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Die Platterlander Restaurant, Kerstraat 4, Colesberg 9795, South Africa
+27 51 753 0666
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (29 reviews)
“bobotie” (17 reviews)
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Die Platterlander Restaurant, Kerstraat 4, Colesberg 9795, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful plate of food! Bone-tired from a challenging day, we arrive just in time for dinner. My husband had venison curry and I had the chicken pot pie. Everything tasted like the real thing....somewhere in town, chickens waited for the honor to be...More

Thank Haneke R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel with a small dog and were seated outside under a very noisy Freezer unit. The service was fast and friendly. We both had Lamb chops,though on the small side, were tender and succulent .Every morsel of them could be eaten .Would recommend those...More

Thank mitzigrob
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is indeed one of the better restaurants in this region if not in the country. A lovely variety of delicious meals are available and the service is fast, friendly and efficient. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and it also offers a good selection...More

Thank Bennett B
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Only stayed over in Colesberg a few times but each time we have dinner at Plattelander for the best country meals around. We have not yet been disappointed. Lovely atmosphere when you arrive and are welcomed by the very pleasant staff. The menu comprises some...More

Thank BWM55
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

If you only have one meal in Colesburg make it at the Platteland a mix of tradition and usual suspects. If you are adventurous the offal pot is to die for, sweet, tender and a dash of spice, have it with samp, otherwise the standard...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying over in Colesberg en-route home, we decided to eat at Plattelander based on the reviews. My husband had tje rump steak which he said was rather tough with chips that remind you of cafe chips but not great ones. The vegetables - pumpkin...More

Thank rozp283
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Plattelander while stopping in Colesberg for the night. After a 6+ hour drive the restaurant was a breath of fresh air. We shared a Greek salad which was large enough for two. Then he had lasagna while I had bobotie. Nice portions,...More

Thank Fran E
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I was taken to this restaurant by a friend and their family from Colesberg and they said that it was the best restaurant in town. It certainly did not disappoint serving old style South African food

1  Thank rodney120
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were passing through and had dinner at Plattelander. Food was fantastic. I had chicken schnitzel and chips and she had the offal pot. Food was delicious. Smoking friendly at outside tables. Staff were friendly and helpful with just the right amount...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Last night's dinner at Plattelander was a very pleasant experience. The service was very friendly and efficient. We both had the fillet and while mine was slightly overcooked (my bad for ordering medium well fillet) we both enjoyed our meal. We particularly loved the vegetables...More

1  Thank Melanie F
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31 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Alana R | Reviewed this property |
They have an outside area, in sure it would be fine. The inside area I doubt it. It was an amazing place, highly recommend it!!!
27 December 2017|
Response from louispot | Property representative |
Hi there unfortunately we dont do bookings this time of the year, you are more than welcome to have dinner with us ,as we have amble seating available.Regards Die Plattelander
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Die Platterlander Restaurant, Kerstraat 4, Colesberg 9795, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Colesberg
  • Phone Number: +27 51 753 0666
The building was built in the 1800s, originally a church. It's located next to a supermarket and opposite a church with a tall steeple. Waiter's called Hannes.
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