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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 138 reviews

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...More

2  Thank angieManchester
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...More

2  Thank Mike E
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...More

Thank GrantKip
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.

1  Thank Irthlingborough43
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 ....

1  Thank Uwe P
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 !

Thank M G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

On a baking hot day the front veranda was the coolest spot for lunch and provided a great view of Riebeek Kasteel slow and steady activity on the road below. The style is a little old-fashioned, but the waitron knew how to serve correctly and...More

Thank htta
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were a party of six and we all had something different on the menu. The food was very well prepared and very tasty. Highly recommended

1  Thank 55andmore
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was torn between 3 and 4 star rating and decided to only rate the dinner. The sirloin I had was excellent and cooked to perfection. The advertised 3x baked chips that came with it were slap chips and didn't see the oven three times....More

Thank AK7130
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...More

Thank Kalia C
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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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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