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Fairview

Paarl, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 49 restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Winery
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Denver
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had lunch with two kids 8 and 11. Excellent wine, good cheese and meat plates plus $4 kids meals that both are kids liked. Lunch for 4 with glasses of wine was $30. Kids were entertained with the goats so we could relax and enjoy some wine. Perfect place for lunch. Might be touristy for those who like small... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Goatshed is a solid restaurant with consistent service and food each time we're there. I think their cheese is always worth it, and of late their wines have had some real winners. They offer so many types, Spice Route being a firm favourite. Suggest the lamb shank also.

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a place for the whole family. While the children can busy themselves with the goats the father can taste wine and mother can have a selection of excellent cheeses. Afterwards they can all eat together at the restaurant with wonderful food. I recommend a visit to this venue to all my family and friends.

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A selection of goat and cow cheeses on offer for tasting or purchase. For those who likes wine, a selection of wines available for tasting. A selection of freshly baked bread is always available. For the children, goats are kept near the main entrance and they have a special tower where they will be found. It is a popular wine... More

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Mehlingen, Germany
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been here several times and I've never seen this place empty. It's a popular tourist attraction and its popular with locals as well. It provides a list of things to do including dining at the restaurant which serves delicious food and wine or going for a wine tasting or even a cheese tasting. They make their own cheeses and... More

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We are Paarl residents and, despite many other local options, keep returning to Fairview. Yes, you sometimes have to contend with large crowds but that hardly ever affects the experience. The range of wines and quality is excellent. On our most recent visit we also lunched at the Goatshed restaurant and can recommend it. Wines sold at farm prices.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was our third visit to Fairview and once again we had a wonderful time wine and cheese tasting and enjoying the restaurant. Sure we will be back again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you are a lover of cheese, you should really not miss a visit to Fairview. You are able to taste a selection of cheese and wine, and there is a well-stocked deli where you can buy cheese and fresh bread of all kinds. It was very busy when we were there, yet service was prompt and the staff friendly.

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Tergniet
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We visited Fairview for the first time in April 2005. We visited it again and must say that it was as much a good experience as the previous time. We first did the wine and cheese tasting and afterwards had lunch in the restaurant. Amazingly good food!! We left with packets full of goodies.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fairview deserves all the praise they get. From the moment you arrive, you are enchanted by the views, the goats in the tower and the well kept estate. The artisan breads are beautiful and tasty. The well stocked "cheese shop" with their helpful staff is a gem. Try the Paarl Granite cheese. Cheese tasting comes at the cost of R12,... More

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