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Koornlands Restaurant

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192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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Brussels, Belgium
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the crocodile sashimi which was very nice. As main a vegetarian dish. Service was good. Friendly staff.

Thank Filip_Ingrid
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two dinners at this restaurant- wonderful food (ostrich steak/antelope)- cooked by the owner and served by local staff who were delightful.

1 Thank John T
Truro, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the reviews of Koornlands and decided to book from UK before we left. The menu was quite varied and if you want to be slightly adventurous and experiment with food that you would not normally eat at home in UK this would be for you. My husband had the beef which he pronounced to be delicious. I... More 

1 Thank akay07
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this from the UK on the basis of the menu, (being adventurous diners) and the recommendations. We arrived early evening and were initially the only people there, but a number of other couples and small groups arrived shortly after we had ordered. I had never had crocodile, so I found the idea of crocodile sashimi hard to resist... More 

2 Thank Whizzybill
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I ate here on a Thursday night. The inside is warm and invting, charming and without pretence. Music and ambience was lovely. The clientele were quite old, with a mixture of locals and - like us - tourists. The menu isn't extensive but there was plenty of choice, especially if you're a carnivore. The crocoldile sashimi was... More 

2 Thank JGR67
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had deliberately left out the number one restaurant in town and were hoping to find the next number one. All of our dishes were really ok but there was not a single inspiring or particularly creative dish which I would wish to write about. The Service by two waitresses was ok, but they were clearly stressed as the restaurant... More 

2 Thank Horst B
stourbridge west midlands
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had this restaurant recommended to us and we're not disappointed the staff were lovely The food excellent and beautifully presented.

2 Thank yolanda28
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A menu of locally found foods, well cooked and beautifully presented. Charming, welcoming staff. A delightful restaurant that you must experience for yourself. Tell them Braveheart recommends.

2 Thank henrywallace2017
New Forest, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Warm welcome on arrival at very attractive restaurant with outdoor eating patio. Springbok fillet was excellent and all the food was nicely presented. Staff were attentive and explained the dishes. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening

2 Thank erikagraves47
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What a find. Koornlands provided us with a fantastic dining experience. Its a lovely place with friendly staff. Drinks were provided quickly and then food orders taken. Service was a little slow but the quality of our food more than made up for the wait and it was a very relaxing meal. We would thoroughly recommend Koornlands to anybody looking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 19
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences.

Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating.
04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks
06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner

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