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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Had lunch here after crossing the Swartberg Pass. Good service and good food though the menu is little limited. Beer was good. We ate outside as it was such a lovely day

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

No dogs allowed on the outside verandah ,off street , which i fully understand, but the manner it is told to a guest was really annoying.I feel , being in tourism bussiness for many years ,you train your staff properly to ask the guest to...move.I also fully understand when you annoy other clients with your dog but if the verandah were not busy, couldnt you just be more friendlier about the issue. So sorry but not worth it to go back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Boerekos - tasty and generous portions. Dish of the day. The food and welcome and service were all better during my previous visit a few years ago.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

The room is formally Victorian but just because you have a fancy room, doesn't mean you can do food - and not even fancy food at that. We had Stroganoff, oddly served with pasta, and a lasagne that was so far removed from what a...lasagne should be it's hard to describe. It was truly some of the most poorly executed food I have had in South Africa and a meal we would both sooner forget. That the waiter didn't even comment on how much was still on our plates suggest we aren't aloneMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

A really good Karoo meal in a beautiful historic building, with very helpful and friendly staff. The hotel also incorporates a gin bar with a good selection of local gins, prepared in a professional manner with elaborate and varied accompaniments.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

Make sure you book your meal, or arrive after the 'first' sitting to get your spot. The food is always tasty, some dishes are smaller the nexpected, above average in pricing, service is good.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

The night already started with the lady working at the attached restaurant forgetting to reserve us a table. So we just stood for a few minutes awkwardly in the dining room with waiters ignoring us. Luckily they stilll had space for us in the backcorner...of the bistro tables which was a little uncomfortable and not as impressive as the bautiful dining room. Our waitress was really nice. The food we had was not enjoyable though. The cheese souffle was not really a cheese souffle but a small savory cheese cake that had barely any taste. Not even close to a souffle. The stroganoff pasta portion was big but the sauce tasted like nothing and as it was made from a package. Also the pasta, sauce, meat, mushroom ratio was off. So much pasta but barely any sauce. It would have also been better if the pasta and sauce were made in the same pan and not the sauce just being dropped over the pasta ( it was so much pasta, it made a mess when you mixed it at the table). The bobotie was okay and the sides were okay although abit bare. Apple Tart didnt taste like apple nor did it have any apple which was strange. The vegan dessert was not available ( can happen, not the end of the world). Overall the food was not enjoyable and we were happy once it was over and we could retreat to our room.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022

Excellently prepared food, great service, warm and inviting atmosphere, lovely historic venue. Beautiful décor and paintings depicting the history of the hotel and town. Good wine selection for all. Cosy fireplace, perfect for a romantic atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

The atmosphere and ambience make this restaurant. Food was average, prices were good. But the setting is what sells it!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

Waiters very friendly,wonderful old world atmosphere. Lovely menu, the food was well presented,all in all a good experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

The decor is immaculate and kept in line with the historical status of the hote. The food is excellent and the staff extremely attentive.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Delicious dinner with extremely good service. Good menu options with crisp white linen. A good choice for a quiet dinner.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 January 2022

Great South African cuisine. The food was surprisingly good and beautifully presented. Definitely worth a visit in you're in Prince Albert.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2021

We had the chicken liver and springbok carpaccio starters - good choices! We had the oxtail and the lamb shank - exceptional. A good menu selection.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

Delicious Karoo fare and vegetarian friendly. Reasonably priced food and wine. Excellent service. Romantic and intimate setting.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Victoria Room Restaurant, Swartberg Hotel, Prince Albert is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
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