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“Nice evening meal in pleasant surroundings”

The Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 39 Restaurants in Swellendam
Price range: US$2 - US$16
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Description: The Old Mill Guest House and Restaurant is situated where scenic routes wind through rural farmlands. It is a recognised character and stylish national monument.
Reviewed 18 February 2014

This restaurant was just across the road from the hotel where we were staying and we did not want to go far, after having walked into town the previous evening for a disappointing meal at a more highly rated restaurant. Good decision! The surroundings were pleasant and, though the service was not fast, it was efficient and the food was excellent.

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Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We have been to this easy going coffee shop/restaurant a number of times while in South Africa and have always liked it. The service is OK, the food is good for the price and the location makes a great stop if you are heading down the coast from Cape Town.

Don't expect this to be the best coffee shop or restaurant you have ever been to but it is our favourite place to stop in the area.

Thank snhindle
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We tried this having been told it offered good meat dishes.

However not all the family wanted meat so we ordered a variety of dishes.

Whilst the food did arrive after a wait I can only say that the meat dish was good but lacked much in the way of vegetables and was not the most hearty plate after having eaten out at so many excellent places in South Africa.

The pasta dishes were just warm and okay but not spectacular.

We also thought the service or warmth of reception was somewhat bland or lacking. Perhaps we were in on an off night but at other places we had had very friendly and warm greetings and great service.

Overall it was just passable but if we lived locally based on this we would vote with our feet and eat elsewhere.

If you are out late not many places will be open so choices are limited.

In the summer when we were in town the positives are that during the day and even in evenings if it is not to cold you can sit outside. i think as a lunch eating stop outside would be fine.

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Thank Wacky the Wizard
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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

When we arrived there was nobody to greet us. Eventually we got our drinks.
The food took very long to arrive.
Unfortunately, the pasta arrived cold and was not great. But on the positive side, my ostrich neck was excellent (if you don't mind the sharp bones).

1  Thank Markus J
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We stayed in the guesthouse : the old mill and we had the opportunity to diner in the restaurant .
It is one of the best in Swellendam . It is realy good food, very cosy , good location in the center , you can diner outside a,d it is not expencive ; A nice place !

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Thank chrisschoofs
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