We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Shuntin Shed

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Botriver Railway Station, Bot River 7185, South Africa
+27 28 284 9443
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Caledon, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best ever Banting burger, which was nourishing and piled with healthy Avo, mushroom, delicious bacon, a large succulent homemade beef burger and all the fresh trimmings. Enjoyed the friendly ambiance and are frequent visitors from Caledon nearby. David is the front man and people's person and Helen the busy chef behind the scenes. Sometimes music but always friendly... More 

Thank Verna2014
ShuntinShed, Owner at The Shuntin Shed, responded to this review

Thank you Verna for your Generous Compliments!!!!...as a small team, we do try our best to provide an enjoyable experience. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service, delicious food and excellent value! If you are in Botrivier you cannot miss it. What a gem.

Thank nicolesT7115HT
Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub style restaurant with great pizzas and other items. Friday evenings is special with yester years music sung by a talented singer

Thank Johnno0908
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off the N2 in the town of Botriver you will find The Shuntin' Shed - a unique restaurant built in the old town railway station that definitely fits the part, with the decor giving it quite a nostalgic train(station) feel. When we got there we were informed that they had a wedding the next day so they were only... More 

Thank Dewald R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Bot Rivier not knowing what to expect. Walked around and stumbled into the Shuntin Shed. Wow. Great service, fantastic food in a quirky real railway shed. Food arrived and large portions with wholesome salad and fresh produce. Lovely music in the background plus the odd diesel shunting backwards and forwards. Well recommended.

1 Thank CGI6301
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Very quirky restaurant on the railway station with train coach seating inside. Unfortunately there was only pizza available when we visited but it was very good.

Thank Karooblossom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

The Banting burger presentation and taste were wonderful. The staff are efficient, effective and very friendly. Jared Prior provided the live entertainment. It was so enjoyable. I am living in Botrivier for 6 months and will definitely be back. 2 drafts, 2 glasses of dry white, 2 small sparkling waters, 2 Banting burgers + tip came to R400. See you... More 

Thank Geo H
ShuntinShed, Owner at The Shuntin Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,and Welcome to Bot-Riviera!!!! We look forward to many more visits!!!! Dave&Helen&The Shed Team More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

A real quirky little find in the middle of Bot River. The Sunday Roast is exceptional and well worth a try. Pizzas are also very special and you will be spoilt for choice. The staff work very hard to make your meal a true experience. It's a real pleasure to relax and be treated like kings. Well done to all... More 

Thank Barbieknight
ShuntinShed, Owner at The Shuntin Shed, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back!!!! Dave & Helen & The Shed Team More 

Wellington, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Fantastic location full of history. Pizzas are fresh, thin crust with delicious toppings. Management is friendly and the craft beer amazing.

Thank tanariv
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It is not often you stumble across a great restaurant tucked away in a small town. The Shuntin Shed is worth visiting for a number of reasons - quirky location alongside the railway station, varied menu including kids menu and gluten-free / banting options, really tasty meals and good service and well priced.

Thank KathAMM

Travelers who viewed The Shuntin Shed also viewed

Bot River, Overberg District
Bot River, Overberg District
Bot River, Overberg District
Bot River, Overberg District
Bot River, Overberg District

Been to The Shuntin Shed? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Botriver Railway Station, Bot River 7185, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Bot River
  • Phone Number: +27 28 284 9443
A quirky restaurant on the side of the rail way tracks, open for pizzas and ribs and a range of daily specials. Live music and roast on a Sunday. Unique parties and weddings catered for, with no venue hire. Local is lekker and we aim to buy only south african products sourced as locally as we can get them. Like us on facebook to keep up to date.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Shuntin Shed staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?