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“What a place to stop....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant

Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant
Stormsvlei, Just off the N2 on the R317 to Bonnievale | Stormsvlei, P O Box 510, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 79 713 0257
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Ranked #5 of 25 restaurants in Swellendam
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: International, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A great place to enjoy locally sourced, freshly prepared food in a beautiful garden setting. A selection of fresh bread, homemade jams, chutneys, sweet treats and preserves are available in the farm stall. We also stock a range of local cheeses, wines & cured meats. We are 35km from Swellendam (on the Cape Town side) just off the N2. Sundays are a very popular day, so we strongly suggest that you make a reservation if you plan to visit. Please note we are closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a place to stop....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I ran out of petrol on the N2 and I so very luckily stopped at Stormsvlei. I walked in and announced my dilemma, to which the kind lady offered the Caltex down the roads phone number and said that they have delivered petrol before. With 5 litres of petrol on the way, I sat down and was looked after and treated with absolute professional service and superb homemade quality food. I had the springbok carpaccio which was without doubt the best I have ever had....this was followed by a proper barista machine coffee and a homemade brownie.

I recommend it to anyone travelling along this route - it is worth the stop.

Visited April 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Warm welcome and lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

If you want a convenient lunch stop between Cape Town and the Garden Route then look no further. Friendly family service, top quality wholesome food at a reasonable price.

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stormsvlei, Owner at Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Tim
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Easter Sunday lunch and your experience here.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip to our beautiful country.
Kind regards
Jeanne
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We popped into this restaurant completely at random off the the highway. And what a pleasant surprise it was! The burgers were works of art, big, fat patties in a fresh bun. The chicken pie I ate was excellent. The setting is also very nice - the back yard is a european garden, and just beyond a flower nursery. Bought a couple of bags of boutique candies to suck on for the remainder of the drive to Cape Town. Would visit again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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stormsvlei, Owner at Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear mskullcap
Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review on your experience here at Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant. It is always great to get feedback and I am so pleased that you enjoyed our homemade Burgers & Chicken Pie as well as our carefully selected products in our Farm Stall.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to South Africa and look forward to welcoming you back to Stormsvlei.
Kind regards
Jeanne
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Guyancourt, France
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“Highly recommend this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The aroma of freshly ground coffee being served at the bar by a smiling lady greeted us, a great start!
Efficient and friendly service, very good food, one of the most tastily prepared salads I've had in South Africa. "Real" chips, excellent steak, and an absolutely lovely garden.
We bought some of the home-baked bread,delicious, and particularly appreciated by my French husband. Lots of other local produce to buy in the shop.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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stormsvlei, Owner at Stormsvlei Farm Stall & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to us. It's really nice to hear from customers that appreciate the effort both Jeanne and myself try to put in to making Stormsvlei Farmstall & Restaurant a place for people that enjoy great quality, fresh food. It's lovely to hear from people that understand what bread should be like too.
If you are passing again we would love you to stop hear with us again. All the best.

S. Collinson
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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“Don't drive past this place on the N2”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We were on a 5 hour drive between Paarl and Great Brak River and decided to stop off for a light refreshment and to use the restroom. We thought maybe a sandwich but when we saw the food being delivered to other tables, we decided on a full lunch. The food was fantastic- everything is homemade and freshly produced and tastes accordingly. Our hostess was welcoming and our waitress was so friendly and competent. Two days later, on our return trip from Great Brak River to Hermanus, we stopped by again. This time we shared (recommended by our hostess, wife of the chef) a wonderful crock of homemade chicken liver parfait and toasted homemade bread, with salad, onion marmalade and some local white wine. The damage? A recession agreeable equivalent of €25 for 2. Don't pass this one by!

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