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Powell House Restaurant

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113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3243
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very local, good and honest food made with love. The service was perfection, very much focused on the guest!

Thank laura_budapest
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because I am a vegetarian and wanted to try the vegetable bobotie they have on the menue. It was nice but the taste was not close to the traditional Bobotie we had at Drostdys Restaurant the night before. My boyfriend had a curry and was happy with it. Our waitress was cheerful and made us feel at... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling from Cape Town on the Garden Route, we found ourselves in Swellendan. Unlike the US restaurants, SA restaurants are not open very late, until 9pm, and we arrived at this place based on the recommendation of our Guesthouse owner, Karin. The restaurant accommodated us 5 min prior to close and we were so happy and fortunate. The food... More 

Thank PMann74
Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for a 3 course evening meal with my wife. We highly recommend reserving to avoid disappointment. Excellent service and equally excellent food! I personally recommend the Eton Mess for desert (see pic), it was ordered by most diners. We would recommend anyone wanting a romantic evening meal in a great restaurant to check this out...

Thank N_A_8387
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was very good. The owner very pleasant we had a good laugh with him and he did everything possible to make our meal great.

Wanaka, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were welcomed warmly to this lovely restaurant. It has a truly ambient atmosphere. The trout and Tiger prawns were delicious. Service impeccable.

Thank Nanette2014
Alan C, Manager at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-star review. We do appreciate getting feedback on our food and service as we strive to make all our guests feel welcome and enjoy their evening with us. Regards Alan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can definitely recommend the lamb curry and homemade cassata ice cream. A great evening with good service.

Thank Valerie A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The food was great! we were 4 people, we shared most of the dishes and all of them were very good (my favorite dish was the Indian lamb). The deserts are awesome as well.

Thank boazca
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - we love getting feedback from our guests. A review is very helpful to other travellers. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to South Africa. Kind regards Alan More 

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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome and an original menu make this place a bit special. We were just passing through Swellendam and chose this restaurant after reading Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed.

Thank Val M
Swellendam, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visit this Restaurant on a regular basis and have done so for many years. The quality is always very good, service very good . I have never in all the years had a bad meal. A very good meal at a very reasonable price. Thank you to the owners you are doing a great job.

Thank 838elmarieh
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your continued patronage. We do appreciate it and we love having such happy, lovely guests in the restaurant. Kind regards Alan and Cheryl More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
African, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?