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Highlander Bistro

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Market St, Clarens, South Africa
058 256 1912
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 26
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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
Decent pizza and awesome craft beer

After doing a bit of a look around for the rugby we were very happy to end up at the highlander restaurant after it was recommended to us by some locals. We originally sat in the immediate section which was away from the bar. To be honest the waitresses were anything but helpful after we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
John_Golding
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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English first
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The place had a nice fire-place, which was highly appreciated on a cold winters evening. The service was good, the food and wine excellent, and everything just worked together for a lovely evening and exoerience. Highly recommended!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After doing a bit of a look around for the rugby we were very happy to end up at the highlander restaurant after it was recommended to us by some locals. We originally sat in the immediate section which was away from the bar. To be honest the waitresses were anything but helpful after we explicitly asked for an open... More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Awesome spot. Cute and warm with friendly staff. Good value for money as well. Nice pizza from a wood fired oven.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

we dropped in for dinner and honestly didn't expect more than "pub food". The filet steak and the beef curry were no less then excellent! Great place; nice ambience, good service and value for money.

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Al Ain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On a chilly evening, 14 July we visited Highlander, after our previous failed attempt due to early closure. We sat close to the wooden fire. We had dinner, and the patrons from the other tables were staring at the food ordered by us, a large pizza-a bit fresh in the beginning, but we add the necessary to spice it up,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Was there on the 5th of July & the food really nice. I was put off by the manager yelling at the staff & rolling her eyes at her customers. Please treat people kindly & be civil or the environment becomes unpleasant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We recently had dinner at this highly-rated restaurant. The previous time we went, my husband had to wait for over an hour for his food, since the got the order wrong. This time, we waited 45 minutes for our dinner, of pizza and curries. The service was really lacking, which made the experience not great. It was very busy, but... More 

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Heidelberg, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Highlander Pizza was the best, but the other dishes are over priced, especially the pot pie dishes - not worth it - more vegies in pies than meat. Cosy atmosphere, but the staff not the friendliest.

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Clarens, South Africa
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We met at the Highlander for Diner one cold winter night! Wow!, we were seated near the roaring fire, close to the bar. The service was excellent, Anna was our waitress, she was both helpful and friendly-had a good knowledge of the specials available and even made some great suggestions on "what we should eat and or drink to "heat"... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best homemade Lamb and Onion Pie around! After sitting down to have some dinner, we were presented with our menus. We weren't sure what to expect as the place and the menus had pub feel to it... BUT, when we received our food, it was nothing less than culinary excellence. I wasn't sure as to what I wanted, so I... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Pizza

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