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Drostdy Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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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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, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous place. Super welcome which felt really genuine, delightful staff. I loved the way they catered for my special dietary requirement - it's not often I actually get a choice from a menu, but they were happy to adjust almost all the dishes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ZPJW
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you for taking the time to write us a great review! We love making sure our guests have a lovely time, and it is a pleasure catering for any needs. Hope to welcome you again at Drostdy Restaurant and Swellendam.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great greating and inside ambience. Outside is different with great views but all furniture run down and needing attention... However sitting outside was still good and food and service excellent. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnhG6702BU
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear John Thank you for taking time to write us a lovely review! Yes, our outside furniture needs some love as well, it is in the future plans to revamp.:) We wish you a great time in SA! Best regards Annelie and David

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and awesome and very friendly service. We loved it so much- while eating we we’re only talking about the food how delicious it is. One of the best dishes on our whole south african route since 3 weeks. Don‘t miss it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 966romanc
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking time to write us a review, it is really appreciated alot! Have a wonderful time in SA, until next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant after spotting it on our route out of Swellendam last year and we said we would try it when we arrived in Swellendam THIS year (2018) ...and boy, are we pleased that we did. The service is excellent from several...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Nyetsi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The risotto is just wow! My husband almost licked the pesto off the plate. We also ordered the trio game meat and trio dessert. Everything was just ridiculously delicious. Food presentation and service is excellent. Will definitely come back next time we’re in South Africa....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jennytiii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Christmas Eve (an extravagant set course menu) and it was the best food we had during our 3 week SA tour. French Chef is excellent and service perfect. Restaurant is on the museum grounds and it was a short walk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank corneliaf388
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Lovely people and nice historic restaurant. Definately value for money and worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank pedigreedhawk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant - the ambiance was fantastic, the service efficient and discreet and the food was the best of our holiday so far. Our lovely hosts at Aan de Over guesthouse house made the recommendation and booking for us and we were thrilled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank clairemH3783YB
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Great food and a great historic setting. We dined here when we stayed one night on our Garden Route Trip. It was recommended by the B & B Aan de Oever guesthouse where we were staying. It was within easy walking distance from there. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank azimutone
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The food is very good, the wine list is carefully selected and well explained - so far, so good. We especially appreciated the decor, in keeping with the period architecture of the nearby museum, and the warm service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theFrods
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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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