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Powell House Restaurant

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113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3243
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09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly owners and staff, the kitchen fantastic, we had a lovely curry a beautiful dish. If you are in Swellendam, pay a visit to this perfect restaurant, set in a house withe a lot off Dutch history.

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Thank Antonie W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should you be passing through Swellendam, pay a visit to this charming restaurant, set in a house with a lot of (Swellendam) history. Friendly owner and staff. Had a lovely dinner, fantastic grilled prawns, nice cold beer, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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Thank Eveline B
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eveliine Thank you for taking the time to write a review - and such an amazing one at that. We hope you will return one day. Regards Alan More 

York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at Powell House Restaurant as part of our Gate 1 tour of South Africa. Alan and Cheryl were very friendly and welcoming. The food, served family style, was excellent. The vegetables were very fresh and the chicken was delicious. 2 members of our group had food allergies so instead of the fish pate appetizer, (which was wonderful),... More 

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Thank Louise G
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Louise for your excellent review. It is hard to cook and serve a large group and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. Family style meals are becoming popular in SA. Kind regards Alan and Cheryl More 

London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prawn starter was a little over cooked. Prices quite high for Swellendam. Place was also not that busy for what is apparently a holiday week no in South Africa.

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New Forest, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in and are welcomed by Alan you can tell the evening will be a success. Alan's wife Cheryl is the chef and produces some delicious food. Congratulations to you both and your staff for a well run restaurant with a good menu.

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Thank erikagraves47
Billericay, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A friendly restaurant with good ambience and excellent service. Can recommend the trout which was excellent.

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Thank RAG7104
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review - we do appreciate it. Kind regards Alan More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely surroundings , the garden is very pretty - the waterfall made it romantic also it was nice to have the choice of sitting in or out as we booked and arrived early . Couldn't have asked for a nicer Evening and more Glorious Food . I can recommend the deep fried cheese dish as a starter , my main... More 

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Thank Cheron M
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cheron M Thank you for your 5-star review. We remember you and enjoyed our chat. We hope you will return one day soon. Best Regards Alan and Cheryl More 

Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

the powell house is a "historical" restaurant with very good service and traditional dishes the building is about 150 years old and if you are sensitive enough you appreciate the it is managed

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visited powell house restaurant on 2 consecutive nights for dinner , while heading to the karoo , my partner and I had prawns and lamb curry on our first night , and on second night we had venison dishes , absolutely delicious , also had amazing desserts from eaton mess and malva pudding and espresso ice cream , nice wine... More 

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Thank alan a
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and excellent rating. We do appreciate it. It was lovely welcoming you back on your second visit and we hope you will return many more times. Regards Alan and Cheryl. More 

Kfar Saba, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

very simple place. we had 2 salads. no style. on our way to the garden root good bread the waiter was nice and hosty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3243
Description
We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?