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Chuch Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
049 891 1181
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy eating

The Coldstream Restaurant serves a variety of dishes. Some of their dishes like the Karoo Lamb Chops represent local traditional meals. The variety of burgers also include a local twist and I have on more than 1 occasion enjoyed good food served well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Theo J
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The Coldstream Restaurant serves a variety of dishes. Some of their dishes like the Karoo Lamb Chops represent local traditional meals. The variety of burgers also include a local twist and I have on more than 1 occasion enjoyed good food served well.

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Scotland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal here recently. The service was very friendly and the food very tasty, particularly the lamb. Not the most memorable meal in the world perhaps but good value for money and a pleasant night out.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I asked for one of the vegetarian options to be modified to vegan. Discussed this with the wait person and she seemed to understand what was required. After a long wait my food arrived complete with mushroom cream sauce and smothered in feta cheese. No.. was supposed to be vegan. Eventually wy\hat arrived was a toasted bun with a bit... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Emelda from the guest house referred us to this traditional restaurant. We had opted for local Karoo food & was not disappointed. I even convinced my husband to try "skilpaadjies " a local liver starter & it was a huge success . From the service from the waitress to the manager/ chef checking if we were satisfied it was a... More 

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Pretoria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nicely appointed dining room, pleasant outdoor and Stoep area. Opposite the Groot Kerk which gave the setting a special ambiance Welcoming with efficient and friendly service Difficult to decide what to have off the menu. The quantity of the Karoo Lamb Ribs made it definitely a full meal. Well presented and quality of the ribs was excellent. Very good value.... More 

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Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a Greek salad as starter: very good Main: rump steak : unfortunately more than medium, however it was still really good Lamb shank: absolutely perfect Nice atmosphere Can recommend (chairs in garden good get an upgrade in comfort ;-) )

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Bloemfontein
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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a Valentine's dinner here, and were again impressed: the lamb neck was superb, the ostrich fillet was special, and the creme brulee something to write home about. Service was friendly but unintrusive, and the staff coped well with the Eskom-induced power cut. A world of difference from some of the other rather mediocre offerings in this town.

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Faro, Portugal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The best spot in the car park was reserved for the manager. This should have been a clue to what we could expect in the restaurant but we went in anyway. Limited menu and wine list. I didn't want fries or mashed potato with my steak and asked if a baked potato was available. Of course, was the reply but... More 

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Inge V, Manager at The Coldstream Restaurant, responded to this review

To whom it may concern. Thankyou very much for your feedback on your visit with us. We do appologize that we did not meet your expectations here in the heart of the karoo. The managers parking we put near the entrance only because we carry food and supply's in and out of restaurant on a regular basis and on a... More 

South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

After a long hot day sight seeing in Camdeboo National Park we stopped at this restaurant for a cold drink and a piece of cake ( if we could). Not expecting much we ordered 2 coffees, a tea and 2 home made ginger beers. We then ordered 2 coffee chocolate cakes and 2 milk tarts (mamas recipe). Well we were... More 

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Inge V, Manager at The Coldstream Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your great feedback on trip advisor. We do hope to see you soon again in the future. May you have a blessed and great 2015 The Coldstream team More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

On a one night stop in Graaff-Reinet we picked this restaurant as it was included in several SA guide books. We weren't disappointed. Good food and excellent service at a price (for Uk travellers at least) that is scarcely believable!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chuch Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Graaff-Reinet
  • Phone Number: 049 891 1181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

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