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“Excellent food, excellent service, fantastic view”

Restaurant at Glen Carlou
Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Consistency, expertise and a commitment to always deliver beyond expectation is what we strive for with every bottle of Glen Carlou wine - we also aim to do this with every plate of food at Restaurant at Glen Carlou. Enjoy innovative dishes inspired by the seasons whilst taking in the breathtaking landscape from inside our architecturally designed building or from the shaded terrace deck.
Cape Town
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent service, fantastic view”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely lodge like restaurant with high thatched roof and a warm blazing fire (it was wintery). We had a table right at the window so ask for that when you book or for a table on the balcony outside which is a continuation of the restaurant. Service was excellent and the food superb. It was very well priced as well and the views were just stunning. Somewhere I will definitely be taking visitors and treating myself too!

  • Visited October 2013
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Riebeek-West, South Africa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT FOOD AND VIEW”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have got a wonderfull time in the Glen Carlou restaurant. The service was briljant and the food was delicious. Also the wine was excellent. It was our second time and we recommended at other people. You see us again !!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Paarl, South Africa
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166 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent food; disinterested 'floor manageress'”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Went there for a Sunday lunch with friends; pleasantly surprised by the excellent food which reminded us of a rural French menu. Kudos to the kitchen. Interesting menu with dishes such as pig ears salad, pork neck terrine, pigeon pie etc. Good selection of vegetarian dishes as well though probably too slim pickings. Waitress very helpful in working out dishes with the vegetarians at our table, incl. use of the kiddies menu. Very, very happy with the food. Did wine tasting beforehand; expertly handled by Ruan. Good and earnest service by our waitress, despite what we felt was an unsupportive management and restaurant system. The disinterested 'floor manageress' did nothing to make us feel welcome or to take control of the restaurant. Indeed, seemed she chose which tables to attend to and which to ignore, despite the fact that we waited and waited for our menus, for our wine etc. Chef sent us complimentary smoked venison tasters with the bread rolls, which was much appreciated. However, nothing for the vegetarians at our table. Great that one can order the estate wine by the glass. We will definitely eat here again; for the food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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450 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Spectacular view”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I visited this restaurant in one day in winter. Restaurant was empty,but staff was completly ready&helpfull,food excellent and wines very nice! I like glass part of floor with view to cellar and really perfect view from restaurant!

  • Visited June 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews
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“Great View, Good Food and Wine Tasting”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

My wife and I have visited this good wine estate on a number of occasions. The wine-tasting is always good and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good without being excellent. The wines are reasonably priced and the view of Paarl from the balcony is quite spectacular. Always worth a visit. Kenneth & Petra Fisher.

  • Visited June 2013
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