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“Our evening at Field & Fork”
Review of Field & Fork

Field & Fork
Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Field & Fork derives its name from the culinary vision of bringing locally sourced quality produce from the field to your table. Chef and owner Francois du Rand, serves these ingredients with a great passion for food and a dash of French flair. Field & Fork is located in Swellendam's heritage area and forms part of the Drostdy Museum. Steeped in history and oozing character, this restaurant brings you modern style bistro food with panache.The menu is small and changes often but caters for all palates.Our wines as our food, are only sourced locally from award winning wineries. Welcome to the Field & Fork. Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays from 6pm for dinner service.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

As retired folk, living in Swellendam, we celebrated our 2 years in this town by having an evening meal at Field & Fork.

Frankly this restaurant is usually our of our price range, but we decided to treat ourselves, and we had only eaten there once before.

We decided to have their current 'special', which was a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains, 3 desserts at a price of R185 per person. We took our own wine as their "special" also included no corkage charge on own wine.

All three courses were tasty, and well presented, and the serving staff were efficient and friendly.

A mild criticism I do have is that the owners/chef did not once enter the small dining area, in which very few customers were seated, to say hello, or to ask if everything was OK. Them doing so would have made the already very good dining experience even better, particularly in such a small town as Swellendam, and being out of the 'tourist' busy season.

I also do not like the automatic addition of a 10% service charge to the bill. I will happily give a gratuity of 10%, or normally more, for good food, which is well-presented, and for good service, but it is presumptuous for a restaurant to assume a customer has received this.

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Thank atomcrusher
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were staying in Swellendam and were recommended the restaurant, which did not disappoint. The staff were attentive, and the three course set menu from which we chose was of good quality and very good value. An excellent use of an historic building, and a lovely 'local initiative'.

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Thank Pob-Bob
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Field and Fork was an excellent find on our way along the garden route of South Africa. This was the best meal we had along the way. We were a party of 10 and were given a private room in this lovely setting. The service was excellent, and the wine and food were beautiful. We had a three course meal and thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening. We were staying just a short walk away which made the evening all the more enjoyable. This is exactly the sort of place we love finding along the way, and hope the rest of our journey is as successful.

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Thank Glenda C
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Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We ate here 2 nights in a row and the experience was exceptional. This was the best port belly I have ever tasted

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Four of us turned up without a booking and were lucky enough to be given a table at this very popular restaurant. We all chose from the set menu (with choices) which was excellent value. Although the portions weren't large they were plentiful for all of us. We all chose fillet steak for our main course and they were cooked exactly right for each of us. My husband stated `it's the best steak I have ever eaten`!
We met the chef and he was very friendly.

We were so delighted with the Field and Fork that we decided to go again the next night, but sadly it was closed (on a Saturday night)! Apparently from April it is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Thank Puzzling
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