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“Very slow service! Good and bad food. ”

The Old Mill Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 37 Restaurants in Swellendam
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very slow service! Good and bad food. ”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived there was nobody to greet us. Eventually we got our drinks.
The food took very long to arrive.
Unfortunately, the pasta arrived cold and was not great. But on the positive side, my ostrich neck was excellent (if you don't mind the sharp bones).

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Mechelen, Belgium
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“good restaurant”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed in the guesthouse : the old mill and we had the opportunity to diner in the restaurant .
It is one of the best in Swellendam . It is realy good food, very cosy , good location in the center , you can diner outside a,d it is not expencive ; A nice place !

  • Visited October 2013
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“There are better places in Swellendam”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

1st the positives, pleasant staff, an interesting building and huge amounts of meat.
Now the negatives, cold atmosphere, imaginative dishes, few vegetables and too much meat.
We went here because it was closest to our B & B and it was late. We know that South African menus can be hearty but the meal we had was without much flavour , we couldn't finish our main course or have dessert or coffee.

Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Keep away from this place if you want to be served”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

On the way from Cape Town to George, we stopped at Swellendam for a lunch break. As this is our first time to visit the place, after a lovely lunch at Powell House Restaurant, we decided to have coffee somewhere else just to experience more about the place. So we came to Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant. What a mistake that was!
We walked into the house, apart from a young couple and their two kids, the place was nearly empty. We looked at some of the products for sale for a while and waited for someone to greet us or to serve. There was no one came out, (as it was raining, we just want a coffee and get back on road, otherwise we’d walk out of the place then). We went to the back of the house, saw a boy behind the counter, we told him we just want some coffee. He told us to have a seat, then nothing happened for about 15 minutes. We went to the back of the house again, this time no one was there. I looked around, eventually we found the boy, I wasn’t happy by then, I told him we want two cappuccinos ASAP as we got to go to George. When we just about walk out of the door, the coffee came. The coffee was so so, but they were much better than the service or lack of it. I definitely need to advise people to keep away from this place if you want to be served in a timely manner.

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