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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience. Food was outstanding...fresh indeed! Family friendly and relaxed environment. They were also so accommodating to my children which I sincerely appreciated. Nothing was too much for our lovely host.

Thank leoram2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional food (& wine) in a great, rustic environment ......... But beware, you may have to share a table with the owner's "family & friends". Could work, or not, depending on your expectations & how many spoilt brats are running around the table. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, but would definitely request an "individual" table next time!!

Thank DLR63
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch under the trees. We booked for an early lunch - and as it's name indicate - everything is prepared fresh/ I had the last of the fig stash - stuffed with blue cheese and baked in a creamy sauce, followed by fresh hake. Lovely interaction with the hostess and chef. Only negative is that they do not have... More 

Thank Ertjies
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I am not prone to rave about restaurants, but there is something very special here. We arrived on a sunny Saturday without reservation. We were treated like old family acquaintances, sent to the tasting area, where we meant to go in any case and were told to return to a table set in the garden under trees. We were also... More 

Thank Horst B
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We booked for lunch here as a break while travelling from Hermanus to Constantia. The Paul Cluver estate is well signed from the N2 and it's only 4 minutes or so off the road. Niki gave us a very warm welcome and the food was delicious. We had the cold Vichyssoise and Baked figs (from the estate) with gorgonzola and... More 

Thank Charles G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had lunch at Fresh on Saturday which was one of the most enjoyable meals out I've ever had. The food is proper, every single morsel we had was absolutely delicious. The ingredients are sourced locally and ethically. The environment is quirky and fun. The service is excellent, you couldn't ask for more.

1 Thank Julie S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Finally, we get a proper bistro not far from Cape Town; No gimmicks, trends, molecular gastronomy here, this is real cooking. All products are sourced locally (and I mean really locally as vegetables are coming from the sublime garden next to the restaurant... 9 types of properly ripe tomatoes, 5 types of eggplants, artichokes, potatoes, tamarillos, greandes, granadillas, you name... More 

Thank Laurent S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What an awesome dining experience! We had a small lunch here (wish we'd had room for more!) sat under the trees, on a lovely sunny day, sipping delicious wine and eating just the most fabulous food! I had the gorgonzola stuffed figs wrapped in parma ham and served with fresh cream and sage (that might not be the exact wording)... More 

Thank luckykcul
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I took my parents to this restaurant to show them what exceptional cooking is like. It's been a few days since our visit and they're still raving about the best food they've ever had. Worth every penny. Great service. Great team. It's the best of the best.

Thank 409mjl
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food lived up to the FRESH verbiage - and was mouthwateringly good, tantalizingly eclectic and like nothing I'd tasted before.

Thank DrMichaelBMol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?