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Royal Restaurant

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
+27 22 448 1378
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stilton salad” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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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
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

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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