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Transkaroo Restaurant

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1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
+27 44 620 4163
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was completely amazing, took us by suprise! I had the most gorgeous chicken breast with lemon risotto. Portions are large, and service was friendly.

Thank MarieLBrand
Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came away from this meal knowing that I would return one day! The waiter was fantastic and knew not only the finer intricacies of the meal, but had an in depth knowledge of the local wines. Each meal that was presented to our table was excellent and the ambiance was great. Well worth a visit.

Thank Nicola M
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on previous visits we made a booking for a family event. We made booking for 6 persons and when we arrived a table for 5 was presented. Waiter was rather inattentive the whole evening. I tried the prawns which is a new addition to the menu and found them glassy and sent them back for further cooling which was... More 

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NIcolette_Fouche, Owner at Transkaroo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear POTaylor62 Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. Allow us to take the opportunity to respond. 1. Every reservation that is made, is confirmed by repeating the date, the time, the number of guests and the name of the booking to the person making it. 2. The prawn dish on our menu is prepared... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Had a teriyaki beef short rib! Was to die for, and the lambs neck - wow! Great desserts, beautiful and tasty. Great service! Will definitely see us again!!

Thank Jeanri S
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

a restaurant that looks inviting from the outside because of the pretty fairy lights (I do love lights). warm and welcoming atmosphere with roaring fireplace - cosy - the waitress was very good and knew her "thing" very well - had the pork belly medallions and the lamb neck - very very delicious - fall off the bone soft and... More 

Thank Cindy D
Totland, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

When my husband came back to the UK after staying with family in Groot Brak he just could not stop talking about the delicious meal he had eaten at this delightful restaurant. Well I can tell you he is quite right. We ate here last night on a winters evening in June. We had a table right next to the... More 

Thank ParlicootL
Ceres, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had dinner here during our holiday in Groot BRak. Was really impressed by the professional service. Has a limited menu, but everything on the menu was fantastic - great starters and even better main meal! Everyone at the table had different mains, and all was extremely happy. Wine selection is also impressive and some real SA gems - not... More 

Thank HannesLaubsc
Cape Town
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Great Brak River. The food here is always well prepared and the plates are always well decorated. I like to eat with my eyes so food must look good to me. I love to eat good food and enjoy a good glass of wine and good company in a cozy restaurant, and... More 

Thank Melanievanoudtshoorn
Cape Town, South Africa
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

WOW - a plate of food that leaves you feeling FULL and desserts to DIE for. Staff coped well under pressure with a group of 30+ people.

Thank Ericka P
Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Wow! What a fabulous dinner! Such good value for money for such excellent food and service! Thanks to Jo and staff! James and Annie Duffus Darling

Thank duffus2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
African, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?