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Transkaroo Restaurant

1 Morrison Road, | Old railway staion,, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
+27 44 620 4163
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Morrison Road, | Old railway staion,, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been there a few times, always great food with a friendly atmosphere. "Skilpadjies" or "Snails" for starters is a must. Great place for celebrations. Love the wine menu.

Thank Armand V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been disappointed with the food here. Every bite is the best bite you have ever tasted in your life. Really big on wine, if you aren't, the staff are trained toeducate you. An absolute must visit for foodies.

Thank 652nikitag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booking essential. The food is testimony to the "bums on seats". Almost fully booked. Seats approx 50 diners. Good, wholesome South African food, Very generous portions- starters average R55 and mains around R150. Friendly staff, great train station setting, overlooking the Great Brak River mouth...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited Transkaroo as a family to celebrate a relative's birthday. Staff were super friendly and welcoming. The food was both delicious and substantial in portion size. My first beer was a little warm but the second beer was crispy cold. We really enjoyed Transkaroo...More

Thank pnel86
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We recently visited this restaurant for dinner with a group while travailing on the Garden route. We found the service very good with food to match. Among the group we had a variety of different dishes and each was excellent. The ambiance is pleasant. We...More

Thank DavidV1234
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Date night at Trankaroo was a great success. Firstly, the service was impeccable. The food from the starter to desert was just about the best I've ever had. Regarding both taste and presentation. The portions were very large. The waiter's wine knowledge was on point...More

Thank Michelle Bronwy... L
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on Sunday 01 Oct. wenhad Springbok shanks and Lamb neck (their specialty). WOW. Absolutely delicious. Assortment of vegetables were fresh and complimented the meat. Shanks came with risotto which was superb. Kids had grilled chicken breasts and thick potato wedges and finished everything....More

Thank Gavin J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited the Transkaroo on recommendation whilst staying at The Two Sunsets B&B nearby. We were not disappointed. the restaurant is set in an old provincial railway station building and has kept its charm and décor relating to its bygone era. The menu is not...More

Thank j_taylor11
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We booked this restaurant for a family dinner. 17 of us in total to be exact. The service was great and even with most of us ordering different starters, mains, desserts and drinks - no order was incorrect. The food was absolutely great. From traditional...More

Thank CelestePienaar
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with relaxing ambiance, fantastic wine selection. The menu is amazing , strongly recommended the fish cakes as staters , the main courses are divine.

Thank Sheryl v
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Questions & Answers
31 December 2016|
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Response from NIcolette_Fouche | Property representative |
Good morning. We allow small dogs only on a leash and kindly ask that they do not bark or be a nuisance to the other diners. Kind regards. Nicolette
26 August 2015|
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Response from NIcolette_Fouche | Property representative |
Goeie Middag. Ja ons het inderdaad n keuse van 3 vegetariese opsies. Laat gerus weet indien ons verder kan help. Vriendelike groete. Nicolette
19 August 2015|
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Response from NIcolette_Fouche | Property representative |
Greetings from the Transkaroo Restaurant. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate you at that time as our function allocation time ends the 30th November 2015 till 1st February 2016. It is as all the previous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Morrison Road, | Old railway staion,, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Great Brak River
  • Phone Number: +27 44 620 4163
  • E-mail
Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
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