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Drostdy Restaurant

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Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“venison” (19 reviews)
“bobotie” (21 reviews)
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French, African, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just popped in the Drostdy Restaurant and had a perfect dinner. Very adequate& friendly staff, the food was exellent! A lot of flavours and very well presented! Historical ambiance.. must visit when in Swellendam! Easy parking.

1  Thank vmdevoogt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had two times a wonderful evening with amazing dinner. Service is super friendly and lovely. Restaurant beautiful located and surrounded by old trees. Inside is lovely decorated and outside is a wonderful way to enjoy the dinner when it is warm and calm

1  Thank Stefan Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our travels through the Garden Route, we ate here and had a lovely meal. The restaurant itself is beautiful with plenty of history and the owner and waitresses are very friendly. As you would expect, there is an excellent choice of wines on offer...More

Thank Fleece71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent. I tried the pate starter which was incredible and had the Bobotie mains. The atmosphere was exactly what you would expect, cost, homely and friendly.

Thank BradleysTravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and comfortable restaurant. Staff was adorable and very obliging. Dinner was excellent and just to recommend.

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience, had a chicken liver parfait starter , and classic fillet main , truly brilliant food 😁well done

Thank John N
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John Thank you for your lovely, short n sweet review! Hope to welcome you back soon..Annelie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredibly well run restaurant!! The setting is beautiful, food incredible and service outstanding!!! Massive congrats to the management of Drostdy, you’ve created a restaurant that many others could never reach!

Thank buntzm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate here tonight and we had fantastic food. Some of the best food we have eaten so far in South Africa. Two of us had been fillet and it was cooked beautifully. The trio of desserts were also lovely. Waitresses were friendly...More

Thank ejmills6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food,exceptional service..we had a great experience at the Drostdy Restaurant .The best fine dinning restuarant I have ever been to.!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few 'fine dining restaurants in South Africa, especially in Swellendam. Unmissable service, happy staff and fully trained chef. Quality food, very reasonably priced. Owned by David, qualified chef trained in several countries with his exceptional wife, Annelie, who ensures all her guests...More

Thank Denis-Val
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3825
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Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area, (weather permitting, reservations essential). Our aim is to offer and deliver freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this 1757 heritage building. We believe in; and offering value for money and a variety of choice, both traditional and contemporary dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience. PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages, please.
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