We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Powell House Restaurant

Is this your business?
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3243
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (27 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (8 reviews)
“cassata” (3 reviews)
Closed
09:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (402)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 278 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Swellendam
Swellengrebel Hotel
81 reviews
.35 km away
De Kloof Luxury Estate
283 reviews
1.07 km away
Schoone Oordt Country House
1 105 reviews
1.52 km away
Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge
82 reviews
2.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Sosta Restaurant
524 reviews
.36 km away
Koornlands Restaurant
530 reviews
.23 km away
Field & Fork
570 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
NG Kerk Swellendam
61 reviews
1.33 km away
Swellendam Information Centre
19 reviews
1.53 km away
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery
10 reviews
1.52 km away
SwellenMark Shopping Centre
8 reviews
.87 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
martin834
4 February 2015|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Sue H
28 January 2015|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
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
Kids
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing