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23 Church Street | Western Cape, Tulbagh, South Africa
23 230-0242
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Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good experience

Charming setting in courtyard. Staff very friendly, good menu with large wine list. Good for quick bite or lingering, and also very nice for large groups to enjoy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Ayesha A
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Charming setting in courtyard. Staff very friendly, good menu with large wine list. Good for quick bite or lingering, and also very nice for large groups to enjoy.

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Thank Ayesha A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This restaurant has been replaced by the rather pricey Belgian Kitchen but lacks the atmosphere of the old Paddagang . At 1300 we were the only people there on a wednesday which does not do it for us so after scanning the menu which comprised mid range fare but tending to fine dining prices we moved on.

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Thank lavue15
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Belgian Kitchen has moved into the premises that the Paddagang Restaurant used to occupy from their previously very cramped quarters in Church Street.

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Thank 1faithh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

An unexpected drive with friends to Paddagang Restaurant turned out to be a great experience. Spacious venue. A warm welcome by the friendly staff. A variety of dishes on the Menu. Tasty food, I enjoyed the mussles. Friends choose the Line Fish and prawns. Card facilities was not available for a few days duebthe owners husband passed away a few... More 

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Thank 840lotte
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Do not be fooled. Paddagang closed some time back, replaced by the Belgian Kitchen, which is a terrible food venue riding on the old name and venue. Don't waste your money.

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Thank rwjames1uk
Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a rather average meal at Paddagang. Nothing to right home about. The in-laws loved the garlic snails. The burgers were just another burger, and my salad was boring - smoked salmon with ice berg lettuce (at least use interesting lettuce to "spice" up the look) with chunks of tomato and onion, really nothing to write home about. Waitrons... More 

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Thank Wolery
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

It used to be a good experience having lunch at Paddagang, but it is now really let down by average service, average food and poor unpleasant management. We won't be returning again.

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Thank anthonyrE8697OC
Cape Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really good food but owner was grumpy because of staff problems. Very little ambiance, very basic furniture and no effort at lighting etc.

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Thank ana_drabbe
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited Paddagang Yesterday (11/01/2015) during the afternoon. As I was at this venue previously I really thought I am going to enjoy my visit. I ordered A hamburger which is claimed to be the best in S A on the menu ! I requested a "well done" prepared burger. Unfortunately this burger I received on my plate compares well... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I did not eat at Paddagang, but, they offer reasonable bar food. They do however, offer an excellent variety of Danish beers and are very enthusiastic and informative about the beers. I would definitely recommend the beer experience and the comfortable lawn for a relaxed and pleasant afternoon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Church Street | Western Cape, Tulbagh, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: 23 230-0242

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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