Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Ficksburg

Cafe Chocolate

Part restaurant, part chocolate factory and part theatre, this is Ficksburg's top eatery and de facto cultural centre. Popular items include homemade pastas, pizzas and Maluti trout, and there's a good selection of …
Top Choice International in Clarens

Clementines Restaurant

The food at this souped-up country kitchen tastes just as good as it looks on the gourmet international menu, featuring everything from rainbow trout with almond butter to tender ostrich fillets. Professional servic…
Top Choice International in Parys & Vredefort Dome Area

O’s Restaurant

In this stylish, thoroughly satisfying restaurant down by the river, have some deep-fried calamari strips followed by peri peri steak, or fillet flambé prepared at your table. The pizza menu is also worth a browse, …
Top Choice International in Bloemfontein

Seven on Kellner

Set in an old house with inside and outside dining options, Seven on Kellner offers an informal, intimate atmosphere. Poultry, meat and seafood dishes are delicately prepared with expert hands along a Middle Eastern…
Bistro in Parys & Vredefort Dome Area

Hoi Polloi Bistro & Boutique Caffe

A split-level restaurant adorned from top to bottom in oddities, antiques and memorabilia – but with two distinct menus. The creaky but elegant upstairs is the bistro, serving dishes like warthog carpaccio, gemsbok …
Steak in Bloemfontein

New York

Locals love this upmarket steakhouse, with its decor invoking 1920s New York, for special occasions. The menu features seafood, chicken and burgers, but it's the saucy steaks that steal the show. There are a couple …
South African in Clarens

Highlander Restaurant & Scotch Bar

A solid choice in town with longer hours than most other establishments, this high-spirited pub serves delicious wood-fired pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, but also less common and surprisingly delightful items, suc…
Pub Food in Parys & Vredefort Dome Area

Venterskroon Inn

This former brothel turned pub is the perfect spot for a beer after exploring the Vredefort Dome, and on Sunday afternoons it hosts a famous, three-course lunch (reservations essential). Guests who overdo it can cra…
Cafe in Bloemfontein

Euro Caffe

Inexplicably tucked into the Mimosa Mall, this delicious restaurant offers an enormous (and ambitious) menu and some of the friendliest service in Bloemfontein. Choose from healthy, fresh salads, piping-hot pizza an…
South African in Parys & Vredefort Dome Area

Plum Tree

Filled with old knick-knacks and antiques from the times of the Voortrekkers, this artsy coffee shop serves good, old-fashioned Afrikaner food. Expect things like skilpadjes (lamb's liver cocooned in netvet, a membr…