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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (13 reviews)
“bobotie” (14 reviews)
“apple tart” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, African, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food and excellent service from exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. No wonder it is rated so highly!

Thank M2957HSmartin
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting historical farmhouse in the museum grounds with stunning views of the mountains above. The service is attentive but not intrusive. I forgo the starters and ordered the beef fillet, this duly arrived 10 min later "PERFECT". Malva pudding & ice cream again perfect....More

1  Thank Ian M
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ian Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review, we, as a team are very grateful and proud of Drostdy Restaurant! See you soon again...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had a most enjoyable meal at this restaurant. Quaint inside with good staff that were attentive. We both had the fillet steak which was good.

Thank SuziQ1510
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear SuziQ Thank you for reviewing us! Hope you had a lovely holiday in SA, please visit again soon..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I could only taste the vegetable soup, as I was struggling with my stomach, it was very nicely done and the atmosphere was great with candlelight being the only light present outside. The service was quick, good and friendly. Van definitely recommend, also based...More

Thank Joost v
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your taking your time to review us!We hope you visit us another time again soon...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully presented and delicious food. Hot and tasty soup, the liver parfait was divine, the aromatic beef bobotie was fun, the trio of venison superbly presented and well orchestrated with the accompanying vegetables, and the deserts tasty.

Thank Richard A
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Richard Thank you for your beautiful review! Your writing is amazing, we are so happy you had lovely dinner with us. Please visit us soon again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best food experiences I have had for a while! Started with the Cheese Soufflé, light tasty beautifully presented, followed by the trio of venison again beautifully presented and so tasty, then shared the Malva and the Apple Tart with my wife! Both...More

Thank TaylorsTripping
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, thank you so much for your lovely review! Your review is so helpful and we are a proud team. Come visit soon again...

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Fabulous view, great service, wonderful atmosphere and FANTASTIC food. The food was cooked to perfection, loved the atmosphere in front of the fire place and the friendly service sealed the deal. Wish we could have visited more often. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience....More

1  Thank Marize U
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Marize U Thank you so much for you lovely review and compliments! We too wish you could visit more often...sure, we'll see you soon again!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

This was a lovely old farmhouse-style restaurant that came highly recommended. The food did NOT disappoint. We were so taken with what we had that on our way back toward Cape Town we decided to stop in swellendam again just so we could eat ther...More

Thank EJDub57
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I hope you had a great time in SA, and hope to welcome you at Drostdy Restaurant again next time! Annelie and David

Reviewed 7 May 2017

A lovely old and quaint restaurant. Outstanding food set in a quirky restaurant. The quality was amazing and had been recommended to us for our wedding anniversary.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A fabulous restaurant with an extensive menu and wine list. The service is spot on and the owner was friendly and welcoming. The food is well cooked and well presented, you can't go wrong . . and its good value

Thank geedeebee
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Cindyvan7791
19 February 2015|
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Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Cindy, yes we have vegetarian options, vegetable lasagne, vegetarian pasta. Different vegetables as well. Kind regards
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atomcrusher
4 January 2015|
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Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Sir We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this under our attention. We will certainly make sure to respond in future on all comments made by our customers. Kind regards Drostdy Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3825
  • E-mail
Description
Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area. Our aim is to offer and deliver freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this 1757 heritage building. We believe in; and offering value for money and a variety of choice, both traditional and international dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience.
PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages, please.
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