We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Square Restaurant

) #6 of 39 Restaurants in Claremont €€ - €€€ International, , Vegetarian Friendly
60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (3 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (161)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at The Vineyard and Myogoa was closed for a private function. We opted to have dinner at The Square. The food is excellent and the sushi was to die for. The service was good, but lacked the personal attention one would get at...More

Thank CaptCapeTown
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is in a lovely setting in a very well established hotel. Walk out to the gardens in the back and also note the very large ceramics hanging behind the front desk and in the adjacent hall. The service was very good. The food...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a truly old-world quality dining experience. Being the restaurant in the Vineyard hotel. Modern twist to old favourite dishes. Breakfast is of the best in Cape Town. R215 for a full offering is not cheap but the best variety, service and quality. Good...More

Thank MadforitalyPretoria
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Vineyard Hotel and dined at The Square on two consecutive nights. On the first occasion we and our guest ordered fillet. It was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. It was so good, in fact, that I...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Unfortunately we picked this venue for our last meal with family before flying back home after a very enjoyable holiday. It was without doubt the most disappointing experience of our two week stay. The service was very poor, the selection on the menu limited and...More

1  Thank lazluc
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited The Square following a trip to Newlads rugby, expecting high standards. The signs were promising. The travel desk sorted parking and taxis. Front of house staff were generally very good. We had a nice tea before the game in the cafe lounge area....More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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....More

Thank Maggy1408
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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!

Thank Virg250
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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.

Thank MichaelChew
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Thank nicolas s
Nearby Restaurants
790 reviews
.07 km away
355 reviews
.33 km away
Basilico Restaurant
190 reviews
.31 km away
Coco Safar
52 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rush - Indoor Trampoline Park
53 reviews
.68 km away
Cavendish Square
56 reviews
.45 km away
Newlands Rugby Stadium
123 reviews
1.30 km away
Newlands Brewery
47 reviews
1.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Square Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
  • E-mail
The Square Restaurant is a magnificent glass-roofed restaurant with tranquil green surrounds. The indoor trees make one feel in tune with nature and create an intimate atmosphere, which compliments the superb cuisine. This wonderful ambience is enhanced by harp or piano music. The award-winning wine list completes this enjoyable dining experience, with all the major estates represented as well as some "off-the-beaten-track" choices.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing