The best places to eat in the Free state

The Free State excels in wholesome meals in generous portions and you would do well to stop at any of these restaurants next time you are in town.

It’s easy for anyone from the biggest cities in SA to want to dismiss the Free State as being “the place we drive through to get anywhere else”, but the province has a lot to offer, not only for travellers but also for foodies. There is a wealth of excellent restaurants in the Free State and not just in Bloemfontein either. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to eat – particularly if you are on a countrywide road trip and need a comforting meal. Margaritas – Bloemfontein If there is one thing the people of Bloemfontein clearly love when it comes to eating, it’s a place where they can get seafood and steaks at the same time. The city is awash with this sort of establishment, and Margaritas is the best of them. Despite being in the middle of the country the fish at Margaritas is as fresh as if you were eating it in Cape Town. The greek owned establishment also offers traditional South African steak house meals with excellent ribs and steaks a big attraction for the locals. Clarens Brewery – Clarens An open, high-ceilinged, bar-style restaurant with a large outdoor area located on...




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