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Local cuisine, French, African, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in Swellendam, overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area. Our aim is to offer and deliver freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience matched with efficient and attentive service. Set in the beautiful surroundings of this 1757 heritage building, we offer a fine dining experience, value for money and a variety of choice with both traditional and contemporary dishes on our menu. *Offer alternative choices for guests with dietary requirements *Varied wine list, do not allow to bring your own beverages, please. Corkage R80 *Reservations recommended
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
French, African, European, Contemporary
Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews risotto cheese souffle filet historical building fine dining superb food beautiful presentation the owner cooked to perfection delicious meal lovely evening garden route trio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a trip along the garden route we were recommended to eat at the drodsty restaurant The food and ambience was lovely Staff also very attentive and knowledgeable Would highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

One of the best food experiences! Service was spot on, and the food was amazing. Def recommend to visit when in town or even just passing through

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021 via mobile

A warm and welcoming restaurant with a roaring fire and friendly staff. The food is what I would call "cheffy". AKA fine dining. However the portion sizes were larger than one usually gets at fine dining restaurants. We started with a cheese souffle and roast...vegetable soup, and then had the beef fillet and lamb shank for mains. All were excellent. Due to Covid pressures they have dropped their prices, so one really does get a fantastic fine dining experience for a very reasonable price. They have also included a variety of wines on their menu, meaning the budget-conscious are not left blinking slowly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

A wonderful dinner. Food tasty, and very well presented. A very relaxed fine dining experience. Waiters well trained with a good knowledge of the dishes. Comprehensive wine list. A must visit for dinner if visiting Swellendam

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

I have frequented this restaurant twice. by my standards and I live here and have been to most of the restaurants in Swellendam. Their standard of food has been high quality each time for myself and my guests. They are filling portions, beautifully presented and...garnished plus the service is attentive and excellent. We were even given a complimentary soup tasting which was delicious.I can highly recommend them and they really try hard. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

Wow what a fantastic experience!! Excellent food and service. French quisine, do not miss this gem!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

Superb food and really cosy venue Atmoshete really great Wonderful by the fire Great service and best value for money we have ever had

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

We were 10 family members traveling together with various culinary issues. Each of our needs were met with the utmost kind, personalized attention. The food was freshly prepared and beautifully served with every attention to detail. Our only regret is that we live too far...away to make this restaurant a regular spot for our family!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021

We were having dinner is the Drostdy restaurant, after trying to get there for several times, but Covid ruined our plans. We really enjoyed this restaurant, first of all the restaurant is in an old building, the design of the place is so authentic and...charming. The food was excellent - we have for starters the soup of the day and the cheese souffle, which both were amazing, for the mains we had the trio of game, and the beef fillet, which were stunning. we loved every minute. It was so nice to meet the owner after writing of emails for so many weeks, so glad we made it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021

The old farm house feeling is created with warm fire places & simple settings, the staff is friendly but unobtrusive. The food was delicious and well priced and the amazing chef even check in on us... A wonderful hidden gem!

Date of visit: May 2021
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3 February 2019|
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Response from Drostdyview | Property representative |
No please. This is a food and beverage establishment.
19 February 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Cindy, yes we have vegetarian options, vegetable lasagne, vegetarian pasta. Different vegetables as well. Kind regards
4 January 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Sir We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this under our attention. We will certainly make sure to respond in future on all comments made by our customers. Kind regards Drostdy Restaurant
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Drostdy Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5