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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected poor service from the reviews but unprepared for how bad it would be! The gluhwein is undrinkable and the food was at a standard of the hot dog cafe. 3 menu items we tried to order was not available after the waiter took...the order and disappeared for 15 min. In all it took 2 hours for our food with only me and wife in the restaurant and what looked like a full compliment of waiters.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 March 2022

We were there for lunch and enjoyed the platters and beer tasting. They have a lot of beer on tap and we enjoyed the cherry beers

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

this German restaurant is off the main road and needs 50m of dirt to get there , don't be put off by the bad 50m dirt road - its a must to go see - beer on tap and atmosphere is truly amazing

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2022 via mobile

What an experience!!!! My husband is German and we have traveled to Germany often, and of course am always looking for good German cuisine in SA, however.... without a doubt, Roter Hahn is THE best German cuisine that we have eaten outside of Germany. Run...by pure bred South Africans, they deliver a true German experience, German music, decor beverages... all of it!!!! But, the food... oh wow, they get it beyond spot on!!!!!! The meals were undoubtedly the best authentic German cuisine that we have eaten outside of Germany. I mean, where do you get cheese fondue like that for starters, not to mention the most divine pork belly Espetada, eisbein, schnitzel, sausage .... I could go on forever!!! The intention was to try visit a new restaurant everyday, however we simply couldn't help but return there again and again. For us what made this place the most special is that it is dog friendly, when we asked if we could bring our dogs in, they welcomed them with open arms. We would return to Clarens, even if only to eat there again. To the management team, weldone, what an incredible place!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2021 via mobile

What a nightmare! I booked a tabel for my mother’s birthday this evening. We did not ask for much, just a nice table and for them to add a birthday note on her desert. We have been three times before and loved the food so...much that we knew this would be amazing for this occasion.. It’s a HUGE understatement to say that we where so wrong. To start we ordered the cheese fondue, I found a burned used match in my sauce… to top it off I would be so ashamed to serve someone a small dip bowl with sauce, a mini roll and 4 thin slices of sausage for R80!!? For mains we got the Eisbein (that we have had three times before) We where totally disgusted when we got the sad pale plate. The Eisbein was ice cold in the middle, rubber in texture and no sign of the signature crisp a Eisbein should have! We had one bite and sent it back. After now embarrassing myself sending back the food and trying not to totally ruin my mother’s birthday we asked for our dessert to come out. First they arrived with two solid frozen slices of cheese cake, followed by a mushy piece of apple pie with a little pink sauce on that said “birthday” and to crown the glorious experience a dessert I never asked for or ordered… not even letting me know that my dessert was not available and just replacing it with something. We had waiters and kitchen staff laughing loudly at us when we sent back the food and the manager could not be bothered to talk to us or even greet us as we left. I am mortified that my mother’s very expensive birthday getaway weekend started like this. Please don’t make the same mistake we did and stay away from this place.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

Had a top class German meal with a group of friends during a Harley trip to Clarens - good food and service

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for years. My first visit post Covid, and although I was there in the week and it was fairly empty, it was still excellent. The atmosphere was great with the traditional german music in the background. Excellent deli...section with sausages, meat, pantry staples and great selection of beers. I had to have a pretzel as well as pork schnitzel, and was not disappointed. Great service and loved every minute.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

We loved this restaurant with authentic, delicious German food and imported beers! The crispy Eisbein was the best my husband ever tasted before. The service was excellent and the view the best in town!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Waiters just standing around not wanting our business. Not impressed... After complaining to get service some dude apologized but did nothing about it

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

We stopped in at Roter Hahn for a few beers. they have a superb selection, with many available on tap

Date of visit: August 2021
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Roter Hahn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4