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Field & Fork

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26 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3430
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

'Could not believe a highly reputable restaurant would adorn the table with plstic flowers!This is S A. and Swellingdam is on the Garden Route for goodness sake. The food was tasty, well presented and in the Nouvelle Cuisine style. Pretty but not too much of it. I ordered salad of goats cheese with prunes and walnut. follllowed by Sea Bass.... More 

Thank kandb402017
FDRSwellendam, Owner at Field & Fork, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer We don't have plastic flowers! A charming old lady across the street does the flower and leaf arrangement almost every day out her garden as a very kind gesture. I believe your judgement lacks credibility! Thank you Francois du Rand More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of several fine dining venues in Swellendam. Quiet unobtrusive service of some excellent food - quite understated really, but it shouldn't be. Rustic South African charm and well worth a visit.

1 Thank David H
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The catering was for 100+ visitors at one time. The food was excellent. The distribution of the food could have been thought through more carefully to ensure groups at the same tables got their food at the same time. I would like to have the option of alcohol free beer on the drinks menu.

Thank 575chandrew
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was truly memorable and delicious. Simple and tasty. Service was a little slow but worth waiting for.

Thank hummingbirdtraveller
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful restaurant serving very good food. Excellent staff service, very friendly. The wine was perfect. We had respectively pork and beef. It was beautifully cooked with some nice vegetable. This is the place to eat in Swellendam.

Thank patrickrQ6547KS
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful surroundings and friendly service make this a very good place to eat but it is the food which makes it excellent. I had the best filet steak I have ever eaten here. We ate quite late in the evening so, sadly there was no Amarula creme brûlée left - I shall have to return for that one day!

Thank Annabelle H
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367 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate a delicious three course set-menu. Very good value. Great atmosphere here. We would eat here again and definitely recommend to others.

1 Thank Gracie02
Aalst, Belgium
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, friendly service and small menu. Quality producers prepared by a good chef. Served rather fast. A place that we recommend.

1 Thank Jurgen_DE_L
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! We celebrated my 50th birthday with my son and his girlfriend. The staff went out of their way to make this evening unforgettable. A comment was made that very rarely, if ever, all the people around the table are satisfied with all their food and this was the case! Every single morsel was devoured and enjoyed.... More 

1 Thank MadeleneNel
Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you travel Garden Route and you hit the cute little town Swellendam you MUST go to Field and Fork and order the Angus Beef. Best meat dish we had in South Africa. Reservation recommend. Friendly service who cares and great interiour. Absolut amazing!

1 Thank anki225

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3430
Field & Fork derives its name from the culinary vision of bringing locally sourced quality produce from the field to your table. Chef and owner Francois du Rand, serves these ingredients with a great passion for food and a dash of French flair. Field & Fork is located in Swellendam's heritage area and forms part of the Drostdy Museum. Steeped in history and oozing character, this restaurant brings you modern style bistro food with panache.The menu is small and changes often but caters for all palates.Our wines as our food, are only sourced locally from award winning wineries. Welcome to the Field & Fork. Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays from 6pm for dinner service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?