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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (24 reviews)
“bitterballen” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Although this establishment has moved location since our last visit to Swellendam its quality in both service and available meals remains the recommendation of most lodging houses. Owners and staff deserve the highest acclaim for being so attentive and friendly to customers both past and...More

1  Thank AstraCoventry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was recomanded by Arumval location as a Best local Restaurant with Local Food, But it was more than that. Local Food indeed with a touch of Asian or Japonez flavor But not spoiled at all the Beautiful and Local taste. Amazing chef. Well done...More

1  Thank Oanta C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn’t read the TA reviews before booking because we were staying in the guest house next door - didn’t realise it was rated #2 in town, but it was a surprising find. Really interesting menu (Japanese style crocodile sashimi anyone?). Highly recommended.

1  Thank Ralphbar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can tell you how quirky the place is, how the staff are so friendly and attentive, or even how wonderful the food is. But seriously just go, it is superb. Ok some details, we had the warthog and vegetable soup as our starters, and...More

1  Thank BeachfunSouthCoast
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked here from Rothman manor, we are told it’s safe here, so worked up an appetite. The restaurant is very welcoming, warm friendly atmosphere, booking a must as it was full. We stuck to foods we knew, curry and steak with homemade soup to...More

1  Thank Sleepingbeauty
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We booked because of the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. We had a fabulous three course meal with lovely wine. the menu was extraordinary and very tasty beautifully prepared and served. Do not miss this restaurant.

1  Thank Gill333
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, friendly service and a wonderful Don Pedro to finish the meal. Loved the way the wine list and menu are on a blackboard.

1  Thank lerouxmnirl
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely find in Swellendam. Each course was delicious - we had the warthog bitterballen and salmon for starters, and the springbok fillet and ostrich fillet for mains. Other than the salmon, we'd not had any of these meats before and all were cooked beautifully....More

2  Thank Nell R
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Food and staff excellent. Having read other reviews since we ate there I'm very confused as we could find nothing wrong!!!!

1  Thank GlasgowBaywatchbabe
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A small but professional menu and the food was WOW. Beautifully cooked and presented home made meals. Gluten Free options were delicious. A delightful dinner experience.

1  Thank MattC88
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13 August 2016|
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Response from Prof. Elain V | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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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