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The Kurland

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Arrived to be taken to a table that "was ready" for us, but was not. We had one drink each and were never asked for anything to drink again. We received bread about 30 seconds before our meal, didn't even try it. Food was below average for the price paid and the service not great.

Thank callievh
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The setting is beautiful. After many requests, we managed to get someone to cover a grate that was emitting a sewer smell next to our table. Restaurant was busy and apparently staff could not cope. Service was bad. Food was ok, but not worth the price. Sitting outside was very pleasant and redeemed our evening with a long lost school... More 

Thank Ann M
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I sent an email to reservations to book Xmas lunch for 6 in Oct 2015. I never even got the curtesy of an acknowledgement of receipt , let alone the booking. A month later, i resent the email, again , nothing

Thank Voyager26
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

One of the most elegant, olde worlde, English and memorable eating extravaganzas i have ever experienced - this Chef and his team know their stuff - set in an old manor house with fountains and acres of green pastures, horses, artwork, old silver - exquisite! For the discerning diner a 'must do' in Plettenberg Bay.

Thank DDHowell38
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

What an amazing place to visit. Gracious, fine dining, grand decor and warm welcoming staff. Beautiful table settings, well presented food, every morsel tasty and beautiful. Love this place!

Thank Karen M
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

We did not stay at the Kirland (reviews for which seem to be very complementary) but the main restaurant is worth a visit because of the setting and original traditional Dutch style buildings and internal furnishings. The food is fine, better than average, but probably not sufficient of a draw given the competition in the area. If possible, try to... More 

Thank abadan2
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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179 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

We stayed at Kurland four nights, eating breakfast every day and having two dinners at the main hotel restaurant plus one lunch at Katerina's (see separate review). There are always open fires alight around the property that adds to the ambiance and aromas and helps keep the worst of the flies away. NB Kurland is first and foremost a Polo... More 

Thank Sm0ky
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Went there for breakfast with family (partt of 11). Really small unimaginative menu, we had to double-up some orders for it to be filling (e.g. croissant with scrambled eggs). Drinks came out 2 by 2, leading to some ordering second drinks before others got their drinks. Food was good, excellent quality, but what put me off was the tiny flies... More 

Thank TheBearMeyers
Cape Town
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

We were driving past and decided to pop in for lunch. The staff were very friendly and we were shown to a table in the courtyard. Beautiful setting. The. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The lunch menu is small and quite pricey. We had the Parma ham and melon salad and the chicken Caesar salad. The dressing on the Caesar... More 

Thank satrippa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Overpriced. The prices are ridiculous for the portion size. R120 for a chicken pie the size of a tennis ball. I found a piece of plastic in my R180 T-Bone steak and the owner said she will let the supplier know and I was given a free drink. Disgusting. Close down if u are not going to learn to run... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?