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De Molen

R60 | 4.8km from Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 76 875 9886
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
“old building” (3 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
R60 | 4.8km from Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This place could be an incredible experience for dining in this's gem of a building set conveniently on a very scenic road taking you from Swellendam to the winelands. Below par food presented without imagination is the order of the day here. We will be...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 January 2016

For many a year we just drove past and then we decided to stop for a quick snack and were disappointed. The establishment was rather busy and we went in a rush. A good selection of meals, from snacks to steaks and with the drinks...More

Thank POTaylor62
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had decided to visit De Molen with our young son as it was more casual and relaxed. Unfortunately it didn't live up to anything! Whilst the owner was very nice, the waitress had little knowledge of what to recommend. We ordered fish and calamari...More

Thank Kirsty45
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Booked a table as it was christmas day, 1/2 hour to get a drink, 1 1/2 hours to get food and only after i had ask where the food is. Food arrived steak not cook correctly, no salad - no veg - Just needed to...More

2  Thank Malcolm2509
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I love going to this place.Just about 5 to 7 kilometers outside Swellendam on the R60 road going to Montague.The food is good and reasonably priced.Everybody can go there and enjoy a nice meal in a very tranquil environment,surrounded by beautiful nature itself.If you are...More

1  Thank 774globetrotter
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We decided to have a lunch-break here to break a long journey from Saldanha to Jeffreys Bay. Alison has only recently taken over this pub and bistro which is on the Ashton road just outside Swellendam. It is a historic old water-mill with wheel still...More

1  Thank Barrie T
Alison R-R R, Owner at De Molen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2015

The water mill is on the agenda to be restored and we aim to have it fully functional one day soon, when the rest of the outside area is completed. It is always nice to get positive comment about our food and service, as it...More

Reviewed 11 February 2015

We arrived at De Molen for an evening meal and were made very welcome by the new owners Alison and Don, The service was good and the food was excellent value for money. Would recommend.

1  Thank bengie2014
Alison R-R R, Owner at De Molen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2015

It was great to have you guys around, and was very happy to see you back after your first and second visit.

Reviewed 4 January 2015

Lovely heartwarming food. Cooked to order. A lovely evening was had by the five of us. We ordered steaks which were cooked to perfection. Enough food as we were hungry from travelling all day.

2  Thank Astrid K
Alison R-R R, Owner at De Molen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2015

Thank you for your positive feedback....

Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

We did a road trip to my favorite winery in Robertson and stumbled upon de molen on the advice of our guesthouse host - food was excellent - I had the carpet bagger and my wife a pizza of her own creation. Service was brilliant...More

1  Thank EzraR
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Stunning place with great food and very friendly staff. We popped in on a Sunday lunch on our way back from the weekend and had a fabulous pizza and the surf & turf. Prices are very reasonable for the good quality and quantity you get....More

1  Thank sarah n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R60 | 4.8km from Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 76 875 9886
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