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Fairview

Paarl, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 50 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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
Senior Reviewer
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
67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

we were really impressed by the friendly professional manner in which the staff interacted and treated us. The wine tasting costs R25 per person and allows you to sample 6 great wines plus an array of cheeses. Staff are knowledgeable and polite (makes such a difference) . They also have an awesome selection of white and red wines...my favourite 'eenzaamheid'... More

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