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Royal Restaurant

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33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
07:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

The Royal in Riebeek meets every expectation. Situated in the beautiful Riebeek valley, you have at breakfast the views over the mountains, but at night there is something special to it too. Crooner music welcomes you when you enter the building and the wonderful open bar and restaurant with the glass wine cellar. Drinks (try the special pink gin &... More 

2 Thank Marjolein W
Knysna, South Africa
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We are residents of the town of Riebeek Kasteel and somehow seldom considered The Royal Hotel for breakfast. On one beautiful November morning we decided to try them and we were more than pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the beautiful gardens with stunning views of the Kasteelberg. Well worth a visit - we will be back!

Thank JohanMoolman
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Having escaped the hotel we were staying at, we made for the Royal Hotel for dinner - what a wonderful place, if only we had stayed there. An old Victorian Hotel, it is beautifully maintained and dinner was an absolute pleasure. It was a cold and wet evening and we settled into the dining room off the bar, by the... More 

1 Thank Adrienne B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

An abundance of caring staff and a dinner of award-winning inspiring cuisine ! A stay at the Royal Hotel is a remarkable experience; a tasty spoiling for the soul !

1 Thank alda n
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We went to this restaurant on a Thursday evening and although it was dead quite we had a wonderful time. The food was great and quite surprisingly the portions substantial. The old hotel setting was kinda cool too .... service very polite but attention lacking slightly

Thank Fran_Naude
cape town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We featured the Royal Hotel and its Restaurant on the Naked Life Travel and Lifestyle show Watch the show online to discover Riebeek Valley which is often referred as the best kept secret of the Western Cape. We show places to visit, things to do and stories to tell that we feature on our journey from Cape to Namibia. Go... More 

1 Thank vera05CapeTown
The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Unfortunately we already booked our accommodation elsewhere but next time a stay at this beautiful and charming hotel is on the list. Lovely lunch and very friendly service. Not the level we experienced at La Colombe but we didn't spend almost R1000 pp either. We had starters, mains and desserts and wine. All very nice and for about R250 pp.... More 

1 Thank Jaspy27
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2011

I visited this establishment during October. I was very impressed about their food and how they improved (was here before when not so great). Apparently a new chef and his clearly moving the place up! Menu is basic but to the best quality! Fruity and smokey starter of springbok carpaccio and orange dressing. Love the combination! Chicken (sous vide? have... More 

2 Thank JajDut
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Reviewed 26 March 2011

Gem in a quaint little town. Great terrace area overlooking vineyards. Good food and local wines.

3 Thank BushFreak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
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, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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