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“What an exciting find!”

The Gallery Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$16
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Exactly 2 years after the launch of our flagship restaurant, The Gallery - Fine Dining, we have now launched a second restaurant on the same premises. While the first restaurant is all about elegant fine dining and candle lit romance, the all new "Studio Cafe" is about quality and affordable favourites for the local market. After revamping the previous establishment to increase the size of the kitchen, installing new equipment and developing a whole new menu with our new Head Chef and his team, the "Studio Cafe" is now open. It seats around 40 people and is open for lunch from 12 noon to 9pm from Mondays to Fridays. The "Studio Cafe" is a super casual bistro that will suit everyone's pocket. Let us treat you with quality good gourmet food without breaking the bank! Bring the children along! Not only do we have a tasty kiddies menu, but with our child friendly "Kid zone", mum and dad can enjoy sumptuous meals on the deck, while the kids run around on the lawn and have fun on our secure jungle gym "fort" and swings, or play in the doll house. Also see "the Gallery Guest House"
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“What an exciting find!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Queenstown, like many small towns is short on restaurants so the opening of The Gallery restaurant is fantastic for those of us who travel through the Eastern Cape. The food is imaginative and very good, the service is attentive and excellent and the prices moderate.

I had the roast salmon on feta and pepperdews which was really delicious and followed this with the pecan pie and avocado icecream. Wine by the glass is good quality and I enjoyed a glass or two of Klawer Chardonnay.

I am going back there!

  • Visited October 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Very nice restaurant recommended by the owner of Positano where we stayed. We both had lamb chops and they were cooked to perfection.

Visited October 2013
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Vryheid, South Africa
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Restaurant with a wow factor”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Finding a restaurant like The Gallery in a small town like Queenstown, was an amazing experience! Decor, ambience, service and food were excellent and I would recommend this wonderful restaurant to everyone.

The menu caters for every taste and the prices are surprisingly reasonable. One cannot help but feel special having dinner in this finely decorated restaurant.

An absolute MUST when you are in Queenstown!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ilsev348
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful setting, pity about the food”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Chips were undercooked and then reheated in a microwave. Overcooked fillet steaks were most certianly NOT real fillet steaks, most of the meat went home in a doggie bag for my dogs.

There are far better places to eat in Queenstown for much less money.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JimmyJM
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Arrow69, Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this review, 12 March 2015
Dear JimmyJM
I do apologise for your bad experience at our restaurant, which I assure you is not the norm. Under cooked chips and over cooked steak is completely unacceptable. I do assure you however, that our fillet steak is of the best qualiy and grade FILLET available. We continuously monitor the quality from our suppliers and we honestly do not purchase from the cheapest.
When you refer to all other reviews here you will note that your experience was out of the ordinary, and I can only apologise for that.
We have appointed a new head chef as well as a new sous chef and we are very strict on consistency.
You had a bad experience here and you obviously did not get value for your money. Please, when in Queenstown, visit us again and enjoy a delightful meal on the house. Please refer Kiewiet or Nico (our managers) to this offer or contact me on 0824463973.

Kind regards
Johan de Beer
(owner)
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Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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“SIMPLY THE BEST”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

awesome atmosphere, awesome food, awesome service, exactly what Queenstown needed.
i cannot wait for my next visit to the gallery, i have decided to make it my second home!

Visited March 2013
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