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Die Handelshuis Restaurant

2 Geyser Street | corner Queens street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
+27 44 213 3172
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
2 Geyser Street | corner Queens street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calitzdorp is a small town with limited options but De Handleshuis was two thumbs up for great food selection. Steaks and lambshank were excellent !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichaelF749
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way from Knysna to Cape Town. It’s wonderfully eccentric and atmospheric; set up, as it’s name suggests, as an old trading store. We had a very simple lunch and were just about the only customers, so can’t really critique the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alastaira1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived, we had to fetch the menus ourselves as no one paid any attention to us. Eventually when we ordered, nothing that we wanted to order was available (no lamb pie or chicken pie, no quiche) so I asked for a burger, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank marinalouw
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

A fabulous dinner. Best lamb shank I have ever eaten. The owner and staff were very efficient and super friendly. Lovely outside area to sit and eat.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 630td
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

Hallo Mrs Peyer thank you so much for your wonderful review we were so glad to host you and your friend. Is there any chance you can review us again and replace Mrs Peyer with a headline for your review? Hope you'll be back for...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

While visiting family & overnighting in Calitzdorp, we booked at quite short notice for a party of 8 for a supper (not many places to eat at night in Calitzdorp & our guest house did not do supper) A long table was ready for us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dee S
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we enjoyed having you! We appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope that you'll visit again.

Reviewed 7 September 2018

I was already won over by Die Handelshuis following two recommendations I'd already receive on my way through Calitzdorp- one from the guesthouse where I am staying and another from a friend in PE. They were correct: The food is splendid, served in a relaxed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sam w
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hallo Sam, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. I'm so glad to have met you and hope that we will indeed see you next year. I hope that the rest of your SA...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had the worst experience yesterday at this Restaurant (and it wasn't even Open!). After hours of driving my husband, myself and our two children where desperately looking for a place to have coffee and something sweet at - the road to CT was long and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank NazliW3
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

A pity you are economical with the truth. Lets just set the stage here. It was about 3.30 on a sleepy Sunday afternoon. The street was deserted, not a car or living thing in sight. The stoep empty, no tables set. Curtains drawn, double front...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

interesting and friendly people next time need to come with a trailer just too many things to see and buy

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank ncock831215
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your brilliant review, glad you liked our spot. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Travelling through Calitzdorp today - decided to stop off at this restaurant. The ambience looked great from outside. It was a cold day today with the temperature sitting at a cool 9'c. Lovely fireplace burning, so I decided to stop by and have some lunch....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Thedoc999
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

I'm sorry you were disappointed with your chips, of course they are freezer chips which is standard fare, however we do make them nice and crispy and I'm sorry if the staff didn't get that right.. We do have vegetarian options on the menu and...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Enjoyed freshly baked scones (served with butter, jam, cheese and cream) with coffee. Space to sit either inside or outside and watch the world go by. Ornaments,art and signage from many moons ago are on display. People always friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank FerreiraSouthAfrica
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed our shop! Thanks for taking the time to review us , hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$23
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Geyser Street | corner Queens street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Calitzdorp
  • Phone Number: +27 44 213 3172
Description
Die Handelshuis is a vibrant and eclectic restaurant, famous for tasty homemade karoo lamb pies, carrot and cheese cake and superb barrista espresso coffees. We have daily specials boards for light luncheons and evening meals and take pride in our attention to detail using only the finest & freshest ingredients. We have gorgeous garden salads, soup specials ( chilled soups in our hot summers) and our "fall off the bone lamb shank" and tender fillet steaks with our superb sauces are proof of our constant pursuit of excellence.
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