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Jam Tarts

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Rte 62, Barrydale, South Africa
028 572 1173
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really great

We stopped here twice, that's how good it is. The décor is eclectic and welcoming and the menu has a wide range of choices. The service is excellent and the home made soup and olive bread is wonderful. We chatted for ages with the owner and left having made another new friend in Barrydale. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Barbara W
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here twice, that's how good it is. The décor is eclectic and welcoming and the menu has a wide range of choices. The service is excellent and the home made soup and olive bread is wonderful. We chatted for ages with the owner and left having made another new friend in Barrydale. Don't miss this stop either.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We passed through Barrydale around lunch time on a Sunday afternoon. We quickly looked at the Tripadvisor restaurants, and then started looking for the familiar names. Jam Tarts looked very inviting with its colorful exterior. My son ate a pizza, which was quite big and very tasty. I chose the beef pie on advice from our very friendly waiter. It... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've just read Caro-Waffles review a few below and it made me chuckle - "it's a bit like eating lunch at a cross between a charity shop and a WI meeting". Brilliant, that description hits the nail on the head. It's quirky, well put together and the wood-fired pizza selection is just the job for a speedy lunch. We too... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Jam Tarts is a must when passing through, the difference here is the food is made with love, creative and just SCRUMPTIOUS...compared to all the other restaurants in the same road, which generally get used by the larger buss groups ensuring a commercial atmosphere. What a please is it to sit in the small garden and enjoy a cold frosty.... More 

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South of England
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210 reviews 210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely stop for coffee which was freshly made espresso. They also do home made produce, jams, biscuits etc. they also have a wood fired pizza oven.

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Cotswolds
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106 reviews 106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Really yummy pizzas and other light dishes, consistently good - a must if you are passing through Barrydale

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Riyadh
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182 reviews 182 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I think it's the inviting sign that draws you in as you come around the bend on the highway, and you think hey, this is as good a place as any to take a quick rest :) The place is interesting inside - it has small knick knacks from all over the place and makes for an interesting look while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We chose Jam Tarts pretty much at random as we had been driving for hours and in need of a meal. The sign outside for Ostrich Burgers helped make the decision! It's a bit like eating lunch at a cross between a charity shop and a WI meeting but all the better for it. The people who work there are... More 

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Century City, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had lunch here while road tripping Route 62. I have eaten here once before back in 2011 and back then it was good value. Now not so much. I don't understand or agree with the Trip advisor certificate of excellence at all. There was nothing excellent about it. The table was dirty and the garden area seemed rather unkempt.... More 

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband and I stumbled into here on a long car trip and we're glad we did - Terri and her staff are super friendly. She gave us lots of tips for our next desitnation. The best part was I got to watch my delicious wood-fired oven pizza being cooked. Nice outdoor are lets you stretch your legs on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte 62, Barrydale, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Barrydale
  • Phone Number: 028 572 1173

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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