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Waterkloof crowned SA’s Best Wine Tourism Restaurant

The critical acclaim for Waterkloof Estate’s ‘Restaurant in the sky’ on the outskirts of Somerset West, soared to new heights at the 2015 Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best Of Wine Tourism Awards held in Mendoza, Argentina, where it triumphed as South Africa’s Best Wine Tourism Restaurant.

This latest achievement follows on Waterkloof Restaurant’s recent 5-star success in the acclaimed JP Rossouw Diners Club Restaurant Guide 2015. This fine dining marvel also boasts a second consecutive nomination as one of the country’s top twenty restaurants vying for a Top 10 spot at the prestigious 2014 Eat Out Awards. This is South Africa’s annual food Oscars and the 2014 Top 10 Restaurants will be announced on 16 November.

Ticking all the right boxes when it comes to fine dining with a view, the restaurant has clinched the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for three years in a row now.

Lead by French Chef Grégory Czarnecki, the restaurant team draws inspiration from the restaurant’s spectacular setting in a 10 metre high glass promontory flowing from the modern wine tasting lounge and gravitational cellar. There food is art, calling for an unhurried appreciation of unique culinary creations made with the finest locally sourced, seasonal produce and complemented by seamless service and omnipresent views of vineyards and False Bay in the distance.

The restaurant is renowned for its classical cuisine cooked in a contemporary, eco-conscious style with a whimsical, creative edge and Grégory’s latest summer menus focus on provenance through a fusion of fresh innovative dishes. New tantalising sensations include Seared Scallop and Crispy Quail Egg; Marron and Langoustine with sea lettuce and smoked butter, and Free Range Quail and Guinea Fowl.

What makes the Waterkloof restaurant, with its over scaled, pictorial views of the farm and nature in progress, so unique is that at all times one feels part of the farming and winemaking process, no matter if you are outside on the balcony or inside, enjoying good food and wine.

To reserve your table at the award-winning Waterkloof Restaurant this festive season contact Tel: 021 858 1491 or send an email to [email protected]. Waterkloof restaurant serves lunch and dinner from Mondays to Saturdays and lunch only on Sundays. (

The Great Wine Capitals (GWC) is a global network of some of the world’s leading wine-producing areas created to share and promote international best practice in wine tourism, one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry. Its Best of Wine Tourism judges are drawn from amongst the world’s leading tourism, food, hospitality, architectural, landscape gardening and cultural experts.

South Africa is represented on the GWC network by the Cape Town-Cape Winelands chapter. Other members are Mainz-Rheinhessen (Germany), Bilbao-Rioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Porto (Portugal), San Francisco-Napa (United States), Mendoza (Argentina), Valparaiso-Casablanca and (Chile).
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Waterkloof Chef Gregory Czarnecki profile shot LR

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