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Pont de Val Riverside Escape Restaurant

212 Boundary Road | Parys District, Free State, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 16 004 0019
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“baguette” (18 reviews)
“wine tasting” (9 reviews)
“bistro” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
DETAILS
212 Boundary Road | Parys District, Free State, Parys 9585, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I fell in love with this place the moment we drove though the gates. It wasn't too busy as it was a Sunday afternoon and that added to its charm. Soft music played in the background as we enjoyed a meal from the new menu...More

Thank Duduetsang M
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this review

So glad you found us Duduetsang! Thank you for your visit, we would certainly love to host you again!

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Celebrated our parents anniversary in style. There were 6 of us and enjoyed the 30min cruise that the staff had arranged on very short notice. The lamb shank was delicious, the staff friendly and courteous, the place made you feel as if you had been...More

1  Thank Meg P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing service... average food. Beautiful venue for summer days. No catering for young kids...More

Thank Ronel L
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this review

Hi Ronel, Thank you for the compliment on the venue and joining us for the event, it was certainly a pleasure hosting you and we would very much have loved for you to have had a positive experience. The information provided came as the only...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the 27th April 2017, we celebrated a special 50th Birthday at Pont De Val Restaurant . It was a lovely day and as a big party we were not disappointed. The interior was stunning!  With an amazing rustic look. And the view was beautiful!! ...More

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation for the 16th @ 1pm. We were seated all well. The waiter was in all defense so occupied to attend to the few occupied tables that our initial drinks were neglected on. The food... when we ordered ...well we were told...More

Thank Gideon B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

WOW what an absolute surprise to stumble upon this venue. A fantastic venue in the middle of nowhere. Not knowing better you would think you're in France as the venue and atmosphere, food and decor are all utterly French Provence. The food is great, the...More

2  Thank DeonTerBlanche
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this review

WOW what an absolute pleasure to stumble upon this very kind review! Thank you

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Pont de Val for lunch to celebrate my daughter birthday with friends. It took just on two hours for our food to arrive and when it did there were many errors from what we ordered. We had a lot of children with...More

Thank Donavan J
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for the occasion and we sincerely apologise for where we failed you on the day. Not bringing bread, poor on our side - sorry! We don't promote ourselves as a family focused eatery, and so as you described 'a lot...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was my first visit and definitely the last. We couldn't really place this restaurant. The prices are that of fine dining but the quality of the food is definitely not that. It is also not a gourmet restaurant, because you would not expect form...More

Thank Gerritdp_13
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a family lunch at this restaurant today. We are a family of food lovers and we do not mind paying high end prices for good quality food and especially for french cuisine, as this establishment states it provides. Although the setting is beautiful...More

Thank aeloff1
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this review

Thanks aeloff1, we have worked through the review - and it was tough to chew on. There is no excuse for a poor experience and we value your feedback on the food. You visited at a time of major shifts in our kitchen, with a...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Although the sevice from the waiters was not exceptional and we had to wait long for menus, service amd to have put table cleared, the venue is breathtaking and the food delicious.

Thank Carolina B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Boundary Road | Parys District, Free State, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 16 004 0019
Description
French countryside-style restaurant on the Vaal River near Parys serving 'lazy lunches' and fine dining dinners.