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“Wonderful Location and Excellent Food”
Review of Harvest at Laborie

Harvest at Laborie
Ranked #22 of 93 Restaurants in Paarl
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant, Harvest at Laborie, is the canvas upon which internationally acclaimed chef Matthew Gordon renders his culinary art. The menu is contemporary South African with ingredients sourced locally. Free range and organic Karoo lamb, beef and fresh line fish are regular features on the menu, while herbs and vegetables are harvested from the restaurant's own garden. All of these components are cleverly combined to deliver a supreme dining experience hallmarked by depth of flavour and superb presentation. The restaurant has amassed a loyal following and is a #KLINK award-winner, having been singled out from the Cape's plethora of wine tourism destinations by popular vote..
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful Location and Excellent Food”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

My wife and I had the most delightful lunch under the spreading oak trees and amongst the vines of the Laborie estate at their restaurant "Harvest " today. It is a delightful experience, with the engaging and helpful staff adding as much to the ambiance as the glorious views over the Paarl valley to the vineyard clad slopes beyond.

The food is imaginative and well executed, with much of the menu being locally sourced and local produce being used with imagination and flair. This quality of cooking is rare, and when you combine it with a leisurely lunch in the shade of a delightful and quiet location, this restaurant is hard to beat.

We have already booked our return visit for our last night dinner in South Africa and we could not wish for a nicer place to end our six week stay in the Cape.

  • Visited February 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Winery is fantastic!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Okay I cant comment on the restaurant but the winery and the wines we had during our tasting there were amazing. I can only imagine that the food would also be wonderful!

  • Visited July 2012
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Abid
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Under the oaks”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Since management change food quality greatly improved - one of the best views and places to relax - if with right group and lunch can be rather long

Visited January 2013
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“expected more.....”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Not more than avarage....
Expected much more, the restaurant is looks great but the food is only average.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jaap D
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fabulous view and beautiful food...”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had a lovely lunch at Laborie on New Years Day. We sat outside on the verandah with a beautiful view of the vineyards and mountains but had to move inside because of the wind. The food was delicious but pricy. The portions are pretty small but beautifully presented. The wine list is extensive. Service was good. The only issue we had was with many flies bothering us inside the restaurant. Laborie is family friendly with a huge lawn and play area for kids.

  • Visited January 2013
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