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Restaurant at Glen Carlou

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fusion, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Simondium Road | Klapmuts, Paarl, South Africa
+27 21 875 5528
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Stephanie_Moss
South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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22 restaurant reviews
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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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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 

Thank Henry P
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

There were 120 guests at the wedding reception of my niece. The view was panoramic, food and wine to die for and the execution of a perfectly planned wedding was impeccable. The service was efficient and friendly, and the room lent itself to dancing, wining and dining! Couldn't have been better!

Thank Sheila R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Pre booking is essential.Wines are classy and match the classy modern restaurant.Food was excellent.Recommend the lamb shoulder.The view is amazing from a high vantage point looking across the vineyards.Recommended.

Thank Garth W
Suider Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were fortunate enough to sample the 3 course set lunchmenu at Glen Carlou on Sunday 18th December, 2016. The waiting staff were very attentive and the food was superb. The additional extras like home made breads, amuse bouche and sorbet were delightful. Congratulations Glen Carlou a winning formula.!

Thank Stuarthilary
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I come here every summer and always book early so I can get a veranda seat overlooking the valley. This time I was thrilled to be accomodated at short notice especially as we had a young boy with us. Ambiance : thatched yet modern winery with an excellent tasting area opening onto the restaurant with amazing views over the valley.... 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
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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?