Taking your fur-baby to dinner in Clarens!
Guests often ask if there are any pet-friendly restaurants in Clarens.
Yes! Of course!
Clarens Guest Accommodation brings you a list of restaurants, pubs and eateries that will welcome your loved ones like
long lost friends.
278 on Main - 278 Main St - 082 556 5208
On the menu throughout the day are a variety of salads comprising fresh farm produce wherever possible and mouth-watering sweet and savoury pancakes. You'll find many international favourites like toasted cheese & tomato as well as scrumptious treats served on ciabattas or toasted paninis.
When the weather is chilly, a bowl of Sue's home-made soup or one of her specialty pasta dishes is always a good option. And if you're not in a hurry, the Beef & Guinness or Baboti are well worth waiting for. Or if you're simply in the mood for a sweet treat you can't go wrong with the chocolate brownies, scones and cream or freshly baked muffins.
Dinner is always a culinary delight - try the vegetable spring rolls, duck liver pate with toasted ciabatta or the baked Camembert with Melba toast. Main course specialties include, lamb shank, melt-in-the mouth lamb curry, oxtail and of course phenomenal Slow roasted duck in an orange brandy sauce. End your meal with one of Sue's outrageously decadent desserts.
Artist's Café - Market Square - 058 256 1404
A great location for watching the world go by: indoor seating, with the fireplace burning warm in winter, or cool comfortable outdoor seating where you can get lost in the views of the mountains and activities taking place on Clarens Square.
Breakfasts include a traditional Boere Breakfast but also caters for the Englishman, the French, the Early Birds and every one in between! Light meals including homemade Quiche and their famous savoury pancakes. Bread baskets are offered with a range of Toasties, healthy Open Sandwiches and Roosterkoek with different fillings which should not be missed. Grills and snack platters come highly recommended with all meats being locally sourced and hung, ready to be prepared to your liking. Those with a sweet tooth can choose from homemade cakes, waffles and pancakes.
The Artist’s Café is fully licensed and have a kiddies menu. Mellow music and relaxed ambiance appeal to the adults while the shady farm-stle playground is a safe space to let your little ones unwind.
Bon Appétit Deli & Bistro - 222 Main Street (opp NGK) - 079 873 1318
Owned by an avid dog lover (9 at last count), Bon Appétit Deli & Bistro has a large garden for your pups to sniff around while you are enjoying anything from a fresh croissant and cappuccino to a Moroccan Steak Roll on a ciabatta with fresh salad. The wide range of dishes offers breakfasts, platters, light meals and sweet treats, and the choice of over 30 teas, excellent coffee, artisan cheeses (many of the homemade by Valerie, the owner), deli treats, frozen take-home meals, chocolate fondues, homemade preserves and more, makes it a pleasant change to the normal bistro fare. Open Wednesday to Monday every week from 9am until late afternoon.
Clarens Brewery - Market Square - 058 256 1193
A visit to the Clarens Brewery has become an established tradition when visiting Clarens. Find a bench and watch the world go by while sampling from a range of award winning beers and ciders. Free tasters help you choose your favourite and they have a a delicious lunch menu focusing on German style sausages, local organic cheeses, local breads, relishes and pickles. A perfect accompaniment to their range of beverages. Kiddies haven't been left out and will love the cherry and apple juice. Homemade, of course!
Die Uyshuis - R712 toward Bethlehem - 083 284 2655
A farm-stall that's well worth taking a drive to visit. Everything from local meats, deli goods, light meals, gifts and some of the best droëwors you'll find! Take the R712 toward Bethlehem an look out for it on the right hand side.
Gosto Portuguese Restaurant - On The Square - 076 792 8189
This Portuguese restaurant offers a menu with a twist, introducing Mozambican dishes. Up market ambiance, stylish decor and attentive service seal the deal when you are looking for somewhere special to eat.
The Grouse and Claret - Clarens Meander - 058 256 1795
A family pub and restaurant situated at the entrance to the village square. The menu, with plenty of variety to suit all tastes that will appeal to all the family. Specialties include pot-pies steaks and meat dishes, seafood and curries. The pub and outdoor areas are festive with good pub-grub on offer, washed down with a good selection of beers on tap. With sports event screenings and regular live music, it is a favourite hang-out for locals and visitors alike.
Highland Coffee Roastery - On The Square - 058 256 1136
Highland Coffee Roastery is a micro-roastery, and takes great pride and care in roasting 100% Arabica coffees to perfection in small batches.The roastery, shop and espresso bar is in the On The Square Centre on the corner of the square, the ideal spot to sit and relax with a cup of freshly roasted, freshly ground and perfectly prepared coffee (and maybe a tasty muffin), and enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Horeb. A range of signature blends and single origin coffees are on offer as well as coffee accoutrements that belong in your kitchen. Visit their website at www.highlandcoffeeroastery.co.za
Highlander Restaurant - Market St - 058 256 1912
Unpretentious and extremely family-friendly, The Highlander is one of the favourite family restaurants in Clarens. Fully licensed with a range of beers-on-tap, it is the perfect easy-eating venue whatever the season.A great selection of wood-fired pizzas, steaks and meat dishes, seafood, salads and a great kiddies menu ensures a fun and satisfying meal out.
Maluti Mountain Lodge - Naauwpoort St - 058 256 1224
A Clarens landmark, the Maluti Mountain Lodge has a relaxed restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that will suit everyone. A drink or meal on the deck with it's stunning view is the ideal place to enjoy a drink or meal.
Mosaic Pizzeria - Cnr Van Zyl & Church St - 058 256 1884
This small and friendly pizzeria has built it's reputation build their tasty menus. A kiddies menu and large playground ensures that the kids and puppies are well catered for!
The Post House - 276 Main St - 058 256 1534
The Posthouse, situated on main street in a building which once served as the post office is a Clarens favourite. Warm and cosy in winter, bright and sunny in summer. Visitors can either enjoy their meals al-fresco in the sunny open courtyard, or relax inside.Two open fireplaces ensure that diners are comfortably warm on even the coldest nights.Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with a wide range of dishes and treats.
The Lazy Gecko Pancakes & Waffles - Main St - 072 125 4424
The range of both sweet and savoury waffles, pancakes and treats will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth. Watch the world while indulging in some hard to forget specialties.
Clarens Guest Accommodation offers four pet-friendly, budget conscious venues in Clarens that are ideal for couples of small families. One night booking enquiries are welcome.
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