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The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 858 1491
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing building, great architecture, brilliant view on the bay as well as on the vineyard. We decided for the Degustation Menu, which included various additional surprising courses. We enjoyed really funky and delicious courses, which lead this evening to an extraordinary experience!...More

Thank silke213
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place. You drive up a winding road to this imposing new building on the top of the hill. The views from the restaurant are spectacular - mountains, valley and ocean and to top it all the food and wine were excellent. You...More

Thank RayL1892
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very lovely lunch and the views are amazing. Awesome! Think considering the abundance of foraging & animals/ocean around that the menu could be more local. But, can't complain about lunch to be honest. Same exact starter as last time though that was...More

Thank THGS1610
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband treated me to a 3 course lunch in celebration of our 1 year wedding anniversary. We started with a bottle of their reserve MCC Astraeus which set the mood for the day. I had the Egg 63 and my husband had the Langoustine...More

Thank valentineg24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and great for that glass of wine while watching the sun set. Meal was good, starter of escalopes was tasteless. White wines great, their red are not my favorite. Should be a special occasion as quite pricey.

Thank I2355UCpeterh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never hoped to find such a gem in Somerset West. You will not regret you experience at Waterkloof Restaurant. Not only will you be made part of a taste adventure, but also be invited into a family who all seem to be proud to...More

Thank Ilke V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was staying in the ara, this restaurant came highly recommended. The views and the building itself are stunning, but once away from the welcoming fire, the atmosphere is a bit chilly. Food and (of course) wines are good, but when the waiter tried...More

Thank Dirk N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm reception around the open fire before an excellent meal overlooking the lights of Somerset West / Strand. Three course menu with accompanying wiles was an absolute delight, the staff courteous & attentive. A true "fine dining" experience.

Thank whatJDC69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about Waterkloof is just excellent. Tasty and creative food, interesting wines that improve with each vintage, friendly and accommodating service, and a venue that is absolutely world class. As regular guests the only complaint we have is that the menu doesn't change often enough,...More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Everything about this wine farm oozes style and class. From the out of the ordinary architectural design of this building to the extraordinary 2 and 3 course meals prepared by gourmet chefs in an open kitchen. They received numerous awards for the fine foods they...More

Thank 777SouthAfrica
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21 January 2016|
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Response from Polly D | Reviewed this property |
Not one that is written down anywhere, BUT, it is a special place even if you are just visiting for lunch it is nice to be 'smart/casual'. I would say no shorts, no vests and be comfortable...... a cool summer dress/skirt... More
24 February 2015|
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Response from Rob332014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, agree with the previous comments. Waterkloof is an excellent restaurant (with a wine tasting lounge) with a fabulous view, but is not a B&B. Definitely need to check your travel plans. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$71
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 858 1491
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Fine dining in the heart of the winlelands with spectacular views over False bay . Lunch Monday to sunday 12 to 2 pm . Dinner monday to saturday 7 pm to 9 pm
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