The Black Swan Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Black Swan Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Hours
Sun
0:00 - 23:59
Mon
0:00 - 23:59
Tue
0:00 - 23:59
Wed
0:00 - 23:59
Thu
0:00 - 23:59
Fri
0:00 - 23:59
Sat
0:00 - 23:59
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 55.00 – R 199.00
CUISINES
African, International, European, Grill
special diets, meals, features
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About
Located in the heart of Oudtshoorn, this a la carte hotspot is a popular restaurant with locals and visitors alike, and is abuzz with activity throughout the year. During the KKNK Art Festival in March, The Black Swan is ground zero for South Africa`s biggest celebrities who hang out and perform live for the crowds. We`re well known for our delicious Ostrich Fan Fillet steak, but our menu covers a range of flavours, including cold Oak Smoked Salmon, an Asian style pork belly, pork loin rib for main and a decadent creme brulee for dessert. Add in our generous portion sizes and relaxed atmosphere, and every guest feels at home at The Black Swan. To drink, our fully-stocked Tavern covers a range of local varieties, as well as beers, spirits and cocktails. Our staff are attentive and friendly and on hand to deliver you a fantastic dining experience. Guests can eat inside or outside, but no matter where you`re seated, a fun-filled evening is guaranteed. Klein Karoo hospitality at its best!
PRICE RANGE
R 55.00 – R 199.00
CUISINES
African, International, European, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: The Black Swan Restaurant & Wine Bar
1. Super food and service
"Visited this restaurant on our recent visit to the Western Cape."
5.0 of 5 bubblesPaul_Gerrard13
2. Superb experience!
"To this day, we still speak about the delectable chicken strips!"
5.0 of 5 bubblesMbaliM60
3. Excellent
"What a treat!"
5.0 of 5 bubbleselrezepohl2018
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles936 reviews
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Jdewitt7108
Milnerton164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
Feb 2023 family
We passed this restaurant and decided to eat there, it was quiet when we entered, really beautiful inside. Looked at the menu and first thing that caught my eye was the prices, can't remember whwn least we saw prices this low. Ordered a starter of snails for R55 usually you get 6 at a higher price, but here got 9 plus it was smothered in blue cheese, absolutely divine, machine also did not dissapoint huge portions at low prices and absolutely delicious. We going back tomorrow night again great place
Written 24 February 2023
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Johnandpam103
Kendal178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We were on holiday with two friends and were staying in Oudtshoorn for 2 nights at the Rosenhof Country House (see my separate report). On our second night we wanted to try a different restaurant, but were advised that there was no taxi services available in Oudtshoorn. However, we had picked up a menu from the Black Swan whilst out in the afternoon and noticed that on the reverse of the menu it stated that they ran a complimentary pick up and return service. We phoned them to double check and they confirmed that they did indeed offer that service, so we booked a table for that evening. The minibus collected us at the specified time and we had a fantastic evening. The menu choice was excellent and the food was fabulous. They really don’t skimp on portion size, so be aware ! The staff were all absolutely delightful and we loved every minute of our evening. As soon as we were ready the driver took us back to the Rosenhof.
Written 12 February 2020
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Ken C
Bottesford529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Recommended as a good place to eat so booked a table and arranged free shuttle bus. Had to remind them to pick us up. The food is as other reviewers said very good. We each had different salads to start and ostrich steaks which were excellent and the vegetables cooked just right. Not busy due we suspect to lack of tourists. Staff friendly and efficient. Would have given 5 stars if not for lack of internal comms re pick up.
Written 19 March 2020
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Jacques
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
23 September 2020. Started by seeing a Facebook advert of the restaurant with the succulent steak and I thought WOW that looks great lets try it.... I made my 1st call at 09:12 to book a table as it looks like a very busy restaurant and I am from George so I don't want to be disappointed. After 4 call and using the booking option on there web sight I still could not confirm a booking for me and my wife, Finally 16:06 a lady answered the phone and I got a confirmed booking for 18:00. With high expectations me and my wife got in the car and got there intime. Got our table and order our first drink. Sparkling water nice and cold. Then we ordered passionfruit and sprite zero. She left and returned to the table informing us there is no Passionfruit. We changed the order and that was brought to the table. I wanted a baby squid for a Starter and once again I was informed there was no stock. We then ordered the Asian style crispy belly of pork and what a lovely tasty dish at a good price. When we ordered the main course My wife wanted a Cape Malay Chicken Curry and you can choose either Rice, Samp or Mash Potato. My wife wanted Samp. once again no Samp in stock. I ordered a 300g ostrich Fillet with wedges and greek salad and my wife the Daniel's butternut squash alfredo. Food came to the table in a reasonable time. I was shocked with the portion of the ostrich steak. Small definitely not 300g steak dry with 3 wedges and a greek salad. Lettuce was wilted and no salad dressing and the price R239.00 shocking. Me and my wife's food was cold. The hottest item in the plate was the 3 wedges. The waitress drop the food and left by the time she returned so we could complained our food was almost finish. I told her that we are not happy she said she will talk to the chef. She returned to the table offer us discount or a free dessert. When asked regarding the Manager and Owner we were informed there is No manager, she will be in later. Manager was not there for the last 2 weeks. Meal for 2 consisting of 2 waters, 2 lime and sprite zero, 1 starter to share and 2 main course no alcohol and a Tab of R630.00. Really disappointed for the expectations set by there web sight.
Written 23 September 2020
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Bea
Western Shore298 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
They opend Friday 23 October ... Their Chef must have left because the food was not up to standard. Our Garlic Focaccia was cooked in an oven (not in their large wood fired oven) and was over cooked. We orderd Chicken Snitchels and got crumend chicken brests (not flatend like a Snitchel should be) they used sweet cream in my mushroom sauce and could not replace it as they had no more mushrooms ?!? Their menue is slightly smaller and wine selection also. Two of the bottels of wine was not on their system so they had to ring it up as a Napolitana Pizza. Worst part was the stench of the 2 guest toilets, the drains need to be treated and it is surprising that no staff member, manager or owner picked this up. I guess they are to bussy having long cold drinks at their "new" restaurant across the road. We have dined here manny times over the years. It was very disappointing. Service was friendly and we made the best of the evaning.
Written 31 October 2020
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aneldak
Oudtshoorn16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
We had the Sunday buffet. Food was very nice but pudding was advertised as fruit salad and ice cream. What we got for dessert was a slice of watermelon and a slice of pineapple. When we asked about the ice cream we just got a rude answer of "that's all there is" Staff can be a bit more friendly and less on their cellphones.
Written 27 December 2020
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Marilyn J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
The shuttle minibus picked us up and brought us back to our accommodation which meant we could all drink. Every dish was amazing, we shared two starters which were very generous portions. The main Dishes were all very tasty and huge, none of us could finish them even thought they were lovely. The ostrich steak was great, chicken curry amazing, chicken schnitzel ( have the half size- it was huge!) and chicken tagliatelle delicious. Local Chardonnay wine also great. Jazz group playing, a perfect evening.
Written 16 February 2020
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Myrd
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Four people in our group. Two people got their food (after more than an hour) and finished it, and then only the other two people received their meals. The burger was good, but cold, and the lamb neck on mash, came with rice and was still ice cold inside. Not recommending this place to anyone...
Written 27 February 2023
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brian
London3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Went here two years ago and was very good BUt tonight ..... terrible. Ordered Karoo lamb chops. Tough tasteless and over cooked. In fact the waitress didn’t ask me how I wanted my meat cooked. “ it’s always medium “. Alll this for rand 265!, outrageously over priced. We paid the same for a 3 course meal in the Husar Grill in Stellenbosch the night befu. Vegtables were watery over cooked pulp. When I complained no apologies no chef coming out - nothing. This feels like a restaurant in terminal decline. I feel cheated.
Written 30 January 2020
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Robert
Patong1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
We came to Black Swan for an evening meal on our first night in Oudtshoorn. Our trip was a Christmas present for my girlfriend, so I wanted us to start with something really nice. And this restaurant did not disappoint. We had the set menu that’s was booked for us by travel company and each course was superb. The chefs obviously put a lot of thought and soul into their work. And the front of house staff are friendly and helpful, helping with wine choices and giving good explanations of each course. The setting is informal but still classy. All in all a great place to eat.
Written 3 February 2020
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Amanda
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
Every year during Kknk we visit Blackswan / Cape Karoo Eatery. Still our favourite restaurant, best service from staff. Your food is outstanding! Thanks to our host Whitney, waiter Dinah and Chef Tertuis. Free Shuttle Service is absolutely a bonus to this lovely establishment. Good luck to my favourite guys with your journey. Can’t wait to try your Sushi!!! See you next year Kknk. X Amanda
Written 11 April 2022
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thechefsvoice
Cape Town15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
We stumbled upon The Black Swan Restaurant only by chance and so glad we did as we ate there for the 2 nights we stayed in Oudshoorn. Nothing much to fault besides the staff messing up our booking, nicely situated on the main road and a great old bar to kick back in after a long hot day doing the tourist thing. Food was awesome, if it was near us in Cape Town we would visit it more often. A definate must visit when in Oudshoorn.
Written 26 February 2020
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Bee
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Tasteless and horrible food. What a waste of time and effort. Disappointing as this is a return trip because our last visit was delicious. Obviously been a change of chef or ownership but waitress was useless. Avoid. Thankfully didn’t bother with a starter so left after tough tasteless meat and bland veg.
Written 3 February 2020
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Redica I
Somerset West171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
This was a our second visit in 4 years to the Black Swan. The first time was in Dec 2015 and the 2nd was in Jan 2020. I have to say that the quality of the food is just as good as it was 4 years ago. The best ostrich steak ever! And to top it all, this time round we had amazing service from our waitress Shamica. She is such a gem and was so attentive to our table of 13. We will definitely be back!
Written 8 January 2020
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Sammy
Amsterdam1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
First time traveling around in South Africa. The food is everywhere little bit the same. Till we came across the Black Swan. Food was good and the service was nice. Thank you, definitely recommend this!!!
Written 1 February 2020
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