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US$4 - US$18
African, International, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a huge disappointment. Steak quality was poor. Tough and overcooked. Vegetables obviously frozen not fresh. Salad limp. All of which could be be forgiven if the owner/chef didn't remonstrate loudly at me for not liking her substandard food. Not somewhere I would ever recommend...there are way better restaurants in this beautiful villageMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere Nice fireplace burning, felt cosy like you are in somones living room , friendly staff and off course good food. The cury was delicious.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 March 2022

We stayed in Swellendam for two nights and after our first night at Koornlands, we did not even bother to try any other restaurant. We went straight back! The restaurant is located a bit off the main road and from the porch you overlook a...nice quiet garden. The service was excellent. The wine selection very reasonable. The food was amazing. We came traveling from the Garden Route and had experienced some good food. But nothing topped Koornlands. The day-menu is well selected and the ingrediencies are fresh. You will find nothing unexpected but the way the chef (the owner who we have met an who is such a character - very nice person!) makes it has just a bot of a twist. We will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel; such a great choice! It’s a rustic building typical of the area. We sat on the veranda which was lovely. The food was divine; we had the warthog ragu which was delicious- slow cooked, melt in your mouth...tender and delicately spiced with cloves. Followed by the unbaked cheesecake. Super wine list. Can’t recommend it enough.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 6 March 2022

Both starter (seafood cocktail) and mains (steak and curry) were excellent, tasty and good portion size. The best meal we have had yet in our SA trip. Very reasonably priced too. Wholesome and lovely setting. Service excellent. A must if passing through, but book and...try to be outside.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 28 February 2022

Had dinner with my wife one rump steak one fillet both steaks cooked perfectly and well presented would recommend

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 8 January 2022 via mobile

Amazing food. The flavours are so authentic. Best restaurant in Swellendam. The owner is a lovely chef. The atmosphere is super cozy.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 November 2021

Best steaks in town! A real tucked away gem of a place that we were super fortunate to stumble across... when you've got an owner-chef situation, you just know you're going to have a great time...

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2021

We had a perfect dinner to end our hiking holiday in the Marloth Nature Reserve. This restaurant is outstanding. The atmosphere, food and service were excellent. The fillet steak was cooked to perfection.Will be back, for sure!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Delicious tasting food. Went the extra mile for me as a vegetarian. Well balanced portions. Attention to detail. Well presented. Real value for money

Date of visit: September 2021
koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2021

Thank you for your kind review, the first on this platform for a long time.So nice to meet happy people. Marianne.

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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
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Koornlands Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5