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Market St, Clarens, South Africa
058 256 1912
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
nice place to hang out!!

lovely pub area, lovely gluewein , fire place, very nice athmosphere. good food , good service, delicious thin base pizza, nee d to say no more!! we go there again and again

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Heilavh
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Newcastle, South Africa
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Have to try their pizza, very good and still oven-baked. Even the atmosphere is nice with low light and candles. Very informal place with delicious food!

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Newcastle, South Africa
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

lovely pub area, lovely gluewein , fire place, very nice athmosphere. good food , good service, delicious thin base pizza, nee d to say no more!! we go there again and again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A perfect day in Clarens spoilt by bad service and poor quality food. We went to Highlander for late lunch. We waited 30 min for our starter that's after asking twice for it. spicy oxtail soup looked much like the remnants of yesterday's oxtail stew. Waited In anticipation for the pies. Another 20min. Pie pastry underdone. Sent it back. Not... More 

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Kathu, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great food thanks to the chef and staff is very welcoming and helpful. The environment was also good. Staff seems to be willing to assist travelers on most things around the place.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lovely night at the Highlander on Friday. 24 of us so we had to sit right in front of the door way and it was chilly, but with so many of us, it was probably the best place to seat us. The food was divine, I had the lamb pie and the bill was even better!

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Johannesburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I and and our son and his family had lunch at the Highlander on Easter Sunday. We had pre-booked and our table was ready at the appointed time. The meal was excellent and the menu catered for my son's two boys and the prices were reasonable for Clarens.

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Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you want good food, this is a must stop. Perfect for dinner occasions. The atmosphere is relaxing, while the service is good. Prices are also reasonable, as you will be getting delicious food. Do note that good food takes time to prepare so don't be in a rush when you choose the Highlander. Making a reservation is advisable.

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Kimberley, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great food, awesome vibe. Local Craft beer that are great! love this place. Friendly staff. The staff knows alot about the dishes and craft beer

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food was really nice and reasonably priced. Service is a bit on the slow side but the food made up for the service levels.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's one thing to serve really bad lightly battered fish, it's another when nobody asks me why I only had one bite. There's many eating options, give Highlander a miss

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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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