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Occidental Bar & Restaurant

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Tucker Street | Big Hole Complex, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 832 2668
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Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Occidental on a hot day and enjoyed lunch under the shade of a tree in the courtyard. The setting is very informal. The menu is quite impressive for a small establishment. The food was good, and the portions were generous. The restaurant was busy but the service was good.

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Thank 335lebreton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice food, we had the day menu with beef lasagna and chicken plus vegetable, service was nice and quick, would recommend without hesitation

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Thank Vivien D
Kimberley, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience watching a Dan Patlansky Acoustic show at the Australian arms hosted by The Occidental Bar and restaurant. What a privilege to be able to have such a world class musician in Kimberley, thanks Daniel for making it possible. The food was also superb - don't think I will eat pizza anywhere else again. Having a... More 

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Thank Jungnickel
Cape Town
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there during a work trip and was pleasantly surprised by the walk to the bar through the old mining village. Its the kind of place you want to take your kids to. I had the pork belly which was very tasty. Service was good and friendly. Its a chilled out place with lots of seating.

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Thank LikeFully
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my father there for dinner as part of a two night trip in Kimberley. Food was that good we had dinner there both nights. Craft beer was great as well. Be prepared to wait a little for the food but it is worth it! Great service as well!

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Thank Nils D
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place efficient service tasty food and drink, very friendly staff. A treat for all. Price are very affordable. Lots to choose from. Relaxing atmosphere in the heart of the Big Hole museum in Kimberley. Try it!

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Thank nella64oosthuizen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went there just for a nice bottle of wine as this place was recommended to us by the B&B owner. Such a lovely atmosphere. Had we been hungry we definitely would have eaten something since everyone around's food looked delicious. A little hidden, had it not been for the referral we would have missed it. If... More 

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Thank Elzette99
Kimberley, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Occidental bar has a very nice atmosphere, with bands playing some nights, and overall good food. The tables set under some trees and umbrellas is nice, as you can see your children playing on the playground. Waited a bit long for our food, but it was worth it.

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Thank Kimberley Rose G
Prieska
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

While enjoying the old world charm of Kimberley Mining museum, I stopped to have lunch at the Occidental Bar & Restaurant. I loved it

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Banjul, Gambia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went at the end of the lunch rush and not many tables available where you could escape the smell of smoke (which is not one of my favorite things while eating). They were out of 3 of the 7 beers they had on the taster menu and the appetizer we tried to order. The food was tasty and came in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tucker Street | Big Hole Complex, Kimberley, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Kimberley
  • Phone Number: +27 53 832 2668

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