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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (23 reviews)
“bitterballen” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived early for our dinner reservation as we wanted to enjoy the advertised cocktail bar. The bar was closed but we were shown to our table by a very friendly waitress who let us enjoy our aperitifs without hurrying us to order. Menu was...More

Thank mrepriels
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very quite and fully designed and committed to serve few tables at the best. Meat and wine are perfect to taste the highest standards in quality and cusine. for this reason it is highly recomanded to italian and french travellers! ;-)

1  Thank Alberto1974
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I am eating out at Koornlands Restaurant for more than 5 years, almost 7 times per year for at least 8 days at a time. As a seasoned traveller I have yet to find a better t-bone steak or curry that the owners Steven and...More

2  Thank Prof. Elain V
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Wauw! Best food I've had in years! We had warthog bitterballen for starter. Our main courses were the Malay chicken curry and the beef tagine with meze. Every single thing served was absolutely delicious and you could taste it's all home made. Very nice staff...More

2  Thank Astrid V
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our dinner at Koornlands was excellent and very well priced. A set menu offers more than enough and choice for everyone. The spicy soup was excellent and the flat bread perfectly baked. The malay chichen as good but needed a bit of salt, but so...More

1  Thank AKruger
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

...because winter in Swellendam is pretty cold and bleak. Most of the better restaurants are closed for a winter break - but not Koornlands. They do a small off season menu incorporating mezze style side dishes and about five main courses. These are mainly precookable...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Wow....food outstanding....service outstanding. We started with the lentil soup which was very tasty and in the cold weather, it was total comfort food. Then came the wild board in pita, which was out of Thai world... The flavours and the contents of the mezze platter,...More

1  Thank JoR23
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We truly enjoyed dining at Koorlands. The meal began with a delicious and perfectly spiced lentil soup. The winter menu is focused around a mezze platter that surpassed any we had in Morocco. We loved the delicately flavored, tender springbok in pita. We also enjoyed...More

1  Thank jelyapt
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Swellendem on a Wednesday evening, so not a big choice of restaurants but Koornlands was recommended to us. The menu was brief but varied and fairly unusual. Springbok, lamb, T-bone steak, pork and Malay curry were some of the dishes. The food...More

1  Thank FergusA
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

After a short break, Mariaan and her team are back with a bang. Currently on offer is a Middel eastern inspired menu that will have you digging in as soon as the food arrives. Zataar spiced flatbreads with a spicy barley soup is just what...More

4  Thank knifeupthesleeve
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Response from Prof. Elain V | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
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Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences. Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating. 04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks 06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner
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