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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 - 22:00All hours
French, African, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

They food was exquisite, I had the lamb shank and my wife had the Rissotto. They lamb was full of flavor and just perfect, but the Rissotto was out of this world. U very rarely find perfectly aldente cooked Rissotto in restaurant. Super excited to...More

Thank ealexoli4
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and rate us a 5! And yes, please visit us again in future. Hope you had a safe journey back to CPT..

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I had such a lovely dinner here. I had the lamb shank and he had the babotie... Perfectly cooked and served with a smile. Such a beautiful setting amd interesting history - I recommend reading the front page of the menu, it's a...More

1  Thank Carla V
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had lunch at Drostdy Restaurant on Sunday 4 September 2016, on our way to the Bontebok National Park. They had only recently reopened for Sunday lunch. The ambience and view are rustic and pleasant. We received friendly attention from manager Annelie and waitress Hannelie....More

Thank conniemarais
Reviewed 6 September 2016

6 of us wanted to celebrate a birthday. We were refered by a local to Drosty Restaurant. We were invited to have aperif's by the fire. A special soup, followed by rack-of-lamb and delicious desert. The presentation was superb. Service coudn't be better. Piet All...More

Thank Jp F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had our daughter's 21st brunch here... We had the best service. The food was fantastic. Fantastic people! Stunning view.... The place to go! Annelie did everything to accommodate us. Compliments for the chef and everyone.

Thank maritsa2016
Reviewed 26 June 2016

A reconstructed farmhouse from several centuries ago, gives a unique dining experience. The menu is limited, but the food is superb, all fresh and expertly prepared. High recommended

Reviewed 13 June 2016

I can recommend this restaurant with open eyes, it's well worth it. Good honest food, no frills hands on service from the owner/manager. Lovely experience and be back soon!

Thank Songbird7900
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have tried some highly rated restaurants in swellendam on our trip there and Drostdy Restaurant was the best.Nice atmosphere.Good service and very tasty food. A must go when visiting swellendam.value for your money.we went back for a 2nd time and it was just as...More

1  Thank Riaan M
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

Dear Riaan Thank you so much for your lovely review! We appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards Annelie and David

Reviewed 26 May 2016

At a recent week away from the city we visited the town of Swellendam, a perfect setting for hiking, trail running and mountain biking (separate review). We decided to have a "quick" lunch and stopped at the Drostdy Restaurant (main street at one end of...More

1  Thank TonMeteloLiquito
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

Dear Monsieur Metelo Liquito et famille WOW! First of all we want to thank you for your excellent review! (You didn't mention you are a great writer as well!) Thank you for an excellent informative review of our offering and what we are about. We...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and loved every minute of it. We hadn't made a reservation but the hostess was very welcoming when we came in. It was a rather cold night, so what had attracted us were the fairy lights lining the driveway that made...More

Thank Danisa N
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

Dear Danisa Thank you so much for your lovely review and I have thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guests in Drostdy! It was such a pleasurable experience chatting to both of you, and I wished that the night wouldn't end. We are looking forward...More

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Questions & Answers
19 February 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Cindy, yes we have vegetarian options, vegetable lasagne, vegetarian pasta. Different vegetables as well. Kind regards
4 January 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Sir We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this under our attention. We will certainly make sure to respond in future on all comments made by our customers. Kind regards Drostdy Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area, (weather permitting). Our aim is to offer and deliver freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this 1757 heritage building. We believe in; and offering value for money and a variety of choice, both traditional and contemporary dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience. PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages, please.
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