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The Cock House

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10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 636 1287
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 vegetables" which was the only main course without meat. It was essentially the same selection... More 

Thank KevinHopkins_ZA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 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 soft. The atmosphere and the music was very nice and made the dinner special. I... More 

Thank Katharina R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Frankfurt, Germany
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Overall we were happy with the quality of the food, but beware the spring rolls: the stuffing was something greenish that I would prefer to forget rather sooner than later.

Thank chris_clueless
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a massive table and would have been a struggle for anyone to handle. Our waiter did very well and kept everyone happy. The menu was small but the quality of the food was amazing.

Thank Matt S
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We arranged our end of year party at the Cock House last year. The table was laid beautifully and the meal was excellent. Very cosy and friendly.

Thank jessica f
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went there a few times during the Festival. Consistently good food at fair price. A historic home that has been well maintained. Friendly and attentive staff. Upscale but price still very competative.

Thank HenryBl
Greyton, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Although we had a great stay, with friendly staff, good service, good breakfast, beds and bathroom, I was disappointed: bed lamps broken, curtains undone from rail, garden shabby, general neglect, manager nowhere to be seen. We asked that our towels be left, as we are very environmentally aware - and Grahamstown has a huge water problem - but despite our... More 

Thank Leone R
Grahamstown, South Africa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Sorry but the place is vaguely musty in its appearance, in its service, in its ambiance and even in it's food.

Thank 43airschool
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Majorly disappointed with the quality of the food @ the price. Totally overated. They have no idea what a Cappuccino looks like and the wine selection is limited. It was a cool day and not one of many fireplaces was lit to ambiance warmth and atmosphere. Will not be going back there ever.

Thank Johan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?