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“A lot of promise for new restaurant”

De Vagebond Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Swellendam
Price range: US$4 - US$17
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Under New ownership since 1 December 2010, it became a Family Restaurant serving Local Cuisine and Traditional South African Dishes, including; Bobotie, Game Pie, Kudu Fillet, Springbok Shank, Malva Pudding. We stock some of the regions finest wines and have a fully stocked bar. A big fire will be burning in the evenings if the weather allows to welcome all to a romantic night of the best South Africa have to offer.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

It is immediately clear that the restaurant was either new or under new management, something which was confirmed later. De Vagebond might be in the early stages of something amazing. The biltong and blue cheese soup was spectacular, not too creamy. The smoky bacon salad made an impression because care had been taken to prepare the bacon in a maple syrup. Though the waiters seemed a bit new at the job, the service was still very good.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We dined in the Vagebond , with very kind new owner Hannes, and we eat great !The food was delicious , from starter till desert! The waiter from Zimbabwe was great also! Thanks for everything and good advice Hannes, whishing you all the best with your restaurant!

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Thank Paula K
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

It was a nice pizza after a long ride through the countryside. The staff were lovely and accommodating seeing as we arrived late.

Thank Swedenstock
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The people at our B&B booked a table for us since we had arrived rather late at the guesthouse already. To cap it all, we got lost on our way to the restaurant and arrived much later than expected - and we finally only got there thanks to an incredible, stunning young lady who jumped into her car and gave us a lift to the restaurant, when we asked for the way!
However, we were received by very friendly staff despite our delay. We ordered a huge steak and a traditional South African dish (waterblommetjie bredie) and a bottle of wine. The food was delicious and so was the wine. We felt very well looked after and enjoyed a nice evening in a quaint restaurant that we can recommend without any reservations.

Thank swissiecrissie
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Swellendam is a beautiful town but choice of good ,quality places to eat ,for dinner, are limited!
I visited vagabond recently for the first time and was pleasantly surprised by their great,tasty ,thin based pizza!
I can't comment on the rest of the menu as all in our party had pizza!albeit a little on the cool side,it was good!
personally, I thought the Food prices on the menu,rather high but pizza was good value for the quality & size!
Wine choice is very limited but prices per bottle are very reasonable!!
Service was friendly and atmosphere seemed warm & comfortable.
I hear they will soon be relocating to new premises in a more picturesque part of the town & look forward to returning on my next visit !

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Thank Nan2274
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