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“Old world elegance”

The Hacklewood Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 350 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Imagine a bygone era of colonial charm, good conversation and fine dining - now let us take you there. Hacklewood Hill Country House is a luxurious 5 star hotel situated in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Indulge in an exclusive getaway and experience individually decorated bedrooms, large Victorian bathrooms, private verandas overlooking the magnificent gardens and cosy fireplaces. If that isn't enough, let our cordon bleu Chef thrill your palate with exquisite meals in The Restaurant. Hacklewood Hill Country House is also home to an exclusive conference venue, The Garden Room.
East London
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Old world elegance”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The ambience sets the scene for a most enjoyable experience. This is a restored colonial estate that offers the weary traveler a different hotel experience which is today all too rare. The rooms are tastefully furnished using antiques and period decor. The dining area is gracious, the food superb, the wine menu extensive and the service good. Overall good value for money.

  • Visited October 2011
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Great food and a fantastic wine selection. Service was personal and not intrusive. Wonderful evening.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stunning cozy venue and the food is very good. Homely feel and sometimes they put all elec off and only use candles-very romantic

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“5 star service at Hacklewood Hill guest house”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was excellent. The whole house has a wonderful ambience of a bygone era. After a long series of flights from England to arrive at Port Elizabeth I now feel completely rested. Thank you to all the staff.

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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Not as good as they want you to believe”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Food was mediocre at best, lacking that passion needed for an intimate place such as this.

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