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Pont de Val Riverside Escape Restaurant

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212 Boundary Road | Parys District, Free State, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 16 004 0019
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11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 transported to france. What a gem will definitely be going back for more.

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Thank Meg P
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Carolina B
Pretoria, South Africa
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's start with the positive: Booking online was a breeze. The 'block booking' system seems to work very well. It's nice to know that your table is secure for three hours, which seemed like the perfect amount of time for us to enjoy a leisurely lunch. The location is spectacular. Really, it makes for a great day out and a... More 

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

Thank you Lisa for the comprehensive feedback and well written review:) Apologies for the issue with the steak and sauce. Our new Chef is launching her own menu soon, please visit again when this is available, we will announce it on our website and social media. More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful French inspired place. We went for lunch at the restaurant , the food and vibe was great. Having lunch overlooking the river and we later took a boat ride which was fun . The scenery is just breath taking . We decided to book one of the houses onsite . The house was beautiful with a private swimming pool... More 

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

Thank you Lerato! More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First class food and service! Cheese platters to die for and fine dining at its best. Good variety on the menu. The restaurant has an outdoor and indoor setting and the best view for sunsets. Deserts are tops!

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

Thank you so much! More 

Santon Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went to Pont de val with my husband and I must say the service was great. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a smile and taken to our table with an amazing view. It was raining on the day and a bit cold we were fortunately kept warm with a blanket that our waiter offered us. The food was... More 

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Thank bettymofokeng169
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My fiance and I are currently looking around for wedding venues and happened to have a viewing at Pont de Val. They arranged a lunch booking for us at the restaurant. We had the Brochette D' Escargots which were really tasty as well as we shared the Chicken Gruyere Pot which was absolutely amazing! Great flavors :) It isn't cheap... More 

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Thank 11tanitad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Me and my wife had an opportunity to stay a weekend at the La Grande Evasion boutique hotel. We had our meals at the bistro and was really spoiled. The atmosphere was relaxed and the food was outstanding. One of our meals was during the time a company was having their year-end function. Although our order took longer than usual,... More 

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Thank Cobus v
Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had the most wonderful lunch with craft beers and cocktails. The staff were all so welcoming and accommodating to our large table and the burgers were delicious! The setting was by far the most special part of our visit. Truly magnificent.

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Thank candicesmith81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I had a truly great experience at Pont de Val. On the day we had been to two other restaurants in Johannesburg: one in Maboneng and another in Rosebank. This gave us a good opportunity to compare the three venues. In terms of setting, architecture, aesthetics and overall experience Pont de Val is in a league of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.

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