Skotnes Restaurant

5 Reviews
Fine-dining food, South African, Steak, Tapas
Phone Number 0876545902 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 6pm - 9:30pm


Fine-dining food, South African, Steak, Tapas
R60 one bottle for every two people
Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Views
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Wheelchair, WiFi

Owner's description

Named after the legendary artist, Cecil Skotnes, this restaurant overlooking the vast and beautiful wetlands, aims to integrate nature and architecture. With a menu showcasing South Africa's heritage, Skotnes Restaurant will only be sourcing their ingredients from local, small batch suppliers in support of local businesses.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    On the 27 April 2019 I had done my first halaal outsource catering function at the Noval Foundation: Skotnes Restaurant and was delighted to be part of a dynamic team that treated me as one of there own.I was nervous at first cause they had the world class fine dinning experience and I'm just starting out with these type of request.With all my skills and abilities I had shown that the halaal outsource sector has much more to offer and also give the guest the same fine dinning experience. I would like to say thank you to the noval team for making my stay during the function amazing and also Talitha for guiding me through the function and keeping me sane . I am happy that I have given the exact same service as the restaurant
    Our family decided to act as tourists in our backyard, that is Cape Town now. What better place to go to than the Norval Foundation/Skotnes Restaurant. Nestled in the Steenberg area, our expectations were high. Also studying the menu prior, we were very excited to try their South African dishes such as the Jaffles. The ambiance is amazing with stunning, environment appropriate decor. Amazing green juices and delicious complimentary bread. Main courses: mixed reviews. Two of our family members opted for European dishes, Risotto and Line Fish which was exquisite. I opted for a Chicken Curry Jaffle and it was absolutely appalling. The chicken stuffing was so dense without any relieve. And curry, maybe they forgot it? Service was prompt, but upon our bill arriving they asked us if they can add our parking fee to our bill as well (????). Will I go again - maybe, only to take tourists.
    After having explored plenty of Gauteng's eateries over the past two years with my now wife, it was a great treat to go to the Skotnes for my wife's birthday dinner. The design and clever use of glass to highlight the beauty of the mountain, as well as the incredibly well selected furniture all creates an awesome first impression as you walk in. The food was perfectly paired to the beautiful setting, our starters of Heirloom Beets and the soup of the day had us both speechless and very excited for the mains to arrive. Erin's pork belly, paired with fennel and apple was incredible, beautifully plated and absolutely melt in mouth. Upon leaving, my wife even received a beautifully decorated birthday cake to take home. The prices and the quality of the food surprised as both, fine dining at bistro type pricing will definitely see us returning many more times. I can definitely recommend Skotnes for a special evening to celebrate, enjoy a glass of wine and appreciate the beauty of the surrounds. Chapeau to the team!
    We went for lunch on the weekend and were bitterly disappointed in the service and untrained waitress. She could not pronounce the special and despite me asking her not to remove my plate until my partner had finished she tried to do this 3 times and the manager once! The bill took 10 mins to arrive we only had a main and 2 drinks - so no reason for complications there. I had the chicken tacos which was not good , the chicken was full of gristle and had an oversmoked taste, my partner had the bunless burger and they removed her plate while she was eating her chips (presented in a bucket along side the burger) For such a beautiful venue I think the staff needs some proper training as on the spot has clearly been ineffective. Love the gin trolley and the waitron operating this was charming.
    An exquisite experience for all the senses, from the presentation (which is in itself a work of art) right through to the last cup of coffee after your sensational meal. The Head Chef has an exceptional taste for food and has managed to find various other chefs to help him deliver his vision and passion. Flawless service is guaranteed and your glass will always be full. Picture yourself sitting in a high ceiling room with large glass windows (or out on the deck) looking out to the garden inspired by the local botanicals with a breathtaking view of a mountain in the background, sipping a glass of Chardonnay, your waitron fills your glass right before you taste buds enter a new experience. 'BraaiBroodjies' like you have never had before, the BEST pork belly you could ever ask for finished off with exceptional desserts! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

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