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La Belle Alliance

1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2252
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“chicken pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.All hours
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A perfect stop while travelling along the N2. Good food freshly prepared and cooked, charming service and sensible prices. A regular stop for us.

Thank joeheath1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good choice of light lunches eaten adjacent to the tinkling river. Toasted sandwiches that we had were delicious and fresh with tasty side salad.

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many pretentious restaurants in Swellendam, this is not one of them. The food is excellent, ,the staff brilliant, prices reasonable and set with river frontage. Perfect, the only problem is that they close at 5pm!! Highly recommend both pork and fish dishes.

Thank armart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, friendly and knowledgeable staff made this a great experience. The salads with bread that we shared as starters were fantastic. Prawns were good. The spaghetti carbonara had mushroom in it which was unexpected. Great tasting cappuccino and delicious pancakes.

Thank Aelwen H
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Swellendam for a cup of coffee on our way to Cape Town. Service was friendly and efficient. Milk tart was fresh and delicious

Thank KrissyKrull
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for lunch and breakfast. Located by the river with many tables in the shade of old trees. Good lunch menu at reasonable prices. Food and salad excellent...service efficient and friendly...limited parking so we stuck to the road

Thank John H
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch on the recommendation of our guest house. Absolutely perfect choice. Beautiful setting next to the river and the food was great.

Thank Que
Reviewed 10 January 2018

In season you are lucky to find an open table. The food is excellent and very good value for money. Lovely to sit outside, hear the water running down the river and birds in the trees. Lovely for families with kids. Good & friendly service...More

Thank EricaPienaar
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch outside today. Very busy and we were advised there would be a 45 minute wait for food. Which was fine as we could sit in the shade and have a drink. The shrimp and avocado salad was fresh and tasty.

Thank Tracie0909
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot in Swellendam... next to a stream this old establishment with quirky art and deco can accommodate you alfresco dinning next to the little stream. It closes too early for dinner but the serve a great lunch.

Thank NadiaRusson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 2252
  • E-mail
La Belle Alliance, a family run restaurant since 1998, is situated on the main road between the Drostdy Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church, on the banks of the Koornlands river.The historical building was formerly a masonic lodge with some symbols still visible on the premises today. The garden terrace offers tranquility and shade under a canopy of White Stinkwood trees and lots of sunshine and blankets on cooler winter days."Specials" include both traditional and international dishes, all freshly home made.La Belle Alliance is renowned for its efficient and friendly service. The venue is child and dog friendly and the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch.Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays: 8am to 5pm.Fully Licensed.Credit cards accepted.Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans, Dutch/Flemish, French and German.Indoor (50 pax) and outdoor(100 pax) seating.Groups welcome.Find us on facebook.GPS longitude: 20'27' EGPS Latitude: 34' 01' S
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