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The Highlander

Main Street | Shop 3, Highlands Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1912
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (106 reviews)
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Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Shop 3, Highlands Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this place for breakfast, as one of the locals recommended "The Doedelsak". And we were not disappointed. 150g fillet steak, bacon, egg, toast, tomato, halloumi, all hot and delicious! Highly recommended!

Thank Mariana v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu has great variety, something for everyone. Prices are very good and service is great. Seating inside or out with great views.

Thank TwoTravelers1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, sitting next to a crackling fire while sipping gluwhein. My daughter and I ordered pies. The chicken pie had good flavour but the cartilage and gristle put us off. Lamb pie was good. My husband had the spatch cock chicken - a little...More

Thank Veschini M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only ate breakfast here, good food, good service. Friendly staff, coffee was good. This place also offer accommodation - rooms on the premises.

Thank 1968hrj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our huge table of friends had a fantastic meal, the atmospher was very festive and service was top. my daughter was unable to find something on the menu she liked, and said she wanted nuggets and even though there were no nuggets on the menu,...More

Thank XeroEffect
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Clarens for 3 nights and every meal at The Highlander was exceptional. We recommend this restaurant 100% In our experience the best restaurant in town. We loved the oxtail and the lamb curry. The Pizzas we had were also great and with...More

Thank Anneke B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 years ago, when visiting Clarens, we had an incredible meal at The Highlander and were so looking forward to the same experience again this weekend. Needless to say, we booked a table at The Highlander yesterday afternoon for today, Sunday 19th August 2018 at...More

1  Thank SueAbleitinger
MallofArabia, Owner at The Highlander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sue Thank you for your review. As we live in Clarens we sometimes experience difficulties with communications. When that happens we immediately inform our prospective clients of the issue so that they can make an arrangement to pay which negates bad feelings once they...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food. Had a fun evening with friends. Chatted to people at other tables. Extremely helpful and friendly staff.

Thank 55SallyH55
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ate 3 nights in a row at the highlander. I had the Chicken and Prawn Curry, The Beef Curry and the Oxtail. All these dishes were delicious and flavourful. We often eat at the highlander and I am happy to say, service and atmosphere...More

Thank MadeleineM573
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The tables are not very inviting - they have not been laid at all; the waitress then brings cutlery wrapped in paper serviettes and plonks this on the table. However the food is really good. My oxtail was delicious, and my husband enjoyed his duck...More

Thank tuffie448
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Questions & Answers
Anne D
21 April 2017|
Response from MallofArabia | Property representative |
Hi Anne Yes we are open for supper and we can accommodate 16 people. I need your email address in order for me to forward you a copy of our menu Regards
Sonet V
13 December 2016|
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Response from MallofArabia | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are close on Christmas day.
3 August 2016|
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Response from MallofArabia | Property representative |
hi i apologise for not answering your question. yes we are a doggy friendly restaurant. check our facebook page for Ed our doggy chino customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Shop 3, Highlands Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1912
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