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Fresh at Paul Cluver

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Somerset West.
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Coventry, England
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found by chance, driving to Hermanus, this was an unexpected delight, as usual we got lost trying to find the restaurant but once we got there we had a superb lunch. Yellowfin tuna with an excellent selection of vegetables. So tasty and well presented. The chef is hilarious and an interesting character-good company as is the restaurant owner. The wine... More 

2 Thank PMH1921
Cape Town
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I decided to try Fresh during a weekend in Elgin with our three small children aged 7, 4 and 3. When booking, the lady politely let me know that they didn't have a children's menu, but that the chef would try to make something simple for the kids. We hesitated, thinking this might be a subtle way... More 

2 Thank LindaDaneP
Cape Town, South Africa
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Fabulous food, beautiful setting, excellent wine, great service... we loved the attention to detail. Thanks for a wonderful meal.

1 Thank 770carol
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Booked for lunch 4 days in advance and could only get a seating at the second sitting at 2:00pm. Very concise menue with great attention to detail to the dishes. All presented looked so good. The Terine of local game was superb with melba toast and homemade preserve. For the main dish we both chose the feshly caught Tuna presented... More 

1 Thank Mielies48
Cape Town
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

As some may insist on a stop at Wimpy on an SA roadtrip, Fresh has become our treat on the way out of Cape Town. I love this place for so many reasons, and today it blew me away. The pork fillet was easily the most enjoyable meal of the year - filled with wholesome flavours and laced with a... More 

1 Thank Judge404
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

An absolutely amazing lunch in the most beautiful setting on the Paul Cluver wine estate. Owner Niki and chef Damian are a dynamic duo. Focus is on local produce and in season garden grown ingredients from which they create the most mouthwatering taste sensations. A must visit, a must experience.

1 Thank Waldick H
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We too a chance and popped into Fresh without a reservation and were we blown away by the welcome, the service and the food. Every minute of the meal was a delight, and the atmosphere was matched only by the magic served on the plates. Well worth trying to get a booking.

Thank soc13415

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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
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?