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Fresh at Paul Cluver - CLOSED

Paul Cluver Wines | De Rust Estate, Elgin 7160, South Africa
+27 71 563 6020
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (4 reviews)
“vichyssoise” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Paul Cluver Wines | De Rust Estate, Elgin 7160, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 19 September 2017

8 people booked with an email confirmation. 5 from Guernsey, 1 from Hong Kong, 2 from Cape Town. Mini bus at R3,000 to travel to the restaurant only to find it is shut. Just awful. We then get an email blaming a computer virus with...More

1  Thank RMHH
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Really enjoyed the food offering and preparation at Fresh. Friendly staff and lovely owner, Nikki! Do your best to pre-book and get there early as we had a looooong wait for our meals and service. I would say worth the wait though.

Thank Kirsty T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A must visit. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. The food was fantastic, great service an ambiance to go with the good estate wines.

Thank Kribs G
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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...More

Thank DLR63
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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....More

Thank Ertjies
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...More

Thank Horst B
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...More

Thank Charles G
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...More

1  Thank Julie S
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...More

Thank Laurent S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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