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“Terrific value for money”

The Country Pumpkin Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Barrydale
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We always try to schedule a stop at this country eatery when travelling along Route 62 . It has simple , delicious home cooked meals that are generous and extremely good value for money . We have had the best soles ever here , far away from the sea !! The staff are super too . We love this place - wish it wasn't so far from Cape Town !

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1  Thank Gill J
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stopped at The Country Pumpkin, a diner-like restaurant, on our journey between Franschhoek and Oudtshoorn. The food was good/unexceptional but our waitress was really good fun.

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1  Thank AlbertStone
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

I would not pass through Barrydale without stopping at the Country Pumpkin. The food is reasonably priced and the portions are generous.

Anyone who rated this establishment poorly must have an ulterior motive.

I have visited this eatery many times and have never been disappointed.

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2  Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

As Frequent Travellers in South Africa had my Wife and I not slowed down in our Vehicle many years ago for the ever present Speed Trap and Traffic Police Officer, who has become as much of an Institution as The Country Pumpkin on entering Barrydale, from Montague on Route 62, to slow down for and in the "case" of the Country Pumpkin to STOP for, we would never have discovered this "Gem" of a Restaurant where all Visitors and Guests are welcomed and treated like Friends and Family and become Friends. Sometimes mistaken by the uninformed as just another of the Plethora of Farm Stalls which "dot" Route 62 and The Garden Route the Pumpkin has set it self apart as a Restaurant, with possibly the finest Food, and Friendly Service, on the most scenic Route 62, which just would not be the same had it not been there!
Between Dereck de Villiers, his wife Lesley and their Friendly and efficient Staff the weary and at times parched in Summer visitors on arrival are treated to Beverages of their Choice, fresh home cooked meals and desserts to "die" for and be enjoyed under the vines or umbrellas on their deck or additional tables inside which in Winter as recently experienced during extremely cold weather with snow on the local mountains two roaring Log Fires.
On this our most recent visit, we tried their Hugely and Popular delicious Sunday Roasts Platters which Dereck, informed us due to it's popularity, is now being extended into weekdays as well, the succulent Leg Of Pork, Lamb and Chicken, accompanied by fresh vegetables and dessert's and once again "battled" to finish the most generous of servings (Alison my wife could not which I was pleased for as I had it Cold the following Day :-). I could elucidate and write an Epistle ....(Yes ...The Pumpkin is that good) suffice to state that You would be doing Yourself and Your Wallet a Huge Disservice if You don't try their meals Yourselves!
I therefore have no hesitation in recommending the Country Pumpkin, with it's awesome Setting, Consistently High Quality Menu, Friendly Efficient and Welcoming Staff (who have developed the uncanny ability of memorising frequent guests names), Wheelchair Friendly Restaurant and spotless ablutions, to both Locals and Tourists and cant wait to return. To Dereck, Lesley and Your Friendly Staff Thank you for once again making our 4 Hour Drive for Lunch so memorable and we cant wait for our next Visit ......

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2  Thank Braam V
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Not a lot of competition in Barrydale. Tis place does a lovely breakfast and has nice service and outside seating.

1  Thank Ian R
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