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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.
PRICE RANGE
R 150 - R 300
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
Fusion, Contemporary
FEATURES
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

This is an amazing place with wonderful views over the vineyards. The team are extremely helpful and welcoming. We had a lovely lunch on the terrace and the food (and wines) were excellent. The Rib-Eye and Shiraz made a beautiful combination.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

We have visited Glen Carlou recently, in the beginning it was the pure interest in their art gallery which is really something spectacular, we than got into a discussion with the staff at their wine tasting bar and we had one special kind of a...very personal and special private treatment by Dilon, one of the guys behind the bar. It was such a pleasure a great experience talking with him, very good wine knowledge and a very kind person. We got a special cellar tour, he showed us everything and at the end at wine bar be got to taste some very special wines. If you would like to taste great wines provided by nice people, than please visit Glen Carlou. 💯🙋More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Another amazing lunch at Glen Carlou. The sevice from Cameron, the view and the food were all perfect. I cannot recommend Glen Carlou highly enough, it really is a perfect place for lunch in the Winelands.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

We were recommended this location for lunch. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Views were also exceptional over the valley

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

What a brilliant experience ! Was recommended by a friend ,who owns a winery in stellenbosch and what fantastic advice it was. The wine tasting was amazing. Thank you Verna The food was just as delicious and well prepared and presented All six guests commented...that it was the tastiest meal they’d had in ages and also good value for money and then they gave us a large discount for using the Entertainer App which made it the best experience I’ve had this year! Well done to all of you at Glen Carlou. Everything was perfect Keep up the good work 👏🏻👏🏻More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

Glen Carlou is a must-visit when we are in South Africa and we enjoy lunch on the veranda, overlooking the vines and the mountains of Paarl beyond. The watermelon soup was unusual (delicious) and the kingclip main very tasty. I particularly enjoyed dessert - the...white chocolate platterMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2023

Excellent from start to finish! My wife and I chose different starters and mains and all courses were delicious. Clearly a great amount of effort is put into sourcing the finest ingredients and then preparing and plating them with care and expertise. The service was...also outstanding. Well done to the whole team!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Glen Carlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

Thank you so much for your excellent review! We're thrilled to hear that your dining experience with us was exceptional from start to finish. It brings us joy to know that all the courses were delicious. We take great pride in sourcing the finest ingredients...More

Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

This place got stunning views,wines but we had the most horrendous experience,first of all,13h30 in the afternoon,3 items to order on the menu??? We were forced to take the one item available for us,ordered desert,Guess what,a dead fly in my plate,only answer,sorry!!!!!! Plus they even...charged us for it,Unbelievable 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Well guys,we will never ever be back,thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Glen Carlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

We deeply apologize for the horrendous experience you had at our restaurant. We understand your frustration and disappointment regarding the limited menu options available during your visit. This is certainly not the level of service we strive to provide to our valued customers. Finding a...More

Reviewed 20 April 2023

Excellent service. Lovely food, generous helpings with enough variation in the menu. Great view. The restaurant manager and team deserve a special mention. They were attentive, friendly, and went the extra mile. Thank you for making our birthdays special.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Glen Carlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the lovely food, generous helpings, and the variety offered on our menu. Please be sure to visit us again,...More

Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

We were seated outside on the terrace with the view of the vineyards and mountains before us. It was a perfect day. Our lunch complemented the setting. Thank you to Lizette for hosting us well. It’s a well-earned ten out of ten from us for...the appetizing amuse-bouche, sirloin and pork belly mains with herby butternut side and milk tart dessert.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Ruhan Claassen, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a perfect day at our terrace, enjoying the beautiful view of the vineyards and mountains. We will make sure to pass on your kind words to Lizette for hosting you well. It's...More

Reviewed 15 February 2023 via mobile

Wineestate where you can eat very good. Should go for lunch because the view off the terrace is fantastic.Don’t forget, the food and off course the wine also.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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GlenCarlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Glen Carlou with us. We're glad to hear that you found our estate to be a great place to eat very good food and enjoy fantastic views from the terrace. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 5 January 2023

We have been visiting Glen Carlo for years. Food is. amazing, service was amazing, view is amazing. I would say amazing experience on all levels.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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GlenCarlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Glen Carlou with us. We're thrilled to hear that you've been visiting us for years and have consistently had an amazing experience on all levels. We take great pride in offering a wonderful dining...More

Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

We had an outstanding light lunch at this vineyard. We sat on the patio which offers a spectacular view of the vineyards. The food was excellent but the highlight of the visit was the outstanding service from the waitron and the wine steward. The wines...were excellent with a special nod to the desert wine Chenin Blanc and the Petite Classique red blend. Definitely a hidden gem amongst the other more commercialized estates.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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GlenCarlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Glen Carlou with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding light lunch and that the patio offered a spectacular view of the vineyards. We're especially delighted to hear that the food...More

Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

Beautifully plated mouth watering food with a panoramic valley/mountain view. The melon soup starter was sublime. Service a bit too slow so we sadly had to skip dessert. Wine tasting was interesting with some very good vintages.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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GlenCarlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Glen Carlou with us. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the beautifully plated and mouth-watering food, especially the sublime melon soup starter. The panoramic valley and mountain views certainly add to the ambiance...More

Reviewed 10 December 2022

One of the downsides of writing great reviews is that readers then flock to the place and you can no longer book a table – but I’ll take the risk as Glen Carlou deserves every success. We enjoyed our excellent lunch, served on the balcony,...which is blessed with stunning views. As always the food is attractively presented, fine dining style and accompanied by excellent wines at very reasonable prices. It is a real delight to eat here.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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GlenCarlou, Marketing at Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2023

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Glen Carlou with us! Your review is a testament to the quality of the food, wine, and overall dining experience that Glen Carlou offers. The stunning views from the balcony only add to the ambiance and make...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5