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The Old Hatchery Restaurant

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Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 81 011 6311
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08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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knysna
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I truly love my be is being and have been spoiling myself to its crackling for the past 10 years or so...but have never experienced an eisbein as delicious as I had last night!! Slow cooked, honey glazed ....and succulent....really really succulent...The crackling was in the former of 'pigs tails' on the side...asndnd oh so crackling it was...The meat literally... More 

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Thank wanliss
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wanliss You have described the eisbein perfectly - so glad you enjoyed it. Next time you're here you can try the lamb shank or the oxtail. Take care Shelley More 

Pinetown, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we decided to stop over for tea & cake at this venue on Saturday 5/11/16 as it was overcast with a slight drizzle, pity there was no cake available so we were offered a chocolate dessert instead. Mom inlaw and I enjoyed it very much...

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Thank leedB1560DO
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear leedB1560DO Thank you for popping in to visit us. As you would have noticed the "traffic" we have coming through here in the mid afternoon (even on a weekend) is almost non existent. This is because we are fundamentally a restaurant offering meals to our guests and to guests staying at other establishments who need a restaurant where thy... More 

Paris, France
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Recommendation from our Underberg landlord. We had a very nice meal, setting is beautiful as well! Worth a visit!

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Thank drk83
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear drk83 Thank you for your review and I's so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. Take care Shelley More 

Colesberg, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Driving past The Old Hatchery on our daily excursions, we decided to have breakfast this morning on our second leg of our Drakensberg tour. It was chilly and overcast, but the coffee and breakfast warmed us up soon. They serve on of the best omelets I have had in ages. They use fresh farm eggs with the yolks of the... More 

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Thank dorette441
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear dorette441 Thank you for your lovely review, we certainly hope to see you again when you're next in the area. Come and try one of our hearty dinner meals/ Take care Shelley More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Upon travelling to the Underberg ate the restaurant, it's quaint and warm. Staff had the fires burning, food is tasty and inexpensive for the quality and service Would recommend it.

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Thank Farida B
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Farida B Thank you for your review and your recommendation to other guests. Take care Shelley More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Food is tasty and priced just right. Enjoyed it so much. Please visit this restaurant, you will not be disappointed. Very comfortable atmosphere!

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Thank Jacques v
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Jacques, we really appreciate that people take a few minutes out of their busy day to do this. Take care Shelley More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had a lovely most enjoyable lunch which included oxtail, mutton curry and fish. The seating in front of the fire place was pleasantly cozy whilst waiting for our lunch to be served

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Thank epietersekzn
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear epietersekzn Thank you for your review. We're so hoping the weather becomes warmer again soon. We had a small taste of summer before the last cold front came through. Take care Shelley More 

kuwait
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very cosy restaurant with fireplaces, wifi and board games. Fantastic service with a wide selection of wines and good food.

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Thank Michelle C
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Michelle Thank you for your review. It always makes me happy to know that our visitors have enjoyed their experience with us. Take care Shelley More 

Shanghai, China
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a lovely, home style cooked meal here, with very healthy portions per person. Tasted delicious. On the down side, there was no fire on a rather chilly day and the service could have been a bit faster. I ordered a silk mousse which was not very moussey! Loved the main course and scenic spot

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Thank Chris P
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thank you for your review and sorry about there being no fire indoors that day. Our French Chocolate Silk dessert is a modified version of Chocolate Silk Pie but instead of using a pie crust as the base we use oreo biscuits. The topping is made using dark chocolate, butter, sugar and eggs and finally topped with freshly... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fantastic food, sorry we only tried the restaurant on the last night of our stay. Not so great service, but if you're not in a hurry, the food is worth the wait!

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Thank ML_Kaplan
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ML_Kaplan Thank you for your kind words about our food. Apologies on how full the restaurant was on Sunday night, it just so happens that we are the only restaurant in Underberg that stays open on a Sunday night and we accommodate all our own guests, other guests staying at nearby B&Bs as well as our local community. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 81 011 6311
Description
Our lovely thatch rondavel restaurant has a country feel with a panoramic view over the waterfall that flows into our trout dam. Our signature dishes include the Fillet Ripini and Pollo Pizza on Pasta with our very own home made pasta. We also serve Rainbow Trout. Although some of our dishes have an Italian influence we also have some South African favourites like oxtail, lamb shank and of course steaks. We also have fish and vegetarian options.

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