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Drostdy Restaurant

) #1 of 27 Restaurants in Swellendam ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, African, European
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (12 reviews)
“bobotie” (14 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
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French, African, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

While visiting the Drostdy museum, we thought we would stop for lunch afterwards only to be told the Restaurant is not open. This was a weekday with no public holidays near.

Thank melanies_southafrica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous view, great service, wonderful atmosphere and FANTASTIC food. The food was cooked to perfection, loved the atmosphere in front of the fire place and the friendly service sealed the deal. Wish we could have visited more often. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience....More

Thank Marize U
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marize U Thank you so much for you lovely review and compliments! We too wish you could visit more often...sure, we'll see you soon again!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was a lovely old farmhouse-style restaurant that came highly recommended. The food did NOT disappoint. We were so taken with what we had that on our way back toward Cape Town we decided to stop in swellendam again just so we could eat ther...More

Thank EJDub57
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I hope you had a great time in SA, and hope to welcome you at Drostdy Restaurant again next time! Annelie and David

Reviewed 7 May 2017

A lovely old and quaint restaurant. Outstanding food set in a quirky restaurant. The quality was amazing and had been recommended to us for our wedding anniversary.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A fabulous restaurant with an extensive menu and wine list. The service is spot on and the owner was friendly and welcoming. The food is well cooked and well presented, you can't go wrong . . and its good value

Thank geedeebee
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We came upon this restaurant while driving around to find somewhere to eat. What a find. Lovely setting, historic building, excellent service and fabulous food. The babotie was great as was the Malva pudding - both Cape specialities. Other meals our party had were also...More

Thank gwynnethv
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great food - stunning setting. Ideal restaurant for a special occasions. My family loved the food and the fillet was delicious.

Thank Corey S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I would have given it a 4 but i ordered a steak. Firsty i had to request a steak knife. Then the wrong sauce came twice yet there are only 2 choices mustard or rosemary i had ordered the former. The meat came raw and...More

1  Thank InezzPatel
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at two occasions in this well located restaurant. Took a drink outside with a nice view on the mountains. Food is excellent! Wines are great! Staff is very friendly and service is good. Definitely one of the best eating options in Swellendam!

Thank Filip_Ingrid
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Staff at our guest house recommended this restaurant. What a lovely place. The building itself is historical, the views amazing, the staff friendly and polite. We chose the trio of venison beautifully presented and full of flavour, also the bobotie which was also very tasty....More

Thank Suegympie
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Cindy, yes we have vegetarian options, vegetable lasagne, vegetarian pasta. Different vegetables as well. Kind regards
4 January 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Sir We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this under our attention. We will certainly make sure to respond in future on all comments made by our customers. Kind regards Drostdy Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3825
  • E-mail
Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, and overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area. Our aim is to deliver and offer freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience and matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this heritage building. We offer value for money and a variety of choice both traditional and international dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience.
PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages
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