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Dullstroom- spoiled for choice when it comes to food & drinks

Posted by Madelien Haasbroek on Jan 27, 2011 1:33:00 PM

Most guests staying at Stonecutters Lodge near Dullstroom take the opportunity of further exploring the scenic day trips in the area or head for the quaint tourist attraction that is the village of Dullstroom. There are many eateries, pubs and restaurants and we recommend the following:


As you approach Dullstroom from the Stonecutters /Lydenburg side there is a new micro- brewery in the village, The Anvil, which is situated at the first 4-way stop on the right. The owners bring a welcome new ‘draught’ to Dullstroom, along with German sausage platters and tipsy cake to die for!

Turn 1st right into Teding van Berkhout St and on the right hand side the historic Dullstroom Inn provides pub lunches. Further up the road on the left you will find Fibs Restaurant and Mrs Simpsons Restaurant on the right –hand side. Patrons are always assured of a warm welcome by hosts Brian and Stephen and guests find great food and a quirky ambiance. Open for dinner.

Back on the main road, on the right hand side a good lunch-time destination would be Pickles and Things, with fireplace, covered patio and imaginative menu featuring gourmet burgers or wraps and heartier fare such as lamb shanks or trout. They are also open for dinner on Fri and Sat nights. Enjoy coffee from all over the world from the Coffee Roastery located inside this restaurant.

Next door is Harries Pancakes, a treat for the whole family and not to be missed!

Across the road, screened by a colourful rose garden is Rose Cottage with large umbrellas shading a garden terrace and offering an extensive day-time menu.

Old Transvaal Inn, Dullstroom

Further up the road on the left is The Old Transvaal Inn which has a reliable day-time restaurant but is justifiably renowned for their home-made old fashioned sweet shop.



As you proceed through town, on the left is The Mayfly which is a contemporary and  popular restaurant along the lines of a Sports Bar with all-day TV sports coverage. They have a large menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner options and they offer good value for money. The crisp battered Calamari is excellent!  

On the right hand side in the Auldstone Building where a visit to Wild about Whisky is a treat. Over 500 whiskies are available and a whisky tasting is a must.  Wine & coffee is also served.

Tucked away in the piazza of Cherry Grove, behind Zest Properties, is Legendz Cafe. The European ambiance of the piazza complete with tinkling fountain is continued into the restaurant which has a deli providing gourmet cheeses, cold meats and pickles. A great place for Illi coffee, breakfast or lunch!

On your way out, pop into Zest Properties for the best selection of Real Estate in Dullstroom.

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