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Grouse and Claret

) #14 of 24 Restaurants in Clarens $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
Corner of Main St & Van Zyl St, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1795
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Corner of Main St & Van Zyl St, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Iz and I stopped over at Clarens on the way down from Bloem' to Mooi River the other day and decided to try the fare at the Grouse and Claret. It was an evening dinner visit, Iz had bangers and Mash and I had the...More

1  Thank dik-bardon
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Great pub atmosphere, tasty food, friendly staff and good value for money. Would recommend for dinner.

Thank JoanWalt
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

My friend and myself came here after a very bad day at work.The owner greeted us with the warmest welcome and seated us next to a couple from Austria.We had the best time in ages.Great company,great vibes!See you all soon!!!

1  Thank Cj V
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

The T-bone steak was the best ever. Schnitzel and mash was divine. Waiters are a bit slow and service could improve. Well worth a visit.

Thank Erna W
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

We as a family went to this place to have a drink and meal. The place smelled horrible. We struggled to get a table, the manager is the rudest person I have ever met in my life. She treated us beyond poorly. Besided that we...More

Thank 947elviaj
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Very social place in Clarens. there is an indoor outdoor seating facility which is great for summer and there is still space for smokers. Food is simple but good quality so excellent value.

Thank icstevens
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

After a romantic walk under the stars from our lodging we stopped by the Grouse and Claret for a beer and a snack platter. Definitely a save on the pocket and worth every bite for just a 100 Rand we received a platter with chips...More

Thank Masikati
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We stopped for a "quick" drink and ended spending a long leisurely afternoon there. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the service good. Loved the fibe.

Thank Cathleen K
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommend to us. We had two meals ( it seems that this is one only two places to eat based on the recommendations received) Clearly the prices are aimed at overseas visitors. The food was average - curry heated in the microwave...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Called in for drink,to find it had an inside smoking room,much too the delight of my husband,who enjoyed a cigar and a drink ,reminiscent of times before smoking was banned,Staff courteous and attentive.

Thank Ann W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Main St & Van Zyl St, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1795
  • E-mail
For over 10 years a family run pub and restaurant. Great menu. Live music venue over weekends. Very well locally supported as well as our wonderful regular weekend 'local' visitors. Check our Facebook page for updates on food and drink specials as well as live music updates.
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