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The Cock House

10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 636 1287
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“apple crumble” (2 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I was not responsible for booking this accommodation but was pleasantly surprised by it. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. My room was immaculate and very comfortable. The bed and pillows were perfect and the combination of aircon and dstv allowed for a fantastic...More

Thank costap142
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Whilst the menu selection is not extensive, food fare is always of exceptional quality. Service levels are always tops.

Thank santylald
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting The Cock House had become something which for me only happened on high days and holidays when you knew that a bit more time and effort would be taken with the menu and the preparation of the meal. Returning last night was therefore a...More

Thank Travellinggypsy62
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Tips: This and Nordens are the same place. It only opens at 18h00, and it is definitely best to have a booking (although we got a table for two without one luckily). We had a wonderful time at the Cock House. We arrived at 18h00,...More

Thank NickPaddy16
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The retuarant was quiet ( which suited us fine ) Our host was Themba who was very professional and attentive , Wine list comprehensive , food fantastic Everyone had a great evening - Thank you .

1  Thank adamschris
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Hidden away - one of the best kept secrets of Grahamstown. We keep revisiting. Value for money - a meal in this restaurant is a real throw back to the past. The Lamb Shank is to die for - don't be put off by the...More

1  Thank brianfQ3331OT
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable evening. The food and wine were very good. I would recommend the butternut soup and the lamb shank.

1  Thank Antony C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

After reading some good reviews, I was keen to have dinner at one of Grahamstown's established restaurants. The venue is lovely. An old dining room in a Victorian guesthouse. But the food did not match. The menu is small. As a vegetarian, I had "seasonal...More

Thank KevinHopkins_ZA
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant two nights in a row because we liked it so much. The waitress was so welcoming and helpful and answered all our questions with a smile on her face. The food was delicious and the meat very good and...More

Thank Katharina R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Restaurant is very cozy, with brithish charm. The waitresses are very obliging and kind. The food is outstanding! For me it was one of my best dinners we had in southafrica. You have to try the Steak and the apple crumble :)

Thank Ines-Lotta L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Grahamstown
  • Phone Number: +27 46 636 1287
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