Catharina's Restaurant

  • Catharina's Restaurant Constantia, Western Cape
  • Breakfast, Buffet, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood, Wine bar
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Steenberg Estate
    Steenberg Road
    Tokai

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A restaurant paying homage to our feisty founder, Catharina Ras

Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg in Cape Town pays homage to the woman who started it all, the fascinating and feisty Catharina Ras, who founded 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 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.

Facilities

Group Capacity : 80+ People Cost Per Head : R125+

  • Cuisine : Breakfast, Buffet, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood, Wine bar
  • Ambience : Family, Fireplace, Relaxed, Romantic, Upmarket, Wine Farm
  • Entertainment : Live music
  • Dress : Smart/Casual
  • Reservations
    Reservations
  • Functions
    Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Smoking
    Smoking
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
    Bar
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Corkage
    Corkage
  • Cellar
    Cellar
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Weddings
    Weddings
  • Conferencing
    Conferencing
  • Aircondition
    Aircondition
  • Golf
    Golf
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
    AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
    VISA
  • Mastercard
    Mastercard

Associations

  • Street Smart
    Street Smart
  • Cape Town Tourism
    Cape Town Tourism
  • Fedhasa
    Fedhasa
  • SASSI
    SASSI