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The Black Scabbard Portuguese Bistro

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R600 Winterton, Winterton 3340, South Africa
+27 78 623 9126
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12:00 - 20:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really lovely chilled lunch here. Wonderful view if the drakensberg. Food was good too. Nice place to go.

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Thank Catherine H
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good, tasty and very reasonably priced meal. Unexpected in such an out-of-the-way location where traditionally the restaurants are substandard.

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Thank johnjamesrsa
Riga, Latvia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I really can't marry up some of the reviews with the visits that we had to this wonderful restaurant this past week. The Piri Piri Chicken on the first occasion was truly spectacular and the rest of the family had lamb, trout and prawns, which were apparently also excellent. There was also live music, which was fabulous. The scenery is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Since my very first review of this little gem, I have been back on several occasions - the last being on 13 January, 2017. The owner, Paul (the real deal!) still has that magic Portuguese touch for the finest chicken livers peri-peri and the most delicious prawns - still served with the same amazing chips and a small farm-fresh (per... More 

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Thank JerisF
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This restaurant is 10 km outside of winterton with the most amazing views of The Drakensberg. Better still was the food. The chicken peri peri was one of the best I have tasted: half a free range chicken, beautifully marinated, seasoned and grilled and a beef Prego roll to die for. A wonderful way to spend and evening, good food... More 

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Thank Gita48
Winterton, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxed ambience in nice rural setting.Service was good but disappointed that many items on menu like good mixed vegetable and fresh salad was not available. Will need to try them again....but have heard similar feedback from friends that the food was not up to standard. It has potential and would like to see them make the necessary effort.

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Thank Koos K
Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My boyfriends chicken was served raw He sent it back and told management to please inform owner The owner threatened us and treated us with great disrespect in the presence of other patrons We asked him to pls give us the raw chicken in a doggy bag which he refused and stated that :" you don't know me im Portuguese... More 

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Thank pzelna
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food is realy bad.. dont eat anything here Chicken is raw with blood coming out of the chicken... when sending is back and complain... the dirty portuguese owner threatens to kill us... stay away service is the worst and food even worse...

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Thank Jaco T
Durban, South Africa
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I reviewed this restaurant in October this year and so we had no trouble arranging to meet a friend their for a drink before we made our way to the Christmas market at the Cathedral Peak Wine Estate. The place is looking very tired and the fire pit was littered with cigarette butts and rubbish. The owner has to walk... More 

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Thank Lorj03
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I've driven past it many times, but finally decided to visit for lunch. This, after the overrated Waffle Hut, with its mediocre service, was again overflowing. Walking into the Black Scabbard immediately made me long for Mozambique. And were it not for the Cathedral Peak in the distance, it may well have been in Moz. The menu is as authentic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
12:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 20:30
Saturday
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R600 Winterton, Winterton 3340, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Drakensberg Region  >  Winterton
  • Phone Number: +27 78 623 9126

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