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US$100 - US$200
Fusion, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

Popped in for a quick lunch. Staff were very accommodating. The manager was incredibly kind and attentive. The food was excellent!! Views and location stunning!!!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 11 May 2022

When you have loved a restaurant and return you are a little worried if it will be as good. Several years on it is just as good and those stunning views from the dining room make it worth a visit in itself. Dietary considerations we...taken into account even with the amuse bouche that were served alongside fabulous bread and the food - meat, fish and vegetarian - was all beautifully cooked and delicious. Service too was wonderful. A great restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 11 May 2022

From the friendly waiters to the front of house personnel. Very professional, neat and informative wine tasting "Lecinda ;-)" Will definitely recommend Glen Carlou for your next trip.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021

The quantity of food was so disappointing that we went straight from this restaurant to a steakhouse in Franschhoek to have a second meal to quench our hunger. This is cordon bleu to the extreme. While the ostrich steak was tasty and of 3 reasonable...chunks, the 3 minute beetroot and two ribbons of miniature carrots were the smallest vegetables we have ever seen. It made us think we were guilty of eating undersized crayfish tails, where the decorative edible leaves were more substantial than the vegetables on the plate. Because the menu describes these vegetables in some detail, we did not order any side dishes. It was a real pity because the ostrich steaks were done very nicely, and the service and view were excellent. But we go to a restaurant to eat food and that is the main criteria by which we feel satisfied. We are not averse to cordon bleu servings but please don't give us an extract from a tasting menu and call it a main course!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Beautiful décor and restrooms. A view to die for. Excellent and friendly service. And the food! I had a rich souffle with Roqueford cheese in a creamed spinach sauce - quite unique. Hubby had ostrich fillet. Both delicious. The food came super quick. And the...chef treated us with a very special amusement to boot. All of this at a reasonable price. A bargain actually. Thanks for a special lunch!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Definitely one of the very best restaurants in the area. Anything on the menu is done tomorrow perfection,service excellent,drinks,desert etc etc etc etc We love the place,Mcc and Chardonnay,stunning

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

The impressive main building situated on the hill caught our eye and made us drive up there. We were welcomed with huge smiles, screened for Covid symptoms and seated in the restaurant with its lovely ambience and gorgeous views. Our food was masterly prepared. The...service was professional and friendly - excellent! It was worth every cent.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

After spending a wonderful morning at Babylonstoren we opted to try a different restaurant for lunch for a change. We made a booking at Glen Carlou based on it being 3 of 99 restaurants on TripAdvisor in Paarl. What a disappointment! We were a party...of 4. The food was oily and had little bits of this and that complicating the dish. Nobody finished their meals. One dish was not even touched. The bill was paid and we left.More

Date of visit: March 2021
GlenCarlou, Marketing at Restaurant at Glen Carlou, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2021

Hi MarvBlonde, Disappointing to read this review, would it be possible that we could remedy this by you reaching out to Lecinda at events@glencarlou.co.za. With Thanks Glen

Reviewed 6 March 2021

Delicious food, excellent service, great views. Well worth a visit. Wine tasting only R50. 2 or 3 course set menu options.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

What a Wonderful place,Awesome food stunning service from the starters to the desert,everything is Stunning,will be back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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26 January 2017|
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Response from GlenCarlou | Property representative |
Hi Bob, Thank you for your request. You can find a copy of our current menu on our website - glencarloudotcodotza/restaurant We hope to welcome you sometime soon. Kind Regards, Georgie
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Restaurant at Glen Carlou is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5