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“5* Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Restaurant

Courtyard Restaurant
The Barn Center | Sias Oosthuizen street, Clarens, South Africa
+27 82 650 1503
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Ranked #9 of 25 Restaurants in Clarens
Cuisines: Contemporary, Diner
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Recently opened restuarant at the entrance to Clarens, the ambiance is calm and casual. The food is superb. The Chocolate Fillet is out of this world.
Nottingham Road, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“5* Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband I were in Clarens for a night and Hannetjie from Riverwalk BnB reccomended that we go to this restuarant down the road. Although when we called, they were full, they made a plan and squeezed us in :) GREAT service

From the warm greeting at the door, to the world's BEST oxtail and jalepeno poppers, my husband and I left feeling SO looked after and our tummies were very pleased :)

The Courtyard Restuarant is a MUST when visiting Clarens!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Value for money+”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had the privilege to be in Clarens for 3months and often went to the cafe/restaurant, the food,service and welcome was always good. Martin, Jane, Jess and all the staff work hard to serve- their customers. The member of staff mentioned is not a fair representation of the norm, and I believe is no longer at the Courtyard. Shame the dissatisfied customer didn't speak directly to Martin or Jane, who certainly the would appreciated the feedback and been able to redress the problem. Now back in the UK we will miss our friends at the Courtyard!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Durban
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“All round a great evening out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were advised to make a reservation at this restaurant in Clarens and I am glad we did. The menu was varied and offered good value. The service was spot on and the manager/waiter was very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and the presentation gave one the impression of fine dining. Well worth it and will repeat the experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A definite no go”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We went to The Courtyard this evening. The food was great but the service left such a bad taste in your mouth it really wasn't worth it. There were two waitrons, neither introduced themselves and the manageress/waitress had a bad attitude, was so abrupt and couldn't even smile. They took forever to sort out the bill and when they eventually swiped my credit card he put the wrong amount in and when I bought it to the waiters attention he merely chuckled and walked away. Such a poor show in an otherwise wonderful little town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food in a quaint little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The courtyard is a small restaurant with a wide selection of delicious food. The Bar One milkshake and their homemade items are particularly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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