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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

Me and my friend drove all the way here as Google said it was going to be open. When we arrived, deathly silence. Nobody was home?

Thank bosmanv
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I let the chef know that I was vegan and he assured me that he could give me a few options - boy did he deliver! The starter was the standout for me (it had some amazing homemade vegan mozzarella which was wrapped in crispy...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We wanted a place with good quality, atmosphere and representative of the area - Drostdy gave it all to us! We sat next to a wonderful fire on a chilly evening, had a superb bottle of red wine to accompany a perfectly prepared fillet with...More

Thank 104deirdrem
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Food was delicious with a great atmosphere. We were made to feel very welcome by the lovely friendly staff.

Thank sollis
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Cannot recommend this wonderful restaurant enough. I had the ostrich, springbok and impala all wonderfully presented. There were four of us and we rated this as one of the best of the best restaurants on our Cape 3 week tour

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Top-level gastronomic experience. Both the trio of game (bushbok, ostrich, warthog) and the kinsklip were of the highest quality. Also more than worthwhile were the cheese soufflé as appetizer and the wine!

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I loved everything about this restaurant. The historic building, the family photos on the wall, the mix of music...all of it had a personal touch. It was my daughter’s birthday and they went out of their way to put petals on the table. The food...More

1  Thank Crazyredpepper
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Crazyredpepper A big thank you for your lovely review! We loved having you at Drostdy Restaurant and are looking forward to next time. The team and us are really appreciating your comments and this is the most important for our guests to have an...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

This was our first visit to this restaurant under new management. It certainly won't be our last. The abeyance is great with soft lighting & no piped music, thank goodness. the menu covers all tastes. I had the beef fillet & my wife had the...More

Thank seajay44
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear Seajay44 Thank you so much for a great review! The team and ourselves appreciate your feedback and find it so fulfilling to have a response like yours. I am so glad you visited and we look forward welcoming you back soon... Best regards David...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 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.

Thank vmdevoogt
Reviewed 17 April 2018 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

Thank Stefan Z
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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
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Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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