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The Colony

Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 2101
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
“karoo lamb” (5 reviews)
“sole” (5 reviews)
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

On Sunday evening, most restaurants in Oudtshoorn closed (even on Valentinesday) so we chose this old style restaurant. The food was good (lambcurry and chicken milanese) and the service was professional and quick.

Thank hermaro
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We has a lovely table on the terrace - the food was excellent - we had Ostrich (as most people would have). Service was attentive, the surroundings were lovely - colonial victorian style. recommended.

Thank DOHI
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Visited restaurant with wife and had ostrich for dinner. Meal ores rented well and waitress was very attentive

Thank Graeme Cochrane
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Been at the colony restaurant twice before, but the worst night out dining ever on the third! Marlene was excellent as always, but the food was tasteless, meat tough, took forever to get mains, which arrived cold!! The vegetables on the plate was awful and...More

3  Thank NatallyHigg
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Restaurant is on the first floor of the hotel; nice open space but it didn't seem to have air con so it was hot! The service was good despite being quite busy; it looked like a small tour bus party was in. We sat on...More

1  Thank suzanne_westcott
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We were with six people for diner. I would say the starters were ok, but not special. The problem was with the main dishes and the wine. We asked for a Sauvignon Blanc, but after five minutes the waiter returned and mentioned that the selected...More

4  Thank Eduard-Breda
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B and it was a good choice. The ostrich carpaccio was tasty and the rack of lamb was tender cooked perfectly and delicious as only Karoo lamb can be. A good wine selection and a fairly extensive menu make...More

Thank John W R
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Smart classy restaurant in the middle of town. It's in the queens hotel on the Main Street. Good food, friendly helpful service .

Thank dizzydoris
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Very attentative service. Most delicious Ostrich Steak. Great Wine. Charming colonial atmosphere. Definitely recommendable!!

1  Thank Travelmalt
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel so had high expectations however we were let down terribly. My mother-in-law ordered the duck which arrived overcooked and shrivelled up with half of the side dishes promised in the description actually missing. The food was inedible...More

7  Thank Sarah T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 2101
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