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Field & Fork

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26 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3430
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was mightily impressed. Really a great job, considering I'm in a small town. First class that they were open on a Sunday evening. Even more impressed that they had great food and a fantastic wine list. Making the best of a bad situation, I was stuck in Swellendam and had to spend the night here with Mrs H as... More 

1 Thank Thabo H
East London, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we were staying close to this place we had dinner here.Omg it was the best pork I ever had in a long time.Mind you I usually don't even have pork!The portion looks small but once you eat you understand why.Quality over quantity:)the dessert was also yum!!!!!!overall a nice place for dinner if your into "fine dining" food and a... More 

Thank Amrita_Kc
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious fine dining at a really reasonable price. Lovely meal. Described accurately, delicious and good looking food

Thank Elizabeth H
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many restaurants in Swellendam but we enjoy going back every time we visit the town. Field and Fork is an upmarket restaurant and a bit expensive, but the tables have white linne on with silver candle holders to create a romantic mood in the old historic building. They have a wide variety of wine and a small menu... More 

Thank Vorsters
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice to enjoy dinner there - the food was delicious, the wines as well and the staff made sure we had a wonderful time. We would go back anytime!

Thank Katja B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The food portions are small and not unique or special enough to justify the prices. It is a short menu and the wait for food is long, so one would expect the kitchen to be able to do every dish perfectly yet my wifes lamb was overcooked. It feels like a place trying too hard to be fine-dining, yet then... More 

Thank MiloWoods
Sandton, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Having eaten at many "great" restaurants in small towns, I wasn't expecting much. Wow was I wrong. My wife and I both had the lamb rack. It was delicious. I had forgotten to ask for the potatoes done in duck fat. They very quickly made sure I had a generous portion to eat with my meal. The staff were great.... More 

1 Thank LlewellynPatrick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We loved to be there although we did not enough choices for our son so after dining right across we went here for the deserts . Since they were closing for two months for holidays the very next day wedid not want to miss out. We loved the women serving , such wonderful service and great food. Would have to... More 

2 Thank Aryamitsonu
L'Agulhas, South Africa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The test of a good restaurant and a good menu, is consistency. And when that menu changes regularly and it still never fails to surprise you, you know you have found excellence and perfection. We eat often at Field to Fork and actually are now at the point that when we visit the town, we don't even bother going anywhere... More 

1 Thank bluebay75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A few weeks ago while enjoying that lovely little town of Swellendam, my wife and I had a wonderful and delicious meal in Field and Fork. The enthusiasm and the hospitality was just plain amazing, and so was the food. I travel all over the world and places like this truly stand out as an example to follow. Simply outstanding.... More 

1 Thank mihaly r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3430
Field & Fork derives its name from the culinary vision of bringing locally sourced quality produce from the field to your table. Chef and owner Francois du Rand, serves these ingredients with a great passion for food and a dash of French flair. Field & Fork is located in Swellendam's heritage area and forms part of the Drostdy Museum. Steeped in history and oozing character, this restaurant brings you modern style bistro food with panache.The menu is small and changes often but caters for all palates.Our wines as our food, are only sourced locally from award winning wineries. Welcome to the Field & Fork. Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays from 6pm for dinner service.

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