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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (22 reviews)
“bitterballen” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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101 - 110 of 281 reviews

Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service, great wine and super food. What impressed especially wad the fantastic menu with a lot of special interpreted classics. Like typical Dutch Bitterballen, made from warthog meat in a delicous upgrade of the original. All food executed 100% perfect! I hope to go...More

2  Thank Toxxie
Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

We hade a great dinner at Koornlands! A glass of bubbles, a crisp sallad and a perfectly cooked kudu accompanied by a glass of pinotage. Everything was simply great!

2  Thank Per25
Reviewed January 18, 2016

The food at this restaurant is excellent! You can also book a taster menu with wines if you wish. Recommend that you book as the evening we were here was full and we were lucky to get a table. There is typical S.African meat on...More

2  Thank 100ALC
Reviewed January 13, 2016

If you like fine dining,eat here. In 5 weeks touring South Africa we did not find a better restaurant. The chef is English and certainly knows his onions. A superb choice of wines to match the food.

2  Thank 2logon
Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was delicious food in a relaxed, small town setting. We sat at a table on the stoep overlooking the garden while enjoying perfectly prepared game dishes of Kudu and Springbok fillet. Springbok samosa as a starter is highly recommended!

3  Thank Paul R
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Had a wonderful meal here. The owners and staff are very attentive and the varied menu a fascinating selection. Wines were excellent. Obviously for all this we paid a little more but it is very good value for money. As I say, we thought it...More

2  Thank Wallowsabroad
Reviewed January 4, 2016

Fantastic and deserves a 5 Star Rating. The food is fantastic and presented so well. The service is excellent and we can honestly say it is one of the best restaurants we have been to in the Western Cape. Well Done you deserve 5 Stars!!!

2  Thank Carol M
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited for dinner and it was wonderful from start to finish! Great service - amazing wine - very sexy Shiraz indeed! Springbok samosas to start - yum! Beef fillet steak - wow - best of our week long trip so far! Cheesecake dessert &...More

1  Thank Ejtravell
Reviewed January 2, 2016

What a lovely place 😃! It took us 3 stays in Swellendam to finally discover this little gem nested in a beautiful Dutch-looking house on the main street. We dined on the terrace outside served by a very friendly staff member and were treated with...More

1  Thank Swisscheese_Zurich
Reviewed January 1, 2016

A simple but meant seriously - WOW! Pure cooking with heart and phantasy. Poetry for the palate in Swellendam. Thank you for a nice evening!

2  Thank Antje_und_Rainer
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August 13, 2016|
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Response from Prof. Elain V | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
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Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences. Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating. 04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks 06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner
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