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The Old Hatchery Restaurant

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Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 81 011 6311
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08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Benoni, South Africa
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188 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived it was not quite what we expected as fairly informal pub style restaurant / bar. Service was good and a lovely spot with the waterfall and deck overlooking the valley. Could not find out much if they am actual trout hatchery? Menu looked interesting with typical pub food - ribs, prawns, crab etc. We however did not... More 

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Thank Whctree
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Whctree Thank you for your review. I can agree with you on the fact that we are a fairly casual country restaurant. Not so much a pub, the bar is tucked into the corner and really only services the guests eating here. Thank you for the compliments on the service and the views. The property was a trout hatchery... More 

Underberg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere, food and service were phenomenal, a table of about 12 different tabs handled expertly, prices are very competitive!

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Thank Gabzvz
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gabzvz Thank you for your review. It was a privilege to have all you ladies with us on that night. Take care Shelley More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A charming restaurant - just perfect for a quick and relaxing meal. It was the ideal way to end our day out.

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Thank Margaret S
Benoni, South Africa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were on route back to our accommodation when the kids decided that they wanted to River Tube, so we stopped at the Old Hatchery. What a lovely venue with great food. Service was a bit on the slow side, but then again you are on holiday. Trout and Eisbien were fab

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Thank atheliah
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A fascinating building over the river food is worth the drive and the place has lots of charm. The terraces have wonderful views.

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Thank Ralph G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place is well worth the trip out of town if you are looking for a good old fashioned meal with no frills attached - other than the great view. The place was busy, but we did manage to secure a table outside, for which I recommend. Friendly Staff - an extensive menu offering good old meals - no fancy... More 

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Thank Tony M
Durban, SA
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was because it was the 1st but the service was slow and largely disinterested and the food was pretty average. Fettuccini was overcooked and I have never had pasta served over mixed veg - probably won't again either. If you do decide to try it - take your own wine as the options are very limited. Been there... More 

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Thank sacit
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear sacit I'm so sorry you were disappointed. We had a few staff related issues to deal with and I'm truly sorry that it affected your experience here. Our Polo Pizza on Pasta is indeed a very unique dish that has FRESH vegetables (carrots & beans), pasta, napolitana sauce topped with a chicken breast and some pizza toppings (bacon, feta... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We arrived for lunch on 29 December 2016 on a cool and overcast day looking for a warm lunch. We scanned the menu and settled on a lamb curry only to be told that this was not available, neither was the Eisbein or Lamb shanks, leaving only steak dishes and fish and chips. We settled for the latter which in... More 

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Thank GladystheCamel
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GladystheCamel Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry for the lack of some items on our menu. Being in an outlying area we rely on companies to deliver their goods to us on a weekly basis. Normal delivery day is Wednesday but with all the public holidays that fall around Christmas that delivery day gets affected. This year... More 

Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly service for a group of hungry hikers. We arrived after closing time after a hike in the Berg. We were welcomed and they served us very good food.

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Thank Jack B
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! They have excellent food! Excellent service! Lovely people working there. The atmosphere also makes you feel at home. Will definitely come back next time.

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Thank Zjaan M
Shelley G, Owner at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Zjaan M WOW right back at you!! Thank you for your happy review.... Makes getting up for work at this time of the year worth it for all of us when we know we are appreciated. Take care Shelley More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 81 011 6311
Description
Our lovely thatch rondavel restaurant has a country feel with a panoramic view over the waterfall that flows into our trout dam. Our signature dishes include the Fillet Ripini and Pollo Pizza on Pasta with our very own home made pasta. We also serve Rainbow Trout. Although some of our dishes have an Italian influence we also have some South African favourites like oxtail, lamb shank and of course steaks. We also have fish and vegetarian options.

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