Per's Swellendam Diary
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Swellendam restaurants


Where to eat in Swellendam


The famous fire-baked 'roosterkoeks' at the Old Gaol Restaurant
There are numerous restaurants in Swellendam of varying character and quality.

The ones which follow are those to which we regularly send our guests. We closely monitor the performance of these restaurants and canvass the opinions of our guests after each visit.

We regularly eat at all the restaurants we list on our website. However, there are many restaurants at which we have not eaten and, therefore, which are not listed, so discerning surfers should not see our list as comprehensive or fully representative of what is available.

It is merely a selection of establishments of which we have some knowledge, and the list will change and grow as we are able to widen our gastronomic experience.

We take no responsibility for the experience you may have when visiting the restaurants listed, but we hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do.

The Drostdy Restaurant, with a perfect mountain view from the terrace

The Drostdy Restaurant has a unique historical past, having been built in 1757. They have the largest collection of Coca Cola memorabilia in Africa, with a magnificent view. 028 514 3825. Swellengrebel Street.

Field & Fork Francois Du Rand brings fresh food from field to fork with passion and a dash of French flair. 028 514 3430 26 Swellengrebel Street.

De Vagabond is a South African Restaurant that specialises in traditional South African delicacies. 028 514 2221. Voortrek Street 132.

Powell House Restaurant Alan makes you feel relaxed in the restaurant while Cheryl is creating her magic in the kitchen. 028 514 3243. 113 Voortrek Street.

De Companjie serves meat from their Karoo farm in a lovely, relaxed setting. Open at weekends only. 028 514 3564. 5 Voortrek Street

Always a pleasure eating at
The Old Gaol

The Old Gaol Restaurant Lunches with a magnificent view of the Moederkerk. 028 514 3847. Voortrek Street.

La Sosta Gianni and Christiana have created a very fine Italian restaurant to compete with the best in the Western Cape. 028 514 1470. 145 Voortrek Street

Woodpecker restaurant and pizza deli, an extensive menu in a fun setting. 0285142924. 270 Voortrek Street.