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The Colony

Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 2101
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Beautiful colonial style hotel with a romantic candle lit meal (load shedding!). 1st try of ostrich was excellent and coped with large groups (we were 6 and there was a family party of ~20 nearby also being dealt without impacting us). Very well presented food...More

1  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

A cold evening presented us with the opportunity to dine in this traditional restaurant. The ambience was warm, and the tables are set in a classic way. The service was friendly, informative and pleasantly relaxed. We were not rushed nor overtly given the sales pitch....More

1  Thank Meganvdp
Reviewed 15 June 2015

unexpected, but truly one of the best fillet steaks I have had in twenty years. Well done to the Chef. If you ever in Oudtshoorn, this place is definitely worth it.

1  Thank kgmouse
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Our B&B booked this for us as there are apparently not many restaurants open on a Sunday night. It is inside the hotel, on the first floor, so not a place where you would get passing trade. Because of this there were only one other...More

Thank kayboia
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Always the highlight of our eating-out experience in Oudtshoorn. 5-star service, food and ambience. Enjoy your meal on the balcony. Perfect position in centre of town.

Thank Hester C
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant.The wine was very good and there is good wine menu.For starter we took ostriches carpaccio - very delicious !For main we took lamb and beef steak.The meat was good too and made very well. In summary it's good restaurant...More

Thank Ailll
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

We had an enforced extended stay in Oudtshoorn. We had booked for two nights but had to stay for four. (At a different hotel). But for three out the four nights we ate at The Colony. The one night we didnt eat there we regretted...More

Thank Africatrotter2812
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

This hotel has been around forever since approx 1845 or thereabouts. The Colony Restaurant is on the 2nd floor and offers outside balcony or inside dining. The dining room us beautifully laid out with a good ambience. Service was effecient and friendly and our meals...More

Thank kaapie62
Reviewed 12 March 2015

A lovely restaurant in this charming location. "Queen Victoria eat here" apparently. The food was of a very good standard and the service was faultless. A great place to enjoy your evening meal in Oudtshoorn

Thank Manos C
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Attractive place with reasonably good service, but the food was mostly deep fried and not the fine dining we had been led to believe it delivered.

1  Thank Websteratwork
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baron van Reede Street | Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 2101
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