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Powell House Restaurant

113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3243
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (27 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (9 reviews)
“malva pudding” (11 reviews)
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner at this restaurant. It was well run, lovely food but very small helpings. If you are South African looking for a big plate of food you won't find this. The host is wonderful and very very good service. The atmosphere is cosy and...More

Thank nanspans
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B and very nice it was to. Very good food and service all very ably managed by the Scottish front of house owner. A very good option if you're staying in Swellendam..

Thank RayndPat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal with excellent and friendly service. And readable priced. The restaurant was pretty empty, but that didn’t detract from a pleasant dining experience.

Thank Nigel S
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Nigel S. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you will return one day. Regards Alan

Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm and friendly environment with delicious food. We didn’t need to wait long for our food to arrive and the presentation satisfied our eyes before it satisfied our tummies.

Thank FirstFootingJBay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our host. We would have driven past. But wow we would have missed out on some very good food and service. Loved the ambience relaxed but very good service.

Thank rabbitstewandsylvia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good meal with friendly staff following a long day in the saddle. The lamb curry was good and those that had the rump steak enjoyed it too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

having been in Swellendam earlier this year we looked forward to our return and were not disappointed! Excellent meal - tiger prawns to die for - in fact the couple at the next table took one look and ordered the same. Followed by an Eton...More

1  Thank SandraMaartens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food served by well educated, super friendly waiters. We had a great romantic dinner. The desert was perfect.

Thank Compass64796916358
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and we hope you will return one day. Regards Alan

Reviewed 1 November 2018

The service was good, atmosphere was nice and generally nice. They say they give "generous portions" - well... For a very small person with a tiny appetite maybe! While the servings were adequate they sure cannot be termed generous! The warthog was insipid and could...More

Thank GC_31427
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Wonderful food - cooked exactly as we requested and served with a smile... the owner and his wife cannot do enough to ensure you leave completely satisfied ... and they do not charge ridiculous prices either.. We loved it... was it the best meal we...More

2  Thank Martin L
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Martin L we really appreciate your comments. Our whole team take great pride and joy to ensure that our guests have a good meal with value for money. Your review makes it all worthwhile. Kind regards Alan

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Questions & Answers
4 February 2015|
Response from Alan C | Property representative |
Sorry we don't provide transport. There is a local taxi service which Andreas would call for you if you would like to eat with us. Regards - Alan - Powell House Restaurant
Sue H
28 January 2015|
Response from Alan C | Property representative |
Yes we are. Our hours are - Tuesday to Sat - open breakfast,lunch and dinner. Sundays open for dinner only. Closed on Mondays. Regards Powell House Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3243
  • E-mail
We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.
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