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De Wingerdt Restaurant

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8 Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
+27 28 713 3838
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

awesome evening will recommend can not wait to return. The service is out of this world...Accomodation was exelent ..Staf very friendly and helpfull loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

5 stars for the exec chef who trains all the young chefs. Lots of home grown produce and awareness of the provenance of all items. Everything cooked fresh and served at exactly the right temperature. A wonderful experience.

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Thank ASCGandT
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

It was a weekday lunch visit, and there was no other guests. The staff were so friendly and attentive. Our starter Mussel dish and Pork rib were both amazing. We had Chicken breast and Chicken Curry for our main course.The chicken breast dish was rather dry, and I was little disappointed. My husband enjoyed his curry, and we ended the... More 

Thank Umisora
Paarl, South Africa
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for the four of us for lunch on Easter Sunday, arrived on time, couldn't find a soul until ten minutes later when the kitchen staff told us they were closed!! Not a great first impression, especially when they were apparently rated #1 restaurant in Riversdale 😳😬

Thank Fiona P
DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Wingerdt Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for participating in The Tripadvisor community. Why would you in your opening sentence state that you "arrived on time" ? I put to you and all who read my response is that you did not - in actual fact we waited for you for a half hour - your reservation was for 13h30 (the kitchen closes at 14h00).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Amazing stuff a d service the food is out of this world .. I love this place . CHEF Christopher is just one hell of a chef he goes out of his way to make you feel at home and every single vegetable is picked from their garden

Thank Thabo M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stayed at the Dedoornkraal Hotel and their restaurant is called The Wingerdt. Chris and his staff are wonderful and the dinner was outstanding. Fresh food and home grown garden veggies made for a great meal. We have already made reservations for Jan 2016.

Thank SydEpstein
Marietta, Georgia
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Very small and not the most appealing from the outside, but the inside is very nice. We started to eat outside, but there was too much wind, but not a problem to move us inside. We had the Mediterranean salad and stuffed chicken breast, bot very good. The service was great, and the wines from a small list were an... More 

Thank Chuck L
Albertina, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Beautiful restaurant end relaxing atmosphere. The food was divine (I had the Beef Fillet). Excellent service and had the chance to meet and thank all the kitchen staff as well. We were a big table and they had no problem serving all the mains together and without a fuss, did not even wait long! I would recommend this restaurant to... More 

Thank Christolina
Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Christopher and his team serve incredible meals and excellent matching wines. The restaurant has a cottage feel and is a must-do when visiting Riversdale.

Thank AndrewBass
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away, a little oasis off the main highway, this quaint guesthouse is picture perfect. We drove for several hours to get there on our way from Plett. to Robertson, and it was the perfect recuperation. We only wished we'd had longer there. Christophe could not have been more welcoming or helpful, his food is delicious, and he even advised... More 

Thank Leonie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
African, Asian, Healthy
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riversdale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 713 3838
The intimate De Wingerdt Restaurant is located at the charming 4-star graded De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel located on the Garden Route in the heritage hub of the town Riversdale in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. De Wingerdt Restaurant was established in order to provide residential guests with an onsite dining option. In order to guarantee that all residential guests are able to be served we require that non-residential guests who would like to enjoy lunch or dinner with us - ensure that reservations are made at least one day ahead of time. Unfortunately we do not cater for walk in restaurant customers from the months of May to August.

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