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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (18 reviews)
“bobotie” (21 reviews)
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French, African, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on the 10th of October. It was our second evening in Swellendam and we decided on Drostdy restaurant for our dinner as it received good reviews and their prices relative to the other fine dining restaurants in...More

Thank justin s
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This old, atmospheric restaurant was a real treat. The service was attentive and swift. The food was excellent. It was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. I highly recommend it!

Thank DebsAdcock
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Having read the reviews and viewed the menu at our B & B, we chose the Drostdy for our one evening in Swellendam. How pleased we were that we did! The whole meal was superb, especially the beef fillet with cabbage Koffmann (me) and Chicken...More

Thank Grahame T
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Absolutely delicious food prepared by the French chef. My husband had the trio of venison, a real delight! The risotto and the bobotie was also outstanding.

Thank LeeannLeana
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with good friends. A very old historic house that was changed into a restaurant. The tomato risotto and the bobotie was amazing. The venison as well. I truly can say that you can eat anything off this menu.

Thank PaarlAlice
Reviewed 3 October 2017

1 star Michelin chef, excellent food. Risotto is awesome as is the twice baked cheese soufflé. Highly recommended.

Thank noelenec577
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Our 1st time visit to this Charmingly Rustic Restaurant, with lovely & friendly staff... The food was quite delicious & beautifully presented, we had the Soup & Asian Calamari starter, then Trio of Venison & Lamb Shank as mains, the hazelnut chocolate brownie was delectable,...More

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great food and excellent service from exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. No wonder it is rated so highly!

Thank M2957HSmartin
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

An interesting historical farmhouse in the museum grounds with stunning views of the mountains above. The service is attentive but not intrusive. I forgo the starters and ordered the beef fillet, this duly arrived 10 min later "PERFECT". Malva pudding & ice cream again perfect....More

1  Thank Ian M
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Ian Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review, we, as a team are very grateful and proud of Drostdy Restaurant! See you soon again...

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a most enjoyable meal at this restaurant. Quaint inside with good staff that were attentive. We both had the fillet steak which was good.

Thank SuziQ1510
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear SuziQ Thank you for reviewing us! Hope you had a lovely holiday in SA, please visit again soon..

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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

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Restaurant features
Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area, (weather permitting). Our aim is to offer and deliver freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this 1757 heritage building. We believe in; and offering value for money and a variety of choice, both traditional and contemporary 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, please.
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