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Clarke of the Karoo

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10 Ladismith Road Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1017
08:00 - 21:00
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Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 08:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect stop to grab a coffee and lunch during a long drive. Mike and his staff are friendly and his kitchen prepared a perfect meal. Highly recommend this place

Thank Sean C
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had been recommended Mike's restaurant and especially his lamb curry - we had driven miles and were so relieved to arrive at this charming place and were able to sit outside amongst his windmill sculptures and other lovely features in the courtyard .It was quirky and fun and I will let you discover what is so special about Mike's... More 

Thank Sarah L
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

From the loud comments of some overseas tourists at the table next to us, it would seem that Clarke's reputation is very much Internet / social media driven. We ordered Calamari, a beef burger and a lamb burger. The waitress was absent-minded and after bringing our food never returned to ask about another round of drinks. Both burgers were overdone... More 

Thank SA_AV2012
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Made a stop here on our way to Hermanus. Had the pork ribs which were amazing, my girlfried had a burger with home made fries which was also very good. For drink we had the homemade gingerbeer which I can highly recommend. But the best came at the end, a also homemade carrot cake which was simply the best we... More 

Thank Moritz R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you’re looking for good food in Barrydale, ignore the brash, jostling cluster of restaurants at the foot of town. Head higher up the main through road to Clarke of the Karoo – proprietor, Mike Clarke. We were on our way from Prins Albert to Hermanus, and were directed here by a local resident who knew just how well Mike... More 

Thank Edward R
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Having a weekend to spend in Barrydale we decided to have lunch at Clarke of the Karoo. We ordered the signature dish Karoo lamb curry. We rate this as one of the best curries you will taste in a long time and beats other recently tried karoo lamb dishes in the surrounds hands down! It's a must! Simple but charming... More 

Thank Bruce B
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We didnt have a lot of time to stop as we passed through Barrydale but the friendly waitress assured and delivered us delicious food within 10 minutes. Being vegan often makes finding food more complicated yet Clarkes were more than happy to provide a delicious vegan wrap made with a freshly prepared light pita that was simply out of this... More 

Thank Claire S
St Austell, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017

On holiday with 6 friends and needed a coffee & cake, You will not be disappointed if you popped in here. Staff where friendly & polite. Cracking view from the roof terrace. A must stop if you are driving the garden route.

Thank dghawkey
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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733 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

You never know what to expect in small towns off the main road but this restaurant is a delight. Great menu with great value and the owner, Mike Clarke is the character behind it and summed the Town up with a great quote, it's a drinking town with a farming problem. Find this place , you won't be disappointed...

Thank tim p
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit and we enjoyed both occasions very much. The rotis and burgers were tasty and the service was very quick and friendly. It has a quaint atmosphere. We will visit there again!

Thank Tonia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ladismith Road Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Barrydale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 572 1017

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