Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg

 
 
Steenberg Hotel, 10802 Steenberg Estate
Tokai Road

Constantia, Cape Town
Western Cape
 
 
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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 by Executive Chef Garth Almazan.

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.

A multitude of origami swans swing from the ceiling. These figures serve a symbolic purpose – as Steenberg Vineyards’ original name was “Swaaneweide” – The Feeding Place of Swans. In 1682, a homesick Catharina Ras had mistaken the spur-winged geese of the Steenberg region for swans. A single black swan hangs from the ceiling, and acknowledges both the past and future of Steenberg.  The black swan symbolises Catharina Ras, who truly stood out, in her time and in ours, as the first female land owner in Africa and a true eccentric with a ground-breaking attitude towards life.

Elements of this thrilling life story are thoughtfully included in the many subtle elements of Catharina’s interior design, and guests often discover a new visual delight on each visit. 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 2005-2014, and the Diner’s Club Winelist Award – Diamond Awards 2009-2011.


Twitter: @SteenbergHotel

Open:
Monday - Sunday  7:00 - 10:00 11:00 - 23:00

For the Catharina's menu please click on the menu tab above.
 
 

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Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg 3out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Reasonable
Seating: 100+
 
  • Licensed
  • WheelChair Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Booking Required
  • Live Entertainment
  • Parking
 

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Cedlinz
08 August 2014
We were extremely disappointed with our experience at Catharina’s last night. On arrival, we were seated at our table and offered a glass of water – and then apparently forgotten. We requested a wine list from a waiter – this did not arrive.Eventually asked a different waiter for a wine-list. He had 2 in his hands, so he gave us one.The white wine arrived at our table unchilled. It tasted bad, so we sent it back and had it replaced with Cab sav. We decided on Gnocchi and the Risotto dish. The risotto was ok, but had far too much chilli. We did not complain about this. However, the gnocchi dish was inedible. The sauce tasted of raw flour and the gnocchi itself was stodgy. We sent it back. To be fair, the soup was good, as was the dessert. We asked to speak to the manager, who responded professionally, offering us drinks and a heartfelt apology, for which we are grateful. We’re still not certain whether we’ll return to Catharina’s after our experience.
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Cedlinz
08-08-2014 04:49
We were extremely disappointed with our experience at Catharina’s last night. On arrival, we were seated at our table and offered a glass of water – and then apparently forgotten. We requested a wine list from a waiter – this did not arrive.Eventually asked a different waiter for a wine-list. He had 2 in his hands, so he gave us one.The white wine arrived at our table unchilled. It tasted bad, so we sent it back and had it replaced with Cab sav. We decided on Gnocchi and the Risotto dish. The risotto was ok, but had far too much chilli. We did not complain about this. However, the gnocchi dish was inedible. The sauce tasted of raw flour and the gnocchi itself was stodgy. We sent it back. To be fair, the soup was good, as was the dessert. We asked to speak to the manager, who responded professionally, offering us drinks and a heartfelt apology, for which we are grateful. We’re still not certain whether we’ll return to Catharina’s after our experience.
2 Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg
 
 
 
 
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