a few months earlier while driving down from Knysna and had enjoyed their dinner so much that they drove back all the way to Wilderness the next night again !! And Serendipity more than exceeded our expectations. Conveniently located by the lakeside and just off the N2, we shall always treasure memories of our dinner there. Remember to book well in advance.

  • Visited May 2014
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Alcossebre, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Best restaurant around Wilderness. Beautiful location, friendly Staff. High level food and service . Nice terrace for the apero, good wine selection at reasonable prices

  • Visited February 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“WOW!!!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Not an easy place to find in the dark (as mentioned earlier), but was most definitely worth finding! R380 per person is not cheap but the welcome, aperitifs, food and ambience is most certainly worth it.

We were led to the veranda overlooking the lagoon and given aperitifs to start the evening. The host then came out and explained what was being cooked by his wife. When we went into the restaurant there were only about 8-10 tables, so booking is essential. What a treat the food was! A 'melt in the mouth' meal enjoyed thoroughly. Fine dining with an amazing taste!

We had the wine pairings which complimented the meals perfectly. This place is about quality, so prepare yourself because our evening was magic!

  • Visited April 2014
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George, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Epic ”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Despite being (by far) the most expensive meal I've ever had, I don't feel "cheated" in any way. Always difficult to compare with ones previous dining experiences, but I left thinking it was the best I've ever had (and I don't think it was merely cognitive dissonance talking, as I'm always mindful of that bias). My tongue&nose would love to eat here regularly, but my wallet and waistline disagree. Will definitely be coming back here for special occasions. Every part of the evening was tastefully (excuse the pun) and professionally presented. I cannot imagine anybody coming here and being even in the least bit disappointed with anything.

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George, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a place to eat”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The food is out of this world, dine dining to a T, we enjoyed so much that i have been back a few times, service is excelent, food to die for, it would take to long to write about our experience so better to find out, try it for yourself.

  • Visited March 2014
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