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Norden's Restaurant

Crn Bathurst & Market Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
+27 46 636 1287
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
3 Oct 2018
“Old fashioned, atmospheric, with white table cloths”
4 Mar 2018
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08:00 - 21:00 Hours
Crn Bathurst & Market Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Excellent fillet, brandy sauce and mushroom risotto for main course, and vanilla creme brulee for dessert. very attentive hosts. Lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LoveTravel820998
476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at Norden's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your review Michelle H :) We greatly appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Now I must confess that I feel that this is a Grahamstown hidden gem and I advertise this reluctantly, fearing the multitudes may flock there and over-run the place. First of all the place is just full of history, the walls covered with old art...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank brianfQ3331OT
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Heard great things about it. Came to have dinner. Food very but on the expensive side. Very cosy bar and dinning area. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall very good experience. Would recommend the lamb shank

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank MikeK4785
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We live in Grahamstown and this is one of our favorites. Probably one of the lest known gems in Grahamstown. It is reminiscent of old style dining. The food is always good - fine wine list and not over priced. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank brianfQ3331OT
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have not been here for lunch for a while. We were the only patron's and the lunch menu was really uninspiring, our choice of venison pie was not available so we were offered the dinner menu. We both choose steak Diane. The large piece...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank lynandgra2014
476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at Norden's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Lynandgra2014, Thank you for your review. I would like to advise that Norden's Restaurant at The Cockhouse is under new management and we are working very hard to get to our former glory. Please do pay us a visit again when you have the...More

Reviewed 30 July 2015

If you want some fine dining and a special night out, or a treat during the festival, then do go here. This little gem is perhaps not in the best spot in town, but is of historic interest, beautifully restored and makes up for its...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Wolery
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Had dinner here two nights and each time enjoyed the fare...lamb shank that melts off the bone and steak Diane perfectly prepared...it's rather surprising given the hotel in which the restaurant is situated, however, it is good dinner food, not fancy but well-prepared and flavorful.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Brilliant food, though at Joburg prices for a small town- it is worth it. Try make a reservation for earlier as their specials sell out and are the highlight for me. Good wine list with some real bargains. Have a drink in the bar first,...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank JuliaCFish
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

The service was brilliant - really going the extra mile for me. And the food was delicious. You do pay for what you get, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Had a delicious mean at the historic Norden's. The service was excellent and the fillet steak exceptional. Definitely, for me, the best Restuarant in Grahamstown. Have eaten there over many years when in Grahamstown and they have kept up the quality. The site has great...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank HenryBl
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crn Bathurst & Market Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Grahamstown
  • Phone Number: +27 46 636 1287
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A national monument which hast hosted many Dignatories in its time including Nelson Mandela. Fantastic food made with fresh ingredients. Lovely spot for a special meal. Reasonably priced.
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