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

April 9, 2019
Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc & Risotto


ARTICHOKE, PEA & CHEVIN RISOTTO RECIPE 300ml good chicken or vegetable stock Boiling water Olive oil 1t chopped garlic 1 onion chopped 120g Arborio rice 1 tin artichokes drained and chopped 90ml Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 100g grated parmesan cheese 50g butter 100g peas 5g chopped basil 5g chopped parsley 1 log goats’ chevin Heat the stock in a pot to a simmer. In a second pot, sweat the onions and garlic in a little olive oil for 3 minutes […]
March 25, 2019
Easter & Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc (L)


EASTER MARSHMALLOWS & SUNDAY FAMILY LUNCH AT STEENBERG Enjoy Easter at Steenberg Farm in the Constantia wine valley with delicious treats, a hearty Sunday lunch for the whole family and fun galore for the children. For the entire weekend from 19-22 April 2019, visitors to the Steenberg Wine Tasting Room will be welcomed with a decadent Easter Marshmallow before enjoying their wine tasting. At Catharina’s Restaurant, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin will delight young and old with her fabulous Easter […]
February 27, 2019
Cocktail special at Catharina's Restaurant


Cocktail Hour at Catharina’s Restaurant At Catharina’s Restaurant we offer an array of fabulous cocktails to be enjoyed at the bar, on the tranquil terrace, or at your table. We are now serving two cocktails for the price of one between 16h00 and 18h00 daily so it is the perfect spot for after work cocktail hour or pre-dinner drinks. Think trendy Aperol spritz, strawberry or pineapple daiquiri, bubbly cocktails, or the signature Catharina’s side car with an elderflower twirl to […]

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