I was most disappointed by my dining experience at La Belle Alliance in Swellendam. I ordered a hamburger and chips which was fairly expensive (R74) for a burger but I figured it would be sumptuous, rustic, country eating which is so enjoyable in beautiful towns like Swellendam. Instead, my burger patty had been cooked in the morning and microwaved for me in the afternoon. It had no taste, was too hot to eat, and was drenched in a sickly sweet sauce. I think, although I cannot be sure, that the patty was probably cooked at least a day before. When I enquired, I was told that it had been warmed but also that I could not have a deduction in price because I had eaten the burger. I did not eat the whole burger, and with the sauce all over it, I could not know that it had been microwaved in the first place.
Overall, it was the worst country dining experience I have had, at a price. I would certainly not recommend La Belle Alliance to anyone - there are restaurants in Swellendam that offer FRESH food at a fair price.
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