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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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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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    Very good
  • 13
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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
Stunning lunch! A must try when in Paarl!

Have been there a number of times but more recently for lunch. The menu is interesting and to the tast of people who enjoy a good food experience. It has a good wine selection and a number of wines are by the glass. We were a party of three and ordered salads to go with very hot weather. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
SusanFPaarl
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Paarl, South Africa
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Paarl, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been there a number of times but more recently for lunch. The menu is interesting and to the tast of people who enjoy a good food experience. It has a good wine selection and a number of wines are by the glass. We were a party of three and ordered salads to go with very hot weather. It was... More 

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Thank SusanFPaarl
Paarl, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a hot day in Paarl 40d C we requested the coolest spot in the restaurant. The waiter went out of his way to reserve two tables and we could choose the best spot. The menu is always exciting. The food and wine was served professionaly. Quality outstanding and atmoshere relaxing.

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Thank LOCAL404
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 3rd trip to this restaurant in the past two years. I believe that the locals keep this a secret so as not to attract tourists. The restaurants decor and location are not the important, because based on that you will walk right past. The food is what is the whole experience is about. 5 of us for... More 

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Thank Antonds1964
Paphos, Cyprus
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waiter went out of his way to change a dish to meet the desires of one if the guests and she was very happy. My husband and I had a seared tuna dish which was very good. Only one guest was disappointed with a lamb rump. It was a lovely room and a very pleasant experience. I would be... More 

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Thank Pansy29-2010
Hamburg, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had starters of the daily menus with a tuna sashimi and a risotto with abalone, 2 very good steaks with very nice sides and a very good desert - if you like chocolate you will feel in heaven! Service was very good too. You should reserve a table, people seem to know the very good quality of this restaurant.

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Thank JanineBere
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant, dinner was delicious (definitely have the tuna starter). The waiters are friendly and on the ball.

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Thank Tarryn D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noop restaurant was just lovely! Food is superb, excellent service and beautiful atmosphere. Seared tuna and tempura was divine. Tenashi thank you for making our visit just an all round wonderful and memorable experience. Chef made us an excellent dessert platter!! Compliments

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Thank albertk239
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Situated on the Main Road in Paarl this is a very convenient place for lunch or an evening meal. It has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with inside and outside seating. There is a good varied menu and helpful advice from the staff regarding specials and the most appropriate wine to accompany the chosen dishes. The seared tuna was delightful... More 

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Thank Alexander D
Paarl, South Africa
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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I needed a quick meal late on a December Thursday afternoon prior to another engagement and struggled to find a place open in Paarl. Had an AHA! moment and stopped at Noop. They were fully booked for the evening, but were happy to welcome us since we would only stay for a short while. Excellent and friendly... More 

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Thank GrietWesternCape
Durban
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Excellent atmosphere and location. Service was very attentive and responsive. Lunch menu selection available was a bit limited for the day we visited but the food was well prepared, of an outstanding quality and very enjoyable.

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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: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?