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Drostdy Restaurant

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Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
+27 28 514 3825
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00:00 - 22:00
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Sun 00:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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398 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The food there was really good and tasty. They have a small collection of old things in a backroom of the restaurant too (many Coca-Cola stuff...)

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Thank djakob38
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! Not sure about the Coca Cola memorabilia, as it was removed by previous owners about a week before Christmas, perhaps there was a delay with the review...We are hoping to welcome you back soon and surprise you with some heritage decor! More 

Bologna, Italy
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Just on our way to Plettemberg Bay, we had the opportunity to have dinner in a very cool place with friendly people. We had meat of Kudu, Springbok and ostrich served in a wonderful way because the plate decoration is important. Really a great experience at a very reasonable price.

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Thank ste_gamberini
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! I remember you were very complimentary about the presentation and flavours of the food. Was great to host you at Drostdy Restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

NYC
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stopped here for lunch as the midpoint between Knysna and Cape Town. This was one of the best meals we had on our 2 week holiday in South Africa! The food was delicious, especially the biboti and the curry. The view of the mountains was stunning and the restaurant itself charming. So glad we stopped here for lunch!

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Thank travelgal24Nyc
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate your feedback and taking the time to write on TripAdvisor. Enjoy the rest of your holiday! More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Really enjoyed eating here. In fact we came here last year and in small ways it seems to have got even better than our last visit - though the menu seemed to much the same. The food is great, the service very pleasant and efficient and the prices very reasonable, with wonderful views if one is outside.

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Thank Wallowsabroad
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are planning to change the menu quite soon, and is looking forward to your next visit! More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Was a good place to share a platter of meats, cheeses and other snacks. Was vey hot and facility does not cater for such weather.

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Thank WindhoekNamibia
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! It was a very hot day, but after some lovely rains everything feels refreshed. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Oakville, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This restaurant was a short walk away from our bed & breakfast. We enjoyed a nice meal in a room with charming ambiance.

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Thank PJD_MEK
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice rating! We appreciate you taking the time to vote for us. Have a great 2016! More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Service good, food delivery perhaps a little slow. All up, substantial amount of food at a good price. Not gourmet food, but good. As a group of 7, we would all come back again.

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Thank Stuart T
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for rating us and taking the time to help promote our restaurant. As we are new business owners we appreciate your feedback, and would love for you to visit again! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The food was good, but don't expect fast service, the waiters take orders and bring food, and although the restaurant has a massive memorabilia collection they didn't mention it to us and don't ask too many questions, they don't seem interested in mingling with the patrons

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Thank B1822IJclairec
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to send us your feedback. This is very important to us in order to progress and move forward in delivering great food and service. The Coke memorabilia was partly removed by the previous owner at the time of your visit. And shortly thereafter the rest of the collection was removed. We do apologize for this.... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful evening in this interesting restaurant. Excellent food and good service - one of the best meals we had in South Africa and value for money is incredible.

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Thank mandygaughan
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your great feedback and rating! We appreciate it so much as our mission is to deliver great food and service at a beautiful setting. It is nice to know that we have impressed you! Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Went to this restaurant for an evening meal. It is in a nice setting with a garden and has parking. One of the rooms is very interesting with a large Coke memorabilia collection. The menu was varied and the service ok.

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Thank Banksjays
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write the review. The Coke memorabilia was removed and belonged to the previous owner. We are working on an exiting concept and hope you will visit again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, African, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?