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Clementines Restaurant and Bar

cnr Church St & Van Zyl, Clarens, South Africa
+27 58 256 1616
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (64 reviews)
“oxtail” (59 reviews)
“pavlova” (12 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly
cnr Church St & Van Zyl, Clarens, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

After booking a month in advance and looking forward to our first visit to this highly rated restaurant on Friday 19th May we were unfortunately disappointed with very poor service.Our main courses were oxtail,chicken pie and duckling which were all well presented and enjoyed by...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed yesterday

Away from the busy street with great vibe and even better food. You need to book before and it is great to visit as a couple or in bigger groups. Nice and warm in Winter

Thank leonk479
Reviewed 2 days ago

The meal was worth the wait and the atmosphere is charming. The service was excellent, couldn't have picked a better place for dinner.

Thank fired00r
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Clementines on a Thursday evening with no prior knowledge of the restaurant, so no expectations. We had an amazing evening, with good food and an excellent, cosy, unpretentious atmosphere. The food was very good, I had pork belly, which was more than excellent. The...More

Thank PierreZA
Reviewed 6 days ago

Decent food, nice atmosphere and a big drinks menu. All in all, the food was good without being outstanding. There wasn’t anything particularly unique or interesting on the menu. We enjoyed our meal, but were not blown away and are not clamouring for a return...More

Thank Nick57519
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

HI Nick57519, Thank you for your review. Perhaps next time be more specific, what did you eat as you could only have sampled one or two meals. We cater to the majority of people who love old country favorites like Oxtail, Beautiful Aged Rump, melt...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need I say more - if you're looking for a fantastic meal, warm and friendly hosts then this is the one place you must visit in Clarens. Socks blown off! Well done done!More

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

Hi Clavin M, Thank you for your outstanding review on our restaurant. We really enjoyed having you and your partner dine with us, you were so kind and full of fun and people like you make make owning a restaurant so rewarding. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant evening in front of a warm fire with good hearty fare at Clementines. The setting is interesting and the service is friendly and competent. Our dishes, including oxtail with a delicious gravy, beautiful lamb curry and crispy pork belly, were satisfying,...More

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

Hi Matrelli, Thank you for your amazing review on our restaurant. We are so pleased that we achieved all our goals with you, friendly efficient service, great atmosphere and delicious food. We really try our best to make time spent with us memorable and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty. Good service. Good value for money. Pleasant atmosphere and good ambience. Very enjoyable evening and experience overall.More

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

Hi Jothi M, Thank you for such a lovely review. We try our best to make time spent with us memorable with good efficient service, cozy atmosphere and great, tasty food. We are thrilled you experienced all of those. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our friend's birthday with a dinner at Clementine's. The owners, Bridget and Mark were excellent hosts, and their attention to detail is evident in every aspect from the beautifully stocked bar, to the quirky decor, well trained staff and delicious food. We can...More

Thank MkomazanaCottages
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a booking, restaurant is very busy. We enjoyed the baked chicken pasta and mussels. Pavlova was to die for. The staff is very friendly and was great to see Addo the chef come out and interact with the guests.More

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

Hi Lucia D, Thank you for your great review on our restaurant. We are very pleased we could accommodate you although it wasn't the best table :-) We are very privileged to have such an amazing well travelled, humble man like Addo our chef working...More

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Laura S
Good day. What time do you closet this evening and are you happy to accomodate children ages 6 and 2? Many thanks
6 November 2016|
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Response from Shelley T | Property representative |
Hi Laura, With pleasure children are welcome and our kitchen closed at 8pm tonight. kind regards Shelley Clementines
I wonder what sort of cuisine is served there?
15 March 2016|
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Response from Shelley T | Property representative |
You are welcome to look at our website our menu is on there. I am not allowed to put the Web address here. It is the restaurants namE.
Hi, will you be screening the rugby at Clementines? Would like to book a table for 4 on saturday if we can also watch the rugby.
12 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail