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Drostdy Restaurant

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Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
+27 28 514 3825
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having a stop over in swellendam, we went to this place for dinner. As we didn't book ahead, the friendly staff found a place for us in the garden. The restaurant itself is a nicely renovated old farm house with a nice touch of the Netherlands. Both our dishes, steak and vegetable lasagne were very good, same for the apple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting offering magnificent views of local mountains. Restaurant is situated in beautiful old Cape style building furnished with many original pieces. Exquisite cuisine, which is also reasonably priced. Excellent wines. Attentive service. Gracious and friendly owner. The chef is French. His wife is South African. This restaurant shouldn't be missed.

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Thank Glynnhouse
Alberton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Passing through, we stopped at this restaurant and had a meal in this ancient old house. Food very tasty, wine great.Left well fed and in high spirits (not from the wine!)

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Thank Vernon V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As it was end of October Swellendam was not overcrowded with tourists. But our hosts in Braeside Guest House said that they will book a table for us in Drostdy, because it can be full. They where right and with a reason! We where delighted with food, wine and service! And I would especially like to thank the staff, who... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is such a delight when it all comes together.The food, the atmosphere and the service was all beautiful. Great experience. The Venison Trio, what a treat. Thank you Drostdy Restaurant

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Thank Isolde B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Just stopping through town and the menu at the place we're staying didn't excite us, so we went to Drostdy Restaurant. Wow, so very impressed, the cheese soufflé was light and silky smooth and the main course, the trio of venison was the best meal I've had in my 2 weeks so far in South Africa. Kudu, Ostrich and Springbok.... More 

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Thank Mick B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful honest food. Well presented with delicate flavours. A truly gifted chef. A must to experience.

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1 Thank Ebbie R
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ebbie Thank you so much for your review, it was lovely having you for lunch! We 're looking forward to the next time for you to experience a great meal! More 

Upington, South Africa
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely setting and interior but be sure to book in advance....we were send away due to a large booking.

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Thank izellriley
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Izell Unfortunately I have to request that you to remove your review, as you haven't had a meal at Drostdy. The negative heading of the review is very confusing, as it is the first thing our viewers read, therefore please consider my sincere request. 3/5 rating also influences the overall rating for Drostdy Restaurant, and we are working very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and service. Served in a creative and beautiful way. Because I'm a vegan, I was honored to talk to the chef, who made me a vegen and tasty meal :) Recommended!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Located next to the Drostdy, this restaurant provides a lovely warm welcome on a cold evening with its log fire and lounge. The menue is simple but not extensive and staff very friendly. A nice meal.

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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
Cuisine
African, European, International
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 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
Description
Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, and overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area. Our aim is to deliver and offer freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience and matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this heritage building. We offer 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?