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Occidental Bar & Restaurant

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Tucker Street | Big Hole Complex, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 832 2668
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12:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

castle light is cheap, all other beers are between 35-40 rand a pint. service and food is AWFUL. We ordered a beef burger with cheese, and a grilled chicken burger with bacon and pineapple. what we got: beef burger with pineapple, deep fried chicken burger with bacon and cheese. The beef burgers are those frozen mystery meat hockey pucks. Before... More 

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Thank zahra m
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate 3 meals here in 3 days. Very tasty food, fast service and good selection of craft beer. My type of place. Highly recommend.

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Thank jacqueskleynhans
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our 1hour tour of this part of the mining history, we were really thirsty, and how nice was it to found a pub on the premises. And this is also part of history with some of the original stuff, like a old typewriter on display. They were busy closing but the barman still sorted us with a beer and... More 

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Thank Jacques H
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visit to the Big Hole found out where this restaurant was and how to access at night. Very basic bar set up but food was excellent, could not have asked for better. Prices were very reasonable

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Thank Michael N
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We visited the Occidental on a hot day and enjoyed lunch under the shade of a tree in the courtyard. The setting is very informal. The menu is quite impressive for a small establishment. The food was good, and the portions were generous. The restaurant was busy but the service was good.

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1 Thank 335lebreton
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice food, we had the day menu with beef lasagna and chicken plus vegetable, service was nice and quick, would recommend without hesitation

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1 Thank Vivien D
Kimberley, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had an amazing experience watching a Dan Patlansky Acoustic show at the Australian arms hosted by The Occidental Bar and restaurant. What a privilege to be able to have such a world class musician in Kimberley, thanks Daniel for making it possible. The food was also superb - don't think I will eat pizza anywhere else again. Having a... More 

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Cape Town
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went there during a work trip and was pleasantly surprised by the walk to the bar through the old mining village. Its the kind of place you want to take your kids to. I had the pork belly which was very tasty. Service was good and friendly. Its a chilled out place with lots of seating.

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1 Thank LikeFully
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I took my father there for dinner as part of a two night trip in Kimberley. Food was that good we had dinner there both nights. Craft beer was great as well. Be prepared to wait a little for the food but it is worth it! Great service as well!

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1 Thank Nils D
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place efficient service tasty food and drink, very friendly staff. A treat for all. Price are very affordable. Lots to choose from. Relaxing atmosphere in the heart of the Big Hole museum in Kimberley. Try it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tucker Street | Big Hole Complex, Kimberley, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Kimberley
  • Phone Number: +27 53 832 2668

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