The Karoo Saloon & Rock Roadhouse, is set to become the best Live Music Venue in the Karoo.  The Karoo Saloon Rock Roadhouse is something out of the ordinary with it’s live rock music events and hand painted wall murals by Marius, yet provides wholesome home cooked meals and clean ‘crashpad’ accommodation.  

Situated halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route on the R62, the venue attracts motorcycle clubs, tourists – both local and foreign, day visitors who attend the music events and those who simply enjoy good food, cold beers, a refreshing swim in the pool and great views.  

The village of Barrydale is situated 14 km to the east of the Karoo Saloon R62 Rock Roadhouse along the R62, with Montagu 44km away in the opposite direction.

Opening Hours are Seven Days a Week.

Meals are served from 10:00 to 20:00

Cell: +27(0) 72 250 9055

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During the past four years the Karoo Art Hotel has established itself as a country hotel offering excellent food. The Gallery Restaurant is a member of the international gastronomic guild - Chaîne des Rộtisseurs and has won the Klein Karoo Gourmand Restaurant Award. An excellent wine list completes and compliments the dining experience set in a funky, yet tasteful art gallery.

Open days Saturday and Sunday 08:00 to 18:30
Open nights Monday to Sunday from 18:30 till 21:00
Fully licensed    028 572 1226

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Diesel & Crème is a Vintage Diner, situated on the scenic Route 62 in Barrydale.  Diesel & Crème has a selection of burgers and gourmet shakes that they've become quite famous for.  

It is a place that will take you back to your childhood days, nostalgia is sure to follow once you've seen the decor for this funky restaurant.

Trading times:

Monday to Sunday 08h00 - 17h00

Call 028 572 1008

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The Country Pumpkin offers traditional country cooking at its best with a Farm Stall, Biltong Shop,  Wine Shop and Ice Cream shop on the premises.

Open 7 days a week from 08:00 till 17:00

Breakfast from 08:00 till 11:00

Monday and Saturday - Pensioner's Lunch Special
Sunday Roast from 12:00 till 17:00
Fully licensed

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​At Mez, you will be treated to mouthwatering combinations of Mediterranean and Karoo flavours set in an intimate, charming venue. 

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 18:00 till 21:00.
Fully licensed     082 077 5980 
(Closed for three months in winter while the creative chef takes time off to paint)

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The Cellar Restaurant has a breathtaking venue, right on the river, with views of the Klein Karoo hills.  Very picturesque.  Serving amazing pizzas, burgers, salads - you will find yourself relaxing all afternoon! Very childfriendly.


Winner of ‘The Best Brandy in the World’ trophy at the 2009 World Spirits Award in Austria – Joseph Barry Brandy, can be tasted and purchased right here in Barrydale where it is produced.


Pot Still brandies are the trademark of Barrydale Cellars, with the – Joseph Barry VS, VSOP and XL (three, five and 10 year old) leading the pack. A number of international award certificates are visible on the walls of the current tasting room.


Quality white and red wine is also produced here – with the cultivar varying from year to year. The restaurant, which includes a bar and indoor and outdoor seating on a deck overlooking a river and mountains, is upmarket, yet informal.

Current opening hours for the Brandy and wine tasting are Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Saturdays and Public Holidays from  09:00 to 13:00.

The Restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Phone:  028 572 1012.

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At Bistro Blues, you can mingle with the friendly locals for a night to remember, and enjoy a mouth watering steak, schnitzel or eisbein

Open nights Tuesday till Sunday from 18:00 till late
Fully Licensed    028 572 1232

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