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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was only a 5 min walk from our hotel and came recommended. It didn't disappoint. It's in an old traditional cottage with three small rooms each with around five tables. There is only one sitting per evening so make sure you book. Fare is simple. There is an a la carts menu but we went for the 3... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service is OK but not great and not really accommodating. When we arrived and we're asked what we wanted to drink, I asked for a glass of red wine, but no pinotage. Apparently the only wine they serve by the glass is pinotage. When I asked for merlot instead, they told me that wasn't possible since they were low on... More 

1 Thank LindseyANTBE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were stranded in Swellendam on our honeymoon with car troubles. Our kind host recommended that we try out F&F, and to our surprise, the dining experience was one of the finest we had on our excursion. The atmosphere is jovial and intimate, situated in a historical building not far off the N2 (national road.) The wine... More 

Thank TheTasteOrgan
Garden Route, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don't mind paying any price for a dining experience, but this meal at Field and Fork was actually a rip off. But first the name. What a confusing name for a restaurant! Second, the prices! Very expensive for the tiny, tiny portions.Thirdly the food. My starter was a tiny pile of micro greens, with a teaspoon blob of... More 

Thank m0zchick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An old Dutch building, beautiful! With solid good food and the staff is very friendly. We went back, after being here last year as well, and the food/quality is consistent.

Thank Jasper1981
Robertson Wine Valley, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellently restaurant in Swellendam, located in an historic building. Meal was first class, and the service excellent and engaging. Owner-Chef Francois du Rand ensured we would return to experience more from his kitchen.

Thank Bob D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning indeed. Exceeded expectations with the freshness and the cook of the food. We're glad we picked this spot since we only had one night and no doubt would go back for more.

Thank Christopher L
Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The night we visited, the owner/ chef was not there. We ordered two medium beef fillets. Both arrived well done. In defence, these meals were not charged for and happily replaced with something else. The pork was excellent. Training cannot be an excuse for such a well rated restaurant?

1 Thank Emarie B
Florida Keys, Florida
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok hear goes , Great location. Old CapeDutch historical building Interesting menus 3 separate bookings ./ occasions The owner / chef was not there . Sous chef / cook and staff unable to cope without direction. Good welcome .Slow service. Young cheeky waitress flashed lights and cleared table ( 8 .40pm). Pricey for Swellendam !

2 Thank Bailey B
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and wine. Highly recommended. The Kudu carpaccio was the standout. The steak was also very good.

Thank AlexMM

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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$13
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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