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Hoi Polloi

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Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very pretty restaurant with interesting decor and menu to match.The deck outside is a good place to sit with street views . The staircases are very steep so if you have mobility issues or plan to over imbibe rather sit downstairs. The service is good and our waitress and the staff were friendly and efficient. They have... More 

Thank Thea v
Pretoria, South Africa
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had both breakfast and lunch at the Hoi Polloi restaurant and love coming here when we are in Parys. The design is quirky - the steers into the first floor are a killer :-) but once you have been taken to your table you can just relax and enjoy. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food... More 

Thank Kerstin Z
Parys, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick Sunday breakfast at Hoi Polloi. The quirky decor is a hit with most visitors. The service was good and our omelettes were the best ever, rounded of with good strong coffee. The restaurant is on the first floor and boasts a super deck overlooking visitors and tourists lining the little antique and decor shops in... More 

Thank DeonTerBlanche
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a treat. This place will definitely be seeing more of us. Great food good wine nice vibe. Really enjoyed our visit here.

Thank Meg P
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience. Good service. Book in advance! Duck egg omelette was unbelievably good! Also a wide variety of wines and beers.

Thank NatieKlopper
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Frequented the Hoi Polloi with several bike runs to Parys. Relaxed atmosphere, food is good, venue is receptive and on the main road through Parys.

Thank Clem S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing decor and lovely setting. Phenomenal caipirinhas. BUT service is shocking. Everyone was complaining around us. Was there last year November and had same experience. Think they need a hands on owner.

Thank CRod011
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food is absolutely unbelievable. The craft beer is really worth the trip. We rushed back in the morning to have breakfast - remembering the incredible lunch we had. Please do sometime about the stairs - they are ridiculous. Can't wait to eat here again! 😀

1 Thank Lindameyer2
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

If you happen to try out this little restaurant be very careful of what you order. We ordered the warthog cappio.. for R80 expecting a reasonable portion and instead got 3 tiny slivers of meet. Upon complaining the manager informed us it was a starter and did not even do anything to take it away or rectify the situation. What... More 

Thank tonield
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

An incredible dinner at this funky, bohemian style restaurant. Amazing menu with unusual fusion food. Try the champagne cocktail served with strawberry ice cream...unbelievable!! Food overall was fantastic!

Thank Louis V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 56 811 3333

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