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Cluster d'Hote

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Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
+27 23 571 1436
18:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best meal of our entire trip was had at Cluster D'Hote. The Karoo Lamb Shank was to die for. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. I would recommend Cluster to every person who visits Sutherland.

Thank Susanna W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gracious host and hostess, and the most wonderful meal. The highlight was the lamb shanks which were meltingly tender. Highly recommended. (Don't forget to book)

Thank Kay S
Cape Town
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Cluster de Hote for a quick supper before the night tour at SALT. What a classy restaurant!! Beautifully decorated, excellent service and delicious close your eyes and drift off to a happy place food! Definitely a place to linger and enjoy the ambiance and good food.

1 Thank AvrilCapeTown
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want excellent food. this is the place to go . The chef is Anelia who really know how to prepare food. The waiter is Johan and he has an fine touch of things. We had Lambshank, Bobotie and Chickenpie. Every dish was excellent. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

1 Thank Travelvespa
Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a lamb lover, but the lamb shanks I had here were so good that I might change my mind. Excellent and very personal service as well.

1 Thank cso60
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome great local food. Not a wide variety of dishes to choose from. Only one starter which you would know what it is when you there BUT we weren't disappointed with the tomato and bean warm soup starter. My hubby had lam-shank and I had lam tjops. This did not disappoint at all. Again it is very much based on... More 

1 Thank Wilma V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little restaurant is such a gem and the only place to have a really nice meal in Sutherland. We weren't the only people who ate there both nights of our stay. Meat eaters raved about the lamb, but I was really impressed that they managed 2 entirely different and delicious vegetarian meals. Service is unobtrusive but attentive but the... More 

Thank Mickie J
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For such a small town with limited restaurants this is well worth a visit. A small interesting establishment offering dinner of very high standards. A husband and wife team with staff we ate there on 2 consecutive nights as dinner was well presented and superb cuisine. Do not miss Cluster d'Hote.

Thank John H
White River, South Africa
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

One does not visit Sutherland for a culinary experience but more to visit the S.A.L.T. telescopes. This restaurant was chosen based on TripAdvisor reviews which never fail to let us down and what a pleasant find ! As per the other reviews on this restaurant the lamb shank rated tops and thats from a guy who does not like lamb... More 

Thank Matt_Sa_12
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What a find! Warm atmosphere. Good wine. Excellent service. Fantastic food. For sure the best lamb shank I have ever had. From one foodie to all food lovers - this is worth a trip to Sutherland.

Thank LouiseNinja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piet Retief Street | Norhtern Care, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Sutherland
  • Phone Number: +27 23 571 1436
As one of the oldest houses, circa 1880 in Piet Retief Street, this Victorian dollhouse was renovated in 2007 by the Marais family, to become a prestige Restaurant in Sutherland, namely Cluster d' Hote Restaurant.

Originally this was one of seven flat roof sandstone houses, used by farmers as town houses to attend Sunday church services. Saying also goes that during the Anglo Boer War POW, woman and children from the Tankwa-Karoo area was kept in this area and this house was used as a hospital for them.

Redolent with antiques and collectibles Cluster d' Hote Restaurant represents the vision of Johann and Anelia Marais of serving quality rather than quantity dishes. We hope that by the end of the evening, you as our respected diner will share this vision.

At 6pm the doors open, serving traditional Karoo cuisine to the very highest of standards. The cuisine various on a daily basis, depending on the availability of products here in the Roggeveld, this provides Anelia, the chef, a certain challenge in ensuring the flair and superb presentation.

Certain dishes have become trademarks at Cluster d' Hote, this being our signature dish Lamb shank. Also well know favourites are Bobotie, homemade Chicken pie and Swiss trimmed beef fillet.

The focus however remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of ingredients.

So come and enjoy a gastronomical feast in an astronomical environment, at
Cluster d' Hote in Sutherland.

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