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Blacksmith's Kitchen

Bo Lang Street | Pearl Mountain, Paarl 7623, South Africa
+27 21 870 1550
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (45 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Bo Lang Street | Pearl Mountain, Paarl 7623, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Another hidden gem in Paarl. Fantastic view Fantastic food Jody and Danwin the most knowlegeable and friendy. Managers of winw and food.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank lvanzyl2017
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the evening even though two of us were sold on the pork belly and it was sold out! Our meal and service was great!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank waltercomley
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place . Friendly staff. Good but not terribly exciting menu. Nice wine . Great for groups as the ambience is unbeatable. Would love to eat in South African restaurants that also would dare to sample local cuisine not just the local Products

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Shadthames
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Lovely place, food was delicious and the Company great. Two of us had The Special, Yellow Tail with prawns and mussels, with sweet potato chips, absolutely divine. The other two had steaks which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 450kate
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Blacksmith is a great restaurant to visit if you want to enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the view of Paarl Valley The food is over charged and not in line with the standards of other top restaurants in Paarl. Pizza and salad toppings...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Helen M
KitchenSmithy, Owner at Blacksmith's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Helen M, Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Like other restaurants we sometimes miss the mark, but we aim to always be fair and to ensure that what we charge 'ends up on the plate'. I'm sorry that this was not...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

A little gem tucked away amongst the vines and a super spot for a casual lunch on supper. Good value for money, great food, the staff are wonderful, and we especially enjoyed Priscilla who served us yesterday.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Dee M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

popped in for lunch for a friends reunion, we as a group of girls had an amazing time but the service and food was not up to standard - portions very small and menu was lacking variety and most of the dishes where unavailable.More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank lordlexi
KitchenSmithy, Owner at Blacksmith's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi lordlexi, I'm glad that you and your friends enjoyed yourselves, despite the disappointments. Your group visited us on our first trading day of the new year and unfortunately - because we rely on fresh seafood - our mussels and fish dishes were not yet...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing last night in Paarl in this restaurant. The rosé 2017 is a highly recommended wine. Very nice staff, also for our baby. Great food!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank mwols
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We've had a fantastisch diner here. With a wonderfull view over the montains, paarl and the surrounding vineyards. We were a bit unlucky with our waitress, not very friendly. Manager Jody asked me why I didn't tip... was I unsatisfied? No. A waitress needs to...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank _jvdgalien
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Manager Jody, you need a new approach, your attitude is antagonizing at best! Ordered Lamb burger, make sure that you like it very raw! Basically, the vet will be able to save it! My dinning affair with Blacksmith has come to and end, time to...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Wilmer O
KitchenSmithy, Owner at Blacksmith's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Wilmer O, My apologies for what sounds like a very disappointing experience. I do not take comments like yours lightly, so I'd appreciate any other details you could give me about your visit. Please feel free to email me at zed@pearlmountain.co.za Sincerely, Zed Retief

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bo Lang Street | Pearl Mountain, Paarl 7623, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 870 1550
  • E-mail
Blacksmith's Kitchen is a cosy estate restaurant, secretted away in the historic blacksmith's cottages on Pearl Mountain. Constructed in 1747, these two buildings predate the Manor House by some 70 years, and great effort has been take to preserve their original character. Indoor and outside seating are available, offering spectacular views of the Paarl Valley below. Executive Chef Douglas Adams’s menu is a fusion of classic Mediterranean and local influences, and all effort is taken to use the best locally-sourced fresh produce - including from the Pearl Mountain vegetable garden. Both of the Pearl Mountain wine ranges are also available from the wine list, or from the cellar door.
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