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R 193 - R 386
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International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

Thank you to Michelle & staff for the time we stayed, enduring load shedding and water issues, they really went out of their way to assist and deal with the on going problems. Excellent service and never an issue to go the extra mile for...their guests. Clean rooms, good breakfasts, extra blankets & extra drinking water when required.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

This restaurant, like several others in Clarens no longer exists. How can they still be listed on Trip Adviser? No email address where this can be noted.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

We received a free weekend due to something that happened last year, when we spent a weekend at this guesthouse. What a great experience. The breakfasts were scrumptious and great value for money. We were accommodated in a unit which had a little garden, which...was perfect as we had our little rescue dog with us. Room had all the amenities, and we enjoyed the stay which was quiet and restful. Thank you, we will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Dank, dark, damp and dusty We booked 5 rooms for our 9 family members to spend two night over the Easter weekend. Most of of the rooms dd not have hot water on both nights. All the rooms did not have water at all, for...extended periods of our stay. When we enquired about the hot water problem we were told “ well at least you have water for flushing the toilet “. We understand that in any business there would be unforeseen problems, but it’s question of managing one’s expectations and letting guests know in advance of potential issues. It is also a question of training the people that run/own the place to handle these situations more diplomatically. The person in charge, Michelle, kept coughing into her hands on the day we checked in and while serving our breakfast. Wearing a mask would have mode us a little more comfortable. The coughing wad was such a put off that everyone in our party chose to have breakfast elsewhere the following morning. My apartment was a two bedroom, lounge set up with poor lighting and a rocking chair that had seen better days. Our used towels that were placed into the laundry basket after use, were mixed up and hung up again to dry without any notification of guests having to reuse towels. Ordinarily this would have been acceptable had we been notified of this policy in advance. We paid around R 1500 per night per room which i thought was a fair price, considering the season. My suggestion…charge a little more and use the extra income to make some serious improvements to the accommodation.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2022 via mobile

It’s a mystery why Trip Advisor shows this as number 10 of 32 restaurants in Clarens. We went there and it looked like it’s just accommodation. We called and the lady confirmed they are no longer a restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2021

The place is beautiful, spacious, clean and the staff is very friendly. We enjoyed our room, the breakfast was a lovely variety to choose from, and Sue was attentive to all patrons. I will definitely visit the place again. Buyi and Vusi

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has moved just of the corner (now a beautiful blanket shop where the restaurant used to be) menu still the same.

Date of visit: September 2019
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MichelleC8827, Owner at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

Thank you for the review. We try to keep up with what is needed on our corner. I hope you enjoyed the changes and your stay Sue

Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Stayed over in 278 and had breakfast at the restaurant twice. The breakfast pizza is very nice and the staff are friendly. Service is quick. The restaurant is in a good location close to the square.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

Went here for breakfast with family and what a treat. Decent menu and excellent meals. Go and sit take in the atmosphere while sipping a cuppacino and enjoying the breakfast. Family friendly and great service.

Date of visit: April 2019
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MichelleC8827, Manager at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Thanks for the compliment Mark - we have made some changes just recently and so appreciate your comment! We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Clarens! Kind regards Michelle and 278 on Main

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped at 278 for dinner and absolutely loved this little restaurant. Their cover photo needs to be updated as it looks completely different and is beautifully decorated. The food was excellent and the staff were so friendly. We will definitely be back. Do yourself...a favour and pop in.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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MichelleC8827, Manager at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for posting such a great review Lisa - we will update our photo and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. The food was absolutely outstanding and the wait wrong staff and owner make every effort to make your dining experience as memorable as possible! The food is just like a home cooked meal...should be. I will note however, they do warn that the food can take a while to prepare. We were there on relatively busy night but nothing compared to in season. If you are impatient when it comes to receiving food the maybe this isn’t the place for you. Overall: Food pp with alcohol - R220 Ambience - perfectly suited to the little town of Clarens Service - friendly and efficient Would we go back, absolutely!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

It was a quiet cold evening. We enjoyed the warmth of the restaurant. The bobotie, oxtail and pork neck was fantastic. Really worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michelle C, Manager at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you Kobus - we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very warm and Cosy - especially when it’s was freezing outside . The food and wine was great and we had an very informative and interesting chat to the manager . We can highly recommend 278 for a more “ upmarket “ and Specialised dining...experience . Bobotie “ sosaties “ and the oxtail !a must !More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michelle C, Manager at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review Sephus - we enjoyed the evening too and I will pass your compliments on to the staff! Michelle

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Was told that this is the place to be for a good breakfast and it was no lie, friendly staff, fast service and good yummy food is the typical vibe at 278 on Main.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michelle C, Manager at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Dylan, what a lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast with us! Michelle

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had dinner at the restaurant. The food was very good and my Oxtail was excellent. The wine list is poor and we found the music intrusive rather that softly in the background. The service was good and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Michelle C, Manager at 278 on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us Nigel - much appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed your meal and the service. We will take another look at our wine list and the music is a work in progress - we're working on a...More

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278 on Main is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4