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Fresh at Paul Cluver

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Paul Cluver Wines | De Rust Estate, Elgin 7160, South Africa
+27 71 563 6020
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After several months in and around the Cape Town area we had visited numerous restaurants - varying from burgers to fine dining but yet I was looking for something more as an aspiring foodie. We found Fresh on the internet and our hosts at Belfield vineyard recommended we visit. So after booking for lunch we arrived at Paul Cluver wine... More 

Thank Alan C
Somerset West, South Africa
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the lunch under the trees was very inviting, a little disappointed with the menu which was very limited. The desert was delicious.

Thank ianandcoco
Cape Town
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162 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it had been a while since we had been to 'Fresh' the restaurant at the Paul Cluver Wine Estate (a scenic setting with very good wine) in Elgin. Niki who runs it and her team are welcoming and energetic, as they serve you at the individual tables attractively set out in the gardens. It has been the New Year season,... More 

Thank LewR
Gerrards Cross
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice situation . Food was good. The visit following a 16km hike for 6 of us was marred because the service was very slow , some us waiting 90 mins after arriving to be served food

Thank gxtraveller
FreshPaulCluver, Owner at Fresh at Paul Cluver, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Cross, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and for your fair comments. As I did, on the day, I apologise again for having mis-read your group. While nothing here is "quick" or fast food and Risotto, particularly, always takes a little longer to prepare, I should have been more attentive to the... More 

London, England
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had I met Paul Cluver (junior) in London and he had recommended that we eat at Fresh on our next visit to South Africa. I am so pleased that we followed his advice. It was one of the friendliest places that we have eaten in. Niki and Damian run it with warmth and humour which creates a homely... More 

1 Thank ClaireFW
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thus far maybe the best lunch of the year. Perfect setting under the trees. The team who run this spot are on the ball. We were there almost 4 hours and it flew by. Small focussed menu. Fresh and well presented. Duck truly was well confited. Fine cheese board.Kiddies options presented verbally as not on menu. That too was great... More 

1 Thank GautengLad
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is the third time i have had lunch here and every time i feel like it was better than the last! the food was incredible, so fresh and tasty, the environment is flawless with the views and brilliant service. the owner happy, cheerful and super welcoming as always. I love this place and wish i could go back every... More 

1 Thank CaraLeeD
Somerset West.
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nicola,Damien and the team,are phenomenal. Mother hen, Nicola,ensuring the very best of service and Damien producing the most amazing and so tasty food in the Kitchen.A great combination.Food should of course look great and it does but it is the taste that really matters and Fresh really gives that by the mouthful.The chicken parfait,is definitely the best I have ever... More 

Thank Colin W
Durban, South Africa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Popped in to taste some Paul Cluver wine - which we love - and noticed sign to restaurant. We were looking for a cup of coffee and a light bite. We found a gem! Rustic, eclectic and welcoming. Family tables, outdoor and indoor dining area. Lovely views and outlook. The owner Niki and her partner, chef Damian Dearlove are the... More 

Thank SeptemberAnnie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Fresh has a great reputation, and now we understand why. The scale is deliberately small, which guarantees a very personal treatment by the hosts, where the crew in the kitchen is both visible and interactive. The surroundings are beautiful and quiet (although disturbed every know and then by a passing tractor, it is a farm restaurant after all), and the... More 

1 Thank Philip D

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paul Cluver Wines | De Rust Estate, Elgin 7160, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +27 71 563 6020
Nestled in the heart of the Elgin Valley, Fresh takes residence on the magnificent Paul Cluver Wine estate, with panoramic views of the majestic Groenland Mountains. Our ever-changing menu has at it's heart seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced produce.

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