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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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21 - 30 of 134 reviews

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
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was amazing- stayed there for the night - great service- very friendly - great cappacino's , milo etc- the breakfast selection was great- from delicious oats with vanilla honey to yogurt, fruit- etc as starters and then a large selection of English breakfast's-...More

3  Thank G5534ENjamesm
Reviewed 19 July 2016

excellent service by the staff. we were a table of 11 people and the staff were brilliant. Made one feel so welcome to the establishment. we all had the burger which was fabulous! served with real potato fries and onion rings. excellent value for money

1  Thank Chantel E
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very pleasant meal here served by very attentive staff. Very quaint dining room in the hotel. Would have been great to site in the terrace in summer.

1  Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with the delicious food and great attentive service. Wonderful cosy spot for dinner or drinks with a genuine historical feel. We could not get enough of the Stilton salad and Malay lamb which are a must! Highly recommended

4  Thank CapeTownTanya
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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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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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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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