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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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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 there was only two fillet steaks left. So the kids ordered those and I can't... More 

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Thank Gideon B
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6 restaurant reviews
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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 transported to france. What a gem will definitely be going back for more.

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Thank Meg P
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Parys, South Africa
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 wine tasting room is splendid, the view over the river is unbeatable. We had the... More 

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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 More 

Randburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 us and we asked the waitress on 3 occasions to atleast bring some bread for... More 

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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 of children' is something we are simply not geared for admittedly, and this we explain... More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 a gourmet restaurant pre-prepared deserts etc. Our overall experience when it comes to the food... More 

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Thank Gerritdp_13
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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 this is as far from french food as it gets. Lamb shanks were tough and... More 

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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 new Executive Chef now on board and the launch of her own menu in May... More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Carolina B
Pretoria, South Africa
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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Reviewed 25 January 2017

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
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View
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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