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Koornlands Restaurant

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192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a superb meal we had here with warthog starters , venison mains and a delightful pudding all served with superb Cape wines . This for a price most Europeans would find unbelievable . Yes only £25 a head including service !!!

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1 Thank nkburne2016
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the staff and had a great time while enjoying the sincere and real food. Good wine list, definitely worth a visit if you are around in Swellendam

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful dinner at Koornlands outside at the veranda. Service was really fantastic and also the food was great. Warthog bitterballen, Kudu carpaccio, Ostrich filet and Malva pudding as desert. Can really recommend it.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable evening here at the end of last month. The menu was varied and very interesting - my husband and our dining companions (met that evening!) enjoyed their chicken curry which was beautifully presented. I had kudu and our other new friend had a delicious looking steak. Despite the website saying they don't like to change... More 

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1 Thank TillyT1
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant on 5 March 2017. Service was efficient and friendly, the food was first class. Very relaxed atmosphere and we enjoyed some healthy banter with the team. A memorable night out.

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1 Thank catchingm
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps we were spoilt in Cape Town and Franschoek, but very disappointed with the service tonight and found the restaurant lacking in any sort of ambiance. Food was good, which was the saving grace, but a meal out, especially on holiday, should be about more than the food alone. Roll on our next stop, with hopefully a few more smiles.... More 

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koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this review

As ye sow so shall ye reap , The law of Karma is Inexorable. More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fortunately, our host had booked us a table at Koornlands for our evening meal in Swellendam. The menu is refreshingly different and the service was excellent. All in all, a most pleasant experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and interesting meal, including crocodile and kudu! Wonderful steak! Our birthday celebration was also provided with a cake! Lovely staff.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing.Hoped because it was relatively expensive it would be good.However small portions ( no weights given on menu - unusual for South Africa) and slow poor service.Arrogance on menu should have been a give away - no alterations we know best.

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koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this review

Koornlands is several hundred km from Capetown.Confused. More 

HUddersfield
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to stand out in South Africa where standards are generally high; this place did it, offering large choice of interesting dishes as well as some choice wine. We loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Cuisine
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
Description
Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences.

Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating.
04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks
06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner

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