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“Outstanding food; fresh! fresh! fresh!”
Review of Fresh at Paul Cluver - CLOSED

Fresh at Paul Cluver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the heart of the Elgin Valley, Fresh takes residence on the magnificent Paul Cluver Wine estate, with panoramic views of the majestic Groenland Mountains. Our ever-changing menu has at it's heart seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced produce.
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by friends who stumbled on it while on a wine buying trip in the Elgin area.

The emphasis is on fresh produce from the extensive kitchen garden which is beautifully set out which you are welcome to wander through.

Wines on the table at cellar door price!

Joan first talks you through her menu of the day; there is no printed menu.

We started with grilled figs stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in ham.

A tai chicken curry to follow with a beautiful heat.

Sweet; figs again in a light pavlova.

We visited for a second time yesterday and were equally impressed…large stuffed mushrooms to start; fresh cob with beautifully cooked vegetables rounded off with a Crème brulee.

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Thank SAtraveller61
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

I visited Paul Cluver with a friend in late February to initially try some of their wines. We decided to have lunch at its on site restaurant Fresh. We were warmly greeted by the owner and talked through the days menu. A great deal of the produce is grown on site and this really showed in the quality of food we received! The food and salads in particular were of a very high standard, obviously picked that morning. Also the dessert which was a deconstructed lemon meringue pie was stunning. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable meal from start to finish and probably the best I had during my 3 week stay in SA.

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Thank Toby732
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

After having enjoyed the picnic baskets ordered from Fresh for shows at the Cluver Amphitheatre twice in the last year, I visited Fresh with 9 friends for a leisurely Saturday lunch a week ago. What we expected, we received, and more. We were seated at a beautiful long table outside and everything served was pristine, fresh and all the salads/vegetables out of the garden on the farm. One is surrounded by beautiful scenery and some of our party were most amused by the bathroom which is "in the garden" - they all went off for a peek. The owner, Joan Lancefield, was constantly circulating amongst the guests, keeping a watchful eye and providing tips on the menu. The menu is small, but provided something for everyone, and changes regularly. We naturally had to savour the wines of the estate, but they also had a full range of soft drinks available, unlike some restaurants in the Winelands which only sell wine and grape juice. We will certainly be back.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We had the privilege of visiting Fresh at Paul Cluver for breakfast in January 2012. It is a small menu, but everything is "freshly" made with ingredients sourced from local suppliers in the area as well as from the extensive vegetable garden on the farm. Joan Lancefield, the owner, is a gracious hostess who adds much to the ambience of the venue. This comes highly recommended.

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Thank Rene000
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile
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