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La Belle Alliance

1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2252
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few open restaurants when we arrived in town after 3pm on a Sunday. We stopped for a quick bite. Sat on a wood deck next to a little river outside between the trees. Service was quick and staff friendly. Bobotie yum!

Thank MeMyselfAndTiffany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed through Swellendam just before 11 am and we're just in time to order breakfast at La Belle Alliance. It was a beautiful Spring morning and the outside seating area was perfect. Trees provided enough shade and we had a lovely view of the...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful lunch at this establishment. As it was a glorious day we had lunch overlooking the stream. I had a lovely prawn salad and my partner a tasty sandwich with salad. A great place to drop into

Thank SuziQ1510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting next to the river...great atmosphere..awesome time spent in tranquil environment..good coffee..must visit if in swellendam

Thank WernerfromOubaai
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Relax in the shade on the deck overlooking the Koornlands river and see and hear it go by. Or go inside if it is a bit cool and enjoy the fireplace and old-world ambiance. Your host, Yanou Olderwagen, will charm your socks off and direct...More

1  Thank Stefan O
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful venue on the river, amazing views, kids loved it, peaceful water passing, good service, had a light lunch, food is wholesome, we loved the entire experience.

1  Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It is seldom I give full marks. But this restaurant ticked all the boxes for me. Nice tranquil setting next to river. Quick, friendly service and last but not least two tasty, wholesome lunches. Avo and shrimp, shredded lettuce salad for me and quiche and...More

1  Thank debbiesE7238HQ
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Your choice is to eat inside in a grand historic cape Dutch building with fireplace, high ceilings and wooden tables; or outside in a leafy courtyard; or on a shady terrace overlooking the river! That's a hard choice to make! The food and drinks menu...More

1  Thank NovaOrbis
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We were passing through Swelledam and decided to stop here for lunch. The setting was lovely and our table overlooked the river. Service was prompt and the food pleasant but not outstanding. My ploughmans was large but a little tasteless.

Thank kmiller12
Reviewed 27 March 2017

27 March 2017 Le Belle Alliance 1 Swellengrebel street Swellendam Swellendam Tourism Bureau manager@swellendamtourism.co.za The Office of the Executive Mayor of Swellendam (Mr NG Myburgh) info@swellenmun.co.za Messrs. Trip Advisor Rossouw’s Restaurant Guide info@rossouwsrestaurants.com Sir / Madam RE: LE BELLE ALLIANCE 1. Allow me to mention...More

2  Thank pietmanm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 2252
  • E-mail
La Belle Alliance, a family run restaurant since 1998, is situated on the main road between the Drostdy Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church, on the banks of the Koornlands river.The historical building was formerly a masonic lodge with some symbols still visible on the premises today. The garden terrace offers tranquility and shade under a canopy of White Stinkwood trees and lots of sunshine and blankets on cooler winter days."Specials" include both traditional and international dishes, all freshly home made.La Belle Alliance is renowned for its efficient and friendly service. The venue is child and dog friendly and the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch.Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays: 8am to 5pm.Fully Licensed.Credit cards accepted.Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans, Dutch/Flemish, French and German.Indoor (50 pax) and outdoor(100 pax) seating.Groups welcome.Find us on facebook.GPS longitude: 20'27' EGPS Latitude: 34' 01' S
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