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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 25 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, 13 year old, 16 year old and I went for dinner on Christmas eve. The staff were friendly and the chef very accommodating. The Gnocchi was too blue cheesy though; I had my fish grilled instead of fried and it was very wet...More

Thank Nazly K
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Enchanting Elegant and plain fabulous. I loved everything about staying at this hotel but the Veranda is the best. Tried the Gin in the large glass which was delicious. Staff extremely friendly, helpful and really went out of their way. So enchanting really! Beautiful setting,...More

1  Thank 551dgdg
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed at Royal Hotel for 1 night. I generally prefer not to eat at the place I'm staying but the place looked so cozy and warm that we just started oor evening at the bar. After an excellent G. & T., we tried the...More

1  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had the most fabulous wedding hosted by the Royal Hotel. Our guest couldn't stop talking about the food which everyone rated 10/10! The service and run around in this kitchen is 12/10!

1  Thank candicevj
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely splendid lunch. The antipasti "plankie" was a perfect sized starter for the 3 of us. Good quality products. Mains: Lamb belly roll for me (divine! and I am a native from the Eastern Cape Karoo ... not easy to impress), pork...More

2  Thank GrietWesternCape
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We specifically went there to try the G&T's that has a long reputation. We were not disappointed. The bar has a great fireplace and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed our drinks in the lounge which is also very comfortable and beautifully decorated. All...More

Thank 327andrer
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were told that the Royal Hotel does the best gin and tonics! So we popped in to find out. What a treat, just divine. They really go the extra mile. Probably 25 different gins on offer

2  Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Royal Restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel is an old (colonial) place with a very special atmosphere ('back to the future').

1  Thank huringa
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Royal Hotel, the oldest hotel in South Africa, for a G&T happy hour and decided to stay for dinner. We were very skeptical looking at the menu and expected a standard small town average meal. What a pleasant surprise. The waiters are...More

4  Thank JacoCl
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food in the restaurant is excellent! All the dishes looked very appetising and well presented. (My daughter is a chef and she loved being served).

1  Thank Cejames04
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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, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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