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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
18:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our host in Swellendam recommended the restaurant as being a great place to eat. A very expensive mistake and we wish we had stuck to our original choice. The food wasnt good or tasty. The wine wasn't bad. Totally over rated experience and one we wouldn't recommend to anybody . The most expensive and worst meal we have had whilst... More 

Thank storm76
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my goodness! Blown away by the great restaurant in Swellendam. I have tried three times to make a booking here and finally got in and was glad I persisted. The food was incredible, the owner who served us was so friendly and informative about each course. Although the courses are small they are intricate and beautiful. Word of warning,... More 

Thank SueFerreira
Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all ate the Land menu and every course was beautifully presented, delicious and surprising. Gianni is a welcoming host and his wife does the magic in the kitchen. Booking essential.

Thank jeminab
Cape Town, South Africa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a little gem La Sosta is. It is very small and only open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Fine dining very reasonably priced. You have to book. We travelled from Cape Town for dinner, staying over at their guesthouse. It truly is a privilege to eat there. Every dish they bring to the table is an artistic suprize with... More 

Thank Gerda W
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we knew everything was going to be good. Transport was provided to and from our guest house. The owner Gianna was very friendly. There are three menu choices, meat, fish and vegetarian. We had the first two and they were excellent. In between you have extra tasters which were lovely. The service was great our... More 

Thank Gill B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Undoubtedly one of my favourite meals during our trip along the Garden Route. We visited La Sosta when it first opened some 18 years ago, it was good then but it has now developed into a 1st class fine-dining establishment. The set menus are thoughtfully designed and the food is tasteful and beautifully presented by Gianni, his wife and the... More 

Thank David H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

There is only one good reason to visit Swellendam and that is to taste the perfection of Christiana's cuisine at La Sosta. She is a self taught genius whose dishes are divine. Husband, Gianni is a charming and warm host in their small restaurant. Our meal was better than in many Michelin starred. You may have to book months in... More 

Thank Maureen G
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The food ( and the service) at La Sosta is amazing. What a chef! We loved every moment . Thank you so much for an amazing evening. Definitely the best food in Swellendam. Make sure you book a table in advance.

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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

If stopping over in Swellendam we can highly recommend this wonderful, small restaurant. Some tables and chairs, very uncomplicated and relaxed seating and then a menu that will spoil your taste buds. The concept is wonderful, you choose between three four-course menues; Sea (fish or sea-food), Land (meat), Garden (vegetarian).The food is beautifully cooked and present. Could not fault a... More 

Thank ACK66Pepe
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Untrained chef and maitre'd - a former Italian banker conjures up amazing tasting menus, served by her most charming and hospitable husband, a former optometrist. The restaurant serves three tasting menus of Italian dishes - vegetarian, seafood and meat. One can switch dishes, something not offered by most tasting menu restaurants. House wines are excellent labels - high quality and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$36
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant wOrking with 3 Different Tasting Menu . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?