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R 317 - R 423
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Steakhouse
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited last night for the first time with another couple. We all ordered steaks , unfortunately my wife’s was a little over cooked . She called over our , brilliant, friendly, super efficient waiter Pedro who also had a wonderful sense...of humour and fun , immediately a gentleman dressed all in black , tall and slim ,sorry didn’t his name , breezed over , agreed it was overcooked and with no fuss whatsoever replaced and made sure it was to my wife’s liking . That’s 1st class service . The food and the wine exceptional and an overall wonderful,memorable evening we’ll be back. Thank you to allMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023 via mobile

We arrived 6pm without a booking but were quickly shown to a lovely table in a nice big cool well decorated room. The menu is vast and explains everything you need to know on the first page. We ordered our drinks and meals and the...waitress was very accommodating. We ordered the 500g chateaubriand to share which came with 2 sides and 2 sauces. It was beautiful. Flambed at the table. Chips were sooo good too. The only negative was the mains were delivered to the table before our starter plates were cleared away. So we had to quickly move empty plates around to allow the chateaubriand to be put on the table along with our main plates and sides. Next time I will ask for a 5/10 minute break between courses as felt a little bit rushed. We will definitely be back soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Lovely venue, food was very good (other than whats coming below) excellent service from the waitress reasonably priced.... but the managements attitude ruined the night. Visited the restaurant whilst staying with friends in Paarl. I ordered lamb shank which was lovely, plenty of meat, hardly...any fat but unfortunately there was a plastic kimble tag left in the meat which I didn't find until it was in my throat. I coughed the plastic up which wasn't as traumatic as it sounds and informed the waitress. She was excellent and returned the meal to the kitchen and apologised. This is where the night got disappointing. The manager appeared with my plate and brought it back. Straight away he told me that there was nothing wrong with the quality of the food and it was just a mistake that the plastic tag had been left in the food, something to do with the butchers putting two tags in each shank and they had missed it. I didn't have an issue with the quality of the food, it tasted great...... more the fact that I had been forced to pull a piece of plastic out of my throat because a mistake buy them. I was assured there was no more plastic in my meal, so I ate the rest as I would not like it to go to waste in a country where people struggle to feed themselves. I did however expect for the meal to be reduced in price or some for of appology, neither of which happened. The manager said the chef would be out to apologise and explain which never happened until 30 minutes later when we were leaving. He just walked out of the kitchen and scowled, no explanation or apology and the full bill had been presented. We paid in full but with no tip....this didn't seem to go down well. Please up your game when you make a mistake, it ruined what would have been an excellent mealMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Cattle Baron Paarl, Owner at Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Dear 534nigelm, I hope this message finds you well. I would like to extend my sincere apologies for the disappointing experience you had during your recent visit to our restaurant. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and I want to assure you that the issues...More

Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

Very good food very good service, comfortable and lekker kwai vibes had a missive blast kyle was a awesome waiter and i would definitely come again!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

Had the House Speciality Chateaubriand 300g Nothing special! Chips portion was larger than the steak but best on the plate Lots of side sauce. Price: Way Overpriced Value: 3/10 Atmosphere: 3/10 seated outside. Not in main restarant Service: 7/10 Overall: 4/10 For the price and...reviews I was expecting much more.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Cattle Baron Paarl, Owner at Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Dear Mr. NelusR, We deeply regret that we fell short of meeting your expectations, which may have been "overhyped". We would have appreciated if you had made an earlier reservation, as this would have allowed us to accommodate you in our main restaurant. While our...More

Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

We just want to say a HUGE thank you to Franco & all his team. Thank you for risking being there during the taxi strikes & making the restaurant feel like the happiest, friendliest, safest haven, a home from home for everyone there. Especially when...it felt like the world around us was going mad! The steaks were outstanding, the service just lovely & a shout out to Charlie who was hands on in the kitchen making salads & Dom Pedros … 😄! Thank you all 🥰🙏More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

We stayed away from this restaurant for quite some time and decided to try them again,food only OK,service OK,but the flies in the restaurant is totally unacceptable. We very politely mentioned this to the lady manager only to get a cocky response " maybe we...should ask mother nature to make a plan " totally uncalled. Will we be back? Definitely not!!!!! Strange how she forgot who supported you in the covid period. Very disappointed,if you love eating with the flies go for it.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Cattle Baron P, Owner at Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2023

Dear Coen We are very disappointed to hear that you are not happy with your experience at our restaurant and not willing to come back. In our 10 years of operation this is a first for us. We are fully equipped with all the pest...More

Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

All I can say is wow, from friendly knowledgeable staff, to out stand decor, the most amazing food. I will be back and will highly recommend this to any local or international guest traveling in Paarl. Thank you for ending our tip on a high....Huge thank you to Pedro hope to see you soon.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Awesome food and excellent service, best I had in years can recommend them. What an experience and price was great

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service. The food was nicely presented and the steaks and desserts tasted excellent!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

This is by far my favourite restaurant! The staff are friendly and efficient. The chefs know their stuff. The food is fantastic and well portioned and presented. Booking is essential. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

This place use to be one of the better places,but they insist in changing food that used to be good to below average. Slowly starting to skimp on bread and butter and meat snippets. Food lamb chops 2 soft 2 impossible to eat,Lamb shank below...average. Dessert terrible 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😳😳 We've been regulars,not sure if we'll be back,so sorryMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Best steak I've had in years!!! The setting is beautiful and intimate, and theservice was excellent ... highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

This is our favourite steakhouse. The service is friendly and attentive, the steak is meltingly tender and delicious and the ambience is great too! You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the chateaubriand.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Cattle Baron P, Owner at Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2022

Thank you for your review SandraT976. We aim to deliver the best and we appreciate the positive response. Thank you for choosing Cattle Baron Paarl as one of your dining experiences. Regards The Cattle Baron Team

Reviewed 25 December 2021 via mobile

This was a great experience with excellent steak and service. The desert was very good and it was an overall excellent experience.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Response from kirtan | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to say. But usually restaurants are well equipped for dietary restrictions
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Response from cattlebaronp | Property representative |
Good Morning, thank you for you feedback. We still have the steak/fat and bread service available in the restaurant, it might have just been that you visited on a Monday, in which case we do not offer a bread or nibble... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5