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De Companjie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Grill, Contemporary
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5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 83 446 1123
16:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is not to big, so making the choice limited. No fish on the menu. And overall it tasted fine, sort of result you would get as a home cook. Compared to restaurants in Constantia, it came at ZAR 580 for two persons (just starters and mains) so in comparison maybe a bit expansive! But a good meal, we... More 

Thank jake861
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of three and all we thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday night at de Companjie. Agnes was a gracious and efficient host and made us feel at home in the restaurant. Our orders came out quite fast and all the food was well prepared and tasty. The peppered fillet and kudu were the highlights of the food that... More 

1 Thank Willem B
Portishead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Agnes greeted us and made us feel very welcome. We ate at several restaurants and rated this one highly! A pleasant atmosphere and attention to detail. I had a simple halumi salad and my husband had Kudu pie with filo pastry and crunchy lentil salad which he said was to die for. A glass of wine and bottle of water... More 

Thank Sali H
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night in the cottage of De Companjie and used the adjoining restaurant. Waitress Agnes and the chef made it a great experience. One of the best meals in my life, and this in spite that they were expecting and probably working on a group of 17 persons for dinner. We did not experience one of the negative... More 

Thank 31Frans40
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Nice location with very good food, friendly staff theey do theey can to give you an good experience and a wonderfull diner.

Thank Willem V
Heiloo, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed next door at Cypress cottage and were recommended to eat at De Companjie by the owners. The owners of the restaurant raise their own Kudu and beef cattle, and the quality of the meat was indeed superb. On the downside, we found it very cold in the restaurant. The front door stayed open the whole evening, whilst evening... More 

1 Thank Pbrh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

this pretty historical restaurant is a gem! The food is delicious - Venison and pasture fed beef cooked to perfection are highlights on the menu. The service is attentive and professional! Such a lovely experience.

Thank Susan P
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

the rooms are located in independent little houses with really nice furniture, warm and accurate design. the inner garden is pretty cosy. the little restaurant is wonderful for the design and the food is delicious, one of the best one we have been to so far in South Africa. The only little issue is the bathroom being cold due to... More 

Thank alliyz
Somerset West, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Excellent small menu and great wines. A bit spicy for children but the fillet was incredible. Presentation and service were perfect.

Thank Graham S
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food at De Companjie deserves a higher rating and was really really good, but it did take a while to get our main courses and during that time the waiter was at our table four times asking if we were all ok, which was a bit too much. In addition we also had to wait a long time to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
International, Grill, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 83 446 1123
Situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam, a national heritage building dating back to 1834 is the venue of our ownermanaged cafe-styled restaurant producing fine local cuisine. Locally produced quality ingredients are used along our free range beef and venison from our Kalahari farm that is our flagship. Enjoy homemade cocktails, local boutique wines and finely prepared meals on our stoep this summer whilst soaking up the best of country life. Enjoy a fine glass of bubbly or cocktail with a cheese platter in our Secret Courtyard Hibiscus Bar.

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