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Perlman House Social Cafe

Piet Retief Street, Sutherland, South Africa
+27 82 715 6119
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average34%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
“malva pudding” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Pub, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piet Retief Street, Sutherland, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I had the lamb schnitzel which was different and very nice but the lamb chops were very mediocre and we felt they were overpriced.

Thank JudyWhite
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

First time I think I have eaten a lamb schnitzel and was pleasantly surprised. Would have been nice to have got veg with it though as a bit cold for coleslaw but it was tasty

Thank SharonMac42
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Hosts were accommodating however the Food was disappointing. I had the Oxtail which was tough. My husband had the lamb chops which he loved. I am not sure I would go back.

Thank Diannecn
Reviewed 26 June 2017

So enjoyed dinner, as well as the stylish and creative decor. Food was tasty. Enjoyed the warm fire after star-gazing. Loved all the old newspaper wallpaper in the loo! Owner and her husband are lovely. Very welcoming!

Thank KLHudsonValley
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and atmosphere good. They had a nice warm fire place in the middle of the restaurant which my wife took full advantage of. Had a very nice dinner there and great malva pudding.

Thank AndreCW
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch on Saturday and ordered lamb curry and lamb Schnitzel. The curry was very tasty and nicely served. The lamb schitzel was also excellent with a nice buttery batter. Portions not huge but definitely enough. Nice deko and friendly hosts!

Thank Irishboy73
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have stopped over in Sutherland during our recent roadtrip and stumble on this gem of a restaurant for lunch. Professional, friendly service from the owner is what we've got. The restaurant is really "homely" and the food real South African

Thank Dalene P
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a drink and moved on. Food looked good but overpriced. The advertised burger was very small and the full size was more than double the price. Unfortunately business is not booming in Sutherland, the knock on effect is under prepared hospitality industry.

Thank KevinmatthewsSa
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We made a quick stop here for lunch. Fast friendly service. Food is good and prices in Sutherland seems to be exactly the same where ever you go.

Thank Drikus W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

... and a very comfortable interior. we were pre-informed that on that night the electricity went off, but we told them that we take anything they would offer, and seemed they were happy about our decision. those things are just happening. with candles lit up,...More

Thank nonatop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piet Retief Street, Sutherland, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Sutherland
  • Phone Number: +27 82 715 6119
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Perlman House dates back to the 1800’s; it was built by Barnette Perlman, a Jew whom lived here with his Polish wife. He passed away in 1918 from the flu epidemic after being Sutherland’s general dealer for years; He was buried in the town’s Jewish cemetery.

Perlman House social cafe is a small cosy restaurant run by Lien and Roubaix (mother and daughter) with a great team behind them.
The original wooden floors, high ceilings, astonishing lightning and roaring fire places that are lit early on winter mornings adds to our unique and relaxed atmosphere. Quality of food and service is very important to ensure the most pleasant experience to our customers.
Breakfast, light meals, ribs and various traditional meals with a twist are available Tuesday till Saturdays from 09h00 till late night. Contact us for special reservations on Sunday or Monday. We are fully licensed, with fire place roaring from early mornings in the bar. Speciality tea by Toni Glass available complimented with freshly home baked cakes and dessert daily to choose from.
A variety of traditional dishes are available weekly; Karoolamb from the Roggeveld and Hantam, as well as Karoo lambs neck, lamb shank, lamb chops and fruity curries .
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