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Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg

€€€€European, International,
Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
+27 21 713 7178
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Steenberg Road | Steenberg Estate, Tokai 7945, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exquisite Food. Beautiful Views. Lovely service. Worth the drive out (even though its a bit far out).

Thank LeratoMolele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to be seated at a very wobbly table with uncomfortable garden chairs to sit on. The table clothes are all way too long for the tables so navigating the restaurant can be a danger. We went for the Sunday carvery. Unfortunately the meats...More

Thank 793brandonc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting at least once a year since 2013 and always have a very pleasant experience. Service is super professional, yet with a warm and friendly touch that is typical of South Africa. The food is consistently delicious. This time, my risotto was to...More

Thank VBNR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good service considering the number of people in our group. Well organised. Had salmon starter which was very delish, the lamb was cooked to perfection. Starter and dessert portion a bit on the sparse side for hungry husband 🤪. Gardens are beautiful and...More

Thank LiezlDodkins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Catharina's for a wine-pairing dinner as part of a tour of South Africa. The food and wines were delicious, and the pairings were unfailingly accurate. The sommelier provided interesting and humorous information about each wine as it was served, and it all...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I have never been before and were pleasantly surprised when we entered Catharina's. The staff gladly explained Catharina's history that were beautifully depicted in the the artwork throughout the restaurant. The venue has been tastefully decorated. The meal was absolutely out of...More

Thank Mari B
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We did dinner here on 1 November. Food was great but wine highly overpriced. Klein Steenberg was R170. At the wine shop on the same farm a few hundred meters away its R54. Probably to milk the tourists.

Thank HomerJ0
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We did not eat in the restaurant save for room service and breakfast but both were delicious and the setting is absolutely stunning. Very peaceful and relaxing breakfast. Perfect.

Thank emmaod1
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I go here regularly and have never had less than an amazing meal. The staff is efficient and kind, the setting is beautiful. Looking forward to the next time.

Thank Donatella Knech... M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Loved the decor and artwork! The risotto is huge so order to share. Be sure to try the apple dessert: one of the best desserts I've ever had. We all had the steak tartar starter and were quite blown away!

Thank Nicolette1978
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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