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52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 87 550 1363
07:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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eMalahleni, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and and 5☆ food! The chef deserves all the credit! The mussels is a must, value for money, quality and quantity!

Thank Idalette H
Dorset UK
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by our accommodation and were not disappointed. There is inside and outside seating and although we initially had a table inside, which is air conditioned, we had the opportunity to move out to the courtyard which was very nice. The menu has a good choice of both fish and meat dishes, my husband had fish... More 

Thank Makalolo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely everything at this restaurant was awesome. The food, the staff, the layout, the treats, everything. The chef knows how to prepare the perfect meal. Enjoyed every minute and every bite. Will definitely go back there with our next trip.

Thank ursulalr2017
Cape Town, South Africa
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful salads of Chicken and Avocado with the other being beetroot were enjoyed with iced tea on this very warm Karoo day . Place buzzed with lots of locals do a great atmosphere with excellent service

Thank Supa7WP
Cologne, Germany
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner we had at Polka was as bad as can be. The table we had almost fell apart on eye contact. The atmosphere in the room we had was like an icehouse. The service resp. the kitchen organisation: while the appetizers arrived in reasonable time, it took another 1h 15 min for the main dish! At that time our... More 

Thank hj014-on-tour
Miramont-de-Guyenne, France
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday night. Very busy - probably to capacity. Cheerful staff under serious pressure - understaffed by some margin. People having to get up and walk about to find a staff member, get what they had, eventually, ordered, pay the bill. A butternut salad for Madame was pronounced delicious: my focaccia-based pizza was excellent. Reasonable prices for food and wine. The... More 

Thank ryetee
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to come by our host Greg, at our self catering Kambro Cottage. My wife & I had a wonderful meal on a Thursday evening. Walked in at 19:00 & we were offered the last unbooked table. Decided to have Karoo lamb neck and Karoo lamb shank. The friendly service was welcome as was the air conditioning - as outside... More 

Thank Melfing
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking the advice to dine at Polka by our Aa'Qtansis host Roberta, was a very good move! Excellent and perfectly cooked Karoo lamb shank and local Springbok medallions saw us well fed and fed up to the brim (no room for pud). Service was very good, attentive but not obtrusive by our charming waiter (a natural smiler!).

Thank Farawayfields101
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this lovely restaurant on each of the 3 occasions we have visited Graaff Reinet. The food is really good, freshly prepared so quite a wait for food but worth it. Great for coffee and cake too. The chef usually makes an appearance too which is a nice touch. Inside the restaurant is lovely as is the rear... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten well here before, but this time were served underdone chips and a chewy steak.Unheard of in South Africa! Were not charged for this meal but very disappointed.

Thank Lynne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Graaff-Reinet
  • Phone Number: +27 87 550 1363

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