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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

it had been a while since we frequented The Royal Hotel, Riebeek West. We lunched there without a reservation, and had a delicious lunch on the impeccably maintained veranda, with everything looking well kept and fresh. We are sure that the garden at the rear...More

Thank LewR
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great place and friendly staff. The ‘basic’ breakfast was far beyond awesome and complimented by really good coffee.

Thank tsholofelol234
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We popped in to quench our thirsts mid afternoon, enjoyed beautifully presented GNT and a platter of deli meats and good cheeses, very good value. Pleasant.

Thank patred2016
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 26 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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 20 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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