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Barrel and Blues

17 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 79 978 4872
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some time to kill and decided to have an Irish coffee. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the fire-places inside were going. Some friends had late lunches and the food looked delicious. We were unfortunately not hungry. The staff is helpful and...More

Thank Cape_Adventure_Trips
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had lunch here with our seven year old daughter and found the food to be quite good. We both had the chicken burgers which were very good and my daughter had a pizza which was also good. The burger came with both french fries...More

Thank philo04
126geraldf, Owner at Barrel and Blues, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks guys we are very glad to hear you had a good experience at hour little restaurant. Have a save trip and we hope that the rest of you journey is as pleasant as your experience with us .

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Before I even mention the food let me start off with the venue, what a stunning display of art, musical instruments and all. The food (hmmmm), the presentation, the sizey portions, the ever smiling staff. What a wow! What a great host, hospitality and friendship...More

Thank siphelelen
126geraldf, Owner at Barrel and Blues, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow , what a heart worming message . Thank you so , so much it is so nice to meet people who loves and appreciate art and music like we do . Hope to see you again soon .

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a steak. Perfectly medium rare. Awesome wedges. And the onion rings... pepper sauce was out of this world. Thanks Gerry for personally recommending it. Swellendam has a steakhouse that will rival any in S.A. 10 out of 10. Atmosphere was awesome. Sitting on...More

Thank MikeyNell1969
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What an awesome place! Well done Gerald and Chantel on being such great hosts! Definitely the place to be in Swellendam. Good food made real good! You've tried the rest.....now try the best! Visit Barrel and Blues and you won't regret it. 🤗🥂👌🍕🍔🍻🍷🍽

Thank ignamichelleg
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great pizzas and amazing steaks with ocational live music this a great family friendly resturant with a kids area.Thanks for the great service guys 😎

Thank Sias S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was on a 2 day business trip to Swellendam and chose to eat at Barrel and blues for one of my evenings in this nice little town. The place was recommended to me by the locals. It was a bitterly cold evening and sadly...More

Thank Francois M
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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The best pizzas and burgers we had in years!! Awesome atmosphere and the most friendly staff!! We loved every minute of our visit. We will be back!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The pizza witch avocado with a name impossible to pronounce unless you speak Afrikaans is delicious, we had a great night here with good food & drinks and the server/host/bartender was very friendly and attentive. Great place, definitely go here if you are in the...More

Thank Madalena-Diaz
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly host Gerry, cherry on the top complimentary lamb and vegetable potjie/stew every Saturday - absolutely delicious,also great steaks and menu. Bonus the Boks beat the French.

Thank veehors
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 79 978 4872
Barrel and Blues is a Roadhouse / Steakhouse Grill Bar and Pub, which serves delicious food all day. It appeals to all ages, and has a warm friendly atmosphere at the same time as being a chilled environment. Live Bluesy music most weekends. Hugely popular with locals who will make all visitors feel part of the crowd.
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