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Koornlands Restaurant

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192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent and interesting meal, including crocodile and kudu! Wonderful steak! Our birthday celebration was also provided with a cake! Lovely staff.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very disappointing.Hoped because it was relatively expensive it would be good.However small portions ( no weights given on menu - unusual for South Africa) and slow poor service.Arrogance on menu should have been a give away - no alterations we know best.

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Thank IanGillyJarvis
koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this review

Koornlands is several hundred km from Capetown.Confused. More 

HUddersfield
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Difficult to stand out in South Africa where standards are generally high; this place did it, offering large choice of interesting dishes as well as some choice wine. We loved it!

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UP NORTH
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99 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our meal - interesting menu with many South African dishes, good selection of wines and beers and friendly, attentive and efficient service

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good and attentive welcome. Offered drink and menu very quickly. We were looking for something different in choice of menu. This had it all such a wide choice of meats,Kudu,Ostrich, Springboek etc. The presentation and quality was superb with lots of different flavours. Wine list good. Couldn't comment on desserts as we were so full after the main course. Pleasant... More 

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paarl
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last year 2016 we tried to experience this restaurant,but it was fully booked. We made a reservation in januari 2017 and parked our car on the back of the restaurant.It was not very attractive,dark and not cleaned up. The front needed an upgrading(paint etc). Our starters were good,but not special.Our filets as maincourse were served on a hot tile with... More 

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koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this review

I expect that this tantrum was because you may not smoke in our restaurant !! Steve Altham-Owner - Patron I do have all your details should you wish me to communicate further. More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good range of African animals on the menu if you enjoy that sort of thing. Very pleasant staff. A good experience. Disabled access a little tricky.

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Worcester UK
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Koornlands was the Restaurant we chose in Swellendam based on its reviews from several sources, we liked the family based team, the history, the methodology and of course the thought of excellently prepared food. We weren't disappointed, the whole experience was very well done, from our reception on arrival, through the attentive service, the advice and guidance we had from... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant in Swellendam with wonderful owners Marianne and Steve and super friendly stuff. We had a delicious dinner and a wonderful time. My favorite in the Western Cape

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to this restaurant because it offered menus that contained African game dishes. As the meat comes from managed sources it's difficult to have issues with it unless you're vegetarian or similar. The portions are sensible and beautifully presented. Value for money is, literally, a selling point. The staff will explain the dishes in detail and suggest appropriate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 18
Cuisine
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
Description
Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences.

Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating.
04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks
06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner

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