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The Pool Room at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
+27 21 859 4111
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (26 reviews)
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Value
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Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a big table and we had specially arranged to have a late lunch before the dinner service started. The service was brilliant and the food was so delicious that my mouth is watering as I write this. The pork belly main was out...More

1  Thank mightymousemdsm
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mighty Mouse, Thank you for the lovely review! - It was a pleasure to help you whilst you were all assisting on such a great cause! Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a picnic at the Pool Room and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food and service were excellent. A table and two chairs were placed under lovely old oaks where the picnic lunch and wine were served.

Thank Elise01_11
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Elise, Thank you for your lovely review - the picnics are so relaxing and we so enjoy doing them as well! We are so pleased you enjoyed it, Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Pool Room. It had been recommended by friends. We were not disappointed. Sitting in the shade of the vines next to the pool was a magnificent setting. The food didn't disappoint. Exceptional! The service was friendly and...More

Thank davevastahl
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dave, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your celebration! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a Foodie experience. The mussels are unbelievably good served with a toasted Parmesan ciabatta slice. Pork Belly to die for and one of the best and tastiest Burgers around. Wine Tasting to go with was very complimentary, thank you Chef Gordon and Emma

Thank Andre G
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andre, Thank you for your visit and for the lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The venue couldn't be more beautiful--tables overlooking a pool with hanging vines and flowers all around. The food is sourced on the farm and locally and is absolutely fabulous. My husband had the line fish of the day with vegetables, while I enjoyed the succulent...More

Thank JennieCSA
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jennie, Thank you for your lovely review and kind words, we are so pleased you both enjoyed the food and surrounds! Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Wagyu beef 200g steak for R 190, I was really looking forward to it. Sadly it was dry, tasteless and cold and the hand cut chips - the few that were warm- were excellent. Sadly most were cold. Over priced and poor poor quality ingredients...More

Thank soutie64
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Soutie64, It is very disappointing to read your review post the event. We are more than happy to replace a meal should a guest not be happy and to deal with the complaint at the time so that we may ensure you do enjoy...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Congratulations once again to Gordon and Manuel , you just keep on producing better and better meals. Its not often where you find such a superb location in the Winelands and for a better venue to celebrate my wife birthday. Emma was extremely helpful in...More

Thank DarylCape
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Daryl, Thank you for the great review - we are so pleased that you all enjoyed the restaurant and that you all had a good time - so did we serving you! Thank you for enjoying the space and food and for your kind...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Amazing setting, outstanding service and delicious food. it lends itself to long lazy summer lunches and now that we have found it will definitely be back !!

Thank sunnySA-7
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Good Day SunnySa, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you in the summer :-)

Reviewed 9 October 2017

The restaurant is located on beautiful, big grounds. I can't wait to return in Summer to sit outside or on the lawn. All the ingredient of the dishes are sourced from the area. We even had a bottle of locally produced Organic Sparkling Wine. I...More

Thank MarleenSny
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Marleen, Thank you for your lovely review, as a meat heavy restaurant it is fantastic to get praise on our vegetarian dishes as well - Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed the Elgin Ridge MCC, I will pass this onto them.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Fantastic setting in the winelands. Staff are very friendly without being over the top.The business is run by a husband and wife team who pride themselves on using locally grown fresh produce from the farm. The wines from Oak Valley speak for themselves!

Thank Alan B
PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Alan, Thank you so much for your lovely review! As a owner operated restaurant it is lovely to receive such praise - thank you!

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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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oak Valley Estate | Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  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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