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“Terrific meal in a beautiful setting, attentive service”

The Roundhouse Restaurant
Ranked #80 of 1,182 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Steeped in over 300 years of history, the former guard house, tea room, hotel and the hunting lodge of Lord Charles Somerset has been elegantly restored with the charm and sophistication of the Grand Old Cape. The style of cuisine at The Roundhouse is uncomplicated, contemporary French, inspired by seasonal ingredients and paired with one of the finest boutique wine collections in South Africa.
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had a delicious meal at the Roundhouse. There was not a wrong note. We felt adventurous and tried tongue and lamb neck (not standard meals in the US), both which were outstanding. The service was just right; attentive and helpful without hovering. We would love to go back!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We celebrated my birthday at The Roundhouse in Cape Town recently and it's easily one of the best meals I've ever eaten in a restaurant. The service is discreet but attentive, the ambiance is elegant without being stuffy and the food... the food!! I chose the set menu and was served a series of dishes that seemed to build in flavour and complexity as the courses progressed, each one with paired perfectly with a South African wine. No dish was a sparse - each portion was enough to really taste and savour the chef's efforts. No dish was too fussily presented to make it awkward to actually eat. And there was not a single dish that we didn't love. The Roundhouse gets right what so few restaurants manage: to combine a beautiful setting with passionate service and sublime food. It's an expensive night out but worth every cent - I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Everything was very tasty. From the bread, to the starters, main course and desert.
Mouth watering food!

I also like the idea that you can order 3 -4 small meals and then you get to try a bit of everything.

Service was very attentive! What a pleasure to dine there.

PS: Outdoor seating is only available in the summer time!

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Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

As first time visitors to Cape Town we were recommended to dine here for our 37th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day so we could only get glimpses of the lovely view. The scene was set with the taxi doors being opened for us and continued to this standard all evening. What a lovely touch to have our names and the occasion personalised on the menu, (which we took home with us)! I have some very specific food intolerances which the kitchen was made aware of at booking. Modifications had been made to the menu at every course, and I did not feel like I missed out at all. The food was a picture on a plate. This is an expensive restaurant, but worth it for a special treat.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Roundhouse made for a very memorable evening out in Cape Town. We felt fortunate that we were able to get a table with less than a week's notice- advisable to book ahead here. Rather sparse dining room and location is somewhat secluded and off the beaten path. Lovely tasting menu and beautiful presentations for each dish. Impeccable service and they did a good job of working around and accommodating food allergies. That said, we didn't find any of the dishes to be that outstanding or memorable. Everything was good- but nothing was stand out. A comparable meal at home (NYC) would easily have been two to three times the price though and we definitely enjoyed ourselves.

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