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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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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This restaurant is part of the the Royal Hotel. Nice menu card and wine list with local (Swartland") wines We loved the Shiraz (Nooitveloren? 2010) A restaurant and hotel to for a special occassion and only 1 ½ hour away from Cape Town.

Thank LevensGenieter46
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This was our second visit and this time we stayed over for two nights (for review on accommodation and awesome breakfast see hotel) and this place is really becoming one of our favorites. A genuine friendliness of the staff who are getting to know us...More

1  Thank Joop C
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Go for the evening set menu for R 95 - 5 gourmet courses, fabulous service and wonderful ambiance next to a cosy fireplace - don't know how they do it!

Reviewed 24 September 2013

As a couple we went for dinner at the Royal. We had the fish biryani and the lamb curry. The decor was nice although missing some luxury finishing touches, the service is difficult to fault, although the food was poor. The fish biryani was tasty...More

1  Thank naln
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at Royal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear naln, Thank you for your review. In order for us to properly address the issues I would appreciate it if you could send us an email with some more information to gm@royalinriebeek.com as I am a bit confused by certain things. You describe two...More

Reviewed 12 September 2013

Whether it is work or play, you are sure to get excellent value for money visiting the Royal Restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel. Recently we needed to have a working lunch and when asked to select the venue, I immediately knew it had to be the...More

2  Thank Jeanne545
Reviewed 14 August 2013

What a nice surprise - the place oozes with old world charm! Great setting, friendly service and great food makes this one a winner - all at a very affordable price! Our first choice of restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel!

Reviewed 13 August 2013

The Royal Hotel introduced a winter special which is an absolute must and a winner on a cold winters evening (or a warm one for that matter). A five course meal which can compare with the best i have eaten anywhere. Started with a Caesar...More

Thank JohanMoolman
Reviewed 8 August 2013

On a holiday to South Africa decided to see where my family roots are, being a SMUTS.With history and Jan Smuts in my mind we set off to experience the Riebeek -valley .What a wonderful quaint little hamlet we discovered .Being in the middle of...More

3  Thank PASDubai
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We just had a 5 course tasting menu in this beautiful place for R98 per person. Yes, R98. This is not a spelling error! Is it as good as the tasting menu of La Colombe, Le Quartier or the Greenhouse? No, it is not. Was...More

2  Thank Joop C
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...More

2  Thank Marjolein W
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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
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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