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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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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Can you imagine a 5 course diner for 148 Rand? I couldn't, but it does happen at the Royal Restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel. The only thing you have to do except for enjoying your food to the max is to make a reservation before 5 pm. After an a la carte dinner the night before, we chose this option. And... More 

1 Thank Marjolein W
Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

On our way to Joburg from an amazing safari with lots of great impressions, we stopped for a lunch break in Pilgrimsrest at the Royal Hotel's restaurant. A good choice, given the meals we had. The restaurant, situated on the Main street, in a hotel, wouldn't attract people just for the sake of the food if it wasn't for the... More 

1 Thank Stefan O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

The restaurant at the Royal Hotel is really stunning. As we stayed in the Royal Hotel as we do almost every year we enjoyed breakfast - lunch and diner. Served by the friendly staff the food was really delicious as allways. A great 5 course diner was served for rand 148 absolutely fantastic. As every year we really enjoyed dining... More 

1 Thank Pierre S
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Stopped here to have a follow up meeting on the way home - great coffee friendly staff and stunning stoep to sit on -

1 Thank darlingfred
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We went for supper and everything was extremely nice and very friendly waiters. My steak was a bit underdone, but rather under than over.

1 Thank Louise V
South African
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Royal Restaurant. The service was perfect and the food delicious. We will definitely return.

Thank NBester
Vinkeveen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The Royal Hotel, simply the best. with our family we have had a wonderful time in the south of Africa visiting the best hotels advised by Centurion/ AMEX. Except from the royal hotel in Riebeek Kasteel! this hotel was the best we have been to. The atmosphere, the hospitality, the service, the rooms, even the breakfast has 3 courses (a... More 

Thank hbeer1
Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Heard and read so much about the place especially the "stoep". it was breathtaking beautiful views from either side of the Royal and the food was exelant. A must to visit again

Thank MalanaTrips
Vinkeveen, Utrecht, Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Very creative kitchen and staff! We've had a great time and looking forward to visit The Royal next year again.

Thank paulettemelis
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

The Royal Hotel in Riebeek is one of my favorites. And I know exactly why, when I had diner there this week. As a guest staying in the hotel, the welcoming staff explained to me the possibility of having a 5 course diner for only 125 Rand a person. I had to order before 5 pm, which I happily did.... More 

1 Thank Marjolein W

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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