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Clementines Restaurant and Bar

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cnr Church St & Van Zyl, Clarens, South Africa
+27 58 256 1616
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11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not the first time we have been to Clementines , we were warmly greeted , quickly got our drinks , decided not to have started rather save space for dessert , I had decided on the Roulad which I will say I enjoyed if a bit dry ,my husband had the duck which he did rave about more... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer M, Thank you for your review, though a little confusing. I do make comments to reviews - if there is something we could do to fix the meal eg too much fat on a pork chop, steak under done/over done ect - I would like to be given the opportunity to rectify it rather than a customer leaving... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, booking is essential. Our family of 4 went on a Saturday night (2 x toddlers 4yrs and 2yrs) The kiddies had chicken strips and potato wedges. We were seated in the front closed off porch area where a few families with kids were seated which was nice because you didn't feel like you were being watched by other guests... More 

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Thank ZAExplorer
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi ZAExplorer, Thank you for you amazing review on our restaurant. We try our best to make time spent with us memorable - with great atmosphere, service and food. We are so please we achieved that with you. We continually try and improve our offering to diners and are glad that you liked our new whisky and gin bar. Thank... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After seeing and hearing all the hype we put Clementines on the top of our restaurant list to visit for our Clarens trip. To be honest we were very let down. The main meal’s (Kassler) portions was tiny and even though it was pork that comes with the expectation of some fat the meat was more fat than pork. My... More 

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Thank Werner B
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Werner B, I apologise that you didn't enjoy your time with us. Pity you didn't mention anything to us at the time and sat in our restaurant having such a torrid time. The hype of the restaurant has been created by all the hundreds of satisfied customers. When your food arrived and there was too much fat for you... More 

Johannesburg
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant continues to deliver a tantalizing experience from main course to dessert. Booking is essential but worth the wait.

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Thank Anton B
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Anton B, Thank you for your amazing review on our restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Our Chef Addo is a very talented, proud, well traveled man and we are privileged to be able to work with him in a small village, and enjoy his delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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394 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit and once again, from the welcome to the food and service it was superb. The waitrons are the best in Clarens. The food was fantastic- I had the BBQ rump with caramelized onions, and my wife had the plain rump - done to perfection. Easy to see why this is rated the best restaurant in... More 

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Thank Beechman1
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Beechman 1, Thank you for you excellent review on our restaurant. We all work tirelessly to improve our offering and to make sure that our customers time spent with us is enjoyable and memorable. We have beautiful aged Rump which is simply delicious. I am so glad that you loved it as much as we do. We have got... More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is as always brilliant and tasty. The ambiance is what is expected of such an establishment in Clarens. The building is authentic as what the food is. Well done.

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Thank PierrevanEeden
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi PierrevanEeden. Thank you for your amazing review on our restaurant. My staff and I try our best to make time spent with us memorable - excellent food, service and ambiance we are so pleased we achieved that with you again. Our restaurant is housed is a beautiful old building and we are glad you love it as much as... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there both nights in Clarens. One of the best fillet steaks we ever had. Great selection of wines and drinks. Thanks you to head chef Addo for the amazing food and the nice chat. Wir sehen uns, bis bald!

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Thank Janine F
Roodepoort
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the restaurant was rated number 1 in Clarens we had to go. Booking is essential. We arrived and received a warm welcome. Personally I found the restaurant lacking in ambiance and lighting could be softer. It was a cold evening but no one lit the fireplace once it had died. A generous menu that would cater to all tastes.... More 

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Thank Ivanda V
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ivanda V, Thank you for your review, although the heading is a little confusing for me, as you really enjoyed your food and the service, which we are very pleased about. Last night we had a table that asked us to make the lights brighter as they couldn't see - very difficult to please everyone in a busy restaurant.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit disappointed, maybe we made the wrong choices. My husband had the vegetable soup, he would have liked chunkier veggies, I had a salad which had too many leaves. My pork belly was a generous portion but rather dry. Our waitress although new on the job was pleasant and attentive.

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Thank KNEES13
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi KNEES13, Apologies that you didn't enjoy your dinner. Such a pity that you didn't mention anything to myself, or my manager, as we would have done whatever we could to rectify your perceived problems but unfortunately you didn't afford us that opportunity. Unfortunately we can't cut our vegetables for the soup to please everyone. Pork Belly is our most... More 

Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here as a group on the night of 11 April 2017. The ambiance of the restaurant was fantastic and the food was delicious. We both had a 300g rump steak with camenbert and caramelized onions.

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Thank kevinstone84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Church St & Van Zyl, Clarens, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1616

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