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Oom Japie se Huis

27 Voortrekker Street, Philippolis 9970, South Africa
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“dinner” (4 reviews)
“bookshop” (4 reviews)
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27 Voortrekker Street, Philippolis 9970, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

The bookshop is part of the same concern. I had two very nice glasses of Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay whist browsing books. I came away with some lovely books, the most treasured being the Alice B. Toklas cook book and a reader copy of Mrs Beeton's...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 20 January 2017

On of our first night in Philippolis, we had dinner at Oom Japie se Huis, hosted by Richard Proctor-Sims, who kept us entertained throughout a delicious meal of Karoo Lamb with his life stories.

1  Thank Tracy J
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I walked in, spoke to the man that works there, introduced myself, shook his hand and asked if they had an outside seating area for smokers. I said I would like to have coffee and a light meal. He said 'Sure, we do' and pointed...More

4  Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had a superb time hanging with Mr Proctor Sims. He is a true getleman. We enjoyed his company and all his stories. He's got a quaint little restaurant with a cute little bar. We got served homemade oven baked lamb with boiled potatoes and...More

1  Thank nadia v
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We arrived in Philippolis quite late, but booked a table in advance. We were greeted by a lovely lady called Christina, and we were the only people in the restaurant. She took our orders and went off to prepare it whilst we were allowed to...More

2  Thank Ryno v
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on recommendation of the lady at the guest house we stayed at. It was a Sunday evening. Menu very limited. Owner & waiter , Richard, very charming old chap, but aware. Had mutton knuckles and a nice bottle of red, from...More

2  Thank GielCillie
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We heard about Oom Japie se Huis from friends and decided to visit and drove from Colesberg to Philippolis. The experience wasn't terrible but disappointing though. The food was deliciously prepared but VERY basic. The bill for 5 people accounted to R1600 which is a...More

2  Thank Travelot79
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We were the only diners (in the middle of the week), but Christina provided us with one of the best racks of lamb we've had in a long time - typical Karoo meal. Simple, but delicious. A bottle of champagne which we chose & opened...More

Thank timmytiptoes2015
Reviewed 20 January 2015

This quaint restaurant is an absolute must for anyone that enjoys the small country town feel and happens to be travelling in the vicinity of Phillipolis. Mr Richard Proctor Simms, who owns Oom Japie se Winkel, is probably one of the most interesting people I...More

Thank Inkie4u
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Waited ages for the food. They got the date of the booking wrong so they were not prepared. Meal was very simple and i didn't expect to pay 130 rand for 3 small lamb chops, some veg and a boiled potato. Prices were not displayed...More

1  Thank Marc D
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  • Address: 27 Voortrekker Street, Philippolis 9970, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Philippolis
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