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“Great Olde World charm”
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.
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Olde World charm”
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have been here before but were not able to enjoy to it's full potential. A beautiful building with a Colonial feel. Really good Gin and Tonic with fresh berries. The Pork Belly was delicious and the Oysters really fresh. Highly recommended even if you only have time for a drink

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good quality”
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a lovely setting, helpful staff, good choice and a wine list which is good, and not expensive.

Visited February 2017
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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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1 Thank Uwe P
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“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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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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