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Drostdy Restaurant

Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3825
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, African, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food and a great historic setting. We dined here when we stayed one night on our Garden Route Trip. It was recommended by the B & B Aan de Oever guesthouse where we were staying. It was within easy walking distance from there. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank azimutone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good, the wine list is carefully selected and well explained - so far, so good. We especially appreciated the decor, in keeping with the period architecture of the nearby museum, and the warm service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theFrods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the reviews but was also recommended by the owner of the Hilltop Country Retreat. When we first arrived, I have to admit I was wondering if we'd made the right choice. we sat in room just off the main Restaurant, it turns out we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ken P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many restaurants and do not easily give a 5 “excellent” rating. There are allot of good restaurants out there but for me to rate excellent there obviously has to be that extra wow experience. The total experience in my opinion should...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 235pieterr
Drostdyview, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pieter and your Lovely Wife Integrity ditto! Thank you for your great review and giving us the opportunity to rectify the problem by gracefully informing us. I wish you both all the best in what life has to offer from the bottom of our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Boboti, Stuffed chicken breast and dessert 'trio'. It was de-li-cious !!! Nice atmosphere. Perfect diner!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hannahv249
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with beautiful and great tasting dishes. We wanted to come back for more, but the next day the restaurant was closed. What a pity!! Trio of game, fish dishes. All were excellent and beauties on the plate. Worth while a detour as they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rangerron2009
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

we spent a wonderful evening at the restaurant, delicious food, also a feast for the eyes, the service was very attentive and friendly, highly to recommend :-) but you should make a reservation in advance

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adrienne U
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Be sure to make a reservation if you want to avoid a disappointment by "fully booked, come back later, sorry ". The restaurant is operated in a small 3-rooms original Dutch house that has been rebuilt stone by stone a couple of decades ago. Limited...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Geert_De_Belie
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in picturesque town on garden route (our way back to Cape Town). Superb food highlighted with the trio of game that was fab. Husband and wife combo offer great atmosphere with attentive staff. Great value too with lots of local wines too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alwaystravellinng
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Frosty is a lovely friendly restaurant with really excellent food. The service is very efficient and friendly but the real star was the food. Excellent choice and I had the twice baked cheese soufflé, the Kingklip fillet which was delicious and finished off with the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TinaAGreen
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Cindy, yes we have vegetarian options, vegetable lasagne, vegetarian pasta. Different vegetables as well. Kind regards
5 January 2015|
Response from drostdy62 | Property representative |
Dear Sir We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this under our attention. We will certainly make sure to respond in future on all comments made by our customers. Kind regards Drostdy Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3825
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Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area, (weather permitting, reservations essential). Our aim is to offer and deliver freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this 1757 heritage building. We believe in; and offering value for money and a variety of choice, both traditional and contemporary dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience. PS We have a well priced, varied wine list and do not allow to bring your own beverages, please.
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