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Royal Restaurant

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33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here before but were not able to enjoy to it's full potential. A beautiful building with a Colonial feel. Really good Gin and Tonic with fresh berries. The Pork Belly was delicious and the Oysters really fresh. Highly recommended even if you only have time for a drink

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Thank GrantKip
Northampton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and a lovely setting, helpful staff, good choice and a wine list which is good, and not expensive.

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1 Thank Irthlingborough43
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch on the patio with a farmer's platter of various meats, cheeses, and local bread varieties - well presented, fresh, prompt service ....

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1 Thank Uwe P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best steak ever with triple fried fries ! Wonderful wine, good chairs and nice environment, ! Very tasty dessert and good and friendly waiters! Enjoyed it very much and will definitely come back again in this great place !

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Thank M G
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a baking hot day the front veranda was the coolest spot for lunch and provided a great view of Riebeek Kasteel slow and steady activity on the road below. The style is a little old-fashioned, but the waitron knew how to serve correctly and looked after us well. The food was of a good standard, as is typical in... More 

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Thank htta
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were a party of six and we all had something different on the menu. The food was very well prepared and very tasty. Highly recommended

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1 Thank 55andmore
Somerset West, South Africa
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was torn between 3 and 4 star rating and decided to only rate the dinner. The sirloin I had was excellent and cooked to perfection. The advertised 3x baked chips that came with it were slap chips and didn't see the oven three times. I know how they are supposed to be and was quite disappointed by that. For... More 

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Thank AK7130
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had heard about this on a website and decided to pay a visit to the royal hotel. Whatever you do in Riebeek Kasteel, do NOT miss the Gin & Tonic happy hour (17h00-18h00) served on the stoep of this landmark colonial hotel. Not only are they, quite frankly, the best gin and tonics I have had (yes I had... More 

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Thank Kalia C
Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, 13 year old, 16 year old and I went for dinner on Christmas eve. The staff were friendly and the chef very accommodating. The Gnocchi was too blue cheesy though; I had my fish grilled instead of fried and it was very wet (unrested). The prawn dish was okay, but a couple were mushy. I ordered a decaf... More 

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Thank Nazly K
Somerset West, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Enchanting Elegant and plain fabulous. I loved everything about staying at this hotel but the Veranda is the best. Tried the Gin in the large glass which was delicious. Staff extremely friendly, helpful and really went out of their way. So enchanting really! Beautiful setting, well appointed room. Dinner in the restaurant was a bit disappointing and we expected much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riebeek Kasteel
  • Phone Number: +27 22 448 1378
Description
Simplicity, imagination and quality of produce are key at The Royal. Head chef Francois du Toit (La Colombe, Manna Epicure) believes that food should be honest. If you say tomato it must taste like tomato, if you say fillet you should get the best our country has to offer. This philosophy together with the use of modern equipment (such as the use of Sous-Vide and Pacojet) results in creative but unpretentious dishes with "taste" as main ingredient.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?