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52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 87 550 1363
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (57 reviews)
“lamb shank” (51 reviews)
“cakes” (46 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 684 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Due to the weather we had to sit inside and missed out on the lovely garden. BUT we had a table in a nice romantic corner and also the inside slovenly decorated. The food was perfect as was the wine. Service was excellent!

Thank gruschi83
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely restaurant with tranquil garden seating. Lovely pastries and delicious menu. Perfect menu variety and the best fillet steak as well as lamb shank dishes Good wine selection and close to the hotels in town

Thank cindywilsonsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant. Nice food, professional service. Enjoyable outdoor (closed yard) seating. Main course and wines were really good, but our starters were gazpacho. And that was something totally exceptional. The great crab and parmesan were new elements - but how that strong chili fits...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were yesterday here for dinner. The food is delicious and some options for vegetarians are available. The restaurant has a beautiful garden if you go through the restaurant. The design of the location is cute and stylish. Really tasty deserts available (cakes, muffins, puddings,...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned a few times to this chic town during our Karoo holiday. With owner chef Hestie van der Mescht at the helm and visbly on the floor, one is assured of a quality meal with friendly, professional service. We have visited for iced coffees,...More

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to have a meal, A good menu along with a good choice of wines makes for a pleasant meal.

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Stopped in for lunch on a beastly hot day (40C) and didn't bring a good attitude with me. Charming place; nice folks. Unfortunately several loud children were also present along with a drop-kick dog that filled in when they were not being noisy enough. We...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Polka .... the best dot in the Karoo ! Off the beaten track but an awesome experience ... hire this chef ! A typical Karoo menu with magic The food is excellent and the sevice is great. Food is orgasmic and would win some Masterchef...More

Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Beautiful quaint restaurant with outstanding menu and fantastic food and wine. Do not skip the dessert.

Thank Trudie d
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Polka serves good food and has friendly service - the food is very well prepared. You can sit outside in the back yard or inside in the house. It is lovely in the evenings to sit outside either on the veranda or in the back...More

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Arnold B
11 July 2017|
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Response from woo a | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure. However, the wine is not expensive so I am sure you will manage to find something nice. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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