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Transkaroo Restaurant

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$$$
African, French, Fusion
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1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
+27 44 620 4163
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this...
Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Restaurant in a small town

We live in Great brak so it is such a treat for us to go out and have dinner Transkaroo, there is a spesific vibe to place a very relaxing vibe and intimate vibe. The food is really excellent and they haven't disappointed us, every time we eat there the experience is always good. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melanievanoudtshoorn
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Cape Town
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Cape Town
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We live in Great brak so it is such a treat for us to go out and have dinner Transkaroo, there is a spesific vibe to place a very relaxing vibe and intimate vibe. The food is really excellent and they haven't disappointed us, every time we eat there the experience is always good. The staff is friendly and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed lunch with my wife and friends on a Sunday afternoon while watching flamingos on the lagoon in the distance.The company , food and service were outstanding. I had the Transkaroo which is their signature dish (Whole lamb neck served with mash and veggies).Fantastic.The others had the hake, kudu and porkbelly which they thoroughly enjoyed. We will be back, thanks.

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Thank Gareth G
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An A La Carte menu with the most amazing dishes, a different taste no matter what your preference. I had the Bobotie spring roll with Tomato chilli jam starter, Rib eye steak with mushroom and red wine sauce and for dessert the Death by chocolate. The starter was absolutely perfect, a twist to the original spring roll, this one is... More 

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Thank colleenlingwood
Great Brak River, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped at Transkaroo for lunch halfway during the Diaz Express ride to the Maalgate bridge, the setting is lovely, it is in an old train station building. The signature dish is the Transkaroo neck of lamb and it is definitely something you have to try if you are very hungry, I had the creme bruleé for desert , it... More 

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Thank waldab2015
Witbank
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lunch at Transkaroo and we were very delighted with the food and service. The way the food is served is beautiful and the food is of a high standard. Highly recommended .

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Thank ellie856
Harare, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and the ambience is good. Service is awesome and I highly recommend it for a fairly fancy meal.

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Thank Ryan L
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A perfect combination of wonderful food and fantastic service. The Lamb Shank & Kudu was awesome. Our waiter (Wouter) was very efficient and professional. By far the best restaurant in the region.

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Thank DawieWentzel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Very good food and menu...will revisit again...good location and close to Mosselbay...best roasted Pork Belly in town...

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Thank 421mariusm
Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very busy in season, must reserve early. A must try when you are on this coast. Service excellent and food was very tasty. Good for lunch and dinnet, excellent wine selection

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Thank KarenKay41
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

What a gem ! Incredible food in beautiful restaurant (old railway station building) with great, friendly service. The Transkaroo lambs neck is incredible ... I had it twice in one week !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Great Brak River
  • Phone Number: +27 44 620 4163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: African, French, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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