Fodor's Expert Review Catharina's

$$$ Tokai International

Serving excellent, unpretentious fare in an elegantly quirky space with lovely views across the historic Steenberg wine estate, this is a great fine-dining go-to no matter the time of day. An oak-shaded terrace overlooking manicured lawns makes for a lovely, lazy lunch spot, and the restaurant's interior with its origami swans hanging from high ceilings and huge windows is a stylishly bright space. The lunch and dinner menu features winners like the confit quail with sweetcorn puree to start, and an amazingly rich and tasty duck pappardelle or perfectly cooked Chalmar beef fillet with foie gras tortellini as mains. A Sunday lunch buffet with a South African theme and accompanying jazz quartet is a family affair, and various canape platters are also available throughout the day, and can be taken in the plush bar and lounge area. A private dining room seats up to 24 and is a gorgeous and intimate venue for a special occasion.

International Historical Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch Quick Bite $$$

Quick Facts

Steenberg and Tokai Rds.
Cape Town, Western Cape  7945, South Africa


Known For:
  • Standard European fine-dining style cuisine at reasonable prices
  • Beautiful setting
  • Sunday lunch extravaganza

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