A contemporary dining experience created by Chef Kerry Kilpin

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, Chef Kerry Kilpin 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

February 11, 2019
#DiscoverTaste at Catharina's, Steenberg Farm

#DiscoverTaste at Catharina’s Restaurant

DiscoverTaste at Catharina’s Restaurant Chef Kerry Kilpin is wanting you to discover new tastes at Catharina’s Restaurant. Each week Chef Kerry will delight her guests with an amuse bouche of an exciting, slightly obscure ingredient used in an interesting way. A few ideas on her list include num num, ras el hanout and kalamansi. Simply book a table for lunch or dinner between 5 February and 30 April 2019 to be amazed. Follow our social pages and the #DiscoverTaste hashtag […]
January 25, 2019
Valentine's day at Steenberg

Discover The Month of Love at Steenberg this Valentine’s Day

Discover The Month of Love at Steenberg this Valentine’s Day Steenberg Farm is playing cupid for the entire month of February with romantic encounters for couples across all the signature experiences at this beloved Constantia wine, restaurant and luxury boutique hotel destination. Whether you are looking for an intimate Valentine’s dinner, a nurturing couple’s spa pamper, an enchanting overnight retreat, or a tempting bubbly pairing at the winery, Steenberg has all the right ingredients to spoil someone special. 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 […]

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