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“Perfect Cusine to be with Vergelegen Wine's”

Camphors at Vergelegen
Ranked #1 of 128 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Camphors at Vergelegen signature restaurant takes its name from the ancient giant camphor trees, planted in 1700, situated in front of the historic Homestead. The restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambiance never to be forgotten. After only a year of operation, Camphors was awarded place in the Top Ten restaurants in South Africa, in The Eat Out DStv Restaurant Awards 2014, as well as being the Regional Winner - Wine Tourism Restaurant - in the 2014 Great Wine Capitals. Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever changing menu reflects a modern take on classical international and local food dishes, specifically designed to complement Vergelegen's award-winning wines. The Sommelier and his restaurant team guide diners through the menu and recommended wine selections to ensure a relaxed and memorable food and wine experience. Regrettably, Camphors is not child-friendly.
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Service-Chef Christo explained so well the Goal of the Restaurant: finding a perfect Dish go go with the great Wines from André van Rensburg-Vergelegen. And it was Close to perfection !!! And very interessting to do it like that. Not to mention that the Set-up in the Restaurant is awesome. Great Service, well trained Staff. Nothing to complain at all. To experince all: take Tasting-Menu.

Thank MarcusMCordier
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We enjoyed a Old Year's Night Dinner extravaganza at Camphors with special friends. While it was very expensive, the experience was definitely worth the expense. It was a superb evening with excellent wine paired with top class food of the likes of top Michelin star restaurants. The food was delicious, tastefully presented and beautifully crafted. The service was subtle and professional. We were proud to showcase a top South African restaurant to overseas guests.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Beautiful setting. Faultless service and fare. Four of us had 5 bottles of wine (we had a chauffeur), just about everything on the menu, and including the tip the bill was only $420. Back home this would have cost us $1,000+. Outstanding fine dining at it's best.

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Thank James F
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great restaurant, very friendly staff, very passionate and knowledgeable sommelier. A absolute must when visiting Somerset-West.

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Thank Wil G
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Stunning location - definitely take a walk after / before eating here. The food was really delicious - my favorites were the lamb and the goat milk dessert - but we were kind of let down by the service. We are younger than the average guests (35) - at least during that lunch - and we felt not taken seriously. The menu and the dishes were explained to other tables but not to us. After waiting for 10min we asked if we could have an aperitif and later relatedly for fill ups. Nevertheless we had a great afternoon at Vergelegen.

Thank Iza B
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