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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

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Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 7178
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07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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UK
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is the best place we have eaten in our 3 week holiday in cape town. We booked in for lunch and had a table by the window over looking the mountain. The views are stunning. The service from the waitress and the front of house was impeccable, we could not fault it. Other estates could learn from this. We... More 

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Thank amy181
ronel_smidt, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Amy181 Thank you for sharing your experience at Catharina's. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Please do not be a stranger. I will most definitely share your feedback with my team. Kind Regards Ronel Smidt Catharina's HOD More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

An excellent restaurant (fine dining) for both lunch and dinner. Beautiful dining excellent. service The restaurant is one of our favorites in the area

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Thank 1978Stefan
ronel_smidt, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear 1978Stefan Thank you for your positive words, we appreciate it dearly. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Ronel Smidt Catharina's HOD More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

On our annual trip to Capetown we ate in many fine dining restaurants but nothing to date has surpassed this beauty. Our table was amazing right at the back of the big beautiful dining room, in front of 2 big glass doors with an amazing view behind. We love Chenin Blanc and had a reasonably priced bottle....Well 2 bottles by... More 

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Thank Wayne G
ronel_smidt, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Wayne G Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Our chef will be really happy to hear your comments on our duck starter. Kind Regards Ronel Smidt Catharina's HOD More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We recently enjoyed lunch at Catharina's at Steenberg. The restaurant is very beautifully set up with stunning views of the mountains and surrounding areas. The menu is relatively small but caters for all tastes. I opted for the peach and parma ham with walnuts salad as a starter - quite a generous portion and very tasty. The rest of the... More 

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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

With perfect surroundings, lush green lawn, stunning vistas and a nice relaxed vibe Catharina's was the perfect place for Sunday lunch. We had a large family group and the staff were very good at moving umbrellas etc around to accommodate for the fact that we had a baby with us and needed shade. The lunch was a buffet but it... More 

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Cape Town
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Really nice dinner with the family. Service and quality of food makes it well worth a visit. The design is lovely. Maybe a tad bit pretentious but the food, service and general atmosphere makes up for it.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

If you are looking for fantastic dinner check Catharina's at Steenberg. The wineyard has probably slightly upscale reputation and rightly so but this dinner was worth of every rand. The service was friendly without being fuzzya and the food simply fantastic. We enjoyed our evening at Catharina's.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

For a restaurant with such a great setting and charging prices in the upper range, the food is extremely poor. Based on quality, presentation, and taste, the Spur would have been better. The highest rating on the food given by our table was a 4/10. Management is also totally inept at handling customer complaints, I even asked to see the... More 

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Paris, France
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Everything is perfect! Decoration, set up, service and food of course! We had the mussels as starter, then kudu and aubergine raviolis, salted caramel creme brulée : MARVELOUS!

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Thank Lenagentdevoyages
ronel_smidt, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Dear Lenagentdevoyages Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Please do visit us again. Kind Regards Ronel Smidt Catharina's HOD More 

Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We had several fantastic breakfasts then we decided to go for dinner one evening. Since we were guests at the hotel we were seated in an intimate seating & we had very good service. The hi light of the experience was the food; duck breast appetizer followed by kudu filet, lovely vegetables and then the best crime caramel ever. Wonderful... More 

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Thank phylrad
ronel_smidt, Manager at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, responded to this review

Hello Phylrad Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I will definitely share this with my team. Please let us know when you are planning your next visit. Kind Regards Ronel Smidt Catharina's HOD More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Tokai
  • Phone Number: +27 21 713 7178
Description
Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg pays homage to the woman who started it all and found Steenberg in the 17th century. Taking a leaf from Catharina's adventurous book, this restaurant serves up contemporary comfort food, making guests feel welcomed as they revel in the abundance of fresh produce, cooked simply and presented beautifully. With an eye on creating a "Contemporary Heritage", Catharina's embraces the past but keeps evolving with the current to maintain a fresh and innovative attitude.The menu centres on simplicity, and lets the finest quality ingredients do all the talking. The "contemporary heritage" dictum comes to life in the décor of Catharina's Restaurant, as hints of Catharina's thrilling life weave themselves into a visual narrative - a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach. Comprising of over 100 carefully selected South African wines and a small but relevant international offering, the award-winning wine list at Catharina's restaurant offers choice to the connoisseur and casual sipper alike. Catharina's has been awarded the American Express Platinum Award for Fine Dining, and the Diner's Club Winelist Award - Diamond Awards.

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