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Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences. Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating. 04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks 06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner
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This is a great place for a relaxed dinner. Staff are friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is good, the food is excellent and the wines are similar. Coming from Cape Town, we found the prices are also very reasonable. We'd definitely go back if in...the area again.More
My wife and I visited Koornlands Restaurant a couple of weeks ago. There were no tables available outside but the staff offered to move one from inside for us. We decided to sit inside because we found the traditional style of the building and decor...fascinating. With no air conditioning it became a little warm so the staff opened large patio doors for us.
The menu is limited but very interesting. I had the Kudu Carpaccio to start and we both had Springbok Tagliatelle. It was one of the tastiest meals we had in the three weeks we spent travelling the Western Cape. Mariana, the owner and chef deserves considerable praise for her talent, the flavours were amazing and easily matched some of the fine dining restaurants that I have visited in London. The wine list was limited but the wines recommended paired perfectly with our dishes.
If you happen to be in Swellendam you really should treat yourself to this gem of a restaurant.More
we visited swellendam for a second time and had read some great reviews. I contacted the restaurant prior to our arrival from the UK to SA as they had claimed a great wine list, and being responsible adults we wanted to drink loads and not...have to worry about driving back to our accom.
They arranged a taxi to collect us, which turned up early but we were so eager we jumped on board. Great chat with the cabbie and when we arrived, we were greeted by our waitress. We ordered a drink and then ordered from the great food selection and the even better wine list. Great atmoshpere although it was quiet, partially due to the timing of our visit but also the dreaded c-virus.
Firstly, (and i am so sorry i have forgotten her name) but the chef is fantastic, made great food and is great company.
Secondly, the food, is out of the ordinery (im not going to tell you what makes it this as you need to go and experience it), but the menu has some interesting meats.
The wine list has everything you will want and need and is all local.
This is genuinely a place for visiting and enjoying top food, top wine and more importantly .............. top company (sorry again i forgot your name)More
When we checked into our guesthouse we were offered 3 restaurants. I looked at the menus and chose this because it looked different. Not only different it was amazing. This was the best meal we had so far in S.A. We come to S.A. every...year for 17 years and this place is near the top of every meal we have had. Come to Swellendam and miss this place then you have really missed out.More
We were recommended this restaurant by locals and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely first class and great value for money. We had a lovely bottle of Pinotage to accompany the meal. We shared the salmon and olives to start and then had...the curry dish. Service excellent and we had a nice chat with the owner.
Don’t miss this little gem!
Graham & FionaMore
We had a delicious meal at this restaurant on our honeymoon. To start we had warthog bitterbalen and the Kudu carpaccio which were really tasty. My husband had the African platter which consisted of wilderbeast and ostrich which he felt was one of the best...meals he had on our honeymoon! I had the Kudu with noddles which was also delicious. The chef came to speak to us twice during our meal! She was very welcoming and friendly. We would definitely recommend!More
Response from Prof. Elain V | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular... More
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular, please book well in advance! Enjoy the BEST!