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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible food and good value. Owners on-site adding in a special touch. My husband had the oxtail which was a large helping !

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely lunch - great hamburgers on special. Delicious and tasty. Service is always friendly and welcoming. The outside area with the fountain bubbling is very cool and relaxing

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Wow , Wow , Wow . Every-time we come through Clarens we always have Dinner at Clementines . My family included my wife and I and my eldest son , his wife and his three young children . We are well traveled and always look...for restaurants of excellence and Clementines is definitely one of excellence. The Food was absolutely Fantastic and the staff were terrific, Sylvia was exceptional. Well done Team Clementines.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

What a wonderful family dinner for our last night on holiday. Having never been to Clarens before (personally) other family members raved about Clemons and made sure to book ahead- even for a quiet Tuesday evening! Thankfully we got a table for dinner. We have...3 young children (6,4 and 16 months) and are always apprehensive about dinner, especially without a “play area” but this was definitely not something we needed to worry about. We cheekily phoned ahead and asked if the children’s meals could be ordered and prepared before our arrival as they were STARVING after a long day in the car. Our request was gladly honored and within 10 minutes our hungry brood were tucking into their absolutely delicious spaghetti Bolognese which apparently closely rivaled their dads! Our waitress, Sylvia was an absolute gem, so caring, friendly and fun. The drinks menu is brilliant and there is such a wide range of ALL options, not just beer and wine! Starters were all exceptional, and large servings too- the springbok carpaccio was delicious! Mains were just as good, if not better, and no “amendments” and “additions” to the dishes were too much for the kitchen and team. We even managed to squeeze in dessert - which was equally as delicious. We were seated near the back of the restaurant which allowed the kids to spend time outside in the garden and not disturb other patrons enjoying their dinner. We even had a visit from the resident rescue cat, which was the highlight for the kids. Thank you for such a wonderful evening, and first taste of Clarens we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Great ambiance food and service....the beetroot cappacio was delicious and so was the pan fried trout....highly recommend it

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

One often find restaurants change and, unfortunately, not always for the good. I believe in revisiting favourites and, if necessary change my review to stay true to what I have written about a restaurant before. I have visited Clementines over the years, at busy or...quiet times, (as a couple, with friends and even as a group) and I can in all honesty say the quality has stayed the same. We are always welcomed with a smile and the ambience is just perfect. Even if it is stated clearly on the menu that they prefer to serve steaks rare or medium and cannot take responsibility if one orders it well done, that the quality will be as good. I am "one of those" who prefer my steak almost well-done and they never disappoint. I ordered the Special (topped with caramelised onions and camembert) and it was perfect. Mine was very little pink inside and yet still juicy and tender - kudos to the chef! My husband had the oxtail and highly recommends it. From starters to desert it was all excellent. Thank you Shelley and staff for making our Christmas Eve dinner as memorable as always!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

What an amazing place. The food was delicious , the service was great. Loved the location. It was so nice being away from the bustling streets of Clarens but close enough for us to walk to the beautiful shops after our meal.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Went for dinner, service was great, had wine and lamb shank, probably one of the best lamb shanks I had in a long time. Staff was friendly, worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Our first time at Clementines. Excellent meal! Steak done to perfection. Cozy ambiance and great service! We will be back!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

We, my wife and I, had dinner here late September on a Tuesday, and it was great. I can imagine that it would be very busy over a weekend, but the whole experience for us was a wonderful, early week night out. Food, service, atmosphere,...everything was perfect. We just regret that we have never eaten here before on our bike trips to Clarens. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

My son whom is 19 months old was riding his bike and not bothering anyone. He was at our table on his bike, while trying to feed him. The owner said she cannot allow this. I feel the restaurant should advertise NO CHILDREN ALLOWED. Extremely...rude for the high prices and little food. So without even finishing our food in a decent manner, I as a parent felt my child is definitely not going to be treated this way. And we went to rather walk outside with friendly people than with rude people that don't like children in the restaurant. Thank you but I won't be returning and I won't refer.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Shelley Tresidder, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2023

Hi Dreamer, I welcomed your family and your son when you arrived and seated you. You all joked about how busy he was. Your son was running in and out the restaurant, from the time you arrived, then while you were eating, he came wizzing...More

Reviewed 8 August 2023

Clementimes is an absolute must if you are visiting the quaint town of Clarens - it is absolutely superb - ignore any negative reviews online, as I fortunately decided to do - I took my friend from Johannesburg for an early birthday celebration and the...staff were amazing - even scattered happy birthday messages on the table - we were seated by the fireplace - as requested - attention to detail so appreciated. The food was outstanding - camenbert starter was world class as were the mains and the lemon meringue ice cream dessert was incredible . The staff were all super friendly and attentive at all times during the dinner too, so I would highly recommend Clementines!!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Ordered duck which was dried out, completely overcooked, potatoes the potatos. Very disappointingMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Shelley Tresidder, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2023

Apologies that you didn't enjoy the duck. It is a very popular dish on our menu, and people often return for it. You told our manager that everything on the plate was dry. She offered to replace the dish for you, or for you to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2023

Booked for 22 people on a busy Friday over school holidays including 3 children. Best restaurant in Clarens, as always the pork belly was a firm favourite with our group and was absolutely delicious, so was the duck and all the steak dishes. Each person...in this large group was served the exact meal in exactly the way they had requested. They had Loadshedding, managing on gas alone and still the meals were perfectly prepared. The quality of food for all was superb, the service exemplary and good natured. Great restaurant!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

We only booked a few hours in advance and the restaurant was already full. Management offered us a back up table in the bar area which was also booked for 19h30. We were aware of this beforehand, but didnt realize the following, the table is...right at the door, so cold wind blow in every time the door is opened. This is an area where waiters and management talk very loudly to one another, it is also in the walkway to the bar and the toilets. Everything completely normal, it is a restaurant after all, but rather don't utilize that table to add to revenue. It was awful. The service was slow, we think due to the fact that waiters need to fetch and prepare their own drinks for tables as there isn't a designated bar man. Our wine was forgotten and we had to get up and ask for it at the bar, where we saw our waitress busy preparing drinks for another table. The food was served promptly but was average. The pork belly lacked seasoning and the rolled chicken was a little dry and rather bland. The vegetables were overcooked and had no colour or taste. It would not have helped to send these plates back, as this is the way it was prepared beforehand. The lamb shank was cooked to perfection and the peanutbutter ice cream was delectable. We did leave a generous tip because our waitress was friendly and tried her best. To the manager/owner, rather than sitting and chatting to friends, it would be better to help behind the bar during busy times (all this will also be available on the cctv footage)More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Shelley Tresidder, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Hi Sonet, Gosh I see you really have it in for us. I'm sorry you feel like you need to post your review on Google and then use all the information in my reply to you on Google, to write this review. I did apologize...More

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Hi Tamsin, About 85 - 90 depending how it is set up.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5