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Powell House Restaurant

113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3243
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (23 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (7 reviews)
“cassata” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal here. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was good. My husband had the prawns for mains and they were excellent!

Thank DebsAdcock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

good price wine, wonderful prawn. The owner was so kind. Mood of the restaurant was calm and warm. Especially I liked owner's kind manner.

Thank 현우 소
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a really good restaurant in Swellendam. The food is fresh and tastes wonderful. the menu is small but caters to all tastes. a visit to Swellendam is incomplete without a visit to Powell house. The Eton Mess is heaven on a plate.

Thank darq1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined with a friend at Powell House Restaurant. Had the fried camembert, and the grilled tiger prawns. Truly delicious! Service was excellent, atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended for a good evening out.

Thank EvonUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday evening we dined at Powell House Restaurant. Our waitress Jacqui was fantastic. So knowledgeable and friendly. She recommended that we have the grilled prawns. They were absolutely delicious. Perfectly grilled. The owners, Alan and Cheryl are the most charming couple. Definitely going back to...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were keen to try local produce and were recommended to the restaurant. Certainly enjoyed some wonderful South African food, with the waitress helping us to decided. The service was excellent and good value for money

Thank PrioryII
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived once again to a warm welcome by Alan....we were seated at the last available table & my partner had the delicious Durban Lamb curry & Babotie for starters & I had the huge grilled prawn & Salad starter (R 65 ) & followed this...More

Thank Shark1jhburg
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch. The Scottish owner is very nice and helpful. The dessert Eton Mess was delicious !

Thank I n
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is an interesting town where we stopped to break the drive from Knysna to Cape Town The meal was very good with three courses and coffee for about $20. The highlight was the Oryx steaks in a mushroom cream sauce. Fast service and enen...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited Alan's place by recommendation of our guest house host. It has been a wonderful Dinner for us. Fine and fresh food and wonderful wine. And at last - Never miss Eatons Mess. When we return to garden route next Time, Alan Powell and...More

Thank Marcus N
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Questions & Answers
5 February 2015|
Response from Alan C | Property representative |
Sorry we don't provide transport. There is a local taxi service which Andreas would call for you if you would like to eat with us. Regards - Alan - Powell House Restaurant
Sue H
28 January 2015|
Response from Alan C | Property representative |
Yes we are. Our hours are - Tuesday to Sat - open breakfast,lunch and dinner. Sundays open for dinner only. Closed on Mondays. Regards Powell House Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3243
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We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.
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