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La Belle Alliance

1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2252
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful venue on the river, amazing views, kids loved it, peaceful water passing, good service, had a light lunch, food is wholesome, we loved the entire experience.

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It is seldom I give full marks. But this restaurant ticked all the boxes for me. Nice tranquil setting next to river. Quick, friendly service and last but not least two tasty, wholesome lunches. Avo and shrimp, shredded lettuce salad for me and quiche and...More

Thank debbiesE7238HQ
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Your choice is to eat inside in a grand historic cape Dutch building with fireplace, high ceilings and wooden tables; or outside in a leafy courtyard; or on a shady terrace overlooking the river! That's a hard choice to make! The food and drinks menu...More

Thank NovaOrbis
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We were passing through Swelledam and decided to stop here for lunch. The setting was lovely and our table overlooked the river. Service was prompt and the food pleasant but not outstanding. My ploughmans was large but a little tasteless.

Thank kmiller12
Reviewed 27 March 2017

27 March 2017 Le Belle Alliance 1 Swellengrebel street Swellendam Swellendam Tourism Bureau manager@swellendamtourism.co.za The Office of the Executive Mayor of Swellendam (Mr NG Myburgh) info@swellenmun.co.za Messrs. Trip Advisor Rossouw’s Restaurant Guide info@rossouwsrestaurants.com Sir / Madam RE: LE BELLE ALLIANCE 1. Allow me to mention...More

1  Thank pietmanm
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast. The service was good. The "Full English Breakfast" was good. I enjoyed the bread and strawberry jam. The scenery and location is perfect for a mid-summers day. Id come again to try the rest of the menu.

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We enjoyed a lovely lunch of salad and fish on the river terrace with friendly, efficient service. I would certainly recommend it as a great stopping spot.

Thank sharplesjo1
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were booked into this very reasonably priced restaurant on the way back to Cape Town from our Garden Route tour and the food was good. I enjoyed a lasagne, which was very tasty, followed by a very tasty cheesecake and fruit coulis. The food...More

Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

5 of us went for lunch after a trip down route 62. We sat on the deck overlooking the river. The service was good, the menu tantalizing and food when it arrived excellent. We will be back.

Thank Leagh M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great place to stop for lunch if traveling from Cape Town to the garden route. Prompt friendly service and a very pleasant terrace. Food was very good too.

Thank alanhLondon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 2252
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La Belle Alliance, a family run restaurant since 1998, is situated on the main road between the Drostdy Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church, on the banks of the Koornlands river.The historical building was formerly a masonic lodge with some symbols still visible on the premises today. The garden terrace offers tranquility and shade under a canopy of White Stinkwood trees and lots of sunshine and blankets on cooler winter days."Specials" include both traditional and international dishes, all freshly home made.La Belle Alliance is renowned for its efficient and friendly service. The venue is child and dog friendly and the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch.Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays: 8am to 5pm.Fully Licensed.Credit cards accepted.Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans, Dutch/Flemish, French and German.Indoor (50 pax) and outdoor(100 pax) seating.Groups welcome.Find us on facebook.GPS longitude: 20'27' EGPS Latitude: 34' 01' S
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