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Pont de Val Riverside Escape

212 Boundary Road | Cote de Val, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 16 004 0019
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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French, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
212 Boundary Road | Cote de Val, Parys 9585, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the Demi Evasion De Jour package to celebrate my partners birthday today. The spa was great except for the room being really cold and the fact that Bernise did not set up the room as asked to celebrate the special occasion as she promised....More

Thank Pavania N
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were looking forward to a lovely lunch on the banks of the Vaal at what looked like a beautiful and elegant restaurant. The photographs on the website and the menu were inspiring. The experience, however, was disappointing and we left early...More

2  Thank TGEVE
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear TGEVE, Our website discourages parents to think we offer a children's menu, playground and so forth. This Sunday a total of 16 children (in a total of over 120 guests) were at the venue, higher than usual - for reasons we ourselves were unsure...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful sunday at Pont de Val. Drinking wine, reading the newspaper and staring at the river. Perfect! The service was friendly..the place is stunning We will return!

Thank SuZan G
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is set in a lovely setting however restaurant does not offer a kiddies menu, baby chair or any changing facilities. Food is average, was a bit disappointed with the sole. Overall the waiters gave Good service and they were quite friendly.More

Thank karolinamartin
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hello there:) Think you completely missed what we are about, please check our website for very clear information that we in no way focus on children, and are primarily geared for adults. There are plenty of great family and child friendly places to spend the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Having lunch by the riverside restaurant was refreshing with breathtaking views. The service was ok, but food was a bit average. Crispy pork ribbons in the salad was not crispy and the fish a bit undercooked. The staff managed to address this though but I...More

Thank Gerald Z
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Pont de Val for Mothers day this year. The food and service was divine, and the view was incredible.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The restaurant is in a perfect beautiful environment, right next to the river and have tables on different terraces, as well as indoor tables right as you enter the restaurant. We made a reservation for mother’s day lunch. The drinks and cocktails are amazing, as...More

Thank 777SouthAfrica
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Service was friendly and professional from the minute the booking was made. Liked the security at the entrance to the premises. Staff all greeted friendly on arrival our waiter was the best, all our requests was granted. The food, from steaks to platters was tastefully...More

1  Thank mauerr
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I planned a Romantic dinner for tonight. At the gate the security took about 5 minutes just to find our reservation on his tablet. At the front desk again the lady took about 3 minutes to find our reservation. The view of the River was...More

Thank Anton B
PontdeVal, General Manager at Pont de Val Riverside Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Dear Anton, Thank you for joining us for Valentines Dinner. We would have loved for you to have had a good experience with us, and are heartbroken at reading this. It is of course at your discretion to not ask for a manager and choose...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Our waiter Kelvin was really good and by no means was his attentiveness lacking , the kitchen on the other hand was under proper pressure. Considering there was a wedding , 2 birthday parties and quite a few individual tables , it took the better...More

Thank Andrew R
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Steph W
4 December 2017|
Response from PontdeVal | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for asking. We are unfortunately already fully booked. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Boundary Road | Cote de Val, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 16 004 0019
The timeless French countryside-style restaurant and wedding venue on the Vaal River near Parys just an hour from Johannesburg.
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