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Clementines Restaurant and Bar

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cnr Church St & Van Zyl, Clarens, South Africa
+27 58 256 1616
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11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and food to a group of 20 people. Every order correct and well prepared. Impressive

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Thank Louise Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For good dining experience, good food and fantastic hosts this is the place to be. Be warned, book and make reservations.

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Thank PierrevanEeden
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi PierrevanEeden, Thank you for your amazing review of our restaurant. We try our best to make our customers time spent with us memorable and we are pleased that we achieved that with you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Shelley, Mark, Addo and The Clementines Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a little more formal than the other options in town. They are very busy on a Friday/Saturday and advance booking is required. The food is good, not wow, but good enough to feel it was money well spent. The steak was well prepared and had good flavor. Other items on the menu looked new and interesting, while... More 

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Thank Gregory D
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gregory D, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you and your group enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed your dinner. Our waitresses and manger all have the same T shirts with 'Clementines' embroidered on them and the same aprons, our 'runner' is in a white shirt as she just clears plates. So I am... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Clementines on a Saturday evening. Although our starters and main courses were both delicious, our experience was let down by poor service. Other than taking food and drink orders, we were never attended to throughout the evening again. White wine arrived without the choice of ice or an ice bucket and the specials board was awkwardly... More 

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Thank Jacques B
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jacques B, I am so pleased that your dinner was delicious, and I am sorry that a few small issues disappointed you. We always offer a ice bucket or ice to accompany wine, this was an over sight from the waitress, which we apologise for, I am sure it was rectified quickly. As for the service, it is always... More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very deceptive from the outside. The service and the meals were, however, comparable to some of the best restaurants in Gauteng.

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Thank jacob736
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jacob736, Thank you for your amazing review on our restaurant. My staff and I try our best everyday to make time spent with us memorable and we are thrilled that we achieved that with you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Shelley, Mark, Addo and The Clementines Team More 

Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant just off the main square of Clarens came up trumps with it's food quality prepared by the chef of 7 years at the same place. We visited on a quieter Sunday evening after the weekend rush and had the most delicious steak prepared, with a pepper sauce. The chef made time to come over and ask if the... More 

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Thank Kobus O
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kobus O, Thank you for your great review on our restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and the time spent with us was memorable. We are indeed privileged to have such a well traveled, experience chef working with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in our lovely little village.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Clementines. The food is awesome, and it seems that way regardless of when you go or what you eat. The pork belly and oxtail are 2 amazing dishes. Tender meat with loads of taste. Not to be missed if you're in Clarens.

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Thank Gary B
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gary B, Thank you for your great review on our restaurant. We all work very hard to make sure that the food is perfect and time spent with us is memorable. I must agree the Crispy Pork Belly is new on the specials and delicious. We just can't seem to make enough of it, it is a really winner... More 

Strand, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was pretty average. Waiter had to be called so we could place our order, could be better trained.

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Thank mynameiskathleen2308
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi myname iskathleen2308, I apologies that you found the food average, pity you didn't say what you ate or say anything while you were at our restaurant. We pride ourselves in only using top ingredients and have a well traveled extremely qualified Chef preparing the meals who has been with us for 7 years. Since I bought the restaurant in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice and the good was excelent. We ordered a marinated tender beef and a lamb curry. Both were spectacular. Addo, the chef, come to see if everything was ok a few times and he was really kind and caring. We really loved it!

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Thank Akharsa
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Akharsa, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review for our restaurant. My staff and I try our best to make time spent with us memorable and we are pleased wee achieved that with you. We are privileged to have such an experienced chef working with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 3 course dinner at Clementines and both my wife and I enjoyed all our meals. Great for a evening out.

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Thank Jonathan M
Shelley T, Owner at Clementines Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan M, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review for our restaurant. My staff and I try our best to make time spent with us memorable and we are pleased wee achieved that with you. We are privileged to have such an experienced chef working with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Church St & Van Zyl, Clarens, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1616

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