Top 10 restaurants in Barrydale, South Africa

July 16, 2017 Carley Gatson

Barrydale is a village located on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Named after Joseph Barry, a well known merchant of the 19th century it is situated at the northern end of the Tradouw's pass which winds its way through the mountains to Swellendam.
Things to do in Barrydale

1. Clarke of the Karoo

10 Ladismith Road Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 28 572 1017
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Clarke of the Karoo

Reviewed By sleepingleo2010 - Cologne, Germany

We've stopped for lunch when driving the amazing Route 62. We've had the lamb burger and lamb curry. Both were very tasty. Just go there. You can't go wrong.

2. The Jam Tarts Barrydale

12 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$94 +27 83 680 2411
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

The Jam Tarts Barrydale

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: The Jam Tarts Barrydale has a whole new look. New thin crust pizzas in our wood fired oven. Mina's famous Malay lamb curry; Venison and chicken pies; famous baguettes; Bobotie. We are fully licensed and as a result make fabulously naughty milkshakes. We look forward to giving you a friendly Karoo welcome.

Reviewed By darq1 - Johannesburg, South Africa

This is a very quaint little restaurant which serves mainly cakes, pizzas and light meals. the staff are friendly and I ordered the carrot cake which was really moist and the tea was served in the most divine tea pot with matching tea cups

3. Joubert-Tradauw

Tradouw Vallei | Posbus 15, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Joubert-Tradauw

Reviewed By Dr_Thistlepearl - New York City, New York

We stopped for a tasting and stayed for a light meal. Eminently pleasant environment, with reasonable French-influenced wines and satisfying mixed plates of local charcuterie, cheeses, salads, etc. Exactly what one wants in the Western Cape, but is all-too difficult to find. Well worth a visit.

4. The Blue Cow

Opposite High School Barrydale, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$78 +27 82 579 1253
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

The Blue Cow

Nestled at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains on the farm Tradouwshoek of Boetie & Hannette Cooke. Well known for spectacular views, bird watching, healthy country climate and unforgettable meals. The Blue Cow established in 2005 and takes pride in serving the best farm food available. Impressum Six generations ago Robert Cooke, a farm worker near Dublin in Ireland fell in love with a landowner's daughter, Mary-anne Proudfoot They were forbidden to marry because of the class difference so, undeterred, they jumped aboard a ship to Cape Town and then took an ox-wagon to Swellendam In 1890 the Cooke family ended up with the farm in Barrydale where they have been farming dairy and fruit ever since. Boetie and Hannette Cooke continued farming in the family tradition and brought up their children Bertus, Anika and Danel on the farm. About eight years ago Hannette had an idea. She told Boetie what she wanted to do and in true male tradition he told her it was a silly idea and wouldn't work. It took Hannette two years of female guile to convince Boetie that a restaurant in the "calf paddock by the dam" on the farm would be a good idea. And a great idea it was... The Blue Cow was born.

Reviewed By Llew T

Food and ambience excellent! Bread is made available to feed the fish in the dam situated just below the deck where you have your meal and admire the lovely countryside views!

5. Tradouw Guesthouse

46 Van Riebeeck Street, Barrydale 6750, South Africa +27 28 572 1434
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Tradouw Guesthouse

Reviewed By CuriousD - Melbourne, Australia

My wife and I stumbled upon this little gem, while passing through Barrydale late on a Sunday afternoon on our way over the Tradouw Pass down to the Garden Route.
An old histroical Cape Dutch homestead transformed into a charming eclectic little coffee shop / restuarant. We sat in the inner courtyard decorated with plant pots and other odds and ends, under a wooden trellice covered with narled vines. We had a delicious salad, toasted Sandwich and a fresh quiche followed by mouth watering homemade scones with local jam.
The owner made us feel welcome, warm and at home. We enjoyed it so much that we proceeded to wonder around his quaint little garden for almost an hour. If we had more time we would easily have settled in for another cup of coffee and read one of many old books and magazines.
Definetly a gem, off the main road. not to be missed when in Barrydale/

6. The Country Pumpkin Restaurant

62 On Route, Barrydale 6750, South Africa (Formerly The Country Pumpkin) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 28 572 1019
Excellent
37%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

The Country Pumpkin Restaurant

Reviewed By Pau F - Augsburg, Germany

Nice coffee bar and restaurant with a small supermarket and gifts shop, they have self made cakes and also ice creams.

7. Ronnie's Sex Shop

Rte 62, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pub, American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +27 28 572 1153
Excellent
32%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Ronnie's Sex Shop

Reviewed By MissHolders - Accrington, United Kingdom

We were driving the iconic Route 62 and just HAD to stop off at Ronnie's Sex Shop.
It was fairly quiet when we arrived just before lunch, so we decided to get something to eat from the 'Roadkill Cafe'. We each ordered a burger, which was freshly made and very tasty, washed down with their homemade milkshakes which were absolutely delicious. We ordered just at the right time, as it got busy shortly afterwards.
The bar itself is festooned with graffiti, underwear, business cards and the like; all visitors wishing to leave their mark at this iconic place. We struggled to find a blank space to leave our message!
Ronnie was behind the bar; a lovely chap with great character. He told us a little bit about the evolution of the bar which was really interesting.
Despite the name, it's a family friendly place (even with all the bras hanging from the ceiling!), so don't be afraid to take the kids.
Ronnie's is literally in the middle of nowhere, so it's reputation speaks for itself that so many people visit there each year. It's definitely worth a visit.

8. The Dung Beetle Bar at Barrydale Backpackers

4 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations Bar, Cafe, Grill, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +27 28 572 1053
Excellent
70%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Dung Beetle Bar at Barrydale Backpackers

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere, simple delicious food. Mostly outdoor Seating, on the lawn, near the pool or on the stoep. Pub with dart board, pool table, great music, flat screen TV for sports, beer on tap, and a range of wine, ciders, coolers and spirits. Meet interesting people and have fun!

Reviewed By PhilipdeBruin - Pretoria, South Africa

Although the rugby was 50/50 issssssh the ambiance at the Dung Beetle was 100% spot on. The fire place got a lovely laid back feeling on a very cold Saturday afternoon...the person serving was a delight, professional and friendly, with knowledge off exactly we should go to eat what.
Drinks are well priced and the service professional and extremely efficient.
You have to go here even if it is just for "one" drink :)

9. Mez Karoo Kitchen

24 Van Riebeeck Street | Main Road in Village, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +27 82 077 5980
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 142 reviews

Mez Karoo Kitchen

NOTE TO CUSTOMERS: THIS BUSINESS IS CLOSED DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST.

Reviewed By eleneb2017 - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Be sure to book at this very popular spot in the heart of Barrydale. Inspired food and a cosy kitchen setting - always worth a stop!

10. Diesel & Creme

2 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +27 28 572 1008
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 497 reviews

Diesel & Creme

Diesel & Creme is a Vintage Diner & Motel (The Karoo Moon Motel), situated on the scenic Route 62 in Barrydale.

Reviewed By Sue B - Cotswolds

I'm going to focus on the milkshakes as they are sensational. A huge variety of flavours but my personal favourite is the coffee one. There are 2 sizes and they come with cream on top so if you don't want this you need to tell them in advance. Coffee and food is also good here

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