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“Great restaurant in George”

Old Townhouse Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 111 Restaurants in George
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: African, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open for lunch Mondays to Fridays from 12:00 to 14:30 and Open for Dinner Mondays to Saturdays from 18:00 till late.
Vryheid, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in George”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

This restaurant is a must when you visit George. The outside seating area, which is the first thing you see when you enter the restaurant, does not do it full justice, but once you are inside, the lovely atmosphere and fantastic service let all doubts disappear instantly. The dishes are tasty and well presented and portion sizes are perfect. I have taken foreign visitors to the Old Townhouse on a few occasions and they always rate this restaurant as one of their best cullinary experiences in South Africa. Remember to book in advance - news is spreading fast about this great restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ilsev348
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great for Grannies”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited this restaurant with our mothers aged 84 and 87 to celebrate birthdays. The food suited them perfectly and the portion sizes were exactly right. Our waiter made us very comfortable and was very patient with two hard of hearing ladies. An important aspect with older guests is accessibility and the parking next door solves that problem. My only suggestion is that when the veg of the day includes spinach and a guest chooses the vegetarian option of mushroom stuffed with spinach and feta (which was very nice) perhaps it would be good idea to offer them more beetroot and butternut or an alternative to spinach. The desserts were delicious. It was a real pleasure to visit and we will definitely go again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jackie H
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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Every element of my meal was SUPERB”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Do NOT eat out anywhere else in George. Every aspect of my 3 course meal was SUPERB. My partner and I had Brie and fig in phylo which was a taste sensation, a brilliant flavour combination. The waitor said the springbok shank was so tender we would only need a spoon - and it lived up to his claim. Fell off the bone and so delicious, not at all dry as springbok can be.
Then the dessert, I could not believe it was a hatrick. They had managed to blow me away with every course.
The ambience here is lovely, really cosy as it is an old town house. They have winter specials on which are not to be missed.

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Tamsyn L
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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Top notch”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We live in George and this is where we go when we want to enjoy a special meal. This is a family owned, unpretentious restaurant with the accent on the right place: the quality of the food!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Almero V
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George, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Answer to a review by arietta v”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was amazed by the "review" by arietta v, who, by the way has no command of the English language or any capital letters on her computer. The reason the Old Townhouse is the 1st restaurant on the Tripadvisor list is that it is the best restaurant in George if not the Garden Route. The food is of a world class standard and I suggest that maybe arietta will be more comfortable at the Spur or Wimpy where food is predictable and ordinary and ice cream is made with animal fats and chemical flavorants. For anyone out there who is interested in what really goes on at Old Town house, just refer to the overwhelming number of positive and glowing reviewswhich have already been posted and will surely follow.

  • Visited June 2013
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5 Thank Globi56
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