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The Highlander

Main Street | Shop 3, Highlands Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1912
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (110 reviews)
“cherry pie” (11 reviews)
“seafood salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Shop 3, Highlands Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated at the top of the town square this restaurant has loads to offer... From pizzas, big juicy tasty burgers to pickled pig craft beers on tap.. Gin by the bottles

Thank bronwynn193
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of German clients for dinner, well this was part of a 14 day tour I guided. After the last night we were sititng down to dinner in Kruger Park and they all commented on the first nights dinner at Highlanders in...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch and another time for dinner. Both were enjoyable and the food was very good. The steak was cooked beautifully and the pizza was large with generous toppings! The service was good.

Thank exploretheworld29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday night dinner,food was tasty and homely,was lovely to have something different to eat,very varied menu.

Thank juliemZ1433ZU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well the worst service we have had. Asked about the whiskey got the menu and never even got the service to order. After waiting and then going inside the restaurant to ask for service my husband was so annoyed he then just said bring me...More

Thank JamesR6563
MallofArabia, Owner at The Highlander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Goodness me, the sequence of events as per my waitresses and Manager are not anything like you have explained. You arrived in the Whisky Lounge and as my Whisky expert was on his day off, one of the waitresses called the restaurant Manager who met...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

After reading all the reviews, we decided on the Highlander for a family dinner. Please make sure to book a table in advance, luckily we did. We went early and watched the rugby and then enjoyed supper afterwards. Pizza was great for the kids, while...More

Thank soneth
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The food is hearty and tasty, and there's a good atmosphere in the restaurant, which is not that big. Service was good.

Thank Footprints691227
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had pizzas here for lunch on a freezing winters day. Such a lovely inviting and warm atmosphere and fantastic food. The venue has such a lively atmosphere, if you find the locals in a small village you know you've hit the jackpot and this...More

Thank DeonTerBlanche
Reviewed 3 October 2018

One of the oldest eateries in Clarens, this venue never fails to surprise. So often restaurants disappoint in the food served, but this one really delivers that "wow" factor! The menu is generous and the prices are reasonable. The specials seem to vary often and...More

Thank 993glennc
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Took a day trip to Clarens and had a really good meal. Service was good. Prices reasonable. Both my curry and my partner's lamb & onion pie were very, very tasty. Place itself lacked a bit of character for me but it was very busy...More

Thank BrettErasmus
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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