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Highlander Bistro

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Market St, Clarens, South Africa
058 256 1912
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best pork chops in town

Love the place, go there every time in in Clarens. Best pork chops and chips in the village. Staff are friendly, food is great and the beer cold

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jeffurson
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the lamb curry on the first night and it was pretty good. But then we both ordered creme brulee and the one was good and the other had lemon curd in it. Almost a completely different dessert? Weird! We came back on Sunday and I had the fish and chips. Disgusting! It was obviously frozen and came cold. I'm... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the place, go there every time in in Clarens. Best pork chops and chips in the village. Staff are friendly, food is great and the beer cold

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Thank jeffurson
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the wagyu steak which was amazing the best steak I have ever tasted and well worth the money and the service was great too overall a great experience

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Thank Lainey0401
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our outside table with our 2 small dogs. Pizza was tasty with thin base, pancakes were good. Lovely view overlooking the square garden in centre of town and lovely view of the mountain from outside seating area.

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1 Thank SaltRockCarla
Dubai
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a favourite of ours when visiting Clarens. We're warmly welcomed back by the staff and owners. My husband loves the pork chops. And I have many favourites so always have to go back a number of times to satisfy my longings. I highly recommend the the oxtail, Eisbein, chicken and mushroom pie and the seafood salad. The Highlander is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bunch of us went to the Highlander to end of our holiday. The pizza was great as always! They had Wagyo beef on the menu (Rump, fillet, burger and marrow). The marrow bones were tasty (I am not sure if it was Wagyo though). Two people had the Wagyo Rump - well, I could not see any marbling in... More 

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Thank Zani M
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this wonderful restaurant twice in 2015 and was impressed by the quality of the food and the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. I have had dinner and breakfast here and I strongly recommend anyone passing through this beautiful little town to have at least one meal at this lovely restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we had the opportunity to have dinner at the Highlander. The food and service was truly amazing. Very friendly and staff and we didn't wait longer than 5 minutes for any of our meals to be served after we ordered. Be sure to try their lamb curry, creme brulee and the Irish coffee with Jameson. Absolutely amazing place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are good dishes (duck and cherry pie, pizza's) and average to bad dishes to be found here. Second visit here and I seem to have the poor luck of receiving the bad dishes. We decided to have the wagyu marrow bones for starters and ordered 2 plates to share between 2 couples. They looked promising on arrival. The other... More 

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Thank Croixant
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a frequent patron of The Highlander I must say that the consistency of the quality of the food on the menu keeps me coming back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market St, Clarens, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: 058 256 1912

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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