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De Wingerdt Restaurant

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8 Lower Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
+27 28 713 3838
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have stayed at De Doornkraal and eaten at this restaurant several times over the past three/four years When we arrived we found out that Christopher the manager/chef had left a few weeks before. Many of the items on the menu were no longer available – we were told that the menu was being changed – and it became irritating... More 

Thank Marion B
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I booked a view days ahead of time to make sure we got the booking. Booked under my name and surname which I spelled over the phone. On arrival there were no signage to show you where the restaurant entrance was ran around in rain struggling to find entrance. Got shown to our table, but after sitting down the waitor... More 

Thank Smaragh G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Varied menu and everyone enjoyed their three course meal. Excellent chef/host who went 'out of his way' to provide an excellent meal, fabulous service all within a pleasant environment. Very good wine selection too.

Gordon's Bay, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2016

awesome evening will recommend can not wait to return. The service is out of this world...Accomodation was exelent ..Staf very friendly and helpfull loved it

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Thank Christina M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016

5 stars for the exec chef who trains all the young chefs. Lots of home grown produce and awareness of the provenance of all items. Everything cooked fresh and served at exactly the right temperature. A wonderful experience.

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Thank ASCGandT
South Africa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

It was a weekday lunch visit, and there was no other guests. The staff were so friendly and attentive. Our starter Mussel dish and Pork rib were both amazing. We had Chicken breast and Chicken Curry for our main course.The chicken breast dish was rather dry, and I was little disappointed. My husband enjoyed his curry, and we ended the... More 

Thank Umisora
Paarl, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for the four of us for lunch on Easter Sunday, arrived on time, couldn't find a soul until ten minutes later when the kitchen staff told us they were closed!! Not a great first impression, especially when they were apparently rated #1 restaurant in Riversdale 😳😬

Thank Fiona P
DeDoornkraal, General Manager at De Wingerdt Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for participating in The Tripadvisor community. Why would you in your opening sentence state that you "arrived on time" ? I put to you and all who read my response is that you did not - in actual fact we waited for you for a half hour - your reservation was for 13h30 (the kitchen closes at 14h00).... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing stuff a d service the food is out of this world .. I love this place . CHEF Christopher is just one hell of a chef he goes out of his way to make you feel at home and every single vegetable is picked from their garden

Thank Thabo M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed at the Dedoornkraal Hotel and their restaurant is called The Wingerdt. Chris and his staff are wonderful and the dinner was outstanding. Fresh food and home grown garden veggies made for a great meal. We have already made reservations for Jan 2016.

Thank SydEpstein
Marietta, Georgia
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very small and not the most appealing from the outside, but the inside is very nice. We started to eat outside, but there was too much wind, but not a problem to move us inside. We had the Mediterranean salad and stuffed chicken breast, bot very good. The service was great, and the wines from a small list were an... More 

Thank Chuck L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
African, Asian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lower Long Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riversdale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 713 3838
The intimate De Wingerdt Restaurant is located at the charming 4-star graded De Doornkraal Boutique Hotel located on the Garden Route in the heritage hub of the town Riversdale in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. De Wingerdt Restaurant was established in order to provide residential guests with an onsite dining option. In order to guarantee that all residential guests are able to be served we require that non-residential guests who would like to enjoy lunch or dinner with us - ensure that reservations are made at least one day ahead of time. Unfortunately we do not cater for walk in restaurant customers from the months of May to August.

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