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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (12 reviews)
“bobotie” (14 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
French, African, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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111 - 120 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 8 March 2016

Delicious meal at this lovely restaurant recommended by the guest house where we were staying. The personnel, the food and location was awesome, wish we could have arrived a little earlier and have drinks and dinner outside in order to appreciate the beautiful view of...More

Thank berne_eclou
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Thank you for your kind and great review! It was a pleasure to welcome you at Drostdy and we hope to see you on your next visit to SA! Best regards Annelie and David (Chef)

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Staying in swellendam for a couple of days on route to franschhoek we wandered the town one sunny afternoon to partake of a wine or 2. We almost didn't find drostdy as it's at the end of the road towards the knysna direction. We were...More

Thank steven b
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Dear Steve A big thank you for your reviews! You are special, and myself and staff really enjoyed having you there for dinner. They all said that they missed the "in love" couple, and you two radiate a great energy...it was truly a big pleasure...More

Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We visited Drostdy Hof initially to simply enjoy a glass of wine looking at the stunning view. We decided to book for dinner that evening as the service was so friendly and we enjoyed it so much we ate there both nights that we were...More

1  Thank Helen B
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Dear Helen Great!Thank you for your lovely and informative review. It is so helpful as we since moved up the ratings to #9 at this stage. It was great to have and serve you at Drostdy, and know that you had a awesome time in...More

Reviewed 1 March 2016

We could eat on the terrace of this restaurant and enjoyed the beautiful view. The food was very tasty and the service was impeccable. The Bobotie was very tasty.

Thank hermaro
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Thank you for your great rating and review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so! Hope you have a lovely time in SA and we are looking forward to welcome you back!

Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is an old farmhouse, tastefully renovated and furnished in a plain and simple style that suits it well/ It has a calm and ordered atmosphere which is a delight and is clearly well run. The food was produced quickly and was very good and...More

Thank Jeremy B
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Jeremy B, thank you so much for your informative review and great rating! We are so happy you enjoyed it, and hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 25 February 2016

We ate both lunch and dinner here, since Swellendam not had so much more to ofter, the top two restaurants were full. The food is good and the setting is really great, especially when sitting outside for lunch and viewing the mountains. I ate cheese...More

Thank Henkeplutt
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Thank you for rating us, and your feedback are appreciated. Hope you had a great time in SA!

Reviewed 24 February 2016

Several things are puzzling about this restaurant. It is no longer called Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant, but just Drostdy Restaurant so I wonder why the new owners haven't changed the Trip Advisor listing. They also do not have a website yet which I would have thought...More

3  Thank linda009
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Dear Linda Thank you for review and opinion, as we always encourage feedback. I have finally after about 12 emails starting from early January 2016 succeeded in changing the name on TripAdvisor to Drostdy Restaurant..this was a huge issue for us as new owners as...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016

Recently taken over by a young couple and well worth a visit when in the area. Food is god and wholesome. Service is very good They really deserve to succeed

Thank geoffrey39
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Dear Geoffrey39 Thank you for your review and feedback and well wishes! Hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 16 February 2016

After many times pizza it was a pleasure to explore a restaurant with real local dishes. The bobotie and the ostrich steak was absolutely excellent. The atmosphere in the garden was beautiful, the view of the mountains stunning and the service friendly, efficient and fast....More

Thank Thomas C
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you had a great time, and that memories were created..We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you very soon again!

Reviewed 12 February 2016

New owners have improved standards. We had a good meal overlooking the mountains. Better outside that inside, I would say as interior is very basic.

Thank 327hughc
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you so much for your review, and kfeedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write on TripAdvisor! We hope to welcome you again soon at Drostdy Restaurant.

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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
Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
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, 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.
PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages
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