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

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Evergreen!

This restaurant is always fabulous! Whether it's with friends, for couples or with the family it is evergreen. The service is efficient, fast and friendly and the food is fresh and tasty. The pies come very highly recommended and the pizzas are just great! What makes this restaurant so great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Dia_Carstens
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always fabulous! Whether it's with friends, for couples or with the family it is evergreen. The service is efficient, fast and friendly and the food is fresh and tasty. The pies come very highly recommended and the pizzas are just great! What makes this restaurant so great for us is the ambience. It's almost always fully booked,... More 

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Nelspruit
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Well run, efficient, good service, and consistently good grub that has no airs and graces but pleases every time. It's a winner which is why it keeps going year after year. Thumbs up!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Unfortunately the service is not too good. Fast to bring you what you ordered initially, but if you need anything else you have to go ask for your waiter. For the high quality of the food, the service is a real let down. I will still recommend a visit if your not in too big... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I would not have guest that this was a bistro, if I did not read the name. It looked more like you standard burger and steak restaurant. I can unfortunately not comment on food, as from when we walked in until we left, we received horrendous service. We had to go and look for a waiter on more than one... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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221 reviews 221 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What a treat, they have opened a new section to this bar called the scotch and champagne bar. It's really well furnished and they go the extra mile in terms of scotch. There must be about 100 different types and they are sorted with the cheap ones on the bottom rack and then building up to the expensive ones on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped by this place for a quick beer and a bite to eat and were not disappointed. Standard bar, but check out the pizza, nicely cooked and generous with the toppings (a bit too generous, I ordered the jalapeño chilli pizza, it's lucky I like it hot!)

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Pretoria
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The range of coffee beans and other coffee paraphenalia that can be purchased after having a thoroughly good cappuccino is impressive. The staff are friendly and quickly treat you like the regular that you become every time you visit when in Clarens. I still haven't yet had one of their apparently gorgeous chocolate filled croissants! Next time!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a great meal at The Highlander. Food was tasty, veggies and salads were surprisingly fresh and the service was good. Lovely atmosphere, we sat on the deck that overlooks the square in Clarens.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Uncomplicated lunches and dinner, Nottingham draft on tap, very good pizzas and fresh home made soups. Service needs a kick in the pants but otherwise solid value for money.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I enjoyed the venue and the food. I had the beef curry which was very tasty and filling. It also came with spinach and pumpkin. They have a good variety of food on the menu. I would go back again..

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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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