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“delight to eat and feast your eyes”
Review of Royal Restaurant

Royal Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Simplicity, imagination and quality of produce are key at The Royal. Head chef Francois du Toit (La Colombe, Manna Epicure) believes that food should be honest. If you say tomato it must taste like tomato, if you say fillet you should get the best our country has to offer. This philosophy together with the use of modern equipment (such as the use of Sous-Vide and Pacojet) results in creative but unpretentious dishes with "taste" as main ingredient.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“delight to eat and feast your eyes”
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lunch on the patio with a farmer's platter of various meats, cheeses, and local bread varieties - well presented, fresh, prompt service ....

  • Visited December 2016
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
“Great food and hospitality!”
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Best steak ever with triple fried fries ! Wonderful wine, good chairs and nice environment, ! Very tasty dessert and good and friendly waiters! Enjoyed it very much and will definitely come back again in this great place !

  • Visited January 2017
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Thank M G
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very proper for lunch”
Reviewed 22 January 2017

On a baking hot day the front veranda was the coolest spot for lunch and provided a great view of Riebeek Kasteel slow and steady activity on the road below. The style is a little old-fashioned, but the waitron knew how to serve correctly and looked after us well. The food was of a good standard, as is typical in the Western Cape: perhaps not as innovative as some of the other fare in RK.

  • Visited January 2017
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Look no further”
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were a party of six and we all had something different on the menu. The food was very well prepared and very tasty. Highly recommended

Visited January 2017
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Somerset West, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, but...”
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was torn between 3 and 4 star rating and decided to only rate the dinner. The sirloin I had was excellent and cooked to perfection. The advertised 3x baked chips that came with it were slap chips and didn't see the oven three times. I know how they are supposed to be and was quite disappointed by that. For a dish close to R200 that should be on song with no compromise.

Am I the only one that thought that the prices are over the top for what you actually get? My springbok carpaccio had the flavour, but for a R80 starter I expect a bit more that four skin thin slices of meat, finished of with some grated apple and vinaigrette sprinkling.

The desert was enjoyable. I am still battling with 3 or 4 stars. I'll give it the benefit for the professional and friendly service. Do yourself a favour and eat breakfast elsewhere.

Visited January 2017
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