A memorable dining experience created by Chef Archie Maclean
A feast of flavour and contemporary design

Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg 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 food, making guests feel welcomed as they revel in the abundance of fresh produce, cooked simply and presented beautifully.

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 décor of Catharina’s Restaurant hints at Catharina’s thrilling life as design elements 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 2005-2015, and the Diner’s Club Winelist Award – Diamond Awards 2009-2011.

News & Events at Catharina’s Restaurant

May 24, 2017

Private Events at Catharina’s Restaurant

Private Events at Catharina’s Restaurant Catharina’s Restaurant is the perfect venue to host your private celebration. With 3 areas to choose from, our offering can suit the needs of a kitchen tea, wedding, baby shower, birthday or any private function. The best part is we do not charge a venue hire fee! We offer sit-down meals and canapé events. Our set menus start from R375 per person with our most popular menus ranging from R415 – R475 per person. For […]
May 19, 2017

Dinner Special at Catharina’s Restaurant

Join us for our delicious Dinner Special at Catharina’s. Enjoy 3 courses with wine for R295 per person or without wine for R265 per person. Available Monday – Sunday from 6:30pm. Valid until 31 August 2017. Please call 021 713 7178 to book or email reservations@catharinarestaurant.co.za  STARTERS Roast cream of tomato soup, herb crème fraiche Or Lamb arancini, spiced couscous, caesar dressing, toasted sunflower seed salad Klein Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016 MAINS Grilled carrot, orange and cardamom risotto, parsley, walnut […]
May 17, 2017
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Winter wonderland of contemporary classics at Catharina’s Restaurant

Winter wonderland of contemporary classics at Catharina’s Restaurant Savour skilfully prepared contemporary winter classics while soaking up fireside nostalgia in idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg. Named after Steenberg’s intrepid 17th century founder, Catharina Ustings Ras, Catharina’s with Executive Chef Archie Maclean at the helm, is all about exciting palates with interesting combinations of taste, flavour and texture. Cooked simply and presented beautifully, Chef Archie’s menu is interwoven with fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared in a contemporary […]

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