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Pioneers Restaurant

3 Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 49 892 6059
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (37 reviews)
“bobotie” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
3 Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

As we were in the Karoo we felt compelled to eat some local food - so booked a table at Pioneers. It was excellent. Management is well organised, service efficient and the food very tasty. Well worth a visit.

Thank AngelaBax
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, delicious and well-portioned food. Experience Karoo hospitality - they even provided mosquito spray . Prices are reasonable and the place has a good atmosphere.

Thank Herman F
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, the local angle present a dish nowhere else to be found with great ambience and helpful staff. Very caring owner. Had a bombay fillet filled with ham and banana and to my surprise it gave a very different taste experience. For any vegetarian...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not many restaurants are open on Sunday nights in the town of Graaf-Reinet. We were booked in for dinner here and enjoyed a plesent meal all round.Probably the best Pumpkin fritters i have eaten in a long time.

Thank gregmQ2039WG
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit on strength of other reviews. Waited ages for food: we were 4 people and our food arrived ages apart so by the time the last person started eating the first was finished. The food itself was average to poor with only the...More

Thank MelanieLoxton
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I love this little place and always visit during my stay with the family in town. Our visit on 22 Dec 2016 was a total dissapointment. To wait longer than 20 min for milkshake and then the lame excuse was unexeptable. To avoid further dissapointment...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing dinner at Pioneers Restaurant. The food was good. Baba our waiter served us well. We were informed that the kitchen is very busy an the food will take some time. One need to understand that during holiday times the kitchens of...More

Thank ErikvanDriel
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited for a few drinks in the pub. Was given the "wine list" (which contained no list of wine but rather food). Tried to order the pioneers basket of bar snacks but was then told that it was on the lunch menu and I could...More

Thank Pierre D
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What an unassuming little restaurant we discovered in Graaff Reinet but it was full of surprises. The menu has a variety of excellent South African choices from Babotie to curried offal and they're just like Ouma used to make. Other delights are also available and...More

1  Thank Helen F
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great great great! Thanks! We had pork chops, calamari and tuna wraps, what a lovely experience. We can really recommend this!

Thank 998hermanp
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Helga K
What's the price range, please? On the website are no prices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Graaff-Reinet
  • Phone Number: +27 49 892 6059
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Pioneers is a Traditional Karoo Food Restaurant. Portions are generous. Staff and owners are very friendly, you will feel immediately welcome. Our Motto: "Come as strangers, leave as friends and return as regulars"