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“Great food - well worth the stop at Great Brak.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Transkaroo Restaurant

Transkaroo Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: African, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
Cape Town, South Africa
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348 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great food - well worth the stop at Great Brak.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We went for lunch and had the Trans Karoo - which was lamb neck, slow cooked, tender, and served on mash with vegetables and the pork belly with crackling also with mash and vegetables. Both were deliscious.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious, Delicious, Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved everything about this place. The waiters, food, atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank ELM19842014
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Contemporary South African cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our family hugely enjoyed the delicious menu on offer. From the Kassler steaks, beef stroganoff, to the signature dish of the Transkaroo lamb all was superb. There was barely enough room for dessert but we couldn't pass it by and it was worth it!
The decor, ambience and wine list contributed to a memorable evening and we plan on visiting again when next in the Western Cape!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Caren W
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Garden Route-South Africa
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Best in the Garden Route”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

My 4th time at this restaurant and they never seem to disappoint! Great food, great service and an excellent wine list.

We had 3 courses and for all 3 courses I would give 5/5. If you are up for a big meal, try the signature Trankaroo dish, which is a whole lamb neck served with mash and veggies. The Garlic snails are also a big hit!

Do not miss this restaurant when visiting the Garden Route and book to avoid disappointment.

We will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Earthstompers
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