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The Highlander Restaurant has become a Clarens landmark over the years. Eating out here will quickly become an institution.

The Scotch Whisky Lounge, is right next to the Highlander Restaurant on the same level. Enjoy a cigar and a Whisky after your meal.

Highland Quarters is a part of  The Highlander Restaurant and Scotch Whisky Lounge. Also a stones throw away from the centre of Clarens - the famous grassy Square and surrounding shops.

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Highland Quarters was awarded Fabulous Guest House Accommodation in Clarens. SA Venues.

Highland Quarters has consistantly been awarded the highest of ratings, from guests who have enjoyed their country mountain stay.

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The Highlander Restaurant

We are a coutry restaurant geared towards the country traveller, as few who pass through Clarens, can resist the temptation to stop and take in the mountain air and splendour of the Eastern Free State. Our food is known for its consistantly family orientated home-grown-country recipes. A place where you can gather on a bench outside for a drink before having a meal in the restaurant. Or book a table next to the fireplace in winter and enjoy a rich hearty home made pie or curry. 

Breakfast Menu

Fruit Juice - Orange, Tropical
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad
Healthy Start: Muesli, plain low fat yoghurt with fresh seasonal fruit & honey
Croissants with cheese & jam
Anchovy Toast two slices brown with fresh tomato
Savoury mince on toast
French Toast: One home-made slice, served with maple syrup & cheddar cheese

Early Bird One egg (as you like it), tomato, bacon, toast & jam
Highlander: Toast topped with bacon, onion & tomato, two fried eggs served with a pork sausage & relish
“Doedelsak”: 150g steak, grilled onions, Haloumi cheese, one fried egg, bacon, relish, toast & jam
Mushroom Omelette: Four whole egg or egg white omelette served with bacon, toast & jam
Scrambled eggs: Four eggs creamed with smoked trout, toast & jam | 
Three eggs creamed with bacon, toast & jam
Kippers Florentine: Poached kippers on creamed spinach, served with two poached eggs, tomato, bacon & toast
Extras: Savoury mince | Grilled Pork Sausage | Bacon (3 Slices) | Grilled Cheddar Cheese | Haloumi Cheese (70g) 

Main Menu


Soup of the day, served with a home made bread roll
Roasted Butternut Salad, served with Pine-nuts, Feta & Avocado
Greek Salad
Highlander Blue Cheese Salad
Smoked Chicken Breast Salad, served with a light curry dressing
Seafood Salad, a selection of seafood, served with Avocado (in season)


Pancakes, a choice of: Cinnamon & Sugar, fresh lemon, cream or ice cream
Spinach & Ricotta topped with cheese sauce
Homemade Bread, served with chips & salad
Bacon & Banana & Cheese
Chicken Mayonnaise 
Ham, Cheese & tomato
Cheddar Cheese & tomato 

Snails garlic butter, topped with mozzarella
Blue cheese, mozzarella & cream
Smoked Trout, served with crème fraiche, salad & fresh bread
Canadian Smoked Salmon, served traditionally with capers & fresh bread
Marinated Chicken Kebabs, served with pita bread, salad & tzatziki
Highlander Burger, topped with relish, served with salad & chips
German Bokwurst, steamed in beer, served with salad, potato salad, sauerkraut & mustard
Grilled Hake Fillet, lightly battered, served with chips & salad
Vegetarian Lasagne, topped with cheddar cheese, served with salad


Natal Beef Curry,
medium hot served with rice & sambals
Free State Oxtail, gently simmered in red wine with butter beans
Eisbein, Crispy & Delicious, served with sauerkraut & mustard
Chicken & Prawn Curry, infused with spices & topped with fresh Coriander
Home Made Pies, served with chips & side salad
Chicken, Mushroom & Asparagus
Duck & Black Cherry
Lamb & Onion 

Rainbow Trout, grilled & served with crisp Almonds
Grilled Pork Cutlets, flavored with fresh Rosemary & served with mash
Grilled Lamb Cutlets, served with mash & onion gravy
Spaghetti Bolognaise, served with side salad & grated Parmesan
Parmesan Chicken Schnitzel, served with cheese sauce

A selection of aged steaks char-grilled 
  Fillet 200g / Fillet 300g
  Rump 250g / Rump 350g
  Sirloin 300g / Sirloin 500g
  T Bone 550g

Sauces :
Green peppercorns,
Cheese, Garlic or Mushroom,
Chilli Chocolate,
Blue Cheese & Brandy


We use stone – ground flour for our Pizzas, topped with Mozzarella

PITA BREAD - served with garlic & olive oil
MAGHERITA - Fresh tomato & mixed herbs
NAPOLITANA - Anchovies, capers, fresh tomato, mixed herbs, garlic, oregano
REGINA - Mushrooms, ham, mixed herbs
HAWAIIAN - Ham, pineapple & mixed herbs
VEGETARIAN - Mushrooms, onions, olives, peppers, rocket, mixed herbs
MEXICAN - Beef, chili sauce, peppers, onion, garlic & jalapeno chilies
CHICKEN & MUSHROOM - Chicken, mushroom, fresh tomato, onions, mixed herbs
FOUR MEATS - Ham, salami, bacon, beef, peppers, onions, & BBQ sauce
MARINARA - Calamari, mussel, crab, prawn meat, shrimps, fresh tomato & onions
HIGHLANDER - Bacon, peppers, mushroom, onions, olives, fresh tomato, shaved parmesan
FIONA’S CLASSIC - Bacon, feta, olives, garlic, rocket avocado (in season)
SALVATORE’S - Ham, salami, garlic, onions, oregano, olives & chili sauce
Mushroom, Peppers, Onion, Pineapple, Tomato, Rocket, Chili, Olives
Avocado, Garlic, Banana, Feta, Parmesan, Jalapeno Chilies
Ham, Bacon, Chicken, Salami, Anchovies, Capers, Seafood, Mozzarella Cheese.


Banana Split, sautéed in rum served with ice cream & Berry Coulis

Home Baked Apple Tartlets, served with ice cream or cream
Bake Berry Pudding, served with Berry Coulis on Vanilla custard
Highlander Crème Brule
Baked Cheese Cake with Berry Coulis
Vanilla ice cream, topped with Chocolate sauce
Pavlova with seasonal fruit & cream

Irish Coffee with Jameson Whiskey
Highlander Irish Coffee
Highlander Don Pedro
Kahlua Coffee
Kahlua Don Pedro


Hamburger & Chips
Spaghetti Bolognaise
Ribs & Chips
Chicken Wings & Chips

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+27 (0)58  256  1912