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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00 Hours
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in Riebeek kasteel. They were out of pork belly and lamb on our visit so I had the chicken - it was fantastic! My husband had steak and he was impressed too. Service was attentive , white linen ,...More

6  Thank Adelemp
Reviewed 5 May 2016

IT is stepping back in time with a modern twist with regard to the decor. Staff are warm and welcoming. Restaurant had gorgeous meals. Order a drink from the bar , they make a great gin [ large variety to choose from ]and tonic and...More

5  Thank Charles M
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 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
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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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