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African Relish

African, Contemporary
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34 Church Street, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
27 23 541 1381
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

This charming little restaurant only opens once a week in the evenings (it operates as a cooking school). We had a delightful meal with plenty of choices and a reasonable priced wine list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A cooking demonstration followed by wining and dining. Inexpensive and informative. Could have been more hands on.

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This charming little restaurant only opens once a week in the evenings (it operates as a cooking school). We had a delightful meal with plenty of choices and a reasonable priced wine list.

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I did a 2 week bespoke cooking course covering all the basics of cookery with African Relish and stayed in their accom for the duration. It was fantastic! The staff and facilities were all excellent. Virna, Rogaya and Collette kept the energy levels up and passed on a lot of tips you wouldn’t read in a cookery book – they... More 

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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had an incredibly delicious subtly flavoured chicken curry at AR this evening. The setting of AR is just beyond nice and tonight the food really was superb. The service is always good, the staff very professional and well trained. Wednesday evening the place to be is at AR in Prince Albert!

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I recently attended the cooking class at African Relish with a group of friends. I was most impressed by the setting and design layout of the kitchen. Our chef was friendly and there was a friendly banter whist we were cooking. We enjoyed the fruits of our labour at dinner which was nicely layed out. I recommend this to anyone... More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went for supper last night , and what a delight, tables beautifully set, staff as always lovely and the food was to die for, tasty, spicy and all the different flavours blended together giving an exotic experience. Well worth a visit,

Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It is impossible to beleive that this place can run as a cooking school. All of that, and articles about cuisine internationale seems to have vanished and all that is left is some form of pizzeria open only certain nights. The pizzas took a very long to arrive, are tiny portions (husband could eat 4 or 5 for a meal)... More 

realPrinceAlbert, Manager at African Relish, responded to this review

Dear Jsmith4731 Thank you for your note regarding African Relish. I apologise for your unsatisfactory experience. African Relish does not run a regular restaurant as with all the interruptions from cooking classes we can not offer consistency in either quality or delivery. The "pizza" evenings are a once a week local food occasion to open the cooking school for light... More 

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was a long drive from Franschhoek, but very much worth the drive! The hands on cooking classes with Jeremy were both informative and fun, and the service from Verna and Donovan was outstanding! My husband and I stayed at their Karoo Cottages, which were comfortable, quaint, and charming for 2 nights, and took the cooking classes for 2 days.... More 

Cape Town
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

African Relish hosted back to back evening functions for our group of 50 motorcyclists during our weekend stay in Prince Albert. The setting is beautiful, the service was great with smiling staff who were very welcoming and the food was good. The first night we had a traditional South African braai (BBQ) and the second night a Cape Malay menu.... More 

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Cape Town
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My daughter had the most beautiful wedding here, the catering was superb the entire experience was a pleasure.Wonderful friendly atmosphere, beautifully presented food and the service was amazing! The venue is special , very easy and looked amazing!


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Church Street, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Prince Albert
  • Phone Number: 27 23 541 1381

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: African, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic


Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?