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De Molen

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R60 | 4.8km from Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 76 875 9886
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“calamari” (3 reviews)
“old building” (3 reviews)
“new owners” (3 reviews)
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R60 | 4.8km from Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviews (38)
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We popped in on the off chance. Unfortunately it was after a long weekend so they were short on drinks and we could not have our menu choice. However they were very welcoming and the food was fair. An interesting old building!

Thank Gill v
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The jalapeno poppers were some of the best we've had internationally and calamari was excellent too. Definitely a must try!

Thank kramdayal
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Glad to see this place transformed into a nice roadside pub. Good food and a perfect stop over between Swellendam and Ashton.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Driven past many times but decided to stop this time. We are thrilled we did. The food was fresh and very well prepared! Certainly not our last visit.

Thank ltitans2014
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just outside Swellendam on Ashton road, De Molen has many surprises. The owners have created an atmosphere that is both charming, simple and creative. Plenty of art work on display (hers). Small well thought out menu, well executed and presented. Well stocked bar. Seating in...More

Thank Weekender003
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We have been passing this restaurant on our way to Mosselbay for the last 12 years and we are so glad that we stopped. It is a small jewel to be discovered . The new owners have created a friendly atmosphere and the menu looks...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Want to feel at home in Swellendam? Stop by De Molen for drinks and/or dinner. The owners, Wessel and Elzebet, are unbelievably welcoming and friendly, and happy to offer advice/suggestions. The restaurant is located inside an old flour mill, which has been beautifully preserved. Can't...More

Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

On our fourth night in Swellendam we asked the guest-house if there were dinner places outside of town. And they sent us just a few KM's down the R60 towards Ashton. We discovered an old Mill that is now a bistro restaurant. And it was...More

1  Thank MiloWoods
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Third time that I eat at this beautifull place and every time I get the impression that it is growing in stature. Friendly service and affordable food.

Thank silage
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This cute pub & grill is worth going to. We had steaks which were well prepared & good size portions (value for money). Old building has lots of character! This place will see me again.

Thank Carene M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R60 | 4.8km from Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 76 875 9886
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