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“Love this personal exquisite spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drostdy Restaurant

Drostdy Restaurant
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
+27 28 514 3825
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Ranked #10 of 25 restaurants in Swellendam
Cuisines: Belgian, Continental, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Oslo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this personal exquisite spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Once entering this seriously cosy place -we were given the large round table by the enormous fire place. Our two kids of 2 years and 8 months were taken care of by the waiters so that we could enjoy the wonderful meal. Though we got there before the restaurant actually opened (at 6) we were given the restaurants menu. I can´t recommend this place enough! Wonderful staff and seriously good food :-)

  • Visited October 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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Somerset West, South Africa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Sabine's is a great restaurant for a special meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We chose Sabine's out of necessity as Sunday night in Swellendam does not offer one many restaurants to choose from. This was a good choice as the meal was delicious. The starter we both chose of Mushrooms a la Sabine was delicious with just a few presentation flaws. They should have been served in a bowl with the option of a spoon, not on a flat plate as they were swimming in sauce and there was no way to eat the sauce. The second course chosen by both of us of a trio of fillets (beef, impala and springbok) served with tiny roasted new potatoes was outstanding. The fillets were differentiated by slices of fruit - preserved figs with the springbok and a slice of grilled pineapple with the impala, both of which really set of the delicately flavoured meat which was cooked to perfection. They were served alongside a mushroom sauce and a youngberry sauce, but sadly the youngberry sauce was overpowering with plenty of green peppercorns and the tartness of the fruit which would have complimented the fantastic game was lost. Service was personal and quite fast and the menu on a blackboard was explained by the hostess herself. The choices were wide and interesting. Would I go back again? Certainly!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Loved Sabine's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We had a wonderful lunch at Sabine's so much so, we went back for dinner the same day. We did a stopover in Swellendam on our way to Cape town and was recommended this restaurant by our guest house. We had two great meals here, the food was fresh, setting romantic and cosy. Pleasant staff and amazing scenery.

  • Visited April 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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Swellendam, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“It could have been great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is the best venue in Swellendam, but the restaurant don't make the cut. Food is average, service unproffesional and no atmostphere to compliment the venue.

Visited April 2012
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Milano
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23 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good dinner in Swellendam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a very nice dinner - blessed with ectremely good wine - in this cosy restaurant. Very helpful staff, nice atmosphere and very good food. COuldn't ask for more...

Visited August 2012
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