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Fairview

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Wine Bar
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, Paarl, South Africa
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cheese and wine tasting

Just lovely. We tried 8 different cheeses with different wines and the knowledge from the staff was superb. The ambiance of the cheese tasting room was wonderful and I could imagine a winter evening spent in this quite majestic room drinking good wine and eating good cheese. It felt quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Lynn M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Cape Town
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have never encountered a visually less appetising breakfast than the breakfast at fairview and it tasted horrible! I first received hard eggs instead of sunny side up eggs and 1 piece of bacon, which I returned. Then I had to ask for a steak knives for the whole table to cut through our bread and a pint of water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just lovely. We tried 8 different cheeses with different wines and the knowledge from the staff was superb. The ambiance of the cheese tasting room was wonderful and I could imagine a winter evening spent in this quite majestic room drinking good wine and eating good cheese. It felt quite baron-esk. Really enjoyed it. Not pretentious but still high quality.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been to this establishment more than once. It's just one of those places you can visit over and over again. Cheese and Wine Tasting is of the best with a good selection of their cheeses. I love the fact you can taste the different cheeses before you buy in the Deli. Try exploring the grounds on a beautiful... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nestled in the heart of Paarl, this scenic wine and cheese farm is a great outing for the whole family. There is an awesome spiral goat tower that will keep the kids occupied. Apart from eating at the famous restaurant, you can purchase the cheese and wine to take home and dine on.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You need to book, so many people wanted tables to no avail.... Very busy and popular restaurant, we had Chicken Pie and Lamb Curry, two huge plates of food, absolutely delicious. The shop has some super cheese, breads etc.... worth a visit...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food is reall average and pricey. The presentation looks bland. I think this place is just too busy. No love in the meals anymore. Rather stick to a plate of cheese for tasting and some wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Did a wine and cheese tasting. Buy bread and cheese and drive on to the Afrikaans Language monument for a picnic. Good combination for a fun day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We often go to Fairview and I ALWAYS have the Lamb or beef Curry it is the best Curry ever I have tried curry all over South Africa even Durban but it do not come near Fairview's curry. This is Really GOOD FOOD and your will always return if you love Curry.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped at Fairview for breakfast after a drive through Franschhoek. Maybe a bit late as breakfast is only served (strictly) till 11:00. With a few minutes to spare we ordered the Pyttipanna and Croque Monsieur. Both excellent dishes. Take the meaty Pyttipanna if you want a hearty hot meal. Coffee is very strong but very nice. Service was slow... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We bring visitors again and again for the cheese taster platter at The Goatshed Restaurant. Service is very good and freshly baked breads and cheese can always be bought here but make sure to come early for the bread because it sells out quickly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Paarl, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?