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The Square Restaurant Vineyard Hotel

$$ - $$$
International, Contemporary
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Colington Road, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Vineyard Hotel used to have a reputation for having very fine dining restaurants.I have only been for lunch at The Square and it was a very average experience.The salads, pastas, wraps were all good but lacked that hit of flavour to make them special. The service was very good- we were 12 guests- and we had no complaints about... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner after a hard day's work with colleagues was thoroughly enjoyed to the sound of the harpist playing all my favourite tunes. The waiter knew his menu well and catered well for my hungry appetite. Wine pairing dinners are a winner here!

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Thank Virg250
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good restaurant with a wide range of local and international dishes, cooked with fresh ingredients picked from the hotel garden. Good selection of South African wine on the menu.

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Thank MichaelChew
Milan, Italy
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1,301 reviews
854 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

we joined old friends for a sunday morning breakfast. it was excellent with a lovely view . very enjoyable

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Thank nicolas s
Sandy, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Unfortunately, despite the food being of good quality, we were let down by the rushed service.... I kept having to tell the waitress to give us a few more minutes before ordering our next course... it was raised with management the next day & addressed, so hopefully a lesson learned.

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Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We are frequent visitors to the Vineyard Hotel. Our meal at the Square on the 4th January was spectacular. Our waitress Thembeka deserves special mention. She is a truly professional waitress and her professionalism definitely added to our overall experience. The pianist playing the background music also adds to the relaxed feel of this fine dining experience. The menu is... More 

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Thank Craig0804
France
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Food quality was average and could have been better for the prices paid. Service was friendly but plates took a long time to arrive. We dined with friends, decor was impersonal and we could have been in any large commercial hotel anywhere in the world.

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Thank mazzaxa2016
Kommetjie, South Africa
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We recently had lunch at the Square Restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel. We have not been there for years because of slow and inefficient service but were persuaded to give it another chance. The setting is lovely on the outside patio but that was full by 12 15 pm and they don't take bookings. We had booked a table inside... More 

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Thank Barbsea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We usually eat in on the day of arrival and were not disappointed by the food and wine available. The service was quick and efficient.

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Thank Colin S
Zurich, Switzerland
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is the main restaurant of the Vineyard Hotel and has more than mainstream hotel feel dining, rather than being a specialist restaurant. The atmosphere is very pleasant with large ceilings forming a combination of modern and traditional walls. However it is quite noisy due to the atrium feeling, and in some cases you feel a little bit part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colington Road, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?