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Die Handelshuis Restaurant

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2 Geyser Street | corner Queens street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
+27 44 213 3172
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“lamb shank” (8 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
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Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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2 Geyser Street | corner Queens street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped overnight and slept in comfortable accommodation on the premises. Had a delicious evening meal of Lamb Shank that was succulent on the bone, great port from Boplaas and greeted the morning with a delicious omelette and coffee that was the best I've tasted...More

Thank planetclaire3
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the lovely comments about our venue and food. It's so rewarding to know that our customers have appreciated what we have to offer. Thank you for taking the time to give us your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not offered a menu and the lady who waited on all tables offered us a choice of 5 items, so I chose the ostrich fillet and my husband, the pork schnitzel. I requested that the fillet be served rare, but what arrived was...More

Thank AnitaWolfaardt
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am disappointed that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Firstly we were extremely busy, only 11 people had booked out of the 28 customers we fed, you had not booked. My waitress got your order in so that you wouldn't have to wait...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

I've eaten in most of the restaurants in Calitzdorp and some are more than pleasant. However these days I always seem to end up at Die Handelshuis. If you want fine food you should be prepared to pay for it. Tonight's meal of lamb shank...More

Thank peterecoe
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed your lamb.

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely looking place, we felt rather uncomfortable with the way we were looked at by the staff, the owner seemed a bit more approachable though not the friendliest person either. The food was exceptional taste wise, but is a bit steep in price considering the...More

Thank Alissa J
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

I'm sorry your experience wasn't great. I wish you had put some more info in regarding when you were here and what you ate so I could follow it up. Perhaps you arrived at closing time, I have no idea. Wish I could respond better...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We arrived to a stony-faced greeting from a woman we later established to be the owner. She was seated at the nicest, biggest table on the veranda. Service was incredibly slow, and our breakfast, when it arrived, was tasty, although it looked pale and slapped...More

Thank Debby Q
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to see you had an unhappy experience because of me. Rosie is the most loving dog, but I don't encourage her on the verandah because not everybody wants a dog around them while they are eating. If I was strict with the dog...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old styled Restaurant and breakfast location. Went there for a after diner Amarula and enjoyed the surrounding. Lot of things to see inside. Old paintings and other tiny nice things that you can look at or buy. Very friendly waitresses. Thanks you.

Thank JRsTrip2PlanetEarth
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy you enjoyed your visit and the friendly waitress. Thank you for your review. Sorry Trip Advisor doesn't seem to be notifying me of reviews so I only found yours now!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is relaxed, so are the waiters. You have to ask explicitly for salt and pepper, for olive oil, for bread. The service isn't well trained. The food was ok but the best was a great music in the background.More

Thank Ewa G
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

I'm sorry to here about our laid back waiter. I assure you it is not from a lack of training. Everyday we reinvent the wheel here! I'm wondering what date and time of day you were here as I would like to follow this up...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We had a dinner and breakfast here. Friendly welcoming service and good portions at reasonable price. Relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating

Thank Amanda W
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Sorry for late response, somehow never got notification of your review. kind regards, Gaye and staff.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Spending the day on the road the atmosphere at the Handelshuis was just the right thing. It was "rustig" and the meal was delicious.!!

Thank 986adeler
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed your evening with us, thank you for taking the time to give us your lovely review. Hope you'll be back.

Reviewed 19 January 2018

Had the lamb shank for my evening meal with mash and two veg, absolutely delicious. My Husband selected the King Prawns with Rice, which he thoroughly enjoyed. The service and the food was delightful.

Thank 450kate
Gaye L, Owner at Die Handelshuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, it is so good to know we are doing the right things! Lovely to meet you and hope to see you again.

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Response from Gaye L | Property representative |
yes , I'm so sorry I was responding to you, but my navigation skills aren't so good. so i'm glad you let me know about the slip up and thank you once again for taking the trouble - IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! hope to see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 21:30
Friday
09:00 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 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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