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The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit

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R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
+27 15 793 1135
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only going to sleep in Hoedspruit. We arrived late and were hungy. For our luck, the restaurant right in front of our guesthouse was The Hat & Creek. Everything went perfect! We had two bottles of wine (both great, btw) and had great meals. I ate the "Game Dish", which varies depending on the season. It came with... More 

1 Thank Matheus A
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful setting in a small yet internationally visited african town, Hat and Creek manage to deliver wonderful, internationally designed food ranging from influences of thai, japanese, french, European foods with decoratively pretty presentations and a good wine list. The service is agreeable, yet, as always in Africa, "a little patience required', after all: time is endless and you are... More 

1 Thank Cristel B
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We often take our overseas visitors to Hat & Creek because of the ambiance but the menu has barely changed for years and, if you are a vegetarian then the choices (from an extensive menu) are practically nil. The only vaguely veggie option was a Mushroom pasta (but still had bacon bits which of course we could have asked to... More 

1 Thank Zoe G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I booked for New Years Eve. The restaurant was decorated brilliantly with the most festive of decor, outstanding seating and music. The menu was amazing, with a three course meal to suit all tastes. What a treat, the service was outstanding and we were served a chilled bottle of Champagne with our meal. This is a must visit venue with... More 

Thank Bronwen1958
George, South Africa
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Driving for an Hour to finally have a meal at Hat & Creek ended up not being as great as anticipated. Their starters were delicious, the snails are truly special. However the main course were a let down. They specialize in steak, however this was over cooked and the sauce was too overpowering for the dish itself. (the peppercorn sauce... More 

Thank Chantelle T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A little piece of heaven in Hoedpsruit! The food is always outstanding and the vibe relaxing and peaceful. Definitely worth a try!

Thank Leoni W
Phalaborwa, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

lovely place, relaxed atmosphere and good food, with good wine. A nice place to have a good lunch, but certainly also a place to have a very good diner!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food never disappoints. From wonderful, fresh, super tasty salads to steak cooked to perfection. Good service and the setting is beautiful. A must for a romantic dinner in Hoedspruit.

Thank desispies
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely the place to go in Hoedspruit for romantic setting. Little bit on the pricy side but the food is worth it. Would advise booking in advance during busy seasons as it does pick up quite a crowd

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We've visited this venue many times and have always loved every bit of our experience. From the service, the food and the ambiance! The most recent time we were a little disappointed. I ordered a Mojito, which tasted nothing like a Mojito (I struggled to drink it as it was very sweet). My meal was the ostritch fillet which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Hoedspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 15 793 1135
The Hat & Creek offers a stylish relaxed ambiance in a beautiful natural setting. Delicious food with superior wines and feel good music makes it perfect for a unique dining experience.Local, new and old favorites are available on an extensive menu specializing in meat and seafood with superb culinary flair.The restaurant is family friendly with great facilities for children and teens allowing parents to enjoy their dining experience. Suitable for business lunches, family meals, special occasions,long lunches and relaxed evening dinners 7 days a week. WIFI is complimentary and the service is excellent.

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