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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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great meal at a table on the veranda of this restaurant. A wide variety of local meats were available - the warthog bitterballen were delicious! The restaurant was busy so we were glad that we had booked in advance.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and the lady who served us was so sweet. At the end of the evening we asked her to thank the chef - who then came out of the kitchen to thank us in return. She turned out to be very interesting character and we had a really good chat with her. I think they do... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb meal here! We tried a few of the restaurants and would have put this 'First' for both service and quality. My Ostrich fillet was as good as any steak I have had and my husband had the Malay chicken which was also excellent! With a bottle of wine and starters it came to around 750 rand.

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1 Thank Sali H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Swellendam for just one night while en route to Oudtshoorn from Hermanus, our guest house had a number of recommendations for an evening meal but advise the booking would be essential as all had limited space, we liked the sound of the superb South African dishes at Koornlands Restaurant so made a reservation. On arrival we... More 

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Munich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were immediately greeted when we walked in and shown to our table. The waitress explained exactly what our orders would contain and service was quick. Both waitresses were very friendly and efficient throughout the evening. More expensive than your average South African place but worth it if you want something really good.

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1 Thank 660catherine
Schaafheim
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice service, delicious meals, great location in a historical building. We had ostrich and kudu - perfect.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

right next to where we were staying !our host had recomended we book if we wanted to eat in the more popular restaurants in swellendam! so we looked on tripadvisor and chose this one!we were not disappointed fabulous south african food we had warthog kudu and springbok all farmed! nice to try something typically south african! great wine !very nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing food and fantastic service good wine my husband had crocodile and I ate a beautiful steak the setting was unusual

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1 Thank Karen O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing evening there. The food is really good and the service lovely. We were lucky because we got the last table, better book one if you intend to go.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate here just the one night. It wasn't too busy so not sure why service wasn't better. The menu is definitely out there with lots of dishes that are not familiar to everyone I suspect. My wife's food was very good, especially the Kudu fillet but my Springbok was a little tough. It's not cheap by South African standards... 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
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?