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The Pool Room at Oak Valley

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Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
+27 21 859 4111
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Truro, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were being shown around some wine estates and we stopped for lunch at The Pool Room. What a fabulous setting. It was just a very short walk from the car park through a really attractive area to the Pool Room. We arrived a little late but despite this received such a warm welcome. The whole restaurant is exceptionally clean... More 

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Thank akay07
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words! It makes our day to receive such fantastic feedback - Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, no swimming in the pool. It looks so very inviting especially with such hot weather being experienced at the moment. Efficient staff. Breakfast delicious

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed it! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant after an exhilarating morning cycling.Views superb...drive to get there very scenic. Cape seed bread...to die for..

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Thank DianeZiets
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you Diane, we are so pleased you enjoyed it! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

I was taken there for lunch on my Birthday and I was pleasantly surprised on the tranquil setting. Once the lovely waitress explained how basically everything on the menu comes the farm - I was excited. Food was fantastic and well presented. Been back again recently as I was so impressed.

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Thank Extravagant_12
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Dear Extravagant_12, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed it! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Thank you team Oak Valley always happy returns, friendly smiles and intimate service with a host that sees a face and remembers, makes you feel comfortable, good chatting and banter and very very good food, exceptional baguette!

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Thank Shanaaz H
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Dear Shanaaz, Thank you for the lovely review! it was great to see you both again, we are so pleased you continue to enjoy it, Baguettes and all ;-) More 

Kunming, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

From the excellent wines, to the exemplary food and service, this had to be one of most delightful stops on our vacation. You simply must go, savour the setting and food. u won't be disappointed

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Thank Somerton1968
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you Somerton for your lovely review - we are so pleased you joined us on your holiday and we could add to your experience! Kind regards Emma and Gordon More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The best part of this restaurant is the beautiful setting alongside a long swimming pool, all set in an enormous old garden. The food was overpriced and really quite average, even though the chef was trying to talk it up at the table next to us. Our best was after lunch, when we went to lie on the loungers on... More 

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you Challan for your review, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal, as owner operators we take all reviews to heart. Please bare in mind that it is the food and beverage spend that maintains the beautiful pool and gardens that you so enjoyed. We do hope to see you again Regards Emma and Gordon More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue and very friendly and welcoming manager. The breakfast menu is very limited with not many exiting options. There was another party of people who were busy having the picnic brunch option which looked very nice. When we asked if it would be possible to also order a breakfast burger (like the ones they were making for the picnic... More 

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you Elbie for your review, it was good to see you again! Unfortunately we do not serve picnic items in the restaurant. Thank you More 

Cape Twn, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Once again a fantastic meal at the Pool Room. The venue is quite beautiful, eating dinner around the edge of the Oak Valley Farm swimming pool is both tranquil and relaxing. The staff were once again friendly, efficient and accommodating. The food was delicious from starters to deserts and the pork cutlet was once again a winner.

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Thank Richard B
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was great to welcome you back and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Always a wonderful venue to visit, with the tables scattered around the pool! A new chef since our last visit, but the standards have certainly been maintained! Not a wide menu, but certainly enough to tease and tempt all but the fanciest of palates! This is not the place to go if you are in a hurry - this is... More 

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this review

Thank you Stephen for the lovely review we are so pleased you enjoy it and look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
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  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +27 21 859 4111
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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