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“Evening of fine dining”
Review of Noop

Noop
Ranked #2 of 96 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we think of our restaurant. After all, we spend more time here than we do at our homes. Our beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. We know many of our guests by name; some of them have become our friends.As for us, we were customers before we became owners. Noop was established in 2005, and we had an affinity for the restaurant when we took it over in 2012. It's still as popular with returning locals as it is with visiting tourists, and we've kept everything people love about it while also making it our own. There's plenty for you to choose from, and we're sure that you'll find something you like. The meals are all fresh and so is the inspiration on our specials board. If you have special requests, we'll try our best to accommodate them. Whatever you order, you can enjoy it knowing that we make the same kind of food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicicious.
Reviewed 26 July 2013

25/07/13 - Visit for the first time at Noop in Paarl. What a nice venue with great seating and atmosphere. Chilly evening outside warm and welcoming inside with burners for heating. Well trained staff with great food. Tried the fillet and pork belly (excellent choices) and chocolate plate for dessert both dishes presented very well. Will defnitely return for another culinary experience.

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Thank GroenewaldJC
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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Dear GroenewaldJC,

Being from Wellington, you of all people will understand the winter in the Cape! We are delighted that despite the cold and rainy weather, you still decided to join us. We appreciate that!

We have a fireplace inside the restaurant, along with the gas burners. We also recently installed a fireplace on the back stoep. It works wonders!

We are really happy that you enjoyed our food and that you can appreciate the hard work and skill of the staff. Thank you!

Hope to see you back at our Restaurant in the near future.

Kind regards,

Mariette

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

*Visited the 23rd of July*
The food was great! Everyone was very friendly. The selection of three flavors of ice-cream was very interesting. There was a Dhukka flavored ice cream (interesting and very yummy!), toffee and banana, and strawberry. Its a very pretty place and set up nicely. Friendly people. :) Will definitly come again! My dad said the Gemsbok loin was the best! (meat from farm in Namibia). Great food!

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Thank NikideWolf
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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Dear NikideWolf,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review!

We are really happy that you enjoyed your evening with us and most importantly, that you enjoyed our food. We always like to keep things simple, fresh and interesting.

Hope to see you back at our Restaurant in the near future!

Kind regards,

Mariette

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Had an early supper this week at Noop. Welcomed in the usual friendly manner. Great service, great food. I had the Salmon, served with pea puree, the risotto with shrimp, coconut cream & parmesan, and a lemon buerre blanc. The risotto was amazing as was the buerre blanc. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Gemsbok dish from the Specials menu. The meat was prepared perfectly pink. Noop remains our obvious local choice; its always more than just a meal.

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Thank GrietWesternCape
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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Dear GrietWesternCape,

The Gemsbok is fresh from the family farm in Namibia....great choice!

Thank you for your support throughout the year, we appreciate all the customers and especially those that enjoy our food! I will make sure that the kitchen and all the staff receives the compliment.

Hope to see you back again soon!

Kind regards,

Mariette

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We very much enjoyed dining at Noop, it has a very comfortable setting and the food is consistently good. The service is top notch and friendly. They vary the menu from time to time which is good too.

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Thank fumpo
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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Dear Fumpo,

No matter how good the food or how extensive the menu, you are definitely right when saying that variance every now and then is a good thing!
We have our set menu that usually changes once a year, BUT, we receive fresh local produce daily and sometimes there is something in there that is not usually on our menu. That is when the creative juices flow in the kitchen and the guys do their magic with our special's board.

Thank you for the kind review and I sincerely hope that we will see you return to your restaurant for many more great memories!

Kind regards,

Mariette

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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We have twice attended NOOP’s renowned monthly wine and food pairing evenings with dear friends – what a fine dining and special experience. Every occasions has been most memorable – a homely reception, professional and friendly service and above all exquisite cuisine. The five course food and wine pairing experience is approached with such great care and culinary expertise. Not a single dish or choice of wine disappointed – it cultivated friendship and entrenched the special evening as a most memorable evening. NOOP is indeed a special restaurant and well worth a visit.

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Thank Berte L
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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Dear Berte L,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and secondly, for the wonderful compliments!

You are definitely right, we do take our time to pair the wine and make sure that the food choices and quality do not disappoint. The winemaker usually plays a big roll in the wine choice and we rely on their expertise a great deal.

I will make sure that all involved know that about the great feedback from our loyal customers.

Thank you once again and I hope to see you back at Noop in the near future!

Kind regards,
Mariette

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