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“Really good”

Powell House Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: African, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.
Reviewed August 11, 2013

A lovely place and really good food. A selection of expected dishes and some unusual ones, such as grilled mussels, which worked really well. A friendly but not invasive owner. We really enjoyed it and will go back.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We received personalised attention and the food was fabulous. Had the lamb curry which was very tasty.

1  Thank Tahmeee
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

On a cool winters evening this was a gem! Alan was fantastic and our meal was even better!
My husband and I both had the lamb curry which was just perfect for warming body and soul. We shared the recommended malva pudding which was superb. Homemade fudge was the 'cherry' on top.

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Thank Janet G
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Alan the owner /waiter was excellent ! We had a wonderful meal. I ordered the Oxtail and my husband ordered the lamb curry. We both enjoyed our food. We got to meet Alan's wife Cheryl who is also the chef . We will be back next time we are in Swellendam

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Thank Erna E
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This was our second visit to Powell House Restaurant. We were fortunate to find it open on a Saturday night in late fall. Alan (our host and waiter) was very personable and generous with his time as well as his knowledge of food and wine. We also had the chance to meet Cheryl, his wife and cook. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated, with a comfortable bit of formality in its style. Alan, however, was very warm and welcoming, and that what was really what created the comfortable ambience of the restaurant. My wife and I both had the nightly special, a slow roasted lamb shank that was hands-down the best we'd ever eaten. We shared an excellent salad, and enjoyed the pesto mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables that accompanied the entree. Alan recommended a rose' wine to go with the meal, and it turned out to be the perfect match. On our next trip to South Africa, we'll definitely plan a stop in Swellendam just to have the chance to dine again at Powell House Restaurant. Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed.

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Thank JBenshoff
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