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“one and only... in Swellendam”

Old Gaol Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 36 Restaurants in Swellendam
Price range: $1 - $6
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“one and only... in Swellendam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Each time I am at Swellendam, I make a point to stop and have something at old gaol. Beside their excellent location, their choice of setting indoor or outdoor, they are offering a choice of very local flavors from morning moor koffee, a variation of roesterkok (home baked fresh every day), breakfast menu, special of the day and favorites desserts and treats. Everything is well priced cooked on the premisses. The service is friendly and the antithesis of the fast food.

Visited November 2012
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Swellendam
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

What a great stopover. There were 9 of us and not only was the service great on a packed day but all the orders were tasty and on time. When you go to as many restaurants as we do, especially in numbers, you expect something to go wrong. Not here though! Flawless with a varied menu, and choice for our vegetarian in the group and our meat eater. Thanks to the whole team (and thanks for separate bills). Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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1 Thank MichelPSwellendam
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detroit
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Our hosts at the guesthouse suggested we have lunch here and it was awesome. Great view of the church & within walking distances of the museums and the super Augusta de Mist hotel

Visited October 2012
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Thank baz F
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Castillos, Uruguay
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Old Faithfull!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a restaurant we like coming back to. Apart from the roosterkoeke and melktert, they also seem to allways find new and exciting daily specials like Roti with a curried mince filling - really something different!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank silage
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food in a nice establishment!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The yellow bottles hanging on the trees surrounding the Old Gaol restaurant drew our attention and we went there for a light lunch.

Food - The old-fashioned chicken pie was delicious. The chicken fillings were mashed to tenderness and very flavorful and could be made less salty and perfected with a thicker pastry. Carpaccio salad was fresh and appetising.

Service/Price - Service could be a little faster, but generally ok. Reasonable pricing.

Atmosphere - Great setting with an alfresco dining option. Lots of wide open spaces, very relaxing.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank JaniceTSW
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