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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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