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Glen Carlou

9,0 (61 reviews)

What 61 people say about Glen Carlou

9.0
(61 reviews)
Food
8.8
Service
9.2
Atmosphere
8.9
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"Exceptional!"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

We had such a great time visiting Glen Carlou. Stunning environment without feeling stuffy or pretentious. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional and def no small portions were served. The little treats in between like the lovely freshly baked bread and the amuse-bouche was a delightful surp...

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We had such a great time visiting Glen Carlou. Stunning environment without feeling stuffy or pretentious. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional and def no small portions were served. The little treats in between like the lovely freshly baked bread and the amuse-bouche was a delightful surprise in addition to their set menu. We were 5 at the table, and we all tried something different from their offering. Honestly, no meal disappointed. Everything was brimming with flavour. Even the cheese platter (for dessert) was exceptional - something that many restaurants skimp on.

Christine da Silva at 05 August 2019

"Great discovery!"
8.7 Cuisine 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9

My partner and I were pleasantly surprised by our first visit to this restaurant. The service was very good, with beautiful views over the vineyards and mountains in the background. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a modern, yet warm look and feel.
The food was beautifully presented and the wine pairing ...

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My partner and I were pleasantly surprised by our first visit to this restaurant. The service was very good, with beautiful views over the vineyards and mountains in the background. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a modern, yet warm look and feel.
The food was beautifully presented and the wine pairing with each dish was spot on. We also appreciated the amuse-bouche at the start, and chocolate truffles served at the end of the meal.

Raymond at 21 July 2019

"Family Lunch"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Excellent menu with perfect wine pairings.Can definitely recommend it.

Lindsay Frederiksen at 21 July 2019

"Another great experience"
9.7 Cuisine 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

The service and food at Glen Carlou is consistently excellent. Their breads are too good (so we ate too much) and the amuse bouche was a gorgeous roast onion and butternut soup.
The springbok croquettes and the smoked kabeljou starters were fantastic. The kabeljou arrangement was beautiful.
I docked half a star be...

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The service and food at Glen Carlou is consistently excellent. Their breads are too good (so we ate too much) and the amuse bouche was a gorgeous roast onion and butternut soup.
The springbok croquettes and the smoked kabeljou starters were fantastic. The kabeljou arrangement was beautiful.
I docked half a star because the pork belly was a little overcooked and dry on the outside.

With the wine pairings and the food the price was a real bargain. If we had gone the previous week I would have booked for a second lunch there, it was so good.

Roger Pitot at 03 May 2019

8.7 Cuisine 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10

The food and ambience excellent, however I feel that to be asked to pay for veggies is over the top. If that was the case, should have been explained on the menu at time of booking.

Cheryl Bradshaw at 02 May 2019

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Glen Carlou Winery, Simondium Road, R45 7625 Paarl

About Glen Carlou

Glen Carlou

Experience incomparable views at Glen Carlou whilst enjoying seasonal lunch menus featuring sustainable sourced and ethically grown produce.


Chef Johan Stander presents beautiful plates of food, brought to life from his family’s legacy of recipes. His motivation is straightforward South African, with a modern-day twist.

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