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Drostdy Restaurant

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Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Sabine's Drostdy Restaurant)
+27 28 514 3825
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 00:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Finland
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had there Valentines Day dinner and it was really good. We had our friend with us and we loved the service, location and the restaurant it self and of course the food was excellent. Bobotie was delicious! Thanking you Annelie and your staff very much!

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Thank anpefi
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anneli and friends Thank you for your great review and rating, we appreciate it soo much. Hope to see you soon again..Had a great time serving you. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bloomestate kindly pre-booked a table here ahead of our arrival - it would surely have been full if not. We each said that it was the best meal we had tasted since our arrival in South Africa a week before. The presentation of the food, the wine, service and ambience made for a very special evening. We had a chat... More 

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Thank LindaAnn2015
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LindaAnn Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is very appreciated! Would love to welcome you again at Drostdy Restaurant soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best dinner we had in our 10 day trip to SA. We sat our side with our children (have to be over 10 to eat here). The food, wine and service was all amazing.

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Thank Adrian B
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Adrian B Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review! Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised at the number of international guests at this restaurant. We opted for the three course special and were satisfied with all offerings. The lamb shank can definitely be recommended. At first glance it seemed like a small portion but we left very well nourished and had a lovely time in this very old setting.

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Thank Karen H
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Karen H Thank you for your lovely review and taking the time to help us achieve our goals. Hope to welcome you back soon! More 

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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a lovely 5 course set menu as it was valentines night. Everything we had was lovely. There was a welcome glass of Fizz on arrival which was a welcome inclusion. A lovely restaurant and we'll worth a visit.

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Thank Jo P
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jo Thank you so much for taking the time to write us your review! Hope to welcome you back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Drostdy on a recommendation from our guest house, and what a great recommendation it turned out to be! From the excellent hosting from the owner to the attentive waiting team, you cannot fault the effort and genuine attentiveness on offer. When you find this is backed up be an excellent chef who produces wonderful cuisine, you... More 

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Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you for your lovely review and well wishes. You have part in making us successful with your review - hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food , super wine, utterly charming owner and not outlandishly expensive , just about sums it up. We had an amazing meal and look forward to returning.

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Thank kandb402017
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kandb Thank you for your time to write us a review! Short and sweet, hope to welcome you back again! More 

brussel
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food nicely presented. Very good prices Unfortunately it was raining so we couldn't sit outside..

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Thank BartOlivier
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a new chef here. Well, I didn't know the place before, but Daniel was very good to come out for a quick chat and make sure we were happy. We were happy. The outside view is to die for. We had some chicken liver pate and of course the steak was better than expected! Please make this your... More 

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Thank alexisaudet
Godina77, Owner at Drostdy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alexisaudet Thank you for your great review! Actually his name is David (not Daniel) and he is also the owner! Your review is part of our success, thank you for taking your time to rate us...come back soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummm....very good dinner, very good value. Lovely place. Definitely worth a visit and nice wines as well.

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Thank Theresa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, African, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
Drostdy Restaurant has the best mountain views in town, and overlooking an indigenous garden with a lovely outside seating area. Our aim is to deliver and offer freshly produced meals, a relaxing experience and matched with efficient and attentive service, all set in the beautiful surroundings of this heritage building. We offer value for money and a variety of choice both traditional and international dishes on our menu. We welcome our guests to sit back and enjoy a lovely dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?