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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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on consecutive nights because the food, atmosphere, setting and service were so good. I can honestly say that the fillet steak was done to perfection. Set in a charming old house on the Main Street, this charming restaurant is well deserving of its excellent praise. Thank you for two delicious meals.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a lovely meal, nice atmosphere, good choice of food that is well prepared and excellent service.

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Uden, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had perhaps the best meal during our week in the Winelands. The service was perfect, large group and everyone got their meal without shouting through the restaurant "Who ordered the Fillet?" superbly presented, everyone raved about the food, Springbok, lamb, seafood. all excellent (only the Tuna was not well cut so full of sinew) Malva pudding was remarkable. Great wine... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate here in April and the food was amazing, we loved it. It is a very sweet restaurant. This was for dinner, we had a lamb roll (if I remember correctly) and seared tuna salad - delicious! Noop also has (or had not sure whether it is still going) a nice option on the menu called In & Out... More

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Doha, Qatar
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very cosy atmosphere, inside one of the older buildings in Paarl. We both had steaks which were cooked to perfection, and a very good bottle of Pinotage. The port was unremarkable but that's a matter of taste. Only criticism was that the small salad which accompanied the steak was drenched in too much salad dressing. The service was great,... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were exploring Paarl and decided to visit after searching through reviews. The ratings were well deserved! The staff were friendly and professional, and service was prompt. What really surprised us was the food came out so quickly (I didn't finish my bread yet!). Attention to detail and meticulous effort went into cooking, clearly. Their sauces were potently packed with... More

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Durban, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great setting, very good service, professional and efficient. Best selection of quality starters, mouth watering mains and magazine quality desserts. Very impressive range of local wines in the owners cellar.

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Robertson, South Africa
4 reviews 4 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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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear alletb10, thank you for your comments and wonderful compliments about our restaurant and the food. Noop's atmosphere changes completely at night to a romantic, yet comfortable setting so should you want a nice romantic meal, please do not hesitate to join us for dinner. The abalone is a very popular dish and we are really happy to be able... More

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

Dear Elaine T, I am so happy to hear you had such a fabulous evening spent at Noop and got a chance to speak to Zian. Thank you for the lovely comments and compliments. Zian has a lot of passion for food and his kitchen and spends most of his day trying new things and experimenting. We try very hard... More

Cape Town
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Working-suitcase, your comments are valued and much appreciated!! As you probably know, Zian and I believe in consistency and try to practice this daily. Our passion for food is something we share and Zian's passion for the kitchen is clearly visible in what he sends out. It is always a pleasure seeing you guys walk through the door. Thank... More

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