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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Say no more than the title. Graaff-Reinet is know for great Karoo lamb. Our waiter Shirley immediately recommended the lamb's neck in a red wine reduction and it was exceptional. Her service was brilliant, friendly and highly professional. Nice ambiance and fair selection of wines. Restaurant is priced well. One of our friends is vegetarian and could still find some... More 

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Thank BrettHF
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Polka with high hopes after reading many of the good reviews. The evening started nice, we were seated next to a lovely couple traveling back to Cape Town. We ordered our drinks and so far so good the service was decent. Then being in the Karoo we decided to order the Lamb. The food arrive very quickly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so excited about eating karoo Lamb. The sauce was awful. Worcester sauce on a plate. Horrible. Unfortunately we both ordered lamb shank and lamb nek. They had the same sauce for both so both meals were ruined.MyLamb nek was atleast very tender but very fatty. When we complained. We did not get any acknowledgement. We would have liked... More 

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Thank Edyta C
Hamburg
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stylish restaurant with the usual selection of food. Steak was ok. The duck breast dish was very nice though. For some reason very popular ... so reservation is recommended. They have an outside area as well.

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Thank traveller1711
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was of good quality, well priced, and tasty. Restaurant had a nice feel to it, waiters was friendly, and service ok. Will eat there again.

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Thank 296hennier
Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Polka is a very stylish Italian orientated restaurant, very clean, tasty breakfasts, good personnel who acknowledge you when coming back

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Thank Christopher Bar... G
East London, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience some South African Karoo Dishes. Centrally situated. Great ambiance with both indoor and outdoor Tables on both the Verandah and the central Courtyard.

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Thank carolboy1952
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay beeing overwelmed by our visit at the Polka Restaurant in Graaff Reinet. The food is of a broad spectrum of various taste directions and its impossible to leave it disappointed. Worth coming back again and again.

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Thank The C
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Polka Cafe – Graaff Reinet We spent valentines night 2017 at the Polka Cafe in Graaff Reinet. For the first time the cafe had arranged to close off the road and lay out tables for their guests to enjoy an evening of fine dining and live music. We were inside, where candles were lit and the ambiance was very romantic.... More 

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Thank woo a
Edinburgh
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by our guest house and was just down the street from it. It was a good recommendation and we had a very nice meal. The restaurant was very busy and probably best to book but the service was good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?