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“A touch of Scotland”

Powell House Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: African, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.
Reviewed 26 January 2014

An excellent choice of restaurant recommended by our Guest house.
We were made very welcome by Alan Caw, a native of Glasgow who has managed to keep a little of his accent!
A good variety of food on the menu and it was presented in an exemplary fashion, and was good!
The service was fine.

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Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We ate here on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a beautiful meal. The atmosphere was nice as it was a busy evening with lots of family get-togethers. We received a warm welcome. The only downside was the service was really slow as the owner and staff were rushed off their feet. Definitely could have done with two more helpers! Saying that the food was excellent and I would return.

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Thank ASkelton
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We returned for dinner over the Xmas season & once again received a warm welcome from Alan (owner) and he offered the last table available!
The wide selection of venison on the menu was impressive & delicious ....smoked Crocodile Carpaccio & Ostrich fillet for starters and then we ordered grilled Gemsbok & Kudu fillets for our main course .....yummy! Whilst my partner tucked into the Eton mess (Meringue, cream & fresh strawberries with an awesome granadilla sauce) I ordered their renouned Malva Pudding with a superb sauce!
I also noticed the 300g Rump steak special for only R110 ....not to be found anywhere in Swellendam! Great value for a popular steak! Make a turn to Powell house next time in Swellendam....you wont burn your wallet!

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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

The food was great, but what really stood out was the personal service of the owner. Well worth a visit.

Thank Markus J
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This small but excellent restaurant has only limited menu choices, but it's not quantity but quality that counts. We greatly enjoyed the game-meat dishes, prawn salad, and wonderful deserts, served often by owner/manager Alan in person (his wife Cheryl is the chef).
One evening we had the chance of hearing a performance by 2 female staff (singing for a guest who had a birthday) who have the most wonderful voices. This place is definitely to be recommended.

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Thank cataractophile
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