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“Excellent food in perfect setting”

Bosman's Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Berlin, Germany
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent food in perfect setting”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

OK-set-up inside is traditional. But the location is outstanding overlooking Paar valley, well-trained staff, great food and the traditional interior adds to the classic style. Food is classic european inspired with some innovative sparkles... From the overall set-up my best restaurant during my many stays in South Africa. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited March 2013
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English first
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Sitting on the terrace at Bosmans is one of lives wonderful pleasures.

Add near perfect food, wonderful wine and fantastic service and it is a beautiful experience, one I truly feel lucky to have enjoyed.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lisa B
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“As good as it can get”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We are frequent travelers and have seen most of the globe and a lot of 5 star restaurants. When we arrived at Grande Roche for a week we had many addresses of excellent restaurants in the area of Paarl and Stellenbosch. But we didn't go to one of them. We just fell in love with the kitchen of michelin trained chef Roland Gorgosilich. If you want to have lunch or dinner, in the bistro Allegro or in the restaurant, it is all as good as it can get. The menu is not very big but you can choose between the different courses of the menu and after a week we hadn't even tried all of them because some times you just want to taste that one dish again that you loved so much. Experience yourself this outstanding cuisine, the wonderful setting, the very friendly and attentive staff and be overwhelmed. It is worth it. Price-performance: excellent

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank parrotkay
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Luxury outside dining with a view for a screensaver!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

When I wa here in November I took a picture of the Paarl mountains,which is now my sreen saver on my notebook!This is a 40 minute drive from Cape Town,but it is worth it.Paarl taxis picked me up spot on time and enjoyed the scenic drive.As the weather was glorious the dining was on the terrace.The views are magnificent as the sun causes the mountains to go red as it sets.I started off with a lovely glass of rose bubbles out of a chilled glass.I opted for the 5 course menu.The flavours from the asian style of the amuse bouche to the utterly decadent Mango-pecan nut slice were extraordinary.This is cooking of the highest standard.The starter of the duo of beef,with a runny quail egg was divine! The pan fried Salmon trout was esquisitely cooked and couple with the tomato essence and garden vegatables was probably the best dish for originality and taste.The springbok was again cooked to perfection.Pairing the wine was good fun as the banter with the wine steward was full of humour.What makes this place so special though is the service,great food needs excellent service.Petro,who is a tiny lady with the biggest smile in South Africa,just loves looking after her guests.I often joke that she would fit in my suitcase but Anja tells me she is irreplaceable!!Ilke and Nicole are fantastic as well.
I was telling Petro about the best main I had ever eaten,which was here about 10 years ago,a spingbok loin wrapped in a cherry pancake on a bed of green cabbage on a pinotage jus.When I said I could still taste it she just beamed!!
I was asked when I got back to Cape town why do you go 40 minutes just for a meal!This place is NOT just a meal it is an experience.It gives me memories.
Heavenly food, a beautiful scenic view and professional, elegant,friendly service what more can you ask for in a restaurant.Enjoy!
Kendal mint

  • Visited March 2013
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb, but why so hard to get a reservation.....”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We have been over the last few years frequently to Bosman's.

Always a superb experience, michelin rated food and atmosphere at a fair price.
Apart from that a breathtaking view ver the valley and the mountains...

If only.... it would be easier to get a reservation. Almost impossible and when you finally have a reservation, the restaurant appears to be half full only....
Tables apparently are kept for Grande Roche guests and then remain unoccupied.
A policy I don't understand.......

We certainly would have been there more often if only we could have got a table...

So don't give up, insist, it is worth every penny, by far the best in Paarl !!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jaap D
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