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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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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (12 reviews)
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We have had the opportunity to dine here twice whilst staying in the area. On the first occasion it was a good dining experience with the exception of the amuse bouche and the petit fours. The amuse bouche comprises 3 ways to have onion -...More

Thank Mpfromp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch at Waterkloof.The setting is suberb and the service and ambiance is excellent.The waiters are well trained and operate seamlesly as a team and you feel welcome.The food is very tasty and well presented.The pulled ribs and Qail was excellent and...More

Thank Janfourie
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish the menu was faultless, we took my parents on our last day of our holidays and again it did not disappoint. I have never experienced food and service like, truely outstanding, lots of lovely quirky dishes to make the whole experience!...More

Thank Carolynfff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes I know this is one of South Africa's top restaurants, with an interesting menu and stunning views - but it still has a long way to go before it merits a place on any global scale. For us, the waits between courses were achingly...More

2  Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the "degustation" menu which was simply outstanding, 15 courses of sheer delight! The presentation and content were exemplary and it was a real pleasure from beginning to end. What a meal!!! Thoroughly recommended!!

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat for over 3 hours indulging in amazing signature dishes. The location is fantastic, overseeing the vineyards and the ocean in the horizon.

Thank Marcio C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterkloof's location is second to non. However inside it feel cold, also in atmosphere. The staff isn't as welcoming and friendly as you expect from a restaurant of this standing. No explanation about the wines served is an absolute mistake at a vineyard restaurant...

Thank Wil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we love the location and the wines we must admit that we were truly disappointed by the food and service. Each dish was somehow boring and missing flavor. The sea bass was the only dish that made an impression. The service was slow and...More

Thank Iza B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterkloof is one of our all time favourite's in SA. The staff our always friendly and knowledgeable, the food superb and changes but one of the signature dishes "Egg 63" is a MUST. All Waterkloof wines are served by the glass. The food presentation is...More

Thank ekholland27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have included Waterkloof on our list of ‘must do’ restaurants for the past three years ....this time we went twice in 4 days it is so good. Although a bit outside Somerset West centre - and now with better signage - it is really...More

Thank CLRB854
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Gregory K
11 January 2018|
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Response from Angela T | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nice area around a fireplace to have a drink before dinner
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AnneDSoloTraveller
20 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
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Mel231958
23 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$74
Meals
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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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Description
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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