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Field & Fork

26 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam, South Africa
+2728 514 3430
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Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: French, Bistro
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Field & Fork derives its name from the culinary vision of bringing locally sourced quality produce from the field to your table. Chef and owner Francois du Rand, serves these ingredients with a great passion for food and a dash of French flair. Field & Fork is located in Swellendam's heritage area and forms part of the Drostdy Museum. Steeped in history and oozing character, this restaurant brings you modern style bistro food with panache.The menu is small and changes often but caters for all palates.Our wines as our food, are only sourced locally from award winning wineries. Welcome to the Field & Fork. Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 5pm for drinks and 6pm for dinner service.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Field & Fork derives its name from the culinary vision of bringing locally sourced quality produce from the field to your table. Chef and owner Francois du Rand, serves these ingredients with a great passion for food and a dash of French flair. Field & Fork is located in Swellendam's heritage area and forms part of the Drostdy Museum. Steeped in history and oozing character, this restaurant brings you modern style bistro food with panache.The menu is small and changes often but caters for all palates.Our wines as our food, are only sourced locally from award winning wineries. Welcome to the Field & Fork. Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 5pm for drinks and 6pm for dinner service.
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Mellor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We've just spent four days in one of South Africa's premier resorts and the food here at Field and Fork has bettered it! Wonderful soup and salad starters, excellent steaks, great local wines, great service....and the chef/owner keen to meet his guests and also discuss the food. Lovely setting in a particularly lovely town. Our whole visit was a joy!... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the owner of the local B&B we were staying in, and were very pleased he did. The restaurant had just re-opened after a winter break and the food was delicious. The place has a cosy atmosphere with friendly staff and we we had a lovely evening.

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Swellendam, South Africa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited the Field and Fork restaurant last week and found it to be a brilliant experience. The atmosphere in an old residence was warm and friendly. The waitress was superb and helpful and knew her menu intimately. I liked the small menu with only four items to select from in starter and main courses. This usually means food is... More

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Sycamore, Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very small restaurant done in a rustic style. Reservations are a good idea because there are only a few tables. This is a lengthy dining experience that should not be rushed. The menu choices will probably vary by time of the year, but things were very fresh, tasty, and nicely prepared. If you love food and interesting... More

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had the lamb rack and rib eye steak respectively, and it was so well prepared. The steak was served with a parsnip purée with red onion 'chutney' and green peppercorn sauce. Done to perfection as was my husbands lamb rack with mash. Service was smooth and discreet, as we prefer. All in all, well worth it.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Food and wine choices excellent here amongst best food eaten in South Africa and after The Food Barn in Noordhoek this is saying something. Compliments to the chef and well worth a return visit to Swellendam to try it again.

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FDRSwellendam, Owner at Field & Fork, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your king review. We hope to see you again in future More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our guest house hosts. We were not disappointed at all. We chose the set menu which had a choice of starters, main dishes and desserts from the a la carte menu. We were both extremely happy with our food which was very beautifully presented and totally delicious. The ambience in the restaurant was good... More

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FDRSwellendam, Owner at Field & Fork, responded to this review

It was a pleasure cooking for you. See you soon More

Maidenhead, Berkshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Field and Fork is a small intimate restaurant. Like all good restaurants the menu is small but seasonable. Food is delicious and serving staff friendly and efficient. As the menu is small we were a little disappointed that they had run out of a couple of options. The décor oozes of history but it still has a very contemporary theme.... More

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FDRSwellendam, Owner at Field & Fork, responded to this review

We pride ourselves in local, fresh and seasonal produce. Thank you acknowledging the effort we put into our menu. Please visit us again when you are in the Western Cape More

Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a party of 8' , we all had good meals. Small menu, nicely presented. Friendly staff. Small venue, lovely old building. A great evening. Happy to go back.

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FDRSwellendam, Owner at Field & Fork, responded to this review

Thank you for your custom and time to review our restaurant Feel free to make that trip down the N2 to Swellendam more often.... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The restaurant set in a beautiful historic building and is warm and welcoming. The service was friendly and efficient. Good wine list. I had the mozzarella and tomato tart to start which was excellent. My husband had the leek and potato soup which was also good. For mains we had the pork (delicious!) and the beef which were both excellent.... More

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FDRSwellendam, Owner at Field & Fork, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and effort to review our restaurant. We enjoy it very much to host people from the Mother City and hope that you guys will frequent the restaurant more often in future More

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