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La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was amazing - interesting and unusual combinations beautifully cooked. My wife had the meat tasting menu and I had the fish, both of which were equally good. It was also nice to be able to get 500ml carafes of good quality wine (the...More

Thank Berkshire_tripper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an exceptional evening here. The taster menus are fabulous, beautifully presented and the food outstanding. Chris is also a wonderful front of house host - attentive, chatty and good humoured. Would happily return tomorrow if we weren’t so far away!More

Thank BigBill6
462ChrisM, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, which is much appreciated. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us, as a lovely review like yours is very motivating for the whole team. It’s a pity that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are on our honeymoon and someone recommended this restaurant. It was more then delicious and the people are very very nice. The food is like art and the wine was great! We really recommend this place: You need to make a reservation!More

Thank RmNdV
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the very complimentary review, which we really appreciate. We are glad that we could make a small contribution to making your your honeymoon in South Africa a memorable one. We hope to see you again on your next visit to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at La Sosta two consecutive evenings as we had booked accommodation in the guesthouse, and were not disappointed. Although there are only three set menus, there was plenty of choice for two meals by mixing and matching. The food is very well presented,...More

Thank JABDover
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

... it’s our third trip to South Africa and La Sosta is among our top 3 restaurants in this wonderful country. Chris is an attentive and warmly welcoming host, his daughter and her husband are creative and skillful chefs and together they have created a...More

Thank Katja B
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hello Katja Thank you very much for your very complimentary review, which we appreciate very much. A review like yours is a very nice reward for everyone at La Sosta, all of whom work very hard to make staying and/or dining with us a memorable...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This was simply one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. We were collected from the B and B and delivered by a courteous driver. Food and wine fantastic. Superbly looked after by the host. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.More

Thank Dolly S
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hi Dolly Thank you for the lovely review. We are all very glad that you really enjoyed your time with us at La Sosta and we look forward to your next visit, which we hope will be soon. All the best from the La Sosta...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Several the years ago this restaurant was rated in the top 10 in S.A. Now under new ownership of Chris Matthews with his daughter, a Swiss trained chef and her Italian chef husband in the kitchen, this restaurant has scaled new heights. There is little...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We enjoyed our stay in the guesthouse and restaurant to the max. Chris nows what hospitality is all about. If you are a food lover you really should eat at this restaurant and enjoy the beautiful food and wines. Thank you and we will be...More

Thank William S
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Laura and William Thank you very much for your very complimentary review. Reviews like yours really reward the La Sosta team for their creativity and hard work. We are very pleased that you enjoyed both the food and your stay in the guesthouse and...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing culinary experience. We had a wonderful meal with so many different tastes. The food, ambiance and staff were great. Thank you Chris, Nina, Salvatore and all the staff for making this a special occasion. Highly recommended.

Thank DayTrip825650
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Chris and his team offer a gastronimique cuisine second to none. Excellent local produce and european cuisine makes for this culinary fusion. 3 different menus are offered, each served with pallet cleansers for a truly complete experience.

Thank capsud2015
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Response from Christopher M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, we use to work with "a la carte menu" that changes every 2/3 weeks. a sample of our menu is visible on our website. For the next season we are thinking to use 2 tasting menu, one will be vegetarian, made of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$36 - $48
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
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La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant working with 3 Different Tasting Menus . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are essential.
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