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Clarke of the Karoo

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10 Ladismith Road, Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1017
08:00 - 15:00
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Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 08:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you’re looking for good food in Barrydale, ignore the brash, jostling cluster of restaurants at the foot of town. Head higher up the main through road to Clarke of the Karoo – proprietor, Mike Clarke. We were on our way from Prins Albert to Hermanus, and were directed here by a local resident who knew just how well Mike... More 

Thank Edward R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having a weekend to spend in Barrydale we decided to have lunch at Clarke of the Karoo. We ordered the signature dish Karoo lamb curry. We rate this as one of the best curries you will taste in a long time and beats other recently tried karoo lamb dishes in the surrounds hands down! It's a must! Simple but charming... More 

Thank Bruce B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didnt have a lot of time to stop as we passed through Barrydale but the friendly waitress assured and delivered us delicious food within 10 minutes. Being vegan often makes finding food more complicated yet Clarkes were more than happy to provide a delicious vegan wrap made with a freshly prepared light pita that was simply out of this... More 

Thank Claire S
St Austell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On holiday with 6 friends and needed a coffee & cake, You will not be disappointed if you popped in here. Staff where friendly & polite. Cracking view from the roof terrace. A must stop if you are driving the garden route.

Thank dghawkey
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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721 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You never know what to expect in small towns off the main road but this restaurant is a delight. Great menu with great value and the owner, Mike Clarke is the character behind it and summed the Town up with a great quote, it's a drinking town with a farming problem. Find this place , you won't be disappointed...

Thank tim p
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit and we enjoyed both occasions very much. The rotis and burgers were tasty and the service was very quick and friendly. It has a quaint atmosphere. We will visit there again!

Thank Tonia S
Landsberg am Lech, Germany
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Lamb Curry ever eat, delicious and spicy. Very friendly welcome for Lunch, lovely garden. Good Service and best Ice tarte .

Thank mcsedl
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a calamari starter, Veg roti and Roasted veg salad. Really impressed with the food, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank Claire E
west yorkshire uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here in a party of 16 cyclists. We had the menu for locals which was great value and the hake goujons were stunning - lovely fresh fish and light batter. Good service and Mike Clarke an attentive host

Thank wedderburner
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Visited in Jan while passing through with the wife and 2 young kids. She ordered a bacon and cheese toasted sandwich. She eventually received a toasted bacon tomato and cheese. (For R40 with no chips or side salad...) We were in a hurry so did not bother to send it back so she had to scrape off the tomato and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ladismith Road, Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Barrydale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 572 1017

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