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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch, very good. Espesially the Club Sandwich. Beatiful terrace in the front side overlooking Riebeek K. - and its "down town " life. Also very good on GT, but in a free style. (Had it twice) A must in Riebeek!

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the owner of a local B&B where we were staying for one night as their dining facilities were not open that night. What a find !! I would say that it ranked as the best meal we had in...More

2  Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of savouring the Royal’s beer battered Kingklip & Chips on their shaded patio overlooking the neighboring vineyards. Our meal was faultlessly executed and is a winner! We enjoyed a bottle of Allesverloren Pinotage Rosè from their extensive wine selection.

1  Thank deborahj89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Royal Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel on a Sunday afternoon. The ambience in the small dining room with its authentic wooden floors and old bar never cease to make me feel like I am on the set of a Western movie. But the food is of today,...More

1  Thank Place-a-Manger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a romantic dinner after some work in Malmesbury. From the moment we stepped foot onto the stoep until we left hours later it was a very special and wonderful visit. Staff were friendly and attentive, food was amazing and traditional...More

1  Thank mcp19752014
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This was a superb business Lunch that we had yesterday lunch time. We had a choice of Steak or Fish with chips(fry's) on the side. I had the meat which was done to absolute perfection. I like my Rump to be medium to well done,...More

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

When you read the menu it seems delicious...however..... The recommended chicken ballotine was well prepared but the taste was ordinary. The accompanying gnocchi was tough. My partner had the fish and chips and it was terrible. Soggy chips with an old oil taste. Won't be...More

Thank Umhlohli
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

What a setting with the draw back of allowing smokers on the stoep...with no other apparent area for non-smokers. Sis man

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

One of the more upmarket eateries around in town. A really great dining experience backed up by a great kitchen and front of house team. I like a restaurant that doesn't try to be too pretentious - it's fancy food done for the layman...nothing too...More

Thank lewisn675
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The food was absolutely outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Their exotic mushroom gnocchi was out of this world. I am a huge gnocchi fan and it was honestly the best I've ever had!

Thank Janieb182
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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, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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