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The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit

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R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
+27 15 793 1135
10:00 - 01:00
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Who would have thought that after visiting the most notorious steak restaurants in Johannesburg we would end up voting maximum score to this lovely place in Hoedspruit? Hat & Creek serve some of the best, tender, juicy steaks we have had on this trip and this in very relaxing surroundings. The staff is exceptionally friendly and the prices are very... More 

Thank Rianbkk
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The vegetarian platter is really well prepared and tasty. Asparagus could be fresher. Overall, food well seasoned and flavorful whilst keeping healthy - No deep fried items like a lot of vegetarian options in other restaurants. The creme brûlée is my favorite dessert, hearing the cracking sound when tapping your spoon on the caramelized sugar crust is my favorite part.... More 

Thank Stephanie H
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We enjoy lunch and dinner at the Hat & Creek with family and friends. Some favourite dishes are the Cajun chicken salad, the Middel burger, sole and the fillet mignon.. Staff could sometimes be a little bit more assertive. When the people sit down tell them immediately what is not available and name an alternative. Also the choice for vegetarians... More 

Thank KimVM
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great food, especially the filet mignon which I chose on three different occasions during our vacation. It was cooked perfectly every time (true medium). Friendly attentive service. Perfect setting in a garden, very romantic. Good spot for breakfast, too. Free WiFi.

Thank Antigony
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

By far the best place in Hoedspruit. Very good and friendly service, tables dressed as it should be, food is excellent and prices are very reasonable. We went several times during our stay at Hoedspruit, we also tried other places, some were good but could never compete with Hat & Creek. We will hopefully visit South Africa again and enjoy... More 

Thank willyh
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We planned our December 2016 holiday at Swadini Forever Resort and needed to look for a nice restaurant for Christmas day. It was our first time in Hoedspruit and i had to go with what the internet showed me. I found THE HAT & CREEK on various sites, read their reviews - some good & some not. Anyway we booked... More 

1 Thank clubfleeceytex
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Hat & Creek. The service was great as was the food. We highly recommend the Filet Minon & T-Bone Steak!

Thank Rebecca D
Shaka's Rock, South Africa
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Not often that I have the privilege of giving a 5 star rating but this is one of the times! On our arrival we were seated by our waiter Stanley who brought the wine and food menus. He immediately advised us what was not available. Well done Stanley! Husband and I decided to share a starter which was the Angry... More 

Thank Stephne A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

With a very varied menu, incredibly peaceful setting and friendly staff, you can't go too far wrong here. Despite being right on the main road, the trees and beautiful courtyard let you feel completely isolated from the rest of the town, and the whole experience is undoubtedly a step above most of Hoedspruit's other dinner offerings. You will pay a... More 

1 Thank Sid T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The Fillet's are phenomenal and the side dishes are delicious! definitely my number 1 place in Hoedspruit, a must visit!

Thank Joané B

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Hoedspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 15 793 1135
The Hat & Creek offers a stylish relaxed ambiance in a beautiful natural setting. Delicious food with superior wines and feel good music makes it perfect for a unique dining experience.Local, new and old favorites are available on an extensive menu specializing in meat and seafood with superb culinary flair.The restaurant is family friendly with great facilities for children and teens allowing parents to enjoy their dining experience. Suitable for business lunches, family meals, special occasions,long lunches and relaxed evening dinners 7 days a week. WIFI is complimentary and the service is excellent.

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