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Clarke of the Karoo

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10 Ladismith Road, Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1017
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08:00 - 21:00
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Tue 08:00 - 15:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This restaurant was one of the only ones open on 2nd Jan (Public Holiday this year) - so 5 stars for that as there were a lot of people on the road. There are a number of vegetarian options on their menu which is unusual in the Karoo - another 5 stars. The service was about 3.5 stars but we... More 

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Thank Murray M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way on R62. Nice location for more than a drive by lunch. Friendly staff, tasty food. Various dishes on the menu. A shadowy terrace and garden invites for a repeat.

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Thank mktripadvidor
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nice stop for breakfast. Limited menu. French toast really good. Bacon and eggs good too. Coffee not that great. Mike is an interesting man and hands-on owner.

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Thank kimbX447EF
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Clarke of the Karoo and enjoyed a meal of smoked salmon and potato rosti. A very tasty, light, sophisticated meal that was exactly what we were looking for.

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Thank ClaireAndrea
Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Try the lamb burger. Delicious! Great menu and awesome service. On Route 62 right on the road to Barrydale.

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Thank MarthinusStrydom
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable lunch on the verandah of Clarke of the Karoo this afternoon. My wife ordered the Karoo lamb burger and I ordered the Karoo Lamb Curry Roti. Both were delicious! The service was good, the owner friendly and the locals as well. The building is a really nice setting with a good view overlooking the town... More 

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Thank ShoutItAllOut
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We diverted again just for brunch on our way back from CPT to enjoy Mike's company over our once regular monthly Karoo breakfast. The staff are as we remember them and we were welcomed as old friends after a 2 year absence. Pity we are never able to stay over and have dinner but it is on the bucket list!... More 

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Thank Mike B
Munich, Germany
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

... this is a smaller portion of their signature dish and simply delicious, goes very well with the Arabella Chardonnay which the very helpful owner recommend in lieu of the rather expensive one from Joubert-Tradouw!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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186 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

What a lovely restaurant in this little town! The food was excellent! My lamb roti was brilliant and my husbands fish proved to be good too. Servings were large. It was surprisingly quiet on the Friday afternoon that we visited, but that may have been due to the rain. Service was good and we enjoyed the owners humor very much.

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New Mexico
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540 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Four of us stopped at Clarke's at a recommendation from a local. One had a vegetable rotti, another a salad, and two of us had burgers. The burgers were chewy, the bacon in the salad charred and the rotti just okay. And, amazingly, the diet cokes were over 27 ZAR each! It appeared to be a popular place but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?