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The Old Hatchery Restaurant

Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 83 769 3426
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“eisbein” (4 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped at the Old Hatchery for sunday lunch. It was a beautiful spot with nice food. The lamb shank and steak are good value for money

Thank Kirsty822
John F, General Manager at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for you kind review. John

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting, nice venue, good food, good service and all of it at a reasonable excellent value for money

Thank Markus M
John F, Manager at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed the visit. Please come again Kathy

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Food wa very good but a spotlight was badly positioned and the focus affected our enjoyment of the meal

Thank Frances W
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Totally agree with Wendy S.. Customer service by the "General Manager" Totally unprofessional - Since when do you lie about an incident to cover up for your own bad behavior. and try to make your customers look bad. If your staff make a mistake ADMIT...More

Thank mawseymour
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Went for dinner on 24 December. Inside is old and dingy. Food was okay and the waiter was very pleasant, but we would not recommend it. However, with our BAD experience on leaving, we cannot stress enough, how this is a place TO BE AVOIDED!!...More

Thank Wendy S
John F, General Manager at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Good day. It is unfortunate that you use this review to write an untruth and total misrepresentation of the facts. Yes it was unfortunately a mistake on the part of one of our waiters (he had only recently started working) which he tried to correct...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice little restaurant, with great home cooked style meals. The oxtail and lamb shank is excellent.... you won't leave hungry! The service, however, could be improved upon.

Thank 124malcolm
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Charming cozy restaurant with fireplace and nice view of small waterfall and pond. Trout dinner and curry chicken dinner were delicious and breakfast (cereal, yogurt, mixed fresh fruit, milk, omelets, juice, etc.) was scrumptious. Prices were very reasonable around $9 for dinner and $7 for...More

Thank Jackelene S
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Arrived at about 10.00 am on Friday 22 Dec 2017. We should have listened to our gut feel about this place and left immediately. "Old" sums it up totally. Needs a good clean up. All the 4 of us wanted was a cup of coffee...More

1  Thank Marilyn T
John F, Manager at The Old Hatchery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for your comments - they are invaluable to us! We have recently taken over the management of The Old Hatchery (been here only two weeks now) and we are working on the problems, trying to undo bad staff habits and generally fixing and...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great place for lunch. Love the thatch and setting. Staff were great and attentive. We shared an eisbien and still couldnt finish it. Most delicious.

Thank ronmoiram
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Cosy Restaurant. Loved the fireplace. Didn't have anything to eat but the hot chocolate & coffee were great!

Thank elna-brad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drak Gardens Road | Drak Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 83 769 3426
  • E-mail
Our lovely thatch rondavel restaurant has a country feel with a panoramic view over the waterfall that flows into our trout dam. Our signature dishes include the Fillet Ripini and Pollo Pizza on Pasta with our very own home made pasta. We also serve Rainbow Trout. Although some of our dishes have an Italian influence we also have some South African favourites like oxtail, lamb shank and of course steaks. We also have fish and vegetarian options.
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