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Hoi Polloi

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Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I went here for a celebratory lunch. She ordered the lamb curry and I ordered the salmon fish cakes. The curry tasted fine, but for R130/R140 it was such a stingy portion. The fish cakes were inedible. They were watery and soggy. It looked like they had been warmed up in the microwave. When you pushed on... More 

Thank Megan R
Roodepoort, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. Has some areas in the restaurant where you can lounge around or be seated at tables. The 1st floor "outdoor" part of the restaurant give you a fabulous means to watch the Parys life drive by. The cocktails are unique and well priced.

Thank LindaTES
Sandton, South Africa
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really good. We had lamb curry, bunny chow, lamb shank, hamburgers, fillet. All good. Portions good size. Champagne float the best. Dessert excellent. Fondant, creme brulee, frozen yoghurt. Coffee also very good. Will go again. Make a booking.

Thank elmien2
Centurion, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for a quick drink before heading out to explore the little shops around the area. When we saw the milkshakes on offer and the diverse and exciting flavours, we just had to try them. I had the creme brulee while my boyfriend had the milky bar and jelly tots flavoured shake. As... More 

Thank Bronwyn_M_03
Johannesburg, South Africa
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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited before, and we were really keen to return. The first time we stumbled upon Hoi Polloi. The second time we drove all the way from Johannesburg for breakfast. This time we wanted a late lunch. When we arrived at 15:59 on Sunday afternoon, we were told that the kitchen is closed. This was no ordinary Sunday. It was... More 

Thank Brent B
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Hoi Polloi twice in two days just to have the Champagne Float. You must have it. It is a combination of dry champagne and two scoops of strawberry sorbet - you will love it. It was rainy the first time and we sat inside. You would expect that due the openness of the restaurant that it would be... More 

Thank GysMac
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, fillet, hamburger and carpaccio Must say, service could have been better waited for the waitress to supply us with menu's, after sitting for 10 minutes already but overall, will return for quality of the food

Thank Surita D
Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience. The menu is a cut above and the décor and service are great. Enormous variety of speciality wines, gins and craft beers. The meal was great. We visited twice in one weekend.

Thank annemariegaertner
Johannesburg, South Africa
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281 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the... Location in the middle of town. You can sit upstairs where you have a view of the main street. Service was quite good and our waiter was attentive. Food. Yes the food was good. We were there for lunch and had the burgers. No complaints. The only thing that we didn't like was how cramped the restaurant... More 

Thank Sunshine0789
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a very pretty restaurant with interesting decor and menu to match.The deck outside is a good place to sit with street views . The staircases are very steep so if you have mobility issues or plan to over imbibe rather sit downstairs. The service is good and our waitress and the staff were friendly and efficient. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 56 811 3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?