Bloemfontein and Free StateRestaurants in the Free State
History and culture converge in the Free State Province of South Africa, which is laden with rolling hills and sprawling fields of wheat, maize and sunflowers. It is within these scenic surrounds that a number of pubs, restaurants, coffee cafés, and farm stalls can be discovered by adventurous travellers wanting to get the most out of the culinary world of South African food.
The Free State city of Bloemfontein is an ever-growing metropolis, with a CBD and main roads that are brimming with different kinds of restaurants. These range from well-known international chains to quirky little eateries, from take-aways to classic restaurants with an elegant touch, and everything in-between. This gives visitors a wide array of choices when it comes to deciding on the perfect place to kick back and enjoy South African hospitality and moreish meals.
Other notable areas around the Free State include the Gariep Dam, Ficksburg, Parys, Bethlehem and Harrismith. Each of these has a character of their own, and the restaurants, pubs and cafés to which they are home boast a similarly unique appeal. They are lovely pit-stops in which to meet some of the local folk, sample authentic South African meals, and soak up the pretty heritage of each destination.
After booking the perfect Free State acommodation for your trip, browse through our featured restaurants below or view more at Free State Restaurants, Cafés & Eateries (a collection of Cafés, Eateries and Restaurants as submitted or recommended by our site users).
Bloemfontein and Free State RestaurantsFeatured Restaurants
Primi Piatti Bloemfontein
Overnight? Bloemfontein Accommodation
In the heart of Rugby country, Primi Piatti Bloemfontein matches the electric sports atmosphere with energetic passion. Big screens mean you can watch every move your team makes - that is, if you can take your eyes off your food long enough! And...
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Dine at the De Stijl Gariep Hotel
Overnight? Gariep Dam Accommodation
At De Stijl we are proudly Karoo. We use Karoo produce where possible - organic, fresh and local is what we believe in. This belief is what makes our food unique and as tasty and as special as it is. Our chefs are passionate about the area and are...
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Dine at Jenka
Overnight? Bethlehem accommodation
The moment you step through the doors not only does one get a Hearty Warm welcome but you are also drawn into a world where the Aroma of freshly ground Coffee beans and baked pastries Tease and Tempt you. Early evening the setting changes when...
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Pickled Pig Ale House
Overnight? Parys Accommodation
The Pickled Pig Ale House is a classic gastro-pub that has taken the beer-lovers of the little Free State town of Parys by storm. This is a cosy little pub that serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners to complement the impressive range of local...
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The Bottling Company
Overnight? Ficksburg Accommodation
Situated at The French Quarter in New Street Haricot's offers freshly baked breads and cakes which are available daily in the deli, lunches and dinners in the bistro and loads of wonderful goodies in the shoppe. he emphasis is on food at Haricots...
View more info and contact details here: The Bottling Company Pub & Restaurant
Overnight? Zastron Accommodation
Nell's is a charming, fully licensed restaurant situated in the town of Zastron in the Free State. Good food, warm hosptality and a menu that changes regularly all go towards making Nell's a restaurant that is popular with both locals and visitors...
View more info and contact details here: Nell's Restaurant in Zastron
Overnight? Clarens Accommodation
The Clarens Brewery was inspired by and established on a platform of adventure, fun and a passionate approach to brewing craft beers. The team here share an incredible knowledge of different beer- and cider-brewing techniques, as well as an...
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The Hound and Hare
Overnight? Harrismith Accommodation
If you are a fan of pub grub then you might want to plan a trip to Durban if you live in Jozi or vice versa if you live in Durbs. You don’t need more of a reason to stop halfway and drop in at The Hound and Hare in the Eastern Free State...
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Coco C Restaurant and Chocolatier
Overnight? Bloemfontein Accommodation
Coco C is a chic haute cuisine hotspot that offers first-class service, food and ambience. The atmosphere is established by luxurious textures and opulent accessories with distinctive French influences for that international look and feel...
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Thanda Tau Microbrewery
Stay? Vrede Accommodation
Thanda Tau celebrates everything that makes this country so exquisitely unique in one elegant space. The microbrewery here is no exception. This brewery has been designed to reflect timeless style and an absolute passion for delicious beer...
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Overnight? Springfontein Accommodation
If you travel along the N1 you have to stop off at Kuilfontein Farmstall. Here you will find a treasure trove of Karoo style goodies from arts and crafts produced by local townsfolk to sheepskin slippers and seat covers. A welcome stop for weary...
View more info and contact details here: Kuilfontein Farmstall