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Clarke of the Karoo

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10 Ladismith Road Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1017
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cologne, Germany
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've stopped for lunch when driving the amazing Route 62. We've had the lamb burger and lamb curry. Both were very tasty. Just go there. You can't go wrong.

Thank sleepingleo2010
Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped to get lunch and the food was delicious and super fresh. The service is quick and friendly.

Thank Jokosaurus
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when in Barrydale you have to eat with the Scotsman , his food is excellent and plentiful, the staff are very friendly and super fast

Thank jeffsQ9074FJ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This guy "disappeared" for a while. he moved the restaurant to the hotel. Many of us thought he had closed down. Fortunately he is open again at the far (Ladismith side) end of the road that runs through town (Montagu to Ladismith),. The food is as wonderful as it used to be.The ambiance it great. A must when you are... More 

Thank TheAfricanExplorer
Cape Town
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit and were absolutely delighted! Mike was a great host - although he was very busy, he was very attentive. The set menu with choice of soup or salad starter followed by roast baby beef and roast veggies, was cooked to perfection. It was difficult to choose as we went back for the delicious lamb curry... More 

Thank newshews
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic chicken roti here, and the host was very accommodating for my vegan partner (who had a vegetable roti). They make a superb ginger beer too. Great food, and the host was super friendly. A definite recommend for the Route 62 lunch stopover

Thank Markwijs
1 review
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Out favourite stop on the R62 and we go there whenever we can. Mike is a great fellow and the food is awesome

Thank Hendrik B
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Delicous lamb curry!! A must on the R62 route in direction of Oudtshoorn... Mr Clarke and the lady assisting us are very nice. Must try it!

Thank marieannepain
Ripponden, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Booked in here for Dinner by our B&B, really pleased,the food and atmosphere is great. Highly recommended. It's also on Route 62, a must do road trip.

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Thank Stefanprz
Washington, DC
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our B&B host, we ate here the one night we spend in Barrydale. It couldn't have been a better start to our road trip- delicious food with attentive waitresses. A real gem in the Karoo.

Thank endtried

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ladismith Road Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Barrydale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 572 1017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?