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127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
021 863 3925
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Ranked #2 of 49 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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Robertson, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a fantastic lunch. The reception was down to earth, friendly and informative. Apparently JJ (our waiter) is thinking of retiring. We think not :-) !! He was entertaining with good recommendations. The Gorgonzola and Cauliflower soup was stunning and my husband had the abelone starter and deboned lamb neck with feta and cranberries. Dessert was such an overkill... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A friend booked us a table at Noop on Monday and we were blown away by the food and delicious wine choices. A final night dinner of a 10 day trip to the cape and we definitely saved the best until last. The menu is clever and our choices cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was great; special, not overly formal.... More

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Cape Town
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm beginning to recognise my fellow diners at Noop. I think it's because we all go there for a great meal out at least once a week! The flavours are outstanding, the portions generous and the service - well, those guys hop. I have to say, we never, ever smell the smoke from those sitting outside, so no need to... More

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Paarl, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Got to admit that Noop is still my favourite restaurant in Paarl. Awesome food,setting and great wine list. Friendly and efficient staff and classy owners. Will keep on going back-week after week-because it's great to get value for money.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was a bit disappointed by the rather bland meals. The menu sounds far more extraordinary than it tastes. Patrons are allowed to smoke outside, in contravention of the strict smoking rules, closer than 10metres from windows and doors. As a result, cigarette smoke enters the restaurant and irritates non-smoking patrons.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Paarl have a huge Rugby Derby every 1st Week in August ,where 25 000 people go and watch a schoolboy game . WE entertain one of the teams coaches ,spoil them and let them relax before the game . Noop is a perfect place for this, ,The private dining area on the first floor give you privacy , the food... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Good menu with plenty of daily specials! awesome abalone (perlemoen) and duck salad starters! Portions are on the large side! Most of us had beef cuts, fillet and rump - cooked to perfection and very juicy and tasty! Always a winner - service and wine list equally good! A winner in Paarl!

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Cape Town
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Noop has great salad options, lunch nibbles and desserts. The steaks are good, but the rest of their dinner options can be a bit nicer, not good value for money, meats are a bit fatty and some of the veg options too plain. And they are closed for lengthy days at a time. So call before you drive through to... More

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

Dear Nella N27, thank you for your comments. We appreciate feedback - negative and positive. Any critic gives us the opportunity to improve where necessary. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our salad and lunch options. Our full a la carte menu is available from 11:00 in the morning until we close, which gives our patrons the opportunity... More

Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Best food I have had in ages. Great service. Very good ambience, enjoyed the meal tremendously . Pork belly starter is to die for

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

Dear GerritCapeTown, Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor! I am really happy you enjoyed the pork belly starter so much! It is an old favorite that many guests return for. Hope to see you again soon! Regards, Mariette More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ended up at Noop by pure chance, after discovering that most of the wine estate restaurants in the area are either closed on a Monday or close quite early during the day. Noop came up in one of my mobile searches, and was easy to find, so decided this would be our late-lunch stop. Am I ever so glad that... More

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

Dear Lorin K, What a pleasure to read your review! Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments. Here at Noop we are big on service and food quality and to learn that you experienced both is just amazing! Our handmade chocolates really are a treat and enjoyed by many...a small sweet that makes a big impression. I... More

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