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 Colony

Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 2101
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (5 reviews)
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (168)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

31 - 40 of 125 reviews

Reviewed June 24, 2016

Cuisine is modern, South African.Food was excellent. Prices were good. Staff friendly. The ostrich dishes was excellent. Mossel Bay Sole and the Karoo Lamb Rack are a good bet. Ask for a balcony table. They have the best views, and more atmosphere on quiet evenings.

Thank AladdinCapeTown
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This restaurant offers good and tasteful food with a cozy atmosphere. There is also a lovely fireplace where you can have your drinks before or after dinner.

Thank GGVV2018
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The Colony restaurant on the first floor of the Queens Hotel in Oudtshoorn is just tops. This restaurant has an "on street" entrance as well as the entrance through the lovely marble covered hotel staircase. The restaurant has a true colonial feel and look. The...More

Thank Riël G
Reviewed April 5, 2016

We arrived at Oudtshoorn around 5pm. By the time we checked in and took some rest, most of the shops were already closed. The owner from Gumtree Guest House help us to made reservation to the restaurant. It is just a short walk away from...More

3  Thank UnderBigHill
Reviewed April 5, 2016

We had dinner at The Colony. Either the restaurant ventilation is poor or someone had an accident in the kitchen, but the entire venue was filled with smoke when we entered. This eventually improved, however. Food was fine and service acceptable.

1  Thank Hendrien S
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

My yellow fun run was way over cooked and not fresh at all. My husband had the lamb burger and his bun was stale. Too bad because it's a nice venue but the cook needs to learn how to cook.

4  Thank Aproestakis
Reviewed March 6, 2016

You don't have to be staying at Queens Hotel to eat in the restaurant. We had a very good meal, were well served and the atmosphere was relaxed. The hotel's over 100 years old and has pictures on the walls from its Victorian past.

Thank David C
Reviewed March 2, 2016

On Sunday evening, most restaurants in Oudtshoorn closed (even on Valentinesday) so we chose this old style restaurant. The food was good (lambcurry and chicken milanese) and the service was professional and quick.

Thank hermaro
Reviewed February 23, 2016

We has a lovely table on the terrace - the food was excellent - we had Ostrich (as most people would have). Service was attentive, the surroundings were lovely - colonial victorian style. recommended.

Thank DOHI
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Visited restaurant with wife and had ostrich for dinner. Meal ores rented well and waitress was very attentive

Thank Graeme Cochrane
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Oudtshoorn
Queens Hotel
381 reviews
.02 miles away
Turnberry Boutique Hotel
336 reviews
.09 miles away
Van Riebeeck Hotel Conference
1 review
.52 miles away
Oudtshoorn Inn Hotel and Conferencing Centre
156 reviews
.55 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
911 reviews
.34 miles away
Bello Cibo Restaurant
541 reviews
.35 miles away
Jemima's Restaurant
1,015 reviews
.47 miles away
The Black Swan Restaurant & Wine Bar
745 reviews
.65 miles away
Nearby Attractions
C.P Nel Museum
153 reviews
.05 miles away
12 reviews
.55 miles away
Oudtshoorn Tourism Bureau
8 reviews
.11 miles away
ArtKaroo Art Gallery
16 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Colony staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 2101
  • E-mail
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