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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kingklip” (7 reviews)
“fresh oysters” (2 reviews)
“lamb belly” (2 reviews)
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The restaurant is old world but magnificient and recently renovated . The atmosphere cool and slightly formal. The Menue is fairly limited however it obviously ensures everything listed is available. The majority of us at dinner chose "16 hour cooked" pork belly.The dish and presentation...More

Thank TheRobert32
Reviewed 2 October 2018

With a rather large group we enjoyed a ploughman's lunch. Great presentation, generous portions of salami, parma ham and nice cheeses. we certainly want come back and enjoy another lunch.

Thank hanns b
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A beautifully restored hotel - restored in keeping with the era in which it was built. The bar offers some mouthwatering cheese and anti pasta boards - worth consuming with a bottle of crisp dry white ( large wnie menu)

Thank laurendan73
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We went to the Royal Oak for lunch on our first Sunday in the area.The restaurant was set in a beautiful old hotel with lovely grounds. There was a good selection on the menu and I had the beef fillet. It was wonderfully tender and...More

1  Thank Pushkathecat
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went here for sundowners at the suggestions of Shiraz Estate. We had appetizers and gin & tonics. They have an amazing variety of both gins and tonics and the drinks are truly amazing. Beautiful old historic hotel, worth a stop just to look.

1  Thank majiksea
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The food was outstanding, the fillet superb and the Gnocci was tender and crispy at the same time. We enjoyed the ambience of the hotel an the service was very good.

1  Thank vickicapetown
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel, and decided to have dinner one night. The fillet was superb. The service was acceptable. The remains meal choices were nice. The blue room has a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We ate at the restaurant on Sat night in winter so it was pretty quiet. The food was nice but the service was so slow, despite not being busy. The atmosphere wasn’t very inviting, we were sat in the bar area.

Thank NancyKeggie
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We chose the Royal hotel for its beautifully historic and atmospheric ambience and the inviting dining room and bar warmed by a roaring log fire. We were rewarded by excellent friendly service, a truly superb meal - fresh oysters and fish, well cooked steaks, the...More

1  Thank pjhopper
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had a 5 course dinner here. We were a bit unsure how it will be but we loved the starters (shrimp starter / a warm goats cheese salad) and the mains (fish/ pork belly).... the wine list was good. Service good. Well priced. All...More

1  Thank elsiemariam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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
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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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