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“Don't miss Polana if you like to dine and party.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Polana

Polana
Ranked #604 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss Polana if you like to dine and party.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

It is the mix that make's it. Have a nice dinner and continue to party after, with the ocean just behind the window... Impressive. We enjoyed having a very nice meal and afterwards, the music becomes louder, people begin to dance and later, even your table disappears and you automatically get the fever and joins the party and find yourself dancing (even it's not my habit). I could have stayed until the last. Take your information on when they have life bands and join. Just fantastic.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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456 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Great location - crash of waves with a drink kind of place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Book table her based on recommendations from friends. Very busy place, most popular spots are those for drinks. You sit almost in the waves that are crashing in, very cool.

Service was slow, but food was decent. Not a memorable place for the food, but for the location. You sit on high tables and bar stools. Same owner and house as the Harbour House (upscale) and Live Bait (fish place).

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank yef70
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London
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193 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“OK food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stopped for a quick lunch -- Caesar salad, which was fine. The view is good, with casual drinks-related seating closest to the window, so we had our coffees there. The speed of the service was utterly glacial. To be fair to the waitress herself, it was clear that it was only her on duty, but the rest of the staff didn't even seem to help bussing tables. Something awry in management/employee relations perhaps? Shabby chic decor let down by lack of cleanliness. Funky white chairs are just filthy, which undermines faith in the kitchen.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PeterC489
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Surrey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Noisy!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

If you wnat a quiet drink and tappas this is not the place for you. Having said that the food was excellent.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Rhodocrat
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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200 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Setting and scene offset the rest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We have eaten here many times over the years. The main restaurant (Harbour House) is upstairs, and there is a complex of others including a more informal cafe and the bar which has great live music and dancing. The food is good, although there are many better restaurants in Cape Town, and the service is haphazard. But its always busy and interesting, the setting is outstanding, the decor and vibe are great, and if you have to wait for a table or your meal, there are few nicer places to relax and drink too much.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JonB_SA
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