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Roter Hahn Restaurant

German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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332 Roos Street | Corner Van Zyl Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1888
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a terrific experience at Roter Hahn. Our waiter Josef was excellent, knowledgeable and very friendly. Selection of beers was impressive and the variety german sausage was terrific. Pork nek was slightly dry but that's about the only negative thing to share.

Thank Werner B
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy. Just great food and service. Struggled to find a restaurant for lunch during Easter weekend and was glad to find a table here. Service was excellent. We did not wait for our drinks or food. A large selection of beers and ciders but a bit pricy. R56 for a cider is a bit much for me. Good selection... More 

Thank Ivanda V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 'genuine German' restaurant has a wonderful deck with panoramic mountain views. The various platters with bread , cheese and sausages are just the thing for lunch, but the service is really sub-standard. It took us four attempts and 45 minutes to get our drinks order- which included water and ice tea- nothing complicated. The restaurant was not full at... More 

Thank 450DEB
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a previously unpleasant experience, it was lovely to enjoy food, ambiance and service to the degree which we have come to expect from Der Roter Hahn. Large variety of beers and ciders. Tasty food at decent prices for largish portions. Good service. Still some of the best views from Clarens.

Thank Tamcs74
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, but the most popular food is really nothing special. I had the tomato and porl meatball soup - which I can highly recommend. The rest of our group tried the eisbeins and pork belly - but they were not impressed. Large variety of beer though!

Thank charmaine-lee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cozy German styled restaurant where the service and the food was average to say the least!! Has potential but on the night think the staff were more interested in going home, the crispy eisbine was far from that but the pork ribs were tasty

Thank dcrayston
Cape Town
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last night in Clarens with most restaurants booked we were so lucky and happy to get an outdoor table at Roter Hahn. The service was good and the authentic German food was tasty but also well priced.

Thank Liz I
Clarens, South Africa
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327 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the spur of moment visit to Roterhahn invited by a friend.. What a lovely cheese platter we had with sausages and bread

Thank Aaltjie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a most enjoyable dinner with friendly, efficient service and the food was well prepared and well presented. Good atmosphere, a definite must when in Clarens.

Thank goltie
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The Roter Hahn has a large selection of beer. Good German food. The Eisbein is succulent and highly recommended. Staff are attentive. Great place to "kuier".

Thank Jan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Roos Street | Corner Van Zyl Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?