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“Great setting, average food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Colony

The Colony
Ranked #10 of 41 Restaurants in Oudtshoorn
Cuisines: African, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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845 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Great setting, average food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Go here for the great setting and the historic dining room. The food is good, but nothing special, but that will not prevent you from having a nice evening.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

The Colony is housed in a beautiful old colonial building (the Queens Hotel) in the centre of town. Everything about it reeks of old world charm and elegance.

While the menu covers most bases it's the ostrich fillet that will hold the most interest for meat-eaters. Be daring and try it rare for maximum tenderness and taste. Enjoyment guaranteed!

An excellent local wine list and very professional (unobtrusive) service completes the package. A meal here is very highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank CBK23
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Bolton, Canada
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Delightful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

This was our final night in Oudtshorn and we had a very nice meal. The lamb was delicious - even if it was a tad overdone. The service was elegant. We dinned on the upper terrace - outside. It was delightful.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Larry L
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Traditional, spacious, relaxed, with good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

This has the aspect of an old Colonial club with shiny polished wood etc. There is a verandah outside but the wind was a litle strong. A very nice ambience. As sunset approached, the light went down and in common with several other restaurants on our trip the lighting after dark was just insufficient, I asked them to turn the lights up. Apart from that, service and food were good and as you would expect here, there are some Ostrich options. A little expensive by SA standards but a nice treat.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GealCarn
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Centurion, South Africa
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“What a gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The food here was a sweet surprise, the service was great and the food was excellent.

the steak i had was cooked to absolute perfection as was my wifes.

Visited January 2014
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Thank BenSymington
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