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“Outside eating in the sunshine”
Review of La Belle Alliance

La Belle Alliance
Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Swellendam
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Outside eating in the sunshine”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We were not an easy table - six of us, including an infant, and we hadn't booked...but it didn't faze the welcoming staff at La Belle Alliance. Outside table? No problem. Help with baby seat? No problem. Prompt drinks orders served, and food not long behind. Efficient staff, managing well in spite of full tables and a coach load due imminently. Food was plentiful, and while not exactly gourmet, it was nicely presented, tasty and served hot. Loos were a bit of a let down, being outside and definitely on the basic side. All is forgiven though - they were fantastic with a big party with a small baby.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Appalling service - not recomended”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stopped here for lunch and were appalled by the service and staff attitude. As a group of British visitors we could not have been made to feel more unwelcome. We waited for about 40 minutes to be served, while other guests came in and were immediately served . We asked several times , and were just met with a shrug by the waitresses. After seeing yet another group of people coming in and being served we asked to speak to someone . An intimidating man just came up really close and shouted that these people had all booked . We apparently were never going to get served. We were shaken . We left and went to a lovely restuarant nearby where we were immediately served . I was interested to see the previous review which confirmed this was not an isolated instance . Appalling way to treat people . Not recommended. Avoid.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Bellou2
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“No service!!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

We waited 20mins for drinks, and another hour and 10 mins for food that never came. The waitress avoided us and people that arrived much later than us got their food before we did. Won't go back again!!

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Thank Alecia L
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Johannesburg
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent spot for breakfast!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

We stopped off en route to Robertson. Fabulous breakfast and excellent value for money sitting in the sun on the deck overlooking the stream.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank adhollick
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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We drove past here and saw the deck over looking the stream.
It looked very inviting, and we were right.
Upon arrival we greeted with friendly staff and an extensive menu.

The lunch was great, the home made cakes and deserts even better!
The staff was friendly and helpful and conveyed to us the charm of this small charming South African town.

Will most definitely be stopping here again!
Highly recommended !

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3 Thank Hugosa001
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