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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
US$5 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
African, International, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 27 October 2020

Love Koornlands Restaurant, chef,staff and food was excellent, great recommendation by The Hideaway bnb!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

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

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 March 2020

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

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 19 March 2020

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

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020

Had dinner there in feb 2020. Extreem nice staff, very attend and the food is delicious, super. I recomend this restaurant a 100%

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

Stop over on the way to Wilderness Beautiful choice food amazing would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5