The Emergence of the Cattle Barons

During the American Civil War (while the farmers were away fighting), a new breed of entrepreneur was born, the Cattle Barons. These immensely rich and powerful men, along with their cowboys moved millions of unattended Texan cattle vast distances (under adverse conditions) across the Kansas plains to Railheads for transport to market centres. This helped generate income which stabliized the war-torn Texan economy. 

From the Tygerberg Hills, where this restaurant is situated, stunning views of Table bay and Table Mountain give the diner a foretaste of a unique dining experience in a congenial and upmarket steak house. At Plattekloof Cattle Baron you can be assured of the highest standards of cuisine and efficient, friendly service by attractive waitrons.

The restaurant is air-conditioned, fully licensed and offers a seating capacity for 120 inside the restaurant plus 20 on the patio, a full a la carte menu, 24 hour secure parking, facilities for disabled persons and is open 7 days a week for dinner and 6 days a week for lunch (closed Sat lunch). Reservations are essential.


Winner of the Best Steakhouse in the Greater Cape Town Area, 1999/2000.

Performance in the 2001 SA Grainfed Beef / Chateau Libertas Steakhouse of the Year Award - Runner-Up in the Greater Cape Town Area

Performance in the 2002 Steakhouse of the Year Competition - Runner-Up in the Greater Cape Town Area

Runners up - Greater Cape Town Area - 2003 SA Grain-fed Beef Chateau Libertas Steakhouse of the Year




Take the N1 from Cape Town towards Parow. At the Parow/Plattekloof offramp, turn left onto Plattekloof Road (M14). Follow Plattekloof Road to the 2nd set of traffic light and turn right onto Olienhout Street. You'll find the Plattekloof Shopping Centre on the left hand side on the corner, opposite the Panorama Medi-Clinic and Cattle Baron inside.


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Plattekloof Shopping Centre, Shop 16
Cnr. Plattekloof St. & Olienhout Drive


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Trading Hours
Monday - Friday : Lunch 11:30 - 15:30
Monday - Thursday : Dinner 17:30 - 23:30
Friday - Saturday : Dinner 17:30 - 24:00
Sundays & Public Holidays :
Lunch 11:30 - 15:30, Dinner 18:00 - 22:30
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Outside Seating
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