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The Roundhouse, Cape Town


Nestled in the glens of Table Mountain, The Roundhouse Restaurant is steeped in a rich history as old as the Cape itself. It is this very location that led to the building’s creation as a guardhouse in 1786 by the Dutch East India Company. With its sweeping views of Camps Bay and the expansive Atlantic, it was ideally situated to safeguard the Cape of Storms from attack.

Since then, the building has also functioned as a hotel, dance hall and, most famously, Lord Charles Somerset’s hunting lodge. This history of luxury and hospitality is still fundamental at The Roundhouse today, offering guests extraordinary cuisine, fine wine and spirits and exceptional service.

The Roundhouse

  • The Roundhouse
  • Reservations
  • +27 21 438 4347

For hundreds of years, the terraces at The Roundhouse have affectionately been dubbed The Rumbullion. ‘Rumbullion’ is an archaic English term for a riotous good time, and that is exactly the atmosphere that is recreated in this incredible outdoor setting, albeit with a more relaxed feel. The Rumbullion, eases up on the fine dining and offers guests a tapas-style menu, while unwinding in the sun on the lush lawns.

Sit outside enveloped by nature, overlooking unmatched views of Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy boozy lunches, sipping classic cocktails under the same pomegranate trees that have graced the grounds since The Roundhouse was built. Share an array of delicious tapas with friends while children play and explore the gardens. Above all, come enjoy a fun atmosphere so unique that we had to revive a word to describe it.

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