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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This magnificent colonial hotel is a must, even if you do not stay there.G&T happy hour is 17h00 to 18h00 and there are so many gins to choose from at half price. I tried the most amazing SA gin - Inverroche - made fro fynbos...More

3  Thank Susan V
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Fabulous Gins on patio during happy hour. A must for any visitor to Riebeek Kasteel. Huge Gin selection but we stayed with local Western Cape produced Gin.

3  Thank Oliver R
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A beautiful colonial Hotel. Built in 1862, it still retains the elegance of that era. The hotel overlooks one of the small quaint streets and is perfect for a G and T at sunset. They have 24 varieties of gin!

Thank Dee29085
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Great, friendly service. Food and wine were amazing, soft music and beautiful romantic setting. Had the most amazing salmon on cauliflower risotto.

2  Thank Adèle K
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I have had pork belly at many places but this one was absolutely fantastic! Definitely one of the better places to dine out in this area.

2  Thank F3RNAND0
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Being in the area and wanting a light lunch we decided to go to the hotel as we had been before. We both chose starters which were average to say the least. The service was slow and sloppy. Not like our previous visit and quite...More

Thank Davect2013
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at Royal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

Dear Davect, Thank you for your feedback. Please provide us with more information of your stay (date) on gm@royalinriebeek.com in order for us to address your complaint properly. I apologise for the service you received not being our normal standard as you mentioned yourself by...More

Reviewed 10 February 2016

This Royal Restaurant is a special experience: set in one of the oldest hotels in RSA, with a definite colonial feel to it. Lovely terrace with ceiling fans, old, comfy sofa chairs, just the place to sip your cocktails. The restaurant and lounge has big...More

Thank danielle12015
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
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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