at the courtyard bistro and theatre

at the courtyard bistro and theatre

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 22:00
Mon
18:00 - 22:00
Tue
18:00 - 22:00
Wed
18:00 - 22:00
Thu
18:00 - 22:00
Fri
18:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 65.00 – R 249.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
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Does this restaurant primarily serve Healthy cuisine?
About
| at the courtyard | restaurant and theatre is nestled in the heart of small town McGregor. We offer a full bistro menu and are famous for our delicious vegan and vegetarian options, flamed grilled steaks, line fish and Neopolitan Pizzas. We also host theatre style shows in our event area - showcasing local talent as well as bringing renowned S.A. artists to our town. We focus on comfort and affordability while bringing exceptional talent, top quality foods and the best selection of local wines to our beautiful space.
PRICE RANGE
R 65.00 – R 249.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles21 reviews
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Very good
2
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1
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Raven Rudolph
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
From passing through, for a coffee and a croissant to having a full dinner with wine and deserts, I was thoroughly impressed. My story started about 3 years ago traveling from Lords Wine farm to Cape Town via Hermanus. I stopped in as I needed some real coffee before the drive, felt the vibe and stayed fro a small breakfast. The owners Meg and Steve are very hands on in the entire business, and I was inspired by this, as it links to what I want to do one day in the future. I saw the setting of a stage in the back and some posters of musicians and before I could ask, Steve noticed and showed me around and we had a stunning conversation about music... I had to go , but I mentioned that I would be back... Skip forward 3 years, Post Covid, I got to come back to the Mother City and visit Lords Winery again, and "had to" pop by , Meg pulls up in her classic Porsche and Steve greets me at the door and says Welcome back, I remember you and Meg asks me if I was wearing a certain pair of pants the first visit... I work in luxury Food and Beverage and am very aware that you cannot teach that passion, it is born within you I have mumbles enough here, so I will end saying the rest of the night was delightful, Chatting with Meg and Steve was great, Food and wine were on point, music level perfect, smiling service and I ended up playing a song with Steve on Piano and me on guitar before leaving I hardly ever order dessert and hardly ever write trip advisor comments, but the Chocolate Mousse was delightful and there's a detailed description of how they made me feel. "People will easily forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel"
Written 2 November 2022
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Jet16021841079
Wow what a beautiful review to wake up to and start t the day in our happy place where people refer to as we work. Thank you hai much for this review Raven. Coming from you, this will always be cherished. 👏👏
Written 6 November 2022
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Janine S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Best dinner, exceptional flavours and personalized service … totally affordable. The food is worth a detour from Robertson. We were blown away by the quality. Such an amazing experience. Chef even created an off the menu desert on request.
Written 26 September 2023
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Steve van Schaik
Thanks so much for this lovely review 🤗
Written 6 October 2023
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Helen
Cape Town18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Our meal was so delicious, made with the freshest ingredients and a great deal of care. Great menu and service and the staff were so friendly and attentive. A real gem in McGregor and a must visit if you are in the area.
Written 6 July 2023
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IBlair
45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We were spending a Monday evening in McGregor, and At the Courtyard was the recommended dinner option at our B&B. We arrived reasonably early (before 7 pm) to a completely empty restaurant but were told that they were fully booked, and that there was no space available for us except at a picnic table in the courtyard. Well, fair enough… after brushing some gravel off the bench we sat down and perused the menu. Other guests arrived, then a few others, all of whom seemed to know each other and the staff and in many cases didn’t even need a menu. They crowded around the picnic table chatting and were quite engaged with the staff. One larger group needed more space, and new tables and chairs were brought out for them and set up. Evidently there were other tables, just not for us. Through this all we had the definite feeling that we were intruding and not a priority for the staff, although with pre-dinner drinks, a bottle of wine, appetizers and a main course we were one of the bigger tickets of the night. The sparkling water we requested never arrived and cutlery showed up some five minutes after our main courses. Many of the other tables had a main dish and one drink and then left long before we had finished. So… the food was good and I have no complaints in that regard. But if you are only open to locals say so. I wouldn’t tell any visitor to avoid At the Courtyard, but I would definitely recommend that you ask if out-of-towners are welcome that night. Your evening will be much better if you know in advance.
Written 16 February 2024
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Steve van Schaik
Hello. Please note that Monday nights are a very popular evening for us and we often fully booked. The reason you may have felt a little less prioritised than others on the night is due to you guys not booking a table ahead of time. On beautiful evenings, the bench in our garden area is the only table we leave open for walk in customers like yourselves and we then explain that the waiting time for dinner can be long as we can only cope with so many customers in a given time. For next time, I would advise pre booking a table. We definitely are not a restaurant positioned for locals only and we pride ourselves on our warm friendly welcoming hospitality. Apologies if you felt unwelcome. I do hope we will see you again in the future and have the opportunity to regain your trust. Warmest of Regards Steve
Written 3 March 2024
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Paul CBW
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We had bitterballen and Greek green beans as appetisers, pork belly and the vegetable stack as mains, and a lemon pavlova (shared) for dessert. The food was consistently delicious, the service prompt and friendly. Our first impression of the venue was a little bleak, but a log fire improved matters hugely. Overall a more than satisfying evening. The only thing that stops me giving the fifth star is that the food lacked the sophistication of presentation that is so important to some diners.
Written 30 October 2023
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Steve van Schaik
Thank you so much for your honest review. Your words are taken to hearty and we will most definitely do a review of our plating of those meals. We believe in evolving in our business by focusing on the words, the comport and the satisfaction of our guests and then working to improve on the areas of our business which are not overall as strong as others. Thank for joining us and we hope to see you again in the future. Safe travels.
Written 5 November 2023
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Adz99
Sutton258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
The food here is delicious and made with passion. The hosts are super friendly and fun to be with, they really care about thier customers. As tourists we really appreciated the fact they were open on a Monday as not many places are, and it was so good we booked for the night after. Cant wait to come back.
Written 13 March 2023
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Jet16021841079
Thanks so much for taking time out to write this review. Very very appreciated. We can’t wait to see you again x
Written 14 March 2023
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Sherpa52366123374
Cape Town Central4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
The place oozes charm and, love, energy and there's only one place like it and that's in Pater Noster. The food is to die for - have the steak with MARROW BONE SAUCE - there is no other in the whole of South Africa. Meg is the cook, housewife and the heart and soul of the kitchen and entirely responsible for the delicious "soul food". It's a place of very many happy returns
Written 7 June 2024
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Francoise C
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
We booked a New Year's eve celebration at The Courtyard with visiting overseas relatives. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and efficient. However, the entertainment provided was weak and disappointing. As the host was a musician, we expected live music, but were even prepared to listen to recorded music. There was no build up to midnight and although the patrons were in a party mood, the music played just before 12.00pm and after, killed the vibe completely! Some patrons hung around for a while longer, but as the music did not improve, most people left by 12.30! This was such a lost opportunity for a brilliant fun evening with great food, wine, good service but poor entertainment. Next year please put together a better fun playlist appropriate for New Year's eve!
Written 2 January 2024
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Robyn
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
The most wonderful dining experience in McGregor. Saving us from an awful experience. Asking ourselves why didn’t we come here in the first place. The chef/owner meets you at the door. Service is amazing. Food super tasty and wholesome. Left feeling full and satisfied and with plans to come back again for the live music events.
Written 29 December 2022
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Jet16021841079
❤️❤️❤️
Written 1 January 2023
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PetrusJansen
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
We had a lovely romantic dinner. The food was fantastic and loved the background music. They specially prepared a special table for us. Meg also shared their wonderful muaic playlist with me.
Written 21 January 2023
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Curious62558159225
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We came here a few years ago and had the best risotto I've ever had. Many times when home alone on a cold winter evening I'd light a fire, pour a glass of good red wine and try to recreate it. I've come close but it's never quite as good. Our recent visit was cosy, relaxed and the food did not disappoint. Great pizza, good pasta, friendly staff, perfect for a cold winters evening. Will definitely be back soon. J&J - Cape Town
Written 19 June 2024
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Flyer36533988915
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
We had a wonderful homely evening next to a fireplace. They accommodate both my gluten and dairy intolerances..with delicious alternatives. Highly recommended.
Written 2 July 2024
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Sherpa52366123374
Cape Town Central4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Macgregor itself is a magical tiny "dorp" in the Karoo - dry arid climate, with very friendly people and the very best restaurant n the Western Cape - The Courtyard. I have never had a steak as tasty as the one I had at The Courtyard - it had the most delicious Bone Marrow Sauce, which elevated this meal to another level - pur heaven. And the owners Steve & Meg van Schaik are the most welcoming and hard working couple. Meg is the Chef - and can she cook - she cooks with "love" of cooking and that makes all the difference. What a lovely person and a champion cook is Meg Schail of the tiny town of MacGregor. I shall definitely come again when I next come to MacGregor.
Written 4 May 2024
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Steve van Schaik
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Makes all the hard work so worthwhile x
Written 7 May 2024
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BS
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We had a lovely dinner in this nice restaurant. Also the staff is very friendly and entertaining. We will certainly come back to this place when in McGregor again. Keep up the good work!
Written 30 March 2024
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TheSmithTribe
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Fantastic restaurant. We had a wonderful dinner here, everything was fresh, with bold flavours and truly delicious, all served by friendly staff. Incredibly well priced for what you get.
Written 10 February 2024
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