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The Karoo Lamb

New St | Nieu-Bethesda, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
+27 49 841 1642
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
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“chicken” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
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07:00 - 20:00All hours
££ - £££
New St | Nieu-Bethesda, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late afternoon snack and a drink. My husband was keen to try some of the traditional South African food on the specials board - the marrow bones in particular - but we were a little early in the day for...More

Thank Schmapril
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a quaint decoration, the service was excellent and the food to die for. Extra special for vegetarians!

Thank LorienPenguin
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We popped over after visiting the Owl house. Nice and spacious, a great layout of other items to purchase all off course in memory of Helen Martins. You need to be sure to have cash or prepare to do an eft. Lovely food and great...More

Thank misskittycat666
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The menu is very limited (understandable, being in a tiny village), our options on the night being springbok shank or chicken potjie. All 4 diners chose the shank which was excellent. The emphasis is on giving a good plate of food rather than a plate...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The view from the stoep was interesting -really old Karoo dorpie and occasionally a donkey cart would trot by or a tourist with a large lens camera. The snack was refreshing.

Thank PageandPaint
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were visiting Nieu-Bethesda and the Owl House . We love micro breweries and drive to the Deli and brewery. A hidden gem. We ordered beer and the lady ask if we want a meat and cheese platter. Well it was with fresh home baked...More

Thank 797juanital
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went in hoping to have a bite to eat and buy some souvenirs, but when we walked in we were greeted by an awful smell and unfortunately the owner was extremely rude so we decided to leave. It's sad that our visit was one...More

Thank Meg v
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I can't comment about lunch and dinner, but had a very delicious breakfast. Could have just stuck to the fresh bread and home made jams, but enjoyed the whole breakfast. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank FireflyAfrica
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch @ this restaurant today, and I must say that after reading a number of rather positive reviews, we were a bit disappointed, especially as there was no lamb on a rather small menu.

Thank gfilen
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went here on two separate occasions within two weeks, food was good, menu is a little small, but good, only place that seems to be always open in Nieu-Bethesda

Thank brentl291
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New St | Nieu-Bethesda, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Nieu-Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +27 49 841 1642
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Casual home-style cooking, often featuring local Karoo lamb and venison and local vegetables in season
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