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Address: Exit 47, off the N1, Cape Town Central 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 875 5528
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Glen Carlou Sunday Lunch

What a lovely wine tasting cum Sunday lunch combo experience. Staff were very willing to assist us as we arrived without a booking (not recommended). Fantastic wines, food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Henk T
Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a lovely wine tasting cum Sunday lunch combo experience. Staff were very willing to assist us as we arrived without a booking (not recommended). Fantastic wines, food and scenery.

Thank Henk T
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant lunch. Top marks for service which was very attentive, efficient and discreet. Had the sirloin with polenta prepared in fun /unusual way ( you will have to go there to find out). The salmon fishcake starter was outstanding.

Thank Scott W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We set out to do wine tasting at two wine farms today but ended up only doing Glen Carlou. The Chardonnay at the latter farm is one of our favorites so we were set out knowing it would be a good bet. What awaited us was beyond expectation. Firstly the reception / welcome was very professional. The our local sommelier,... More 

Thank Eugene S
Alberton, South Africa
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123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Glen Carlou is situated on the Klapmuts/Simondium road in the picturesque winelands district of Cape Town. This area is strangely hidden if you don't know about it - both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch have detailed maps of their areas, while this section and Paarl warrant the adventurous to go and explore a bit. My stated opinion has been formed due to... More 

Thank AndrissaFerreira
Mount Forest, Canada
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167 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Our experience at this ( Swiss Estate) Vineyard was really substantive. The staff member was so knowledgeable....and we focused on three.....the Estate Chardonnay, the Grand Classic Bordeaux Blend and the Chenin Late Harvest. As we enjoyed the tasting, the panoramic view of the vineyard was so beautiful that it almost distracted one from the tasting. Then, before leaving, we visited... More 

Thank lojlomax
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Great if you're Afrikaans, if you not, you just get ignored at the wine tasting. Such a pity, really liked the wine, just won't buy and support poor service

Thank RCMurphs
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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354 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A great Estate close to the N1 and a direct 40 minute drive to Cape Town City Centre. Superb setting and exquisite views of the Franschoek Mountains. The restaurant opens to a wide outdoor patio, modern contemporary surroundings and very spacious dining area. The menu is not very big and there was no steak dish which was unusual as we... More 

Thank Spithead
Punta Gorda, Florida
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We arrived in time for lunch on the veranda. What a great view. We selectethe suggested wine pairings witht he entrees which were beautifully done. My grilled ostrich turned out to be a great choice. After lunch we tasted in the very modern tasting room. The wines were very good and our tasting guide was attentive and informative. We ended... More 

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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I took a party of 14 people for lunch today at this beautiful venue. The staff attending to our table Anthony in particular was excellent. However here comes the bad news--------- The food took ages and ages to arrive and the lunch eventually took two hours. We gave up and cancelled the desert It is such a pity that these... More 

Thank Gordon J
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

After trying and loving the Chardonnay a couple of years ago, I was excited to visit the estate for lunch and to try the rest of the wines on offer. I have to say there was not a single average wine. They were all delicious but my favourites are of course the classic Chardonnay and the Petit Verdot Tannat. The... More 

Thank Steve M

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