A memorable dining experience
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.

News & Events at Catharina’s Restaurant

December 7, 2018

New Dishes at Catharina’s Restaurant

New Dishes at Catharina’s Restaurant Celebrate the best season of the year with some delicious new tastes at Catharina’s Restaurant, the signature eatery at Steenberg farm.  Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin of Bistro Sixteen82 fame, has taken over the reins in the kitchen and has added her personal touch to a host of exciting new light summer dishes on the à la carte menu. Chef Kerry describes her new dishes as “contemporary classics with a twist” bursting with fresh seasonal flavours […]
November 1, 2018

Steenberg Christmas Carols 2018

It’s that time of year again! Book your tickets for our Steenberg Christmas Carols. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on arrival followed by big band entertainment by Kevin Abbott. Delicious food and wine will be available for sale. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Ark, a refuge centre and temporary home to destitute, homeless, abandoned, abused, unemployed men, women, and children. Please help the dogs and cats at DARG by donating dog and […]
October 8, 2018

Winter 2018 Specials at Catharina’s Restaurant

Embrace winter with generous lunch and dinner menus accompanied by a cosy fire, in Steenberg’s original homestead with views of the Constantia mountains and vineyards. For our lunch special, select 2 courses for R185 or 3 courses for R215 (valid for tables up to 12 guests). For our dinner special, enjoy 3 courses with wine for R375 or without wine for R345. View the special menus. Book with us on 021 713 7178 or reservations@catharinasrestaurant.co.za These specials are valid until […]

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