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Powell House Restaurant

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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” (8 reviews)
“cassata” (3 reviews)
09:00 - 22:00 Hours
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined here following the recommendation of our B & B owner (de Oude Pastorie), not least as it was within walking distance - we were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a delicious meal in intimate surroundings; the service was attentive but...More

Thank Don I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most enjoyable evening. The meal was superb as always. Excellent service and the meals always well presented. Powell House is a huge asset to Swellendam.

Thank Valerie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly received by the co-owner and giving the last available table. Our meal was most tasty and excellently cooked. Probably the best I've had in a long time. To complement our meal a fine selection of South African wines was also on hand....More

Thank Generault
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Busy restaurant, booking essential. Worth it though, the food was excellent and the wine list expansive.

Thank drummondone
Reviewed 11 March 2018

a warm welcome to a full restaurant. We enjoyed an excellent salad superb prawns and an Eton Mess dessert served impeccably. Our neighbours at the next table took one look and ordered one too! Warm ambiance and very good wine list - we will return!

Thank SandraMaartens
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Our family of five returned from a month touring South Africa and agreed that our meal at Powell House was the best of the trip. We hadn't booked and it was Valentine's Night but Alan managed to find us a table and we had a...More

Thank Hallam5
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for the top class review. I remember your family well. We also hope you return one day and enjoy some more South African/Scottish hospitality. Regards Alan

Reviewed 6 March 2018

The owner/manager of the restaurant was most welcoming and chatty, even telling about us some of the history of Swellendam. Both my husband and I had a lovely, tasty meal. The cherry on top was when some of the staff came into the restaurant and...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dinner at Powell House was a memorable occasion because of the great ambiance, friendly service, and excellent dinner choice.My wife and I enjoyed the lamb curry and lamb chops with an excellent bottle of wine from the district.

Thank Gustav M
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice and cosy restaurant with good african food. We had the wardthog that was awesome but a bit cold but all the food was very good. A nice service from an nice gentlemen

Thank Norman1501
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Good tasty food, superb, fast and charming service. My partners veggie soup was relish, and my lamb chops if a little on the thin side, very well grilled to order

Thank Leonard S
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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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