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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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Western Cape, South Africa
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We went for Sunday Lunch at the Royal Hotel. First the positives: Impressive old building, great atmosphere. I ordered the Pork Belly and it was very good, I dare say the best I've had for many a year. Wine list was good, it includes the Sadie and Mullineux wines from the region, but I thought a short description of the... More 

Thank Merwe E
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at Royal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr Merwe, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I sincerely apologise for you not having an ultimate experience with past Sunday lunch. There are many reasons I have discovered why this happened and we have discussed and resolved some of them internally so that this will never be repeated again. Others, such as our floor... More 

Stilbaai, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Most enjoyable 5 course dinner in this 150 year old hotel. Wonderful ambience. Excellent service and always with a smile.

1 Thank GigiDuToit
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Really good old fashioned service. Excellent meal. The staff were great. Comfy room and excellent bathroom. Only problem maybe our room was too close to reception so a bit noisy! Great to able to order tea and coffee at any time

2 Thank Colleen650
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

One of the best places to stay & dine in the Western Cape! Impressive heritage. Fabulous room with a bed as large as a small island and superb duvet. Excellent room service too.

2 Thank FrankDonne H
White River, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Did some wine buying in Riebeek Kasteel and needed a quick lunch! Saw the Royal on TA and decided to give it a go....well I'm satisfied at the experience! Although lunch for one must say the old ambiance and decor welcomed me like the friendly waiters! The menu seem to be very limited... I ordered the fillet and mash which... More 

Thank L v
Cape Town, South Africa
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Had a casual lunch here, a great menu, excellent service. Clean and elegant. Pity we did not book in here to stay. Highly recommend

1 Thank Cindy T
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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255 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

One is often hesitant to eat in a hotel: but do not fear! Here you have friendly service, pleasant decor with a warm fire and a great five course meal. Book for the set menu before 17:00 and be there at 19:00. You will not be disappointed! Every course was tasty and well prepared. The portions are adequate and you... More 

3 Thank Johann S
Western Cape, South Africa
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

The food was amazing - the quolity outstanding and freshness was wonderful, the taste was out of this world and the value for money was amazing. R148 for 4 courses Just cannot beat that.

3 Thank Vivienne D
Cape Town
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Easy really - just the best cheesecake in town, with a good choice of teas makes a great relaxed mid-afternoon opportunity!

Thank OldButNew
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

After having being disappointed by our accomodation at this beautiful small town. We took to trip-advisor for a good place to have dinner. It was unanimous from all the reviews about where we were going: The Royal hotel restaurant. Especially when almost everyone raves about the 5 course meal. So there was no question about it. We made reservations and... More 

2 Thank MyPreciousKitchen

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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, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?