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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” (8 reviews)
“trout” (5 reviews)
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic flavors done well. Rated the Durban curry but ask for Extra chillies to get heat. Best you order the malva pudding as well. If Good pricing of wine helps....

Thank Clint W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time. A delicious meal served with old time elegance and style. Very good cuppuchino. Peaceful and refreshing.

Thank hanlikemp
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the top review Hanli. We do appreciate you taking the time to write a review.We hope you will return soon. Regards Alan

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We were staying in a nearby B&B so we walked over to Powell House for dinner. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and the menu diverse and interesting. The prawns were served in the shells, with head on, which our Australian guest didn’t much fancy,...More

Thank JHerlig
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The service was stunning. We had an amazing host/waiter and the food was incredible. I would highly recommend this spot.

Thank Stacey S
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Stacey. Hope you return one day. Regards Alan

Reviewed 20 April 2018

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
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review Don. We strive to ensure our guests enjoy their evening and it is great to get such excellent feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and will return one day. Regards Alan

Reviewed 13 April 2018 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 20 March 2018

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 18 March 2018

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

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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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