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Paddagang Restaurant

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23 Church Street | Western Cape, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
23 230-0242
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We visited Paddagang Restaurant in October 2015. It was the first time for my sister and cousin, and my 5th visit. Why do we go back ? It is unusual, friendly, and a haven for chirpy birds and peacocks. The food is delicious and different. The wine list has local wines for sale and competitive prices. We always make a... More 

Thank KatherineAnna
Cape Town
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We were greeted by the lady chef on our arrival and shown to our table. Each of us ordered something different from the comprehensive menu and the food was hot, delicious and tastefully presented. We were pleased to re-visit this restaurant and to find the standard was still high especially as we brought visitors from Kwa-Zulu-Natal and were only in... More 

Thank Veronica W
Cape Town, South Africa
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Charming setting in courtyard. Staff very friendly, good menu with large wine list. Good for quick bite or lingering, and also very nice for large groups to enjoy.

Thank Ayesha A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

This restaurant has been replaced by the rather pricey Belgian Kitchen but lacks the atmosphere of the old Paddagang . At 1300 we were the only people there on a wednesday which does not do it for us so after scanning the menu which comprised mid range fare but tending to fine dining prices we moved on.

1 Thank lavue15
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Belgian Kitchen has moved into the premises that the Paddagang Restaurant used to occupy from their previously very cramped quarters in Church Street.

1 Thank 1faithh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

An unexpected drive with friends to Paddagang Restaurant turned out to be a great experience. Spacious venue. A warm welcome by the friendly staff. A variety of dishes on the Menu. Tasty food, I enjoyed the mussles. Friends choose the Line Fish and prawns. Card facilities was not available for a few days duebthe owners husband passed away a few... More 

1 Thank 840lotte
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Do not be fooled. Paddagang closed some time back, replaced by the Belgian Kitchen, which is a terrible food venue riding on the old name and venue. Don't waste your money.

2 Thank rwjames1uk
Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a rather average meal at Paddagang. Nothing to right home about. The in-laws loved the garlic snails. The burgers were just another burger, and my salad was boring - smoked salmon with ice berg lettuce (at least use interesting lettuce to "spice" up the look) with chunks of tomato and onion, really nothing to write home about. Waitrons... More 

Thank Wolery
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

It used to be a good experience having lunch at Paddagang, but it is now really let down by average service, average food and poor unpleasant management. We won't be returning again.

Thank anthonyrE8697OC
Cape Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really good food but owner was grumpy because of staff problems. Very little ambiance, very basic furniture and no effort at lighting etc.

Thank ana_drabbe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Church Street | Western Cape, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: 23 230-0242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?