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Backsberg Restaurant

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Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Klapmuts Simondium Road | Klapmuts/Paarl, Paarl 7670, South Africa
+27 21 875 5952
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09:00 - 15:30
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 15:30
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Cape Town, South Africa
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111 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week while out in the Paarl area we dropped into Backsberg (next to Babylonstoren) for a light lunch. It is a charming relaxing spot. The shady outdoor area is embraced by a well-established garden giving it an air of privacy - a secret oasis away from the madding crowds.of tourists that throng this part of the Winelands. Prices were... More 

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Thank JoySmith
Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here with us. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our estate and our beautiful gardens. We take great pride in making sure our gardens are always taken care of. We look forward in welcoming you back to our winery and restaurant soon. All the best. The Backsberg... More 

Montreal, Canada
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229 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delightful place for a simple yet relaxing light lunch served by Jessica Lindberg. We shared a cheese platter which was delicious and their wine is absolutely fantastic. We purchased several bottles, and to our delight it was far less than buying it in one of the large super markets. We will definitely return next year

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Thank McGill_Tripper
Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and visit here with us. We are delighted that you had a relaxing afternoon enjoying our wine. Jessica is a real star. We look forward in welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Backsberg familly More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would say it was average food but their dessert was delicious but I thought that the food should have been more authentic since it's a vineyard but the entertainment was homely and fun.

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Thank sueretha
Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you have enjoyed the majority of your lunch with us bearing in mind our restaurant serves truly South African dishes such as the traditional Lamb Spit Buffet Carvery Lunch you attended on Sunday. We look forward in welcoming you back again in... More 

Paarl, South Africa
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447 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for three on short notice and were lucky to get one of the last available tables. We were first able to do the wine tasting (for free as we booked for lunch) and returned at leasure. It was a busy day, but the service was excellent. The buffet food was good and the lamp on the... More 

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Sean L, Guest Relations Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon lunch here with us as well as our wine tasting offering. We will be sure to pass on the lovely comments regarding our service level to our lovely service staff. We look forward... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visited this restaurant on Thursday, 09 March for a late lunch. The weather was sunny so we sat outside. There were only a handful of people at the time resulting in a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The cheese platter I ordered offered only one variety of cheese, a tasteless camembert. However, the super friendly and efficient Jessica, our... More 

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Thank Peter F
Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit here with us. We have highlighted some key aspects of your experience and overall comments regarding our meal offering and we can assure you that these aspects have been discussed with the relevant managers involved and will be resolved. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Have... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went to Blacksburg to get away from the wine tram area,not far to drive from franschoek, great car park under the shade. We did some tasting followed by there cheese platter with wine. This cheese platter is about the best we have had,it's a combination of sweet,sour and savoury,with lots of different bread,cheese and fruit,with chutneys as well. When you... More 

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Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit here with us. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your cheese and wine pairing here with us in our gardens. We are all about relaxation and enjoyment and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tranquility here with us whilst enjoying a glass... More 

Paarl, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have been to Backsberg on a number of occasions and just love it. The manager of the restaurant, Sean, is fantastic. So much so that I had my wedding and end of year school function there. The staff are friendly, the food is great and the setting is beautiful. Do yourself a favor and visit Backsberg!!!

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Thank jilliankotze
Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit here with us. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your wedding and year end function at our restaurant. We are even happier that we had the privilege to be part of your special day and look forward in spending more special moments together. Have a... More 

Somerset West
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It is a long time since we visited this venue for Sunday lunch and compared to our previous visits the standard has dropped considerably. The service was average, the starter that was served for 6 of us was inadequate to say the least. The spit roast lamb was not the best, the salad choice was no where what it used... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

For the last at least 8 years it is a family tradition, to have Sunday lunch at Backsberg when we are in Stellenbosch. It was a delightful experience sitting in the gardens under the trees eating delicious food. This year we excitedly arrived to find that the eating venue moved from the garden to a paved area in front of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We followed our wine tasting with a delicious and filling buffet lunch, the highlight of which was the amazing lamb being slowly roasted on a spit. It's a busy and popular place so both the wine tasting and buffet felt a bit hurried, but it was still thoroughly lovely.

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Thank Martin D
Sean L, Manager at Backsberg Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience here with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon and offering with us in our new restaurant and look forward in welcome you back soon. Have a lovely day further. Warm Regards, Backsberg Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Cuisine
Contemporary, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:30
Monday
09:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:30
Thursday
09:00 - 15:30
Friday
09:00 - 15:30
Saturday
09:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klapmuts Simondium Road | Klapmuts/Paarl, Paarl 7670, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 875 5952
Description
Our restaurant is set in a beautiful country garden where we serve lunch outdoors if the weather is favourable and indoors beside a roaring fire in the chilly months.We have a varied a la carte menu, served from Monday to Saturday, that features traditional South African home-style meals, all made with fresh ingredients and our tried-and-trusted recipes. Our wine list offers all the Backsberg favourites as well as some special wines only available at the farm. Your kids will feel at home too, with a jungle gym in the garden and loads of space to play.Our traditional lamb on the spit is available every Saturday and Sunday during summer, and just on Sundays during the winter months. On the weekend the spit is served with a buffet of salads, veggies and Linda's famous roast potatoes. Booking is advised.

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