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“An excellent meal”

De Vagebond Restaurant
Ranked #12 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.
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145 reviews
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“An excellent meal”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had quite a surprise with an excellent meal at The Vagebond. I had the pork fillet with vegetables, because I am allergic to dairy products. The vegetables was done without any hesitation. My wife had the Aubergine Lasagne. Both dishes was excellent prepared.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Best porc I've ever had!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

All round fantastic evening with great wine and an absolutely delightful host! The porc was tender and very tasty, the malva pudding is a must. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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“The food is tasty, warm, well prepared and worth the price.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We came later than normal for a small town restaurant, bit received a hearty welcome and excellent food. Cold night, but steaming hot food, tasty, moist and as on the menu.

We do not eat the decorations or settings, thus we care about the food first, then the decor. Nothing in the decor is off-putting. In fact, it is clean and easy. The food packs the punch. No Derby Pie can beat the Vagabond Pecan Nut Pie!

We'll be back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here on our recent trip. Good menu with lots of variety. The ambience was super, staff friendly, food was well prepared and very tasty. My only criticism would be that the staff might have known a bit more about the wines they were offering.

Visited June 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Top Recommendation”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

What a lovely evening was had by all. The restaurant was full with not a seat open, and was buzzy, vibrant and extremely cozy with the log fire burning in the dining room on a stormy, cold Swellendam evening. Our host Hannes (the owner) was fantastic, giving us and all the other guests his personal attention and making everyone feel welcome and special. To mention a few of the meals that I would highly recommend you try when you visit them: Starters: Snails in a creamy sauce with delicious homemade bread or the deep fried mozzarella balls. Mains to try are the chicken schnitzel, pork fillet, sushi (only place in town that serves it) or the yummy chicken curry. To top it all I received a fabulous birthday shooter surprise - Please don't miss this restaurant if you are in Swellendam, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2014
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