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The Skotnes Restaurant is the culinary arm of the Norval Foundation. Named after legendary South African artist and teacher, Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is naturally at home in the world of art. Overlooking the foundation’s serene wetland and innovative sculpture garden, the Skotnes seamlessly integrates nature and architecture. The menu pays homage to classical South African cuisine, whilst updating its flavours and distilling its ingredients to their simplest possible presentation. All ingredients are sourced from local, small-batch suppliers, with the intention of supporting and uplifting local communities. At the helm of the Skotnes is Executive Chef, Phil de Villiers. De Villiers previously led the Primal Eatery, which was named Eat Out’s Best Steakhouse of 2017.

Reviews (62)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.6
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.9
  • MRS WILSON Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • bonnie b. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 Nov 20
    Wonderful atmosphere, great food, everytime I go I feel calm and relaxed and totally in love with the food. Thank you Skotnes!

  • Natalie D. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Hilary d. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 21 Nov 20
    The service was fast, friendly, unobtrusive, and efficient and we appreciated that he wore his mask above his nose throughout. The Calamari and corn main was delicious, as was the ample Caesar salad. We were lucky to be the only customers indoors, and as the room is so big we felt safe. It goes without saying that the views are spectacular, so that even indoors, one feels part of the magnificence of the Cape.

  • Simon M. Dined: 5 days ago
    3.8
    Food 2.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 20 Nov 20
    We didn’t have a full blown meal... just snacks ( nuts and biltong). Both nuts and biltong where “ fancy” but kind of like overdone and tasteless. The biltong was really quite gross... not sure if it had been frozen or what... it just “ stuck” together snd was really average... Woolworths Biltong is better... the point I am making is that sometimes the more upmarket a kitchen is there are times when the “ vibe” outstrips the quality or taste experience. Regretfully this was one of those. Apart from that the service was lovely... toilets too will tilt into a kind of “ average” state without really good attention paid to them.

  • Helena W. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 2.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Jenny M. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 17 Nov 20
    Service very slow even though the restaurant wasn’t very full

  • bonnie b. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Nov 20
    Fabulous food, great venue, feel serene and special. Thanks for a fabulous meal.

  • Lameze V. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • CHRISTELLE H. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 10 Nov 20
    First time that I've been to The Skotnes. Most amazing place. Will be back soon. Food was delicious friendly staff. Just amazing. Thank you!

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  • Monday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
  • Tuesday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
  • Wednesday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
  • Thursday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
  • Friday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
  • Saturday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
  • Sunday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 16h00, 17h30 - 19h30
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