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Noop

127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
021 863 3925
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Ranked #2 of 50 restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Riebeek-West, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were there on a sunday for lunch. The atmoshere, service and food were excellent. A nice sitting, inside or outside. The food was excellent price/qulity ! We come back again !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The special was Kabeljou fishcakes which were light as a feather and delicious. The fish of the day was kingklip cooked to perfection. Desert.....let's just say I was in chocolate heaven! Lovely place, good service, delicious food and value for money!

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Kittenscushion, i am really happy to hear that you had such a good dining experience with us. We believe in service & quality and go out of our way to give our patrons a good experience. We strive in using the best quality ingredients and ensure that everything is always fresh. Our motto - Keep it fresh, keep it... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Been to this restaurant a couple of times over the last few months. Service has always been very good and the food is excellent. Portions are generous and always very tasty. In my view, one of the best restaurants in Paarl and on par with many of the top restaurants in Franchhoek, if not better. A real pity that they... More

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Phoebels, thank you for your very kind words and compliments!! I am so delighted to learn how much you enjoy Noop and your visits here. The blackboard indeed boasts lovely dishes, which are all well thought out and special. Zian tries changing these "specialities" daily but sometimes some of these dishes become so popular that taking it off will... More

Wellington, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family and I (a group of 5) visited Noop restaurant last night. The waiter was very friendly and professional, and he was happy to tell us more about the restaurant and the beautiful building. The food also arrived much faster than I was used to. I ordered the fillet a la Noop (medium rare), and I was quite surprised... More

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear CharmaineB, thank you for your kind feedback. We take great pride in our old Heritage building, in which we most certainly want our guests to feel welcome and at home. Zian's passion for food has come over many years of hard work and dedication and i am happy that this is what you experienced. Please visit us again soon!!... More

Wellington, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My son is crazy for this place, he says the ambience, staff, outlay is perfect for any occasion. He held his engagement dinner for the family and again was astonished by the great food and staff, really blown away. Can keep up with the best of restaurants that Cape Town has to offer a real 5 star + rating. This... More

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear GroenewaldJC, I am really happy to read that your son loves our 'gem' so much and that he celebrated his engagement dinner with us. Consistency is key and i think our staff play a huge role here. Most of them have been with Noop right from the beginning so they know the majority of our guests by name and... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wow, well what can top that meal, it will be very hard to do that. As you walk in you are greeted with that warm, welcoming feeling and the aroma's that tantalize your taste buds. It was my fiancé's birthday so I wanted to take here somewhere special, not the usual run of the mill places. Well all our expectations... More

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Richard D, we appreciate any feedback, positive/negative, and reading reviews such as this one always gives us great pleasure! Not only myself and Zian but also our staff are very proud of our Heritage building and strive to make every day a success. The blackboard changes daily although sometimes weekly, and here one will find very special selections, as... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

You can't go wrong here. Great atmosphere. Had delicious bacon-wrapped fillet steak. Dessert was amazing too! Prices weren't too bad either considering their placement on TripAdvisor. They are closed on Saturdays!

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Chimeraza, thank you for your feedback. Great pride and love goes into every dish from starter through to dessert. We keep our produce fresh and generally source everything locally. I am really happy that you enjoyed the A la Noop fillet so much. This is a very popular dish on our menu! We will be closed on Saturdays for... More

Kenilworth, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Their food is of the highest quality. excellent value for your money. staff friendly and service outstanding.

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Henrietta v, many thanks for your lovely and kind review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time spent at Noop and that our staff and food played a role in making your evening a memorable one. Please pop in upon your next visit to Paarl... Warm regards, Mariette More

Rondebosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a place to take a beautiful woman to and have done gorgeous food with some stunning wine!!! We were gurnard enough to get thete early enough fir us to get a table otherwise one should phone in earlier the day for a table. We had the pawn starter, steak and pork belly with done amazing creme brule type... More

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Arthur L, thank you for your feedback! Our Heritage building really breathes warmth and thus makes for a romantic little spot to take a loved one. I am therefore really happy that you and your partner enjoyed your evening so much. I really hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Mariette More

cape town
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Frangelico Creme Catalan! If you're partial to creme brulee at all, their take on this should not be missed... But let me start at the beginning. The first time we visited Noop, we were coming from another function in Paarl, and was in search of something sweet (read: creme brulee specifically). At around 10pm on a Saturday, this restaurant on... More

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dearest justdanni, i am really happy to learn that you celebrated your anniversary at Noop - and this after just popping in for a quick dessert!! We take great pride in what we do here at Noop and this is noticible in all of our dishes - from starter right through dessert. My chefs are all well trained and with... More

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