Smitswinkel

Smitswinkel

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Hours
Sun
8:00 - 16:00
Mon
8:00 - 23:00
Tue
8:00 - 23:00
Wed
8:00 - 23:00
Thu
8:00 - 23:00
Fri
8:00 - 23:00
Sat
8:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Pizza, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Farm Stall, Gift Shop, Bakery, Wine cellar,Coffee Shop, Restaurant , Pub&Grill, Large Kiddies Play park, Farm Setting, Accommodation
CUISINES
Pizza, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles288 reviews
Excellent
89
Very good
85
Average
34
Poor
25
Terrible
55
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Colleen M
610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
On our way from Sedgefield to De Rust, we stopped by on Saturday morning for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised at what a perfect establishment this is. Lots to look at with all the bikes and VW camper vans etc and children will love the play area with a putt putt course and pretty birds to keep everyone amused. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast which was well priced and served on a hot plate so everything was lovely and hot. Service was very friendly and efficient. As we had such a great experience we visited again on our return back to Sedgefield on the Sunday afternoon. We shared a platter but unfortunately this wasn't as good as the breakfast. All the food was only lukewarm and the chicken wings completely dried out. Due to this disappointment we have to give the food only an average rating. However, we are hoping this was just a blip, and we shall definitely be returning.
Written 6 January 2020
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Chris N
Centurion56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Family stopover on the way back from Cango Caved to George - following a recommendation from friends. Pleasantly surprised with setting, menu and overall service (extending beyond the restaurant offer ie directions within Oudtshoorn). Food was good - same goes for service!
Written 14 January 2020
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Jackie M
Port Elizabeth3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
I won't give your restaurant a bad point because the food was nice and the shop interesting but PLEASE do something about your parrots. That was heartbreaking. They are panting constantly - they need to be sprayed and kept cool. The macaws nails need a trim. And they both need lots of toys for stimulation! Do they ever get taken out? Or given fresh fruit and vegetables? The Amazon needs a friend too, parrots are social creatures. I can't imagine a life like that, locked in a cage, in that heat, with zero stimulation for super intelligent birds. I read a previous review saying a vet checks them?? And signs that off? They are panting constantly, over heated, day in and day out!! Set up a mist system for them! And the guests can feed them whatever? Imagine they get given avo? That's toxic for birds. Very sad.
Written 11 January 2023
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daniel
Sedgefield4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Owners need to wakeup and make serious changes to their business. We waited 1hour 20min for food, asked for money back and left. About 6 tables around us all irritated and some with very hungry children. Almost impossible to get a coffee, actually when we ordered at the till the girl told us to rather leave the coffee order because we will probably not get it. They take on too many tables and overload the kitchen, not fair to the chefs and the guests waiting. I recommend they shorten the menu drastically, I should have known better when we saw how extensive the menu is. I also found the place to be dirty inside and out, could have done with a good scrub during the lockdown months...
Written 11 November 2020
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AldeenvanderWalt
Oudtshoorn158 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
We have visited Smitswinkel everytime we visited Oudtshoorn. I am not sure why everything was changed but I will definitely not visit again. We ordered milkshakes for the kids and was served with horribly frothy stuff that the kids couldn't drink. I would recommend to go back to the roots of what Smitswinkel was in the past, the new one is not worth visiting.
Written 13 February 2021
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Antoinette S
George12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Im so dissapointed. My family took me for breakfast on mothersday to the smitswinkel. This was out first visit unfortunately, not again! We arrived before 11 and it wasnt busy. We waited around 40 minutes for our breakfast and only 2 arrived, the 3rd plate only arrived 15 minutes later. The food was copd and i had to send it back, when it came back it was warmer but served on a ice cold plate. There is no excuse for this.
Written 9 May 2021
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Whopple
Western Cape19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
25/2/20 My partner, friend and I stopped for a birthday dinner at SmitsWinkle's. Bad mistake!! Our orders were Sirloin Steak, Chicken Schnitzel and a Pasta Alfredo. The food was unattractive not a smidgen of garnish and cold. The chips were old, some crunchy, some soft. The steak tasteless. My Chicken Schnitzel was terrible overcooked, burnt crumbs and dry. The Alfredo was a grey brown bowl of gloop. Had it fallen to the floor it would have stuck there like a limpet. Visit here if you like dusty old motorcycles, model cars, bikes, etc. But if you are looking for a quality meal pass on by!
Written 4 March 2020
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Destination495405
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Visit for the 1st time, waited extremely long to be serviced at that time the place was not busy, we sat down a while stand up to look for a waiter asked one of the waiters to bring us a menu, then we wait he just ignore us and keep talking to lady working with him, then we asked for menu again and a lady bring it to us, after a long time she come back to take our order we order milkshake waited very long before getting the ,milkshakes order food waited a long time again. Milkshakes are very good, burgers were very dry. To pay is very unorganized, as there is no card machines that they can bring to the table that you can pay, you have to stand in a que by the till, which is for people buying in the shop and eating in the restaurant. We enjoy looking around in the shop. Then we decided to go back just for a milkshake, when they serve us the milkshake is was in plastic glasses, when asking about that we were told they busy and all glasses are dirty, that was the last for me.
Written 30 December 2023
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astrydom2016
Pretoria1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
We travelled through Oudtshoorn on Sunday 5 November late afternoon. Saw this interesting looking shop and went in . There were staff sitting outside on the patio , and someone at the Cashier desk doing admin. So, we strolled through the shop and browsed for about 10-15 minutes. Quite a lot of items, some interesting items and then some dusty cheaper toys. Eventually we selected two items and took them to the Cashier Desk . This was approximately 16h04. The one female person working there didn’t even look up, so we walked round to the other side and placed the items on the desk. Another person then appeared and just blatantly informed us that they are closed , and they have cashed up for the day. We looked at each other, and then just placed the items back on the shelf and left. Speechless actually , being treated so badly. They were so unfriendly and couldn't give a damn. Why didn’t anyone bother to let us know that they will be closing or just say something when we walked in ? They all saw us browsing in the shop ?? Strange then that people complain about business being slow. I can see why in this particular place. They made no attempt to accommodate us in writing it down or ringing it for the next day. There are better, friendlier, more welcoming places to spend your rands, and time.
Written 14 November 2022
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Brooklyn Wanderer
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
Quirky , road-house style food with lots of weird interesting things to look at. Don’t go there for gourmet food or delicious coffee - but go there for a unique experience along the route 62 adventure. From the hanging aeroplane in the main dining area, to all kinds of wild animals in the back yard (guinea pigs are the win) , to weird things to buy in the shop and a big play pen for kids. I wouldn’t call it classy or sophisticated. But it’s cool for a once off stop - and even better if you have kids.
Written 17 June 2021
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vanjays
Durban170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
An unusual and different venue - so much to see and explore. From vintage cars, to vintage bicycles and motorbikes and food and goodies and meat and and and..... Nice indoor and outdoor seating, lots of animals, great kids playground area - but alas - place your order and then wait and wait and wait. 2 kitchen reminders and wait, and wait. Finally when the food arrived we were fed up and did not do justice to the tastes! I felt for the frontline staff who were having to deal with lots of complaints and no support from the kitchen! Seriously needs a jack up!
Written 26 January 2021
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Greg
Durban25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
A trip through Oudtshoorn isn’t complete without a stop at this little gem. The owner has assembled a collection of motorbikes, cars and paraphernalia which is amazing. The service and food were superb and the entire establishment is awesome with a huge outside play area for the kids and outside beer garden which sets the scene for a wonderfully relaxed day. Just loved it
Written 14 April 2021
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Cindy M
George19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We visted this establishment for the first time and had a wonderful experience. Staff was attentive and there was no long wait for service and receiving our food. They were not that busy that early in the morning though. During our visit the only downside was that we could not order speciality coffees such as a Cuppachino or Expressos (it is on the menu), although our filter coffee was lovely! Looks like the perfect venue to take your children for some fun, enjoy a drink with some friends or have a casual meal.
Written 18 February 2020
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Teresa R
Cape Town75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
It feels like you have stepped back in time, lots to look at and interesting things to see.The grounds are well maintained and clean. The staff are friendly and interactive. The food is delicious and the portions are large. Well worth the stop.
Written 10 October 2023
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Joe
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
The place is rather eccentric with a huge collection of model cars, bikes etc. Really rustic atmosphere. Service a tadd slow, but the food was divine and worth the little extra wait. Would definitely recommend it.
Written 2 January 2023
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