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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (23 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 Voortrek Street | Cnr Murray Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant in Swellendam: Alan is a nice host suggesting great food ( at the right price...) If you have the chance you have to taste it. Very well decorated and a perfect service. Follow the suggestions of Alan, you will be satisfied.

Thank criaff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcomed by the Scottish owner who was a great host. Great food and great staff in an authentic Swellendam property. Well worth a visit.

Thank Grant S
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Grant Thank you for your 5-star review we very much appreciate it. We strive to please our guests and always love getting feedback. Kind regards Alan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional service and great food! Try their ostrich bobotie or vlakvark potjie simply delicious! We kept going back for more

Thank Johan_Andice
Alan C, Owner at Powell House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we do appreciate it. We hope you will return one day soon. Regards Alan and Cheryl

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely breafast with the family on a tuesday morning. Great service and tasty breakfast. Very recomended

Thank Idit P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a tuesday morning the six of us had a lovelt tasty perfect breakfast. Lovely host and great service. Definitely recommended

Thank Yoram S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family group who all ordered different dishes. All the food was delicious and the service and ambience was very attentive and enjoyable.

Thank salkudu2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food and a great service (they even gave us some tips for the rest of our trip)! I would surely recommend this place.

Thank Anouk C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My initial impression was great. Greeted in a most friendly way by David, even gave me a paper to read. The menu is varied but being from the west coast I ordered the mussel starter, what a refreshing change from the stock white wine and...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Our tour group brought us here, and we were surprised at how nice a place it was. The owner and staff are extremely friendly and personable, and help to make your meal there a treat. We had eland and ham, both of which were good,...More

Thank Providence_RITom
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent meal and highly recommend their fish, lamb curry and Irish coffees. Service was great and warm and cosy ambiance.

Thank Valerie A
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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, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
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
  • E-mail
We make you feel at home. A quaint restaurant serving delicious food at great value.
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