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The Pool Room at Oak Valley

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Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
+27 21 859 4111
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pool Room venue is always great. Stopped for lunch during the Cool Wine Festival so there was a great vibe and the added benefit of tasting their wines. The rump steaks were excellent however my wife and I chose the traditional pork belly. Was...More

Thank DavidBo48
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Day David, Thank you for your review and for joining us over the Cool Climate Festival. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your steak, and sorry to hear that your wife did not enjoy her pork belly, but thank you for the feedback....More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday at The Pool room and it was absolutely brilliant. The steak was out of this world and it just melted in your mouth, you could cut it with a butter knife. The service was prompt and efficient , definitely a...More

Thank Tiaan R
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Tiaan, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your celebration and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back - thank you.

Reviewed 22 March 2018

I must say I am not a big lover of fine dinning but I enjoyed my meal tremendously. The steak was perfect - medium rare and portions were just big enough and not TINY. It felt like a family owned restaurant and the staff were...More

Thank jackyza
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Good Day Jacky, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed it. You are correct we are a family business and our team has been with us for years. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place is the full package! We went for lunch and were blown away by the setting, food quality, service and wine. A real gem. Book ahead for this one. Varied menu with something for everyone

Thank Travels2often
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Travels2often, Thank you for the lovely review, what a great way to start our week. We are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant - thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back

Reviewed 8 March 2018

we had an all inclusive 4-course menu, so including wines. Beautiful cooked ànd presented! But more important: tasting good! Portions had a pleasant size, not too big and service was what you expect from such a place. Never had ice cream with blue cheese, but...More

Thank 1902alexander
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Dear Alexander, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the Discovery Menu, we really enjoy doing them! We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The food is out of this world and the wine tasting was great. Bought some of the most beautiful flowers. Treat yourself !

Thank Henry6402
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Good Day Henry, Thank you for review and kind words - we are so pleased you enjoyed the food and came back again to enjoy it! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Pool Room is situated on the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate. Excellent service supporting great food. A little pricy but worth it. Try the pork belly....

Thank Williamhh
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Good Day William, Thank you do much for your review and for always enjoying! We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The gazpacho soup was really delicious and we would have been happy to have a bowl with about three times the amount as a main course. Excellent in hot weather but it really was delicious. My wife had the chef’s choice of the day (Sirloin)...More

Thank Alan W
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Good Day Alan, Thank you for your kind words- we are so pleased you enjoyed it and we agree the Gazpacho on a hot day is perfect! We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 15 February 2018

You have been in South Africa lots and lots of times and every time for several months. Climate, sports (golf, what else), friendly people, good food and wines are the things that attracts you to the Western Cape area. Good restaurants abundant, you find them...More

Thank Golf-Frits
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Good Day Golf Frits, Thank you so much for your lovely review - It has made our day, so thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed it, we love doing the wine parings and even more so when the experience is appreciated. We look...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

We were driving from Kleinmond to Franschhoek and wanted to stop for lunch en route. We were recommended The Pool Room. It is set in a very pretty location and the restaurant is beautifully designed. We ate by the pool (you can also eat inside)....More

Thank owenrm0
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Good Day Owen, Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you found us on the way to Franschoek and that you enjoyed your lunch and experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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Response from Caroline T | Reviewed this property |
I was recently at the Pool Room for lunch and there was a table of people who had a small dog with them so I don't foresee it being a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +27 21 859 4111
  • E-mail
Description
Relax on The Pool Room terrace, relishing country inspired cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the farm where possible. Feast on free range grass-fed beef, acorn-fed pork, charcuterie, naturally grown vegetables and freshly baked artisanal breads from the wood-burning oven. Wagyu, the famous cattle breed from Japan, where it is better known as Kobe beef, will be on offer from time-to-time depending on availability. Wagyu is a delicacy famous for its incredible marbling and flavour.
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