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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 Sculpture Garden, the Skotnes seamlessly integrates nature and architecture. The menu pays homage to classical South African cuisine, while 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 Head Chef Delia Harbottle.

The Skotnes Restaurant was recognised by Eat Out Readers as “Highly Commended” in the Best Everyday Eatery Awards 2018.

Reviews (232)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.4
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.7
  • Paula K. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 13 Sep 21
    Wonderful breakfast..gorgeous view

  • Lou P. Dined: 6 days ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Tanya G. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Judy D. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 06 Sep 21
    We had another great meal at The Skotnes on Saturday. The location is superb and airy . Our waiter, Simba, deserves special accolades and added to the enjoyable experience

  • Carryn L. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 16 Aug 21
    We always have a wonderful experience at The Skotnes. Feels like a mini holiday

  • Wendy R. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Anne D. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 10 Aug 21
    I love the great food at The Skotnes. Freshly cooked and beautifully presented. The waiters are some of the best in Cape Town - they really attend to your every need . I love the "specials" that you run, eg "burger Mondays" and "Sunday Roast". Keep up the excellent work.

  • Gouri B. Dined: 1 month ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 01 Aug 21
    I wish you had more vegan options on your menu.

  • KERRYN KRISTEN . Dined: 2 months ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • David E. Dined: 3 months ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 18 Jun 21
    Excellent meal. Restaurant was happily busy on Saturday. Wait staff were underpowered.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 18h00
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 18h00
  • Thursday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 17h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 17h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 17h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 08h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 18h00
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