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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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johannesburg
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

O my word!! I can't recommend this restaurant enough! The service is fine but the food is absolutely out!stan!ding!! We will definitely go again and again and again!!

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1 Thank lovetravel84
Pretoria, South Africa
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little hotel, still rare to find a hotel like this in a small town now days. Lovely staff, service was quick and good. Had a good meal in well mainted hotel.

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1 Thank Estelle D
Velddrif, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service in the restaurant was excellent and the food very good. We had breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

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1 Thank Lana N
Seaford, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the old fashioned ambience of this place but the food is right up to date. Portions are not over facing and subtle flavours and textures. Good wine list including of course the local offerings. After dinner drinks on the terrace, lovely

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Thank christel
Manchester
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a lovely, old fashioned restaurant with a large terrace and covered outdoor eating area. Gin & tonics are half price between 5-6 p.m. so relax with a pre-dinner drink on the terrace. We dined on the battered kingklip, fries and minty mushy garden peas - delicious! Relax with a coffee in the lounge after your meal. Excellent service.

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2 Thank angieManchester
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A quiet Monday night dinner turned into a surprisingly great meal. My wife's chicken balatine with a wild mushroom, bacon and pea sauce, accompanied by crispy home-made gnocchi, was world class. My choice of a simple beef fillet and triple cooked fries was elevated to greatness by a superb bernaise sauce and a beautifully prepared portion of crispy onion rings.... More 

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2 Thank Mike E
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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149 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?