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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here on our last visit to the Drakensberg area ten years ago and liked the restaurant. Now we returned and they only had a buffet that was quite mediocre. Service was good, but the price paid for the buffet (235 Rand a...head) didn't match the quality. And the choice of draught beers in the bar (cat piss light) was disappointing as well.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2018

A cosy restaurant with a fireplace for the cold winter's evenings, as well as an outside deck area for lovely summer days. There is a good selection of food for breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices, although we felt their wine was rather expensive. Very...friendly service from waitrons. We were pestered a little with flies outside on the deck and would recommend the restaurant considers installing insect repellent devices.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

They serve good food in their Friar Tuck restaurant. In the weekend it can be very busy. Try the trout, it was very nice. Unfortunately we were too late for the home made apple pie, it was sold out. Service is good.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

A group of us went to Monks Cowl for lunch, we were served by the Manager for the most part, not sure why as there were plenty staff around... Food was very reasonable in price, not amazing but okay. Our group was not allowed to...sit together even though there were plenty of empty tables we were not allowed to join them???More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 18 December 2015

if you are looking for something else to do in the berg away from where you are staying here is a place offering a pub, pool,restaurant,golf and putt putt,the service is good but the beef curry I ordered came full of bones, when I complained...I was advised it was a beef curry, told them I was from Durban and the only curry you get with bones is fish, mutton or lamb, made them take it awayMore

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This country club is now under new ownership and has drasticaly been improved. Not only is it a great cullinary experiance but you could very well book accommodation with them, which has been upgraded.

Date of visit: November 2014
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Always a good meal. Specials on several days of the week. Food is always hot. Bar attached to restaurant. Staff most obliging. Easy access to the numerous accommodation venues in the area. Also has accommodation.

Date of visit: March 2015
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We ate at Monks Cowl Country Club in April 2012. Service is South Africa can be patchy, but we have rarely if ever encountered such attitude from the staff. Decor and food reminded me of north whales c. 1975. Fairly devoid of style, and astonishingly...miserable to the taste. I had steak. Clearly frozen-defrosted-refrozen-defrosted. Disgusting. My wife had line fish of the day....angel fish. Also appeared to be c. 1975 in origin. Quite inedible. Kids froze'n'fried hake and chips was ok. We sent our meals back (first time i ever recall doing this) and asked for the bill minus the two adult mains. No comment or question....and no hint of an apology for spoiling our night. Makes me wonder how often people complain here. On a more positive note, the bar looked pleasant enough and was quite frequented. Sadly no chance whatsoever of going back though. Avoid!More

Date of visit: April 2012
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