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“Drinks only, but it does what it says on the tin”

Friends Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #18 of 37 Restaurants in Clarens
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We stopped in for drinks after dinner on a visit to Clarens. There was a nice fire outside to ward off the chill and a two-piece band playing inside. Decent prices and a good vibe. We saw a lot of food being served, but did not partake and thus cannot comment. A nice thing is that the inside bar appeared to be non-smoking, unlike the bar's competition on the corner.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank john61111
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Last night, on the prowl for some live music in Clarens and somewhere out of the cold, we were recommended by a local to try out 'Friends Restaurant & Pub'.

Huge burgers (and I mean huge), live music by a band called Slipstream, affordable drinks and friendly service by our barman JP made our experience well worth the walk. We had a lot of fun last night!

*Recommendation: If you are looking for fine dining, 'Friends' is not for you, but for everything else (and one of the most festive vibes in town), it is definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank LaurasWorldza
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We were looking for dinner on Friday and felt like burgers. They specialize in burgers but we were disappointed. Greasy, reheated chips and very ordinary burgers. This is a pub not a restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank michaelc14825
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

After a nasty experience at Street Cafe, we ordered take away burgers and cannot fault it at all. The person who answered the phone was polite and very accommodating. Thank you!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank TracyH630909
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

So, first time in Clarens we come across this bar...there is 'n brandy special that actually tastes like brandy and not 93 octane petrol laced with machine coke. Black Sabbath jamming in the background...and I'm writing this review and we have not even ordered mains yet. The Jalapeño poppers is an absolute must! Laid back, good music and a great vibe. Well done.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank KobusH17
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