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The Rat & Parrot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Pizza
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59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 622 5002
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, well priced. Lively fun place with good service. Looks the same as when I was a student 20 years ago.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What you see is what you get, easy, simple and quite enjoyable... only pity you have to be certain of your spirits as they may give you Gordon's instead of Tanqueray.....

Thank Cingashe M
Randburg, South Africa
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice Vibe , Good food, Good Service, Affordable drinks, Typical pub with a lot of Students and young business people.

Thank alwyn1_12
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Having not gone to The Rat for a number of years, it was great to see that although it has grown it still has a great atmosphere. Being out of term time we had no problem getting a table, the food was delicious and portion sizes huge! Very good evening. Will be back again, and again when in GOG

Thank Claire S
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice pub type restaurant, busy, good food, great service. Good pizza, great fries. Table of 6 - no complaints.

Thank Harry L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very relaxed pub serving good pub grub at good prices. It can get very busy late at night.

Thank Lindsay W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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183 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good but the fish and chips were nothing to talk about. Fish had more batter than needed and the chips were inedible we presume they were fried in old oil. Oh the Heineken beer was luke warm

Thank pietuys
Grahamstown, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Always good service when I visit there. Quick service on arrival, friendly staff. The food is well prepared and presented beautifully.

Thank scratch2015
Cannon Rocks, South Africa
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The Rat is consistent in their good service, good meals and good atmosphere. It's also a place where you are always likely to bump into at least someone you know - assuming you live in the area. Nice vibe, nice food, nice evening.

Thank Travellinggypsey63
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Always had good service, good fun and a good vibe! Best pizzas to be found anywhere. Price are climbing pretty aggressively!

Thank Drew_C_L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
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

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