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Transkaroo Restaurant

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African, Bistro, Fusion
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1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
+27 44 620 4163
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this...
Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional

This is a restaurant you must visit. A limited menu but everything on it is worth while and tasty. Situated near the lagoon gives you an excellent view as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Tuscany987
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Great Brak River, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Great Brak River, South Africa
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant you must visit. A limited menu but everything on it is worth while and tasty. Situated near the lagoon gives you an excellent view as well.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a wonderful experience! When it comes to food and dining, our family are quite the critics. The have exceeded our expectations and will definitely see us again... Keep it up...

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent restaurant come winter or summer! Good old time meals at new time prices. Great Wines to choose from.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited the restaurant 4 years ago. And now again. Like good wine, it even got better! Generous portions beautifully presented. The feast for the eye did not disappoint the feast for the palate... Will be back again and again. Skilpadjies: the star of the menu!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited this restaurant as a family of 6 and being my second time here I opted for the famous Transkaroo lamb neck. Very succulent tender meat served with mash, sweet potatoes and veggies. Great flavor and well presented food. Others ordered the mushroom ravioli with butternut sauce, chicken fillets and teriyaki short rib beef. Deserts were great!! Had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had opportunity to visit on a number of occasions in April, was never disappointed. Food and service was all exceptional and we managed to go through nearly the entire menu. Special mention to Clint, Gavin and Theresa for great service.

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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a wonderful evening at Transkaroo! From the warm atmosphere, great service and simply delicious food! I can strongly recommend this restaurant, the best in this region! Also great value for money! Well done, new owners!! Will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A really good meal and great service from Kevin. Would highly recommend this restaurant; they even had smoking seating available outside, and with awesome weather it was fantastic.

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Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Extra special place. We returned 2x during our stay in the Mossel Bay Area. The place was recommended to us by guest house manager. we felt everyone there were local regulars. And i would be too! This was one of my favorite restaurants on our trip around SA. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The wine choices superb.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The wine selection is displayed and the menu is written on a wall. Service was fantastic (dankie Gerco) and great quality food at affordable prices. I had the fillet in mushroom and red wine sauce - I asked that the chips be changed to mash. Perfectly done veggies accompanied the meal. My husband had the pork belly and he loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Great Brak River
  • Phone Number: +27 44 620 4163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: African, Bistro, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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