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“Felt like dining at someone's place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Connection - CLOSED

The Connection
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Felt like dining at someone's place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Awesome concept - we never saw a menu or a price list, or anything like that. We just trusted this very friendly Italian gentleman who gave us excellent food and wine for a very fair price...
It's been a while since my vacation in South Africa, but this is certainly a restaurant I will never forget. What else does a restaurant need to be perfect? This one has everything: excellent well-prepared products, human hospitality, privacy, fair prices, character and a story behind it.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank traveler_1978_Europe
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Maputo, Mozambique
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Homemade good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Connection does not have a menu, and so, ask the dish of the day before you sit.
We had a great night joining good (and plentful) homemade food, good service and a comfy place.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Vinidive
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A delicious surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Food and atmosphere were great. This restaurant has no menu and serves family-style platters of three types of meat cooked that day - which at first made us hesitant to eat here - but after reading other reviews we decided to try it and were very glad we did! The meat was excellent - well-cooked, delicious flavors, and as much of it as we wanted. The dessert we had was also delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very homey. The husband and wife team who run the place and cook the food were very friendly. There is also a vegetarian option each night.
The only complaint I have is that the price for a bottle of wine, 150 R, was expensive compared to the price we saw it being sold for in the liquor store. But, I understand that restaurants always mark up the price of wine, and it didn't take away from the quality of the food or the eating experience here.
I would definitely return!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Traveloski
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Super food, and great set menu, with plenty to eat. The hosts are welcoming and the restaurant very relaxed.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Willatt
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Jhburg
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tasty Sunday night dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We ended up at the Connection Restaurant after finding many Swellendam restaurants closed on a sunday night!
The food was fabulous! We had the fixed menu & started with the delicious Pork Pate with htin slices of rye bread and followed with flavoursome vegetable soup!
You can take your own wine along for a very small corkage charge but then came the most outstanding Oxtail i have tasted in a long time. The meat just fell off the bone & the sauce was to die for! Congrats to Jenny who cooks up a storm in the kitchen with really tasty inexpensive food & to Ollie for his attentive service!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Shark1jhburg
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