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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed here a lunch with a friend that lives here 6 months per year. He choose the restaurant as he had only good experiences here. He was right; nice fresh food, good service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Although the food was tasty, it took 2 hours to arrive and when it did 2/4 of the orders were wrong - a dish came with rice instead of chips and a steak dish that we specifically asked to not have basting came with basting...- when we sent it back they just wiped it off.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

First visit since 2019 due to pandemic. Not disappointed, good quality food , at reasonable prices. Unfortunately we had to sit inside ( bit of an echo ), as we had the typical SA "Spring " weather flip ( 36 yesterday only 18 degrees today...). Service was excellent and prompt . One minor issue with my steak , but in fairness they took it off the bill.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

The Hat & Creek Restaurant is well located, has great atmosphere and serves excellent food. The staff was knowledgeable and gave very good service. This must be the best family restaurant in Hoedspruit!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Great ambience, beautiful setting, great food, had a good time. The service was good but took a little time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Very nice restaurant, best in town. Been there several times for diner, always good. Dutch fillet is the best.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

The Hat and Creek offers a leafy garden setting for breakfast and lunch, by night it's transformed into a magical setting with fairy lights. A personal favourite is the Captain's crispy kingklip, a generous portion at a very reasonable price. Fabulous desserts and cakes on...offer for those with a sweet tooth.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

My food was excellent, my sons steak was undercooked. Food took an age to be served though, apparently the kitchen was under pressure.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Absolutely exceptional food, service and value. Everything was fabulous about our visit and we cannot wait to return. Highly recommended and great wine list too!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Beautiful where you can sit outside. If you love meat or fish this is your restaurant. For us the best restaurant in Hoedspruit.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant. Location, easy to access Service was excellent, fast and friendly Delicious dessert - had a taste of their red velvet cake. It was worth the drive from Phalaborwa Great ambiance Loved the Afrocentric decor, painting on the walls and earthy...paint tonesMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Beautiful and unique restaurant with a wide variety on their menu. One must visit this restaurant when visiting Hoedspruit. It looks like on the photo at night. Very beautiful relaxing during the day.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023

One of the best restaurants we have seen in South Africa (and we come to SA every year). Extensive meat and fish menu and good wine options. Beautiful setting with tables in- and outside. De fillet steak is mouthwatering!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

This is only second time that we have been to this wonderful restaurant and both times the staff here were excellent, very warm and welcoming. The food was equally wonderful ( I highly recommend the Kudu loin! ), well presented and really great value. My...only recommendation / request to the management team would be to ensure that groups with children sit near the children’s play area and not seat couples who are trying to have a nice, quiet evening together near that same play area.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

As regular visitors, as a firm favourite of ours, having been away for 3 months, the excellent friendly staff brought our regular drinks to the table before we got our menus. Another perfect meal. Great atmosphere with very many other international diners. Restaurant full, as...usual.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Traveler03980398098
27 December 2022|
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Response from Martijn D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, so sorry i did not see your question before. I guess you don't need any reply anymore but just to be sure: You can make a reservation, which is wise due to the fact that it is always kind of full. Best regards, Martijn
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Hi Regrettably not at the moment, our supply chain very seasonal - sorry x Kind Regards Cheryl
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Jean O
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Response from 537cheryln | Property representative |
Hi Jean & Marijke Yes, we have many meat & fish options on our Menu that are gluten free. Kind Regards Cheryl
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The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5