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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stilton salad” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

A place on which you can count for awesome food set In a special little warm hearted town can't decide which is warmer the food or people :-)

2  Thank Sanetkoekemoer
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Didn't stay there but went in for drinks. Service was great and people were sincere and friendly. Were with our young children so it was a bit difficult but everyone was very helpful. Really enjoyable experience for all of us.

Thank ShellsG23
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Beautiful experience ..... Excellent wine.... And delicious food..,, well presented. Stunning views. Good is service even when there is large tables

1  Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We visited the Royal Hotel as part of a tour of the Cape area, and the food at the restaurant was the culinary highlight if our trip! My husband is a meat lover and not generally into salads, but couldnt stop raving about the unique...More

1  Thank KarlienDewald
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had the best time celebrating our 1st anniversary! The food was divine and the service was excellent! Will definitely recommend it to all. Can't wait till our next visit!

1  Thank Charmain R
Reviewed 7 May 2014

I don't know why my picture was posted with a previous review but that aside. Yes, this was our first olive festival and probably our last. Just don't like to share "my" Riebeek Kasteel with 50.000 others. The Royal did a great job however by...More

1  Thank Joop C
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I had a few great dinners at the Royal Restaurant, but this one actually topped all my previous experiences (if possible). I went into the five stars now, since our olive experience tapas diner worked out sublime. Wonderful matches, great creativity of the chef. Already...More

1  Thank Marjolein W
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The newly opened restaurant in the Royal Hotel is the place to be. Situated in the garden with splendid views over the valley and the mountains you feel being in a fairy-tale. The food, served by the charming staff, was perfect. The fusing caesar salad...More

1  Thank Pierre S
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Since I was staying at the hotel, I was happy to try again the restaurant as well. I find the prices really value for money and had a delicious dinner. Their chef is working - according to my opinion - on a fusion cooking style....More

Thank Marjolein W
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Decided to go for lunch here and was quite disappointed. Ordered a mojito which took quite a while to prepare, was warm and had no flavour. Then I ordered the fish of the day (Kingklip) on risotto. The fish was dry, risotto slimily overcooked and...More

1  Thank netsurferj
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Manager at Royal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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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