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Noop

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International, Contemporary, Fusion
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127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 3925
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we...
Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we think of our restaurant. After all, we spend more time here than we do at our homes. Our beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. We know many of our guests by name; some of them have become our friends.As for us, we were customers before we became owners. Noop was established in 2005, and we had an affinity for the restaurant when we took it over in 2012. It's still as popular with returning locals as it is with visiting tourists, and we've kept everything people love about it while also making it our own. There's plenty for you to choose from, and we're sure that you'll find something you like. The meals are all fresh and so is the inspiration on our specials board. If you have special requests, we'll try our best to accommodate them. Whatever you order, you can enjoy it knowing that we make the same kind of food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicicious.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch at NOOP

We enjoyed an excellent lunch mid-week at this highly recommended restaurant in Paarl. We booked ahead as knew that this is a popular venue for the chef's delicious meals. We chose from the chef's specials and were not disappointed. The meals were served on very hot plates (always important... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Veronica W
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Cape Town
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Cape Town
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed an excellent lunch mid-week at this highly recommended restaurant in Paarl. We booked ahead as knew that this is a popular venue for the chef's delicious meals. We chose from the chef's specials and were not disappointed. The meals were served on very hot plates (always important, especially in winter) and were beautifully presented. I chose the Malay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

WOW! We loved this place. Really great food and service! We ate here many times! We sat in one of the lovely corner seats outside. It has a lovely relaxed and romantic atmosphere! Cant wait to go back!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have had average meals at Noop through two sets of chef-owners. After being encouraged to go to Noop by several friends who swear by the restaurant, I reluctantly agreed - and I came away pleased that I had. The ambience was warm and made for a most pleasant evening out (a working meal though). The service was friendly, as... More 

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

Good food but expensive. Dont even think of just turning up without a booking. You will be looked at if that cat is carrying you in. We were told they are full but they managed to guve us a table. By the time be finished our dinner there were some tables open. Service is good and fairly friendly. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a surprise to find this Really Awesome place in Paarl. The atmosphere is cosy and intimite and the service so proffesional. But the food was out of this world and so beautifully dished up you ccan not wait to see what next. The food is exeptional and tasty and worth the money. The number one place for a special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Noop is a warm homely restaurant nestled under two elegant old oak trees in Paarl, only 40 min outside Cape Topwn. Noop is the perfect place for a meal if you're looking for both exquisite and homely dining. The atmosphere is very comforting and the mood is relaxed with the décor being contemporary and stylish. The staff are friendly, welcoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I loved the game meat which I discovered in this restaurant. I always try to go back every time I can. It is rather small so booking is important but the food is brilliant and for me the best in town every time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our Belgian guesthouse owner and as it turned out, truly one of the better dining spots in Paarl. We started with a tempura shrimp and as a main course we were served a tomato tart and line fish. Both dishes very well prepared and presented and by far not a middle of the road platter.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My first visit to this real gem in Paarl. Food was tasty, portions were good. Service was definitely better than some places I've been to lately. I'll be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Go here often and can't recall ever not seeing the owners around, that alone tells already tells a story of attention to detail and what to expect. Tasty, well prepared and presented food, fantastic wine list, decent wine glasses, relaxed ambience with well trained waiters. Solid all round I'd say, from start to finish with what also happened to be... More 

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Additional Information about Noop

Address: 127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 863 3925
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 3925

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we think of our restaurant. After all, we spend more time here than we do at our homes. Our beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. We know many of our guests by name; some of them have become our friends.As for us, we were customers before we became owners. Noop was established in 2005, and we had an affinity for the restaurant when we took it over in 2012. It's still as popular with returning locals as it is with visiting tourists, and we've kept everything people love about it while also making it our own. There's plenty for you to choose from, and we're sure that you'll find something you like. The meals are all fresh and so is the inspiration on our specials board. If you have special requests, we'll try our best to accommodate them. Whatever you order, you can enjoy it knowing that we make the same kind of food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicicious.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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