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“The Best in Swellendam”

Old Gaol Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 39 Restaurants in Swellendam
Price range: $1 - $7
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2013

On our way to the Garden Route we had to stop at The Old Goal again, the food, service and atmosphere is still the same "Excellent".

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stopped for lunch here and it is a truly delightful spot. Luckily we had good weather and so could sit out on the patio. The garden at the back is also excellent especially for children, with well thought out swings and play areas. There is also a very interesting collection of old carts, well worth a look.

The food when it came, was excellent, but although our small coach party had all placed our orders in advance over the phone on the way, the service was still terribly slow. That said, if you are in the area, it is one not to be missed!

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this spot. It was a cold rainy day so we cold not enjoy the lovely patio. But the Restuarant was packed with locals and tourists. The food was delicious and the side salad was wonderful and fresh. Home made ginger beer was a real treat. We truly enjoyed everything about this lunch.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a lovely little cafe opposite the well known NG Church. You can sit inside surrounded by memorabilia or out in the sunshine and savour some excellent value for money food served with panache and enthusiasm. The carrot and pineapple cake was probably the best I have ever tasted - and the recipe has gone straight into the family cookery book!

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Thank John L
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

A true gem in every way. The setting was beautiful across from the church, service was terrific, the food delicious and plenty of choice. I understand that the staff are also investors in a pseudo leadership training program and the pride in every aspect shows. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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