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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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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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41 - 50 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Sour oats, sacrificed tomatoes, eggs not done as requested. Out of 8 breakfast orders only 2 people did not complain. Service also very very slow.

Thank Mouritz
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I have eaten at this hotel previously, and enjoyed it. This time we just had G&T's on the stoep, overlooking the valley. Very colonial and very pleasant. Will go back.

1  Thank Cathy20
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Restaurants in Riebeek Kasteel need to be of a very high standard to successfully compete with each other. This one fell a bit short. The duck was tough, the foie gras was missing and the sweet potato clawingly sweet. Very friendly staff and a good...More

Thank Allan P
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

The place gas a great big backyard for kids to play and a prcious antique bar and set-up. Staff are friendly and speak mostly english. Food is great. Unfortunately we've been there more than once and they did not have stock.

Thank vcviv
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great spot in Riebeek Kasteel for sundowners on the stoep - in this stunning building. a Gin and tonic happy hour every afternoon at 5 ( i think). Service sometimes a bit on the slow side though

Thank Plaasseun
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...More

Thank Merwe E
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at Royal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

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...More

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
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
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
Reviewed 21 July 2015

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...More

Thank L v
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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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