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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Sharon is a awesome host and went out of her way when the light 🚦 went down. Glad Edith is back and well worth to come and eat. Thumbs up

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I visited with some colleagues while staying in Beaufort West. The owner/hostess is a super chat and the place is beautiful. The food was amazing. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This has not been a restaurant for a while, despite the tourist information thinking it is. No meals available.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The 21st century has caught up with this charming building on the main NI in Beaufort West. Across from and extremely busy service station and busy thoroughfare you enter round the back of the property into lovely garden an oasis in the very hot and...dry area of the Eastern Cape. This quirky little restaurant has lost some of it's lustre but you cannot fault the welcome or the food. My husband started with dumplings in Lamb Gravy followed by the Lamb Platter I had Prawns with Sweet Chilli sauce. Breakfast the following morning was a breakfast "pizza", a deep pan omelette with eggs cooked to perfection tomato, bacon and herbs. Served to shareMore

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

In the context of what is available in Jhb I would not rate this place above three stars, but compared to what else we experienced in Beaufort West this place is positively fantastic. It's small, but rustically charming with a food menu that should satisfy...most. Service was friendly, if not spectacular, and the lamb platter we ordered for the table turned out to be a great variety of good food - and certainly enough to make sure you don't leave hungry. If you're spending one night in Beaufort West, eat here.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Situated in an old Karoo house,this restaurant has a charm of it's own.The Karoo platter for 2 was delicious,best lamb.

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Excellent food and cosy beautiful outdoor setting and very friendly. The lamb platter for 2 and prawns the best. Service also very good.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

We stayed at Ye Old Thatch, and were pleasantly surprised with this little restaurant on site. The service was warm and attentive. The food was honest and homely. There is also a pub on site, and the drinks are very reasonably priced. I suggest sitting...in the garden - a lovely place to enjoy your food while unwinding after a long day of driving.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Best service, best food! We had steak, lamb and prawns and loved it all! Be sure to go there on your next visit to Beaufort West!

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

There are not many Restuarants in Beaufort West, so if you stay for a week on business, you have tried them all 3x over! This one were recommended. Been there 3x now. First time they only had one steak left, second and third time the...service was very poor. Waited at least an hour for our meals on a very quiet night with one table - us! Also did not have a choice in soft drinks. Not recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Situated opposite a bustling, frenetic, and somewhat disconcerting taxi rank, this restaurant's private parking provides a welcome welcome respite from this chaos. Ye Old Thatch has heaps of atmosphere. A quaint air-conditioned bar. Tables in the garden offering a relaxed atmosphere under the trees framed...by the orange hues of the setting sun. So much potential... The food was very disappointing. We had the lamb curry and hunchback(?) steak. The curry had almost no meat and what meat there was, was more sinew and fat than meat. There is a severe drought in the Karoo at the moment. This possibly explains the poor meat quality. (The steak suffered the sane affliction. ) Service was friendly, coffee great. Will we try again? Maybe at a less frenetic time. Over Christmas, maybe not.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at ye old thatch during our trip down to Gansbaai. Ye old thatch is a real hidden gem in the desert around Beaufort west. We really enjoyed chatting to Jacques in the bar and the restaurant food was very good. The rooms were...very big and had air conditioning. The garden in the centre was a great place to sit and enjoy the company of friends. Would stay there again.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

We arrived in Beaufort West really late and were exhausted. The owners/management were great. Our food was prepared and served quickly. We both had steak and it was exquisite, The service was excellent. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you ever find yourself in Beaufort...West.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

What i like most about Ye Olde Thatch is that it has a great garden dinning area completely seculded from the busy main street whenever we have been there the food has been very good. They have a wide menu with lots of Karoo Lamb...Dishes and suprisingly good seafood ( being so far from the sea) in the cold winter months they have a cosy fireplace and the pub is usualy a good place to mingle with the localsMore

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

We have plenty of lamb - the food was good but the service was a little slow for our liking. Worth a try. Just be prepared to slow down (it's the country). That all in I thought some dishes were not value for money -...avoid the Calamari!More

Date of visit: June 2015
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5