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De Companjie

5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 21 823 9085
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (17 reviews)
“fish” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
African, International, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there because all restaurants were close that day and were very happily surprised by both the food and the decor. We started with vichyssois soup, followed by pesto penne and ended with a deconstructed brownies(yummy!) . They were all delicious, very finely cooked....More

Thank Tiffany S
Decompanjie H, General Manager at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback. We appreciate the time you took in sharing your experience. Warm regards Decompanjie heritage house

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We booked for Dinner. Upon arrival the waiter was very confused and made us wait awkwardly for ages before telling us to 'sit wherever'. The waiter kept sniffing and snorting all over our food. The food was incredibly average. We asked for our meat to...More

Thank capetownlove7
Decompanjie H, General Manager at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It will definitely assist us in addressing certain issues that is not up to standard. I do apologize for your meat not being cooked to your satisfaction and appreciate that you sent it...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a great meal in lovely surroundings. Staff and service excellent. Good variety on the menu. Good value for money.

Thank Grant S
Decompanjie H, Owner at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review. Much appreciated!!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Disappointing - was recommended this restaurant, but despite the claims in its leaflet and website found it closed on the Monday we visited so cannot comment further

Thank Chuffer81A
Decompanjie H, General Manager at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We do apologies for your disappointment and will take better measure to notify guests if our restaurant will be closed at any given time for emergencies do happen occasionally. We would love having you visit us on your future travels. Warmest regards

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Looking for a restaurant people proposed De Companjie. We arrived there and the employers were very friendly. The hamburger looks very poor, a small bun and 5 pieces of patato. The desert, applecrumble was not coocked well the apple was still very hard. The prices...More

Thank Tedhoek
Decompanjie H, Owner at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We will grow from this review. Our food is made from seasonal and high quality ingredients to give you not only great taste but health benefit as well. I can assure you...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

In comparison to other nice restaurant the quality for the prices was really poor. Warmed up steaks, boring entrees, the "best" was the nice view right into the loo - enjoy! We will never go there again!More

Thank Sabine S
Decompanjie H, General Manager at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are proud to inform you that we had renovations in our restaurant and kitchen. We now have a lovely lounge area with hidden bathrooms to please even the most critical of guest. Our prices are a reflection of the...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very friendly staff but the portions are small and the prices are rather high for what you got. We ate a hamburger on a tiny bun.. The apple crumble dessert contains not coocked apple and was send back.

Thank Tedhoek
Decompanjie H, General Manager at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We addressed the matters raised. We like to prepare our apple crumble with a slight crunch to avoid everything being soggy. Apologies for your disappointment. Warmest regards

Reviewed 20 April 2017

De Companje is must visit- the food, accommodation, hospitality and over-all experience is a must visit. Marie-Louise's flair is everywhere.

Thank CecileSteenberg
Decompanjie H, Owner at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Much appreciated!!!! Thank you.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We found this restaurant absolutely lovely. The food was really lovely, well cooked and presented, good menu and choice of wines. Very good value. It is small, quiet and very friendly. Freddie, our waiter, could not have been more attentive and helpful and helped us...More

Thank Christopher M
Decompanjie H, General Manager at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very proud of Freddy, he is fantastic!! We appreciate your compliments. Best regards

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stayed one night in Swellendam and chose to eat at this little restaurant which proved be definitely the right choice even though it was the evening in which we experienced the only serious rain of our 16 days in SA. Gorgeous food, tried the Kudu...More

Thank Caggyot
Decompanjie H, Owner at De Companjie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We appreciate your compliments. Best regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
Cuisine
African, International, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 21 823 9085
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam, a national heritage building dating back to 1834 is the venue of our ownermanaged restaurant producing unique local cuisine. Locally produced quality ingredients are used along our grass fed beef and venison from the Kalahari region that is our speciality. Our menu is small and we like to change some dishes regularly to accommodate seasonal produce and keep our selection creative. Enjoy homemade cocktails, local boutique wines and finely prepared meals in our newly renovated restaurant, experiencing the best of country life. Enjoy a fine glass of bubbly or cocktail with a cheese platter in our Secret Courtyard.
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