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Polo Club Restaurant

) #29 of 77 Restaurants in Paarl $$ - $$$ Italian,
Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate | R301 Jan van Riebeeck, Paarl 7620, South Africa
+27 21 863 6174
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
“polo field” (12 reviews)
“polo match” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate | R301 Jan van Riebeeck, Paarl 7620, South Africa
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31 - 40 of 69 reviews

Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have visited this restaurant many times and still do, but I feel that they have gone backwards in recent months. The prices are stiff in comparison with some of the (better) restaurants in town and the service is now shockingly bad. They seem to...More

4  Thank KalahariTruffle
OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at Polo Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

I am very sorry to read about your experience (and apologies for taking this long to respond to your review). As much as less-than-complimentary feedback hurts, it's hugely valuable to improving our offering. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Of course,...More

Reviewed August 24, 2014

With much excitement we anticipated the opening of the "new" restaurant...A pathetic salad was served for a starter, the 4 cocktails took forever and a day to produce, the person that seemed like the manageress was dress as if she just of her couch on...More

3  Thank Paljas1976
OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at Polo Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

I am very sorry to read about your experience (and apologies for taking this long to respond to your review). As much as less-than-complimentary feedback hurts, it's hugely valuable to improving our offering. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Of course,...More

Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try the Tapas (this was the first time it was offered) we got there just after 5 and were told we could only sit on the verandah or in the bar! No welcome (except that) It was chilly outside but we chose...More

2  Thank Sue53_11
OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at Polo Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

I am very sorry to read about your experience (and apologies for taking this long to respond to your review). As much as less-than-complimentary feedback hurts, it's hugely valuable to improving our offering. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The tapas...More

Reviewed August 9, 2014

We looked forward to eat here as we are Polo-fans. Already at the gate there was a hughe disappointment : KGB-style : " driving licence" without "please".... If we would not have been kean to eat here, we would have made demie-tour ! The estate...More

2  Thank roy r
OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at Polo Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

We owe you a double apology: firstly for your poor experience, and secondly for the delayed response. The access control at the gate is something that is outside our control. However, by prior arrangement we are able to streamline the process. Service is an ongoing...More

Reviewed July 30, 2014

The title says it all! Beautiful Polo Club! The decor is fantastic, the views sublime, the food, well just average! I suppose I was expecting more from this establishment. Val de Vie wines are superb and the estate is beautiful. Surely, you'd have a restaurant...More

1  Thank SammyKim
OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at Polo Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

We owe you a double apology: firstly for your poor experience, and secondly for the delayed response. Your review is dated July, but the visit is shown as April. This doesn't change your experience, but as we only took over the restaurant at the end...More

Reviewed March 10, 2014

We always use TA when deciding on venue and our first 4 preferences for Sunday lunch in Paarl area were fully booked. So we plumbed for the 'Polo Club'. Restaurant has long verandah overlooking polo field where matches are held 2-3x each week. Unfortunately wind...More

Thank MGM1954
Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I recently had our wedding at Val DeVie, and it was beyond perfect... We had eaten at the Polo Club twice before our food tasting, and every experience was terrific - we basically chose the venue for the excellent food! On the...More

Thank Ang12784
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Beware that a lot of the very favourable reviews of Val de Vie Polo Club restaurant are from first time reviewers. A bit of ramping perhaps?

4  Thank peterjlondon1
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Had a fantastic steak dinner with great estate wine. The service was excellent from our waitress Sherlan, as well as the very friendly floor manager, Lorenzo. Will definitely be returning and recommend those who have not been there to try it! Amazing view!

Thank Simon K
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our first (and last) visit to the Polo Club restaurant for dinner. Probably ok for a young family, but kids running around everywhere. We were shown to our table and then ignored for 10 minutes, no menu, no drinks, nothing. So we walked out, and...More

3  Thank peterjlondon1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate | R301 Jan van Riebeeck, Paarl 7620, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 6174
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Description
The restaurant overlooks the table-top-flat polo field, with magnificent wraparound views. The Polo Club wears many hats. It is, firstly, the 'local', where residents meet over coffee, grab a light lunch or meet for an after-work drink. At night, it's used by families with young children, or by empty-nesters with sophisticated tastes. Over weekends, the week day breakfast gives way to an interesting brunch menu. As if this isn't enough, the Polo Club team is also responsible for the weddings and other large events that are held on site. We love working with the Val de Vie Events team - they are superbly organised and bring fabulous energy to all they do! Mindful of all the different ways in which residents use the restaurant, we've done our best to put together a restaurant menu that satisfies these many requirements. We think we've managed to cover all bases from the 'quick-bite-at-lunchtime' to sophisticated dinner dishes to enjoy with a great bottle of wine. We offer the full range of Val de Vie wines, with its Rhône-inspired blends. These are complemented with a small selection of other producers' wines.
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