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“Excellent cuisine offering the chance to sample interesting local meats” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koornlands Restaurant

Koornlands Restaurant
192 Voortrek Straat, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Swellendam
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: African, French, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences. Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating. 04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks 06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent cuisine offering the chance to sample interesting local meats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant was the top recommendation from our guest house and we were not disappointed. The food was good quality cuisine, beautifully presented, and we had a chance to sample delights such as crocodile sashimi, kudu fillet carpaccio and the most delicious melt-in-the mouth springbok fillet stuffed with blue cheese and figs with a pinto age Demi-glaze - definitely not to be missed!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Absolute treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Booked this restaurant based on TA reviews and were not disappointed. Very quaint surroundings and the food well cooked and tasty. Would definitely eat there again.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This pleasantly appointed restaurant serves an eclectic variety of dishes, with a welcome accent on South African traditional cuisine. The service is good, the tables well spaced, the wine selection interesting and the orices competitive..

Visited November 2012
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“To be recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Delicious food, generous portion, friendly service. Can definitely recommend this.
Especially if you'd like to try some game. The springbok with fig and blue cheese was delicious, the fillet seak was super tender!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brownhills, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Swellendam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The restaurant was recommnded to us by the owners of our B&B Cypress Cottage and on our first night we ate off the menu, which was delicious. Beautiful food, great wine and excellent personal service! We then noticed on the back of the menu that there is an option to have a 6-course taster menu with wine pairing. In one word: A-MA-ZING!! Each course was prepared with such care and each more mouth watering than the previous. The owner/chef Steve presented each dish himself and explained what it was. High class South African cuisine. This restaurant alone is worth a trip to Swellendam!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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