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Polka

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$$ - $$$
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52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 87 550 1363
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07:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended by our guest house and they made us a booking, we called in to change the time to a later time only to find there was no booking! We made a booking for the later time but when we arrived they couldn't even find that one either but managed to find us a table . The acoustics... More 

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Thank Anonpeo
Riva Del Garda, Italy
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisory, on our way thought this area and decided to stop for a quick lunch. Sadly the waitress as nice as she was, she unfortunately was wearing a dirty uniform and did not know the only 3 specials on the menu. We ordered the bacon pasta and the beef burger, the pasta was over... More 

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Thank Grazia L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate wonderfully prepared food and had a most relaxing evening. Also, when a payment issue arose they displayed an amazing trust and level of service that showed me the honesty with which this establishment is run. Oh, and if you don't have the pumpkin fritters you are missing out greatly!

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Thank Bedfordviewmc C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is amazing, a very nice garden setting for eating and the food is worthy of a michelin star, especially the cakes. At first I thought the menu seemed a bit highly priced, but when the food came, I could see that it is well worth the price.

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Thank Melissa H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner here at the recommendation of the guest house we booked into and got a booking at short notice for an 8pm sitting. We had a drink outside on the veranda followed by a great meal inside with good service. The pork belly was one of the best i have had and my wife and kids had rave... More 

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Thank SR22TSC
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick early dinner at Polka as we were staying in Graaff Reinette on our way back to Gauteng. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and very accessible and we all had a delicious meal which surpassed our expectations. My husband had the bobotie with delicious pumpkin fritters, my daughter had a pizza (artisanal and yummy) and I had... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, good food, delicious coffee! Our pizza delicious! We went back for a delicious breakfast the next day.

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Thank Jenny S
Sasolburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed they are closed Sundays. We had brunch Monday morning (19 December 2016) was quite busy, service slooowly but the food REALLY made up!

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Thank Madsfs
Sandton, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Polka was recommended by our Guest House landlady, who made a provisional reservation for us prior to our arrival. Just as well, because the place was humming! (This was just before New Year, 2016.) And with good reason. My wife ordered Karoo lamb shank and I was persuaded to try the lamb neck. I can in all honesty report that... More 

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Thank Dawie B
Alicedale
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a booking the day before but when we arrived there was no table for us. We were eventually seated in the back corner of the yard, under a tree where a bird pooped on my daughters hair 3 times. When we mentioned this to the waitress she laughed and thought it was funny. The food was very disappointing.... More 

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Thank Mark R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
European
Meals
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, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?