Karoo Art Restaurant

Karoo Art Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Mon
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Tue
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Wed
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Thu
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Fri
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Sat
7:30 - 10:0012:00 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
R 75.00 – R 171.00
CUISINES
Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Does this restaurant serve Bar / Pub food?
About
If Karoo cuisine is an art (and it is!) then this is the studio where it is practised best. Our restaurant is proof that our love for all art and talented artists extends and embraces the kitchen! Over the last four years Karoo Art Hotel has established itself as a country hotel offering excellent food: Karoo Art Restaurant is a member of the international gastronomic guild Chaine des Rotisseurs and a winner of the Klein Karoo Gourmand Restaurant Award, and has a very good Klein Karoo wine list. The emphasis is very much on South African traditional food, particularly on Karoo dishes such as Traditional Karoo Lamb Bredie (a delicious traditional casserole), Klein Karoo Ostrich products (very tender, very delicious and cholesterol free!), the best Karoo lamb chops, all designed to intrigue and please your taste buds.
PRICE RANGE
R 75.00 – R 171.00
CUISINES
Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles62 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
15
Average
4
Poor
2
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Gill Maasburg
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We were a group of 10 who had dinner there on Saturday night. We weren't feeling that hungry after having had a busy day stopping at various spots. The hotel very graciously allowed us to use the bar menu in the main dinning room which had lighter meals on offer. Not one complaint about the food and the chicken pie I had was absolutely divine. Very hospitable and friendly staff as well. Would highly recommend.
Written 16 October 2022
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Marc
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
We had a delicious lunch at the hotel. We were shown arround the lovely rooms and pub. We will be back.
Written 21 March 2023
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GillyNun
Port Elizabeth13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
We only had dinner at this remarkable place, but it was an amazing experience The food was exceptional, the art and decor is unusual and interesting. The service & hospitality from all the staff was excellent. Comes highly recommended.
Written 22 January 2020
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gwynwilliams57
Norfolk18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The Art Hotel was recommended by our hosts at the Tradouw Guest House. It was the only place in the town centre open on a Monday evening. However, the food, service and general ambience were terrific.
Written 21 January 2020
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thanks for your complimentary feedback- we are happy you enjoyed yourself! Our restaurant has just been awarded the coveted 2020 Eat Out Award as the Best Country Restaurant in the Western Cape - and we hold a 2020 Diners Club Diamond Wine List Award: we appreciate good food and good wine! Next time please stay over at our hotel- and enjoy our great breakfast menu-included in your accommodation rate. Regards Theo Owner
Written 22 January 2020
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Grant320
Cape Town72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
Comfortable stay in the garden suite and good meals breakfast and dinner. Service very friendly . Close to the main road and restaurants
Written 9 November 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thanks for your kind words- happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Regards Theo Owner
Written 13 November 2019
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Annette
Cape Town Central1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 couples
We have just returned from another marvelous weekend at the Barrydale Art Hotel. The hotel offers a perfect retreat from busy city-life and a welcome break from cooking. Every meal is a culinary pleasure and, if one is that way inclined, there are wonderful options to pair your meal with wines from the award winning wine list with fabulous offerings from the region. The breakfast menu deserves a special mention: I have never seen such a variety of cooked breakfasts. The Eggs Benedict are out of this world. An absolutely scrumptious chicken pie is served over lunch - the burgers and sandwiches are equally delicious. Supper at the hotel is always memorable: start off with a cocktail in the bar, swimming pool or beautiful garden. Then move over to the dining room where you can relax in front of fire place with good wines and delicious food - the Karoo lamb chops, curry and steaks are a meat lover's dream. There are several delicious vegetarian options and the Montagu trout is a great new addition to the menu for pescatarians. Secret tip: try the scrambled eggs with trout for breakfast...
Written 13 October 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thank you for this lekker celebratory review! We are over the moon with your great feedback. You are a gust so after our own heart-we can see that we share the same culinary ,wine and fun DNA! A small hotel like ours can win the best food and wine awards available( and we do!) - but nothing trumps feedback like this from a guest such as you ! We will print this review out and give a personal copy to each and everyone of our managers and staff. Please keep a watch-out fr our special Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch / and our NY Eve party! hope to see you back soon. Regards Theo Owner
Written 15 October 2019
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Drorke
27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
They promise you a chef to work on the food. Of three plates one was OK, one was edible if hungry and one (Risotto) had to be thrown to the garbage. The chef didn't even taste what he was giving out. Don't go unless you like to live on the edge.
Written 4 September 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
We are always very sorry if a patron does not enjoy his/her meal at our hotel- as a country hotel,we understand the importance of good food,and we really go out of our way to put great fare on the table. you and your two guests walked in at our restaurant the evening of Fri 23 August and ordered 3 different meals. as your post suggests,there were no complaints with two of the meals,to the contrary both your guests assured our manager they were very happy with their food. Our manager was called to your table as you - who ordered our mushroom risotto - were not happy with it. By the time you complained, 75% of your plate had already been eaten. you complained that the risotto was not tasty and that is was served not warm enough. Our manger reported the matter up with our assistant chef on duty ( our executive chef Derek Lowe was off sick that night) . You declined a substitute meal when this was offered to you. We then removed the risotto from your bill,apologized, and also gave you a free desert as token of regret. We did what we could to make it up to you. It is a pity you waited to the end of your meal- and until you have eaten 3/4 of your dish - before you raised a complaint. We are always very quick to respond to any issues our patrons have and we assure you we would have gone out of our way to have given you another meal had you raised your complaint earlier. By the time you complained, you were already full and unhappy and there was not much we could do you help you except not to charge you and to give you a free desert. A fair review would have mentioned that you were not required to pay and got a free desert - AND that you had eaten most of the risotto before you complained. And your hyperbolic heading and dramatic last line is unfair- two of the three meals were very good- and you did not like your risotto but ate most of it and only complained afterwards. Not fair.Guests reading this unfair review -that fails to disclose material facts - are invited to read the other food reviews we get and form a balanced opinion. Regards Theo Owner
Written 5 September 2019
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bertiet_11
Chester181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 friends
Dined in a group of 9 and the whole experience was very enjoyable. Decor is extravagant as you might expect with the Artist theme but it doesn't detract from the dining experience. There were a few items that were unavailable from the menu, but the standard of the choices was excellent. Overall value for money was great too.
Written 25 May 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thanks for your great feedback- appreciated! In wintertime our menu of necessity will be smaller, as the seasonal supply changes. Be at all times assured of wholesome country food, with curries, stews and venison as great winter dishes. Although we offer the best meat cuts in town , we at all times cater for vegetarians and vegans as well. Regards Theo Owner
Written 27 May 2019
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ArcticAntares
Anchorage36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 friends
We stayed in Barrydale on a Monday night when only two restaurants were open. We stopped at the Karoo Art Hotel for an evening cocktail, then stayed on for dinner. The menu had greater variety than we expected and the food was delicious! The staff were friendly and efficient, and happily shared their knowledge of Barrydale with us. A delightful evening overall!
Written 16 March 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thanks for your great feedback! Reards Theo Owner
Written 27 May 2019
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halcyonbp
George149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
We stayed at the Hotel and were therefore able to sample both the Dinner and Breakfast menus - which are comprehensive. The Karoo Lamb cutlets were flavourful, beautifully cooked and accompanied by the most tasty chips on record. The ambience of the Gallery restaurant was warm, colourful and relaxed. Staff were first class - helpful. knowledgeable ,and attentive without being too intrusive. Decor is imaginative, bright and quirky - strangely enough it works and helps to create the right atmosphere for a thoroughly pleasant dining experience.
Written 16 March 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
It is a heartwarming pleasure to read a review like this- thank you! We love great food - just like you! Please visit us again. Regards Theo Owner
Written 27 May 2019
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MikeBarry657
Arlington239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 friends
As I said in my review of the hotel, our dinner here was a high point. A variety of traditional dishes of game were served extremely well.
Written 25 January 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
We are very pleased with this great feedback- our chefs are smiling! We were also happy to have seen you enjoy some of the best wines available in SA from our excellent wine list! We look forward to receiving you as our guest soon again. We are launching a series of festive dinners on Saturday nights, planned and prepared by some of the best chefs and food personalities in South Africa- please see our website for detail and join us. regards Theo Owner
Written 27 May 2019
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Rob C
Cape Town95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 business
Lamb cutlets to die for ~ perhaps the best we have ever had. All at the table enjoyed their meals and breakfast selection was wonderful. Stay for 2 nights a must
Written 2 December 2018
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Yes,our Karoo lamb cutlets are indeed a signature dish! Glad you enjoyed it,hope to see you again soon. Regads Theo Owner
Written 4 December 2018
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akay07
Truro336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 couples
A very overdue review! The restaurant in the hotel was really well laid out. The staff were all very friendly. We were a group of three couples staying in the hotel and we all enjoyed the evening. My springbok carpaccio was excellent and my linefish was well prepared and attractively presented. I just had room for some summer fruits for dessert which were also excellent.
Written 17 September 2018
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thanks for your great feedback! We firmly believe a country hotel must serve good food- and that is what we do! Regards Theo Owner
Written 27 May 2019
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gillian g
Stourbridge163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 friends
The food at this hotel was excellent, well prepared and delicious. We were grateful for the welcoming fire during August.
Written 8 September 2018
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Many thanks for your good feedabck,much appreciated! Regards Theo Owner
Written 9 September 2018
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245elleg
Cape Town41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 family
We had some lovely dishes from this restaurant during our stay...warm and cozy atmosphere. Breakfast and Dinner was great, surrounded by art, makes it a true character of restaurants and hotel....
Written 5 July 2018
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BarrydaleBarrydaler
Thanks, much appreciated! Regards Theo Owner
Written 9 September 2018
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