Catharina’s – Conveying contemporary, understated elegance, Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg presents a new décor scheme and ambiance to convey the mesmerising story of founder Catharina Ras from the eclectic interior to the designer menu’s and wine list. A bright and convivial space, the updated dining room shimmers in natural light reflected from sleek finishes, and creates expectations of plentiful feasts over long days of dining in Steenberg’s stunning surrounds – from our beloved vineyards, to the historic Constantia Valley and False Bay.

Loved by Southern Suburbs gourmands and our international guests alike, Catharina’s offers exceptional cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The global interior with a twist of African style features tactile and homely fabrics covering locally custom made timber furniture.  Earthy rich colours enhance modern design elements and complete the inviting picture.

Inventive and talented Executive Chef Garth Almazan’s menu epitomizes sophisticated contemporary South African cuisine. The exceptional flavours and superb wine list will make your dining experience at Catharina’s Restaurant one to remember for years to come.

Operating times at Steenberg’s Restaurants

Catharina’s Restaurant
Open 7 days a week, Breakfast 07h00-10h00, Lunch & Dinner 11h00-23h00


Garth Almazan was born and bred in Cape Town. His earliest memories of food are of the delicious, spicy seafood starters that his Philippino father used to cook for the family. It was this early taste experience that has been a major inspiration for him. Garth has a multifaceted, international food background, presenting and highlighting South African cuisine in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Ireland where he competed in various food festivals and competitions. He has met and cooked for some of the best in the world. His philosophy on food and cooking is to use the freshest available produce and to keep everything he does 'simple'.

Comprising of over 100 carefully selected South African wines and a small but relevant international offering, the award winning winelist at Catharina's restaurant offers choice to the connoisseur and casual sipper alike.

We've made an effort to offer wines that represent the categories that they are listed in, while also being individual and full of character. Most grape varieties and prominent wine growing regions are represented – including Constantia of course – from the most famous producers, to hard-to-get cult wines and some lesser known gems from smaller producers, who create wines with passion and integrity.

As the wine list is continuously kept up-to-date, please e-mail our events co-ordinator, Sally Rose at, for the latest edition.

American Express Platinum Award for Fine Dining 2005-2011, Diners Club Winelist Award – Diamond Awards 2009-2011

Your own wine?

R80 per cork or screw cap (Limited number of bottles per table allowed)

Corkage on Imported or Special Vintage wines or something remarkable which is not listed on Catharina's wine list may be waived at the discretion of the Restaurant Manager.


The following menu's are available (click on the individual menu to download in pdf format):