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The Rat & Parrot

$$ - $$$, Pizza,
59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 622 5002
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (39 reviews)
“rump steak” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to be on a Friday after work. Good vibes, real craft beer, sports TV. It is hard to beat if that is your thing. If you don't appreciate the above you can find a nookie in the back which is quiet. It is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rlubke
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We attended a friends birthday party at the Rat and Parrot, which is a real institution in grahamstown circles. The venue was great for the occasion and atmosphere fabulous. The staff were also friendly and responsive. Food quality was however not great - burgers overcooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KathyS3883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza pie a must to eat when you visit them. Staff friendly and atmosphere is good. More for the student croud and youngsters. If yoy dont mind noise and you will love it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wilhelmina G
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great food, great staff, amazing atmosphere - an overall excellent night out. Good value for money - highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KarenK4513
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere,great variety of fresh food to choose from.We liked it so much we went back the following afternoon as opposed to trying out another place,helpful staff.Amy our waitress was very helpful and efficient.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Slyngoh
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

First time and i enjoy eating dinner with my friends, Pizza, Chips, Chicken and drinks so good to be there

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank anicetus m
Reviewed 2 October 2018

honestly,this is one place that has been able to provide me with the best steak in Grahamstown and their food is value for money

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NatashaC2419
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A friend of ours was leaving, so we booked a secluded room that I didn't know they had. it had a screen and projector, so we could include a slide show. The food and service was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jfick2016
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Excellent pub. Lots of variety wrt beers on tap and from the local brewery Featherstone brewery. Restaurant servers excellent burgers and pizza. The rest of the menu not great - terrible steak and hot chicken salad and chill con carne on soggy potato chips! Stick...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank pcaige910267
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is a great socialising joint, the view from the deck is spectacular & I had a lot of fun. It has a wonderful atmosphere surrounded by fun-filled people, where I enjoyed lots of laughter while enjoying our drinks with friends.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lweza
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Grahamstown
  • Phone Number: +27 46 622 5002
  • E-mail
The beloved Rat and Parrot is the best-known pub in Grahamstown. We serve amazing food, from juicy steaks to scrumptious pizza, and of course, the coldest beer in town. A place of many special memories and exciting new beginnings.
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