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The Black Scabbard Portuguese Bistro

R600 Winterton, Winterton 3340, South Africa
+27 78 623 9126
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (12 reviews)
“fresh salad” (4 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
R600 Winterton, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The setting is out of this world! The food was cooked as the order went through and was presented beautifully. A friendly, relaxing, inexpensive and delicious visit. Why we drove past so many times is inexcuseable. Will be back with the rest of the group,...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and it's worth your while to stop for a relaxing lunch and enjoy the view. Try the trinchado - best ever. Prices are reasonable and portions generous.

Thank AndreanaOchse
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

From the view and hospitality of the owners to the fresh and tasty food, this is by far our favourite restaurant in central Drakensberg.

Thank ryanvr2014
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Had a really lovely chilled lunch here. Wonderful view if the drakensberg. Food was good too. Nice place to go.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Really good, tasty and very reasonably priced meal. Unexpected in such an out-of-the-way location where traditionally the restaurants are substandard.

Thank johnjamesrsa
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I really can't marry up some of the reviews with the visits that we had to this wonderful restaurant this past week. The Piri Piri Chicken on the first occasion was truly spectacular and the rest of the family had lamb, trout and prawns, which...More

2  Thank dcs860
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Since my very first review of this little gem, I have been back on several occasions - the last being on 13 January, 2017. The owner, Paul (the real deal!) still has that magic Portuguese touch for the finest chicken livers peri-peri and the most...More

1  Thank JerisF
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This restaurant is 10 km outside of winterton with the most amazing views of The Drakensberg. Better still was the food. The chicken peri peri was one of the best I have tasted: half a free range chicken, beautifully marinated, seasoned and grilled and a...More

Thank Gita48
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxed ambience in nice rural setting.Service was good but disappointed that many items on menu like good mixed vegetable and fresh salad was not available. Will need to try them again....but have heard similar feedback from friends that the food was not up to standard....More

Thank Koos K
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My boyfriends chicken was served raw He sent it back and told management to please inform owner The owner threatened us and treated us with great disrespect in the presence of other patrons We asked him to pls give us the raw chicken in a...More

Thank pzelna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R600 Winterton, Winterton 3340, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Drakensberg Region  >  Winterton
  • Phone Number: +27 78 623 9126
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