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Paddagang Restaurant

23 Church Street | Western Cape, Tulbagh, South Africa
23 230-0242
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Ranked #13 of 15 restaurants in Tulbagh
Good for: Local cuisine
Most recent review
- Apr 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A yum-yum lunch at Paddagang where we had the best pie in a long time! "Doen so voort!" Their 'flippenice' wine was just that: flippen nice! Good service and a lovely feel in the restaurant will bring us back.

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Cape Town
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A few minutes after we sat down the elderly owner noticed us and his first words were "Do you have a reservation?" which made us feel as though we had been caught gatecrashing a party. There are definitely politer ways of doing this - a greeting first might have been nice. Particularly since none of his staff had greeted us... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I have been to Paddagang a number of times fort he good food, was very disappointed when I took my family there to find all has changed and they do not serve traditional South African food any more. The service was awful and the waitress did not even try to make the experience good by a simple this as being... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Based on recommendations of locals we booked at Paddagang Restaurant during our stay in Tulbagh. A pretty waitress seated us on cheep plastic garden chairs and assisted us with choosing a lovely bottle of wine. Little did we know that this was to be the last enjoyment for the evening. There were only 3 tables at the restaurant yet our... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The restaurant has closed and "The Belgian Kitchen" has taken over the site. I don't know why it closed, or any other details.

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South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We ate here the one evening we stayed in Tulbagh. Besides the lack of atmosphere (or non existence there of) the food was awful. I had a sirloin steak which resembled chewy cardboard. My boyfriend had a platter with a few different things on such as waterblommetjie stew, babootie and chicken pie. The stew was so overly salted that it... More

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Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The place was recommended at Ceres so we drove there especially to lunch. We were very disappointed and extremely bored. I had very fatty mushrooms. The burgers were average and chip unappetising. All of this after an extremely long wait. Won't be back.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Set in an old Dutch Colonial Building, typical Afrikaans interior, greeted by friendly staff. The food is of the highest standard. Great value for money. I would go back there if the opportunity arose again. Highly recommended

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Local food cooked and served in a local way. Dining room is a bit odd....and I agree with others here that it lacks atmosphere. It is a bit like sitting in a country kitchen. However the views of the mountains in the setting sun were spectacular, as were the comedy turns of the Guniea Fowl and Peacocks scuttling around the... More

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Bumped into this restaurant on a trip to the area. Not well shown from the road but food was excellent. On site wine tasting. Sit in the garden and watch the peacocks. Most enjoyable place.

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