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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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French, African, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 140 reviews

Reviewed March 30, 2017

Heard that the restaurant had new ownership and was recommended, so we booked and was really surprised at the ambience while seated outside. The service was excellent, the staff were professional and efficient and above all, the food was really amazing. Between us we had...More

Thank MicheleSutton
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We were a group of eight and it was lovely to sit at a round table! We were warmly welcomed, service was excellent and the food delicious

Thank Jancar50
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Really nice place with beautiful views. The food and service were perfect. I would recommend to come early (before 6) and definately sit outside. We will come back.

Thank Simon K
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We called to see if there was a table available in the late afternoon and were squeezed in for 7.30. The service, the food and the setting were amazing! Highly recommended!

Thank GinnyStaffordshireUK
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Simple perfection, delicious food eaten out under the stars & twinkling lights in the garden at Drostdy Restaurant. Charming hosts, friendly staff & beautifully presented food. Would be our first choice next time we are back in Swellendam.

Thank Annie123Sutcliffe
Reviewed March 11, 2017

A beautiful restaurant. Wonderful food & service in a magical setting. Original in every way in the best of taste. I hope it never changes because it's something to look forward to every time one is in Swellendam.

Thank Philippe L
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and the setting is beautiful! The meat as well as the vegetarian plates were very good. The staff is very friendly. You should definitely go eat here when in Swellendam!

Thank Daphne L
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We had a delicious meal here. I had a trio of venison (I think it was called) which was delightfully presented. Unfortunately it wasn't quite warm enough to sit outside as, with the wonderful view, that wouldn't have made a perfect evening. The restaurant is...More

Thank TillyT1
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We chose this restaurant twice during our stay in Swellendam, only wished we had not pre-booked other restaurants, otherwise we would have chosen the Drostdy Restaurant for every dinner. The waiters were fast and capable and the kitchen staff excellent, guided by the French Chef...More

Thank Denis-Val
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Ate here twice and both times were outstanding. Staff are polite, professional and attentive, a contrast to some hotel staff that we have encountered. While my partner and I are not gourmet eaters we thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the food and all dishes were...More

Thank reavley
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Questions & Answers
February 19, 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Cindy, yes we have vegetarian options, vegetable lasagne, vegetarian pasta. Different vegetables as well. Kind regards
January 4, 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Sir We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this under our attention. We will certainly make sure to respond in future on all comments made by our customers. Kind regards Drostdy Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3825
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Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, and overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area. Our aim is to deliver and offer freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience and matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this heritage building. We offer value for money and a variety of choice both traditional and international dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience.
PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages
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