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Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

We only had dinner at this remarkable place, but it was an amazing experience The food was exceptional, the art and decor is unusual and interesting. The service & hospitality from all the staff was excellent. Comes highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020

The Art Hotel was recommended by our hosts at the Tradouw Guest House. It was the only place in the town centre open on a Monday evening. However, the food, service and general ambience were terrific.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks for your complimentary feedback- we are happy you enjoyed yourself! Our restaurant has just been awarded the coveted 2020 Eat Out Award as the Best Country Restaurant in the Western Cape - and we hold a 2020 Diners Club Diamond Wine List Award: we...More

Reviewed 10 November 2019

Comfortable stay in the garden suite and good meals breakfast and dinner. Service very friendly . Close to the main road and restaurants

Date of visit: November 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2019

Thanks for your kind words- happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Regards Theo Owner

Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

We have just returned from another marvelous weekend at the Barrydale Art Hotel. The hotel offers a perfect retreat from busy city-life and a welcome break from cooking. Every meal is a culinary pleasure and, if one is that way inclined, there are wonderful options...to pair your meal with wines from the award winning wine list with fabulous offerings from the region. The breakfast menu deserves a special mention: I have never seen such a variety of cooked breakfasts. The Eggs Benedict are out of this world. An absolutely scrumptious chicken pie is served over lunch - the burgers and sandwiches are equally delicious. Supper at the hotel is always memorable: start off with a cocktail in the bar, swimming pool or beautiful garden. Then move over to the dining room where you can relax in front of fire place with good wines and delicious food - the Karoo lamb chops, curry and steaks are a meat lover's dream. There are several delicious vegetarian options and the Montagu trout is a great new addition to the menu for pescatarians. Secret tip: try the scrambled eggs with trout for breakfast...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Thank you for this lekker celebratory review! We are over the moon with your great feedback. You are a gust so after our own heart-we can see that we share the same culinary ,wine and fun DNA! A small hotel like ours can win the...More

Reviewed 4 September 2019

They promise you a chef to work on the food. Of three plates one was OK, one was edible if hungry and one (Risotto) had to be thrown to the garbage. The chef didn't even taste what he was giving out. Don't go unless you...like to live on the edge.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

We are always very sorry if a patron does not enjoy his/her meal at our hotel- as a country hotel,we understand the importance of good food,and we really go out of our way to put great fare on the table. you and your two guests...More

Reviewed 25 May 2019

Dined in a group of 9 and the whole experience was very enjoyable. Decor is extravagant as you might expect with the Artist theme but it doesn't detract from the dining experience. There were a few items that were unavailable from the menu, but the...standard of the choices was excellent. Overall value for money was great too.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Thanks for your great feedback- appreciated! In wintertime our menu of necessity will be smaller, as the seasonal supply changes. Be at all times assured of wholesome country food, with curries, stews and venison as great winter dishes. Although we offer the best meat cuts...More

Reviewed 16 March 2019

We stayed in Barrydale on a Monday night when only two restaurants were open. We stopped at the Karoo Art Hotel for an evening cocktail, then stayed on for dinner. The menu had greater variety than we expected and the food was delicious! The staff...were friendly and efficient, and happily shared their knowledge of Barrydale with us. A delightful evening overall!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Thanks for your great feedback! Reards Theo Owner

Reviewed 16 March 2019

We stayed at the Hotel and were therefore able to sample both the Dinner and Breakfast menus - which are comprehensive. The Karoo Lamb cutlets were flavourful, beautifully cooked and accompanied by the most tasty chips on record. The ambience of the Gallery restaurant was...warm, colourful and relaxed. Staff were first class - helpful. knowledgeable ,and attentive without being too intrusive. Decor is imaginative, bright and quirky - strangely enough it works and helps to create the right atmosphere for a thoroughly pleasant dining experience.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

It is a heartwarming pleasure to read a review like this- thank you! We love great food - just like you! Please visit us again. Regards Theo Owner

Reviewed 26 January 2019

As I said in my review of the hotel, our dinner here was a high point. A variety of traditional dishes of game were served extremely well.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

We are very pleased with this great feedback- our chefs are smiling! We were also happy to have seen you enjoy some of the best wines available in SA from our excellent wine list! We look forward to receiving you as our guest soon again....More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Lamb cutlets to die for ~ perhaps the best we have ever had. All at the table enjoyed their meals and breakfast selection was wonderful. Stay for 2 nights a must

Date of visit: November 2018
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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Yes,our Karoo lamb cutlets are indeed a signature dish! Glad you enjoyed it,hope to see you again soon. Regads Theo Owner

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