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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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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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15 reviews
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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Somerset West, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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1 Thank 551dgdg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed at Royal Hotel for 1 night. I generally prefer not to eat at the place I'm staying but the place looked so cozy and warm that we just started oor evening at the bar. After an excellent G. & T., we tried the restaurant and we were so impressed about the food, service and the attention that was... More 

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1 Thank Daniel F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had the most fabulous wedding hosted by the Royal Hotel. Our guest couldn't stop talking about the food which everyone rated 10/10! The service and run around in this kitchen is 12/10!

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Paarl, South Africa
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely splendid lunch. The antipasti "plankie" was a perfect sized starter for the 3 of us. Good quality products. Mains: Lamb belly roll for me (divine! and I am a native from the Eastern Cape Karoo ... not easy to impress), pork belly for our friend and the chicken Ballottine for my husband. We were all thoroughly... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We specifically went there to try the G&T's that has a long reputation. We were not disappointed. The bar has a great fireplace and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed our drinks in the lounge which is also very comfortable and beautifully decorated. All good.

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Thank 327andrer
Cape Town, South Africa
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were told that the Royal Hotel does the best gin and tonics! So we popped in to find out. What a treat, just divine. They really go the extra mile. Probably 25 different gins on offer

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2 Thank Lindsay R
Bunde, The Netherlands
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312 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Royal Restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel is an old (colonial) place with a very special atmosphere ('back to the future').

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1 Thank huringa
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Royal Hotel, the oldest hotel in South Africa, for a G&T happy hour and decided to stay for dinner. We were very skeptical looking at the menu and expected a standard small town average meal. What a pleasant surprise. The waiters are very well trained and provide excellent and attentive service. I had the soup of the... 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, 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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?