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Restaurant at Glen Carlou

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Simondium Road | Klapmuts, Paarl, South Africa
+27 21 875 5528
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Nice, France
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376 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely views and if not too hot/windy/cold you can sit and eat out on the terrace. We were offered a choice of 3 breads, two of which were cut into tiny squares. We were not offered any more during the meal. The starters of baby squid and salomon & fennel were lovely but we would have liked a slightly bigger... More 

Thank HudsonS16
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a superb gourmet lunch. Service was a bit slow, but the excellent views and atmosphere made this tolerable. Book in advance for a table on the balcony and do a wine tasting first.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Georgina for organising an excellent tasting which was very professionally delivered in a very informative manner, not to mention the fabulous wines! We had already made a reservation to stay for lunch, and were so pleased that we did. The food was sensational. We sat on the terrace, which boasts a stunning vista of the surrounding area.... More 

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Colchester, Essex.
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd driven down from Dwarkersbos up on the Atlantic coast, where we'd been spending a few days, earlier in the day to meet up with friends at Glen Carlou for lunch and wine tasting. Really we were a bit tired and road-worn but we perked up once inside the lovely lofty dining room with all its polished timber and glass.... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 3rd visit & every bit as good as previous ones. We had booked a couple of months in advance were delighted that meant we were seated on the terrace, with views into Paarl across the vines on a sunny but breezy Sunday afternoon. Lunch started with a cheeky amuse bouche & I was thrilled with my choices... More 

Thank Sarah C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

What a pleasure doing business with this wine estate and restaurant. The restaurant has a classic modern ambiance. We took over the venue for a function for 90 guests and we found the build up to the function to be very professional and efficiently handled. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and chef. On the day the cuisine... More 

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South Africa
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was our first visit to Glen Carlou and will certainly not be our last. The food was superb, exceeding expectations, and the service was excellent too. The staff were very friendly but professional - a great combination! Glen Carlou produces excellent wines which complemented the varied menu.

Thank R_S1963
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Loved this restaurant, it has very few tables, lots of space and a terrace with stunning views. Menu great, unusual but delicious. Wine are also good here. We ended up buying one that they had only made 1200 bottles of! Excellent service and couches to relax on after.

Thank sxstraveller
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Glen Carlou is situated in a beautiful vineyard with a spectacular view. The staff are exceptionally well trained, friendly and welcoming. The dishes all look and taste spectacular. My only criticism is that the gnocchi was exceptionally overcooked. All in all it was a wonderful experience.

Thank GiulZ_SA
Hillcrest, South Africa
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went there for lunch on the patio but sat inside due to the heat. The view is amazing and looks onto the hills above the Spice Route. The art gallery adjoining the restuarant worth a visit. we wanted a light lunch so ordered 2 starters each. A bit stunned by the frugal servings (tomato soup was about half a cup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fusion, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simondium Road | Klapmuts, Paarl, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 875 5528
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?