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The Pool Room at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
+27 21 859 4111
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (28 reviews)
“pork belly” (16 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to The Pool Room and it was just as good as in previous years. Clean, tidy and very professional. The location is picturesque, being in the middle of a wine estate. Customer service was excellent. There is a good variety...More

Thank akay07
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Akay07 for your lovely review and for visiting us time and time again - we are so pleased we continue to meet your expectations! We look forward to seeing you in the future!! Kind regards Gordon and Emma

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Pool Room for lunch. They have a very nice lunch menu with everything from salads to hamburgers. The setting is lovely and there is some seating outside. The serve wines from the estate.

Thank majiksea
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Day Majiksea, Thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting between oak trees Lunch with family They had their sirloin steak , prepared the way they wanted Pork belly was divine, well prepared and plated

Thank Docgerhard
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Good Day Docgerhard, Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased to read you enjoyed your experience at The Pool Room. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Gordon and his team serve consistently good food and with eye-candy platings. I have never had a bad meal ,the added plus being on such a beautiful Estate that produces very fine wines. We had fresh kabeljou and a pork belly- both with lots of...More

Thank LadyPamelaT
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you so much Lady P for your lovely review - we are so pleased you continue to enjoy The Pool Room!! Kind regards Gordon

Reviewed August 5, 2018

came for lunch and to buy the lovely wines. it was quiet , low season, got a lot of attention, lovely service and lunch was delicious

Thank nicolas s
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Good Day Nicolas, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for joining us in our quite time, we are so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you!

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Two of us had lunch at The Pool Room near Grabouw on the 22nd of June. Huge oak trees line the access road to the restaurant. It seems like you driving through a landscape somewhere in France. The eating experience was even better. The menu...More

Thank FransL184
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Dear Frans, Thank you for your lovely review we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience! If you can appreciate the beauty of the farm in the winter, you must come in spring when the trees are bright green and the flowers are...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The Pool Room venue is always great. Stopped for lunch during the Cool Wine Festival so there was a great vibe and the added benefit of tasting their wines. The rump steaks were excellent however my wife and I chose the traditional pork belly. Was...More

Thank DavidBo48
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Good Day David, Thank you for your review and for joining us over the Cool Climate Festival. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your steak, and sorry to hear that your wife did not enjoy her pork belly, but thank you for the feedback....More

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday at The Pool room and it was absolutely brilliant. The steak was out of this world and it just melted in your mouth, you could cut it with a butter knife. The service was prompt and efficient , definitely a...More

Thank Tiaan R
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Dear Tiaan, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your celebration and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back - thank you.

Reviewed March 22, 2018

I must say I am not a big lover of fine dinning but I enjoyed my meal tremendously. The steak was perfect - medium rare and portions were just big enough and not TINY. It felt like a family owned restaurant and the staff were...More

Thank jackyza
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Good Day Jacky, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed it. You are correct we are a family business and our team has been with us for years. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This place is the full package! We went for lunch and were blown away by the setting, food quality, service and wine. A real gem. Book ahead for this one. Varied menu with something for everyone

Thank Travels2often
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Travels2often, Thank you for the lovely review, what a great way to start our week. We are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant - thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back

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Response from Caroline T | Reviewed this property |
I was recently at the Pool Room for lunch and there was a table of people who had a small dog with them so I don't foresee it being a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +27 21 859 4111
  • E-mail
Description
Relax on The Pool Room terrace, relishing country inspired cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the farm where possible. Feast on free range grass-fed beef, acorn-fed pork, charcuterie, naturally grown vegetables and freshly baked artisanal breads from the wood-burning oven. Wagyu, the famous cattle breed from Japan, where it is better known as Kobe beef, will be on offer from time-to-time depending on availability. Wagyu is a delicacy famous for its incredible marbling and flavour.
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