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Transkaroo Restaurant

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1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
+27 44 620 4163
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Today
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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George, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the time and drive out to Great Brak River. The beautiful landscape of the Garden Route is part of the experience.The restaurant is in an old "station shed" dating back to the days of trains transporting goods. The menu offers lovely tradition meals- lamb neck( to die for..),skilpadjies( ..?.. go and find out! ) ... prepared with style. For... More 

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Thank AntoinetteMOS
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is special. Every bit of attention to detail. Speciality starter must be the Skilpaadtjies. This is the stuff we'll be served in heaven. Fillet was done to perfection. My fish was excellent. Wine pairing is was very good. This is most definitely a eating place that will see us again soon !!

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Thank Trevor C
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint restaurant with wonderful array of wines to choose from on a self-help basis ........the curried coconut fish cakes for starters were splendidly presented and tasted even better. The lamb neck was absolutely amazing as were the veggies and mash. My better half had the pork belly with the most outrageously marvelous crackling. Dessert and coffee also didn't disappoint. All... More 

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Thank DavidJones1017
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by Joy and Louis from the Whale Phin B&B, As a main, we chose the lamb neck – Transkaroo’s signature dish – and we could highly recommended it. The lamb is cooked for 4 hours and falls off the bone. We chose a Steenberg Merlot 2014 to accompany and it worked well with the lamb.... More 

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Thank Gary O
eMalahleni, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Transkaroo is definitely a must! It is fine dining at its best. We traveled far and the first stop was definitely at Transkaroo and it will be on our list of stops till the end of days. The food was spectacular and the friendly staff where the cherry on top, our waitress was very helpful and she was great with... More 

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Thank karaeybers
Cape Town
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Amazing venue, very cosy and romantic. Menu offers a taste of the karoo. The lambs neck was my favourite. My only gripe was the bland vegetables, having it roasted with some garlic and herbs would have been better but thats my personal preference. Service was top notch and very welcoming. Prices on par with restaurants of the same calibre. Will... More 

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Thank FoodieCPT01
Noordhoek, South Africa
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were accommodated on the romantic station which conjured up thoughts of old romantic movies, love lost and found and old steam trains. It was refreshing to be outside and we were allowed to be accompanied by our two furry friends. Our waiter, Franko, was charming, polite, considerate, very knowledgeable about the menu with a great sense of humour. He... More 

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Thank LinkiLu
Toronto, Canada
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch because it was the only restaurant open that we could find, without knowing it t'was the most famous place in these parts. Food was great..I had slow roasted pork belly. Big portion and well cooked! Only thing....I asked for hot chilies and was told there would be an extra charge for them.....because they were " out... More 

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Thank tricia42
NIcolette_Fouche, Owner at Transkaroo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tricia42. Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you deemed our food to be great. Lets ponder your pondering for a while. We have to purchase (with money) all the ingredients that we serve to our customers in or out of season. Furthermore, we purchase only the best quality ingredients that we can find and definitely not... More 

Vleesbaai, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great meal. A bit pricey, but worth every cent! Enjoyed the pork neck. Wine a bit pricey too - worth paying corckage of R40.

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Milnerton, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We are new residents in the area and this restaurant almost looked like a typical small-town station building from the outside. And then we were almost "blown away" upon entering. What an absolutely lovely experience - from the warm welcome, the beautiful ambience, the wine, the best food so tastefully prepared and presented, the service ... definitely going to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
African, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Morrison Road, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Great Brak River
  • Phone Number: +27 44 620 4163
Description
Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".

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