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La Belle Alliance

1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2252
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (53 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“chicken pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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51 - 60 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The location is really stunning with the river just there:)I had salmon and my mom had the tempura prawns:)It was good and the portions were decent:)nice place for brunch:)

Thank Amrita_Kc
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The food was reasonable and salads had good fresh ingredients. The service was very good and the outside eating area overlooking the stream was very good. Most importantly the restaurant was open in July! We were disappointed that most well rated restaurants were closed in...More

Thank Ascott150
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We have stopped twice at La Bella Alliance for lunch on our way back home. Both times we really enjoyed the visit and the food.The service is friendly and the food is good local food.We had chicken pie ,pasta and fish and chips that was...More

Thank WillemanEsme
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Although it was late afternoon, we decided to have a meal at La Belle Alliance where we were pleasantly fed and seated on the deck overlooking the river. The limited Wine selection could do with some imagination but nothing else could be faulted. The food...More

Thank FriendofGrand
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by the locals and even though the scenery is beautiful the service and food was not. Most of the items were not available and when we eventually ordered the waiter came back to inform us that our initial choices was also not available....More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came for a light lunch. We sat out side next to the river. Was beautiful. Sounds of the river and birds were lovely with out food. Food was good but didnt have wow factor for a 5/5. Lovely little place

Thank 322darrenk
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely stunning setting for this restaurant. Eating lunch and hearing the river run past you with the sun shining on your face... What more can you ask for. Had a tasty chicken sarmie and salad while my husband had the chicken pie with...More

Thank AnnetteKirsten
Reviewed 26 June 2016

There's a lot more to La Belle Alliance than the lovely surroundings and excellent food (especially the desserts..). I rolled in to their car park with a rapidly deflating rear tyre, and started struggling with the spare while my family ordered lunch. Before I knew...More

Thank mdjayal
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Belle Alliance for lunch on our way through Swellendam. The location, nestled in the trees beside the stream,with heavenly views all around,makes the setting perfect for a relaxing dining experience. The food was excellent, flavorful and done to perfection. The service was...More

Thank Kielipää
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This lovely restaurant has a wonderful location and deck overlooking a river. Very tranquil! The food is hearty home fare. I had a beef lasagne with salad and chips and it was divine. This followed with an Apple Pie, which was huge and home made....More

Thank Martylindi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 2252
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La Belle Alliance, a family run restaurant since 1998, is situated on the main road between the Drostdy Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church, on the banks of the Koornlands river.The historical building was formerly a masonic lodge with some symbols still visible on the premises today. The garden terrace offers tranquility and shade under a canopy of White Stinkwood trees and lots of sunshine and blankets on cooler winter days."Specials" include both traditional and international dishes, all freshly home made.La Belle Alliance is renowned for its efficient and friendly service. The venue is child and dog friendly and the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch.Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays: 8am to 5pm.Fully Licensed.Credit cards accepted.Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans, Dutch/Flemish, French and German.Indoor (50 pax) and outdoor(100 pax) seating.Groups welcome.Find us on facebook.GPS longitude: 20'27' EGPS Latitude: 34' 01' S
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