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Fairview

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Winery
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Paarl, South Africa
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Always a place with great atmosphere where friends can meet.

Favourite place for many years already in our friendship group. Just make sure you book and on a busy day don't expect miracles from the service.But good food and good wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Dirkiedevries
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Favourite place for many years already in our friendship group. Just make sure you book and on a busy day don't expect miracles from the service.But good food and good wine.

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Manchester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited this vineyard as a group of 8 people. We had the cheese platters which were delicious and great value for money. We sat outside in the busy restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere. The service was excellent, the staff couldn't be more helpful and the wine was wonderful, excellent value and would highly recommend as a great way to... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have found that visitors from out-of-town generally enjoy the experience of the wine farm, restaurant, cheese and goats. The restaurant is pleasant, and the cheese platters a bit different, but generally very over-crowded - do not go here if you do not like being in a long line. I would agree that its nice but not great.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I have been to the Goatshead at Fairview on a number of occasions when on a visit to the Cape. This time we anticipated our usual Cheese Platter for Two. Our waiter was very attentive and brought our drinks whilst we chose which cheeses we wanted to eat for lunch. The order took quite a time to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The cheese tasting is nice and gave me a cahnce to taste the cheese I havent had before but the food at the restaurant and the variety is poor. Its nice but not wonderful

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I would reccomend all those on the vine route to go to Fairview. Superb experience. Excellent selection of chees. Good vine. Well priced. All fresh!

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Johannesburg South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We sat outside, a party of 6. Waiter was attentive and accommodating. Food was excellent. Try their 'taster' cheese board for the table as a starter whilst deciding what you are all going to eat. Lots for children to see, like the goats which provide the milk to make their famous goats cheese so don't forget to visit the shop... More 

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Durban
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Goat Shed does have a lot going for it, but I confess to being a little underwhelmed by the experience. This is one of those places that no matter what reviews it gets, it will still be visited by hordes. So if you are going there during the season, especially on a Sunday, make sure that you book. Which... More 

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Sint Maarten, St Maarten-St Martin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

In looking at one or two of the other reviews, I wonder that these naysayers were even in the same restaurant as we were. It was a gem of a place with huge varieties of food and wine all in a homey country kitchen atmosphere. We ate and drank like Kings and Queens and treated ourselves to a look around... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved this peaceful, well run place. Beautiful old buildings. Great wine tasting. Excellent restaurant. Magestic goat posing for photographers.

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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: Winery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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?