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“Best in Graaff Reinet”
Review of Polka

Polka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best in Graaff Reinet”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We are lucky enough to live in Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape. Polka is simply the best in town. All dishes are tasty and presented with flair. Deserts and cakes are scrumptious and the variety of sweets and chocolates are a huge temptation. Homemade ciabatta is a real treat. After a yummy meal, pop in next door to the windmill where you are sure to find just the right gift. The owner, Hestie, is always so welcoming and obliging. The decor is fun and trendy. Don't miss out when passing thought town, although make sure it is not on a Sunday as this is their day of rest.

  • Visited November 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Divine Food”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were in Graaff Reinet for one night and were advised to visit Polka. And what an amazing place! The Lamb is delicious and the presentation amazing! The creme brulee was by far the best I have ever tasted. Would go again for sure!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mazmouse
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Cologne, Germany
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Always a good place to go, no matter at which time of the day”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Polka is a really lovely place to go and eat out at night or just relax and drink a good cup of coffee.
They offer a huge range of cakes and sweets and the afternoon/evening menues are varied. Prices were average and definitely not too high. Dinner was great, the Bobotie is simply amazing! The desserts varied a bit, but all in all we were really satisfied. Coffee and snacks (salads and burgers) were delicious. The place itself is really lovely with a huge garden area and a well-furnished interior.
Definitely the place to eat in Graaf-Reinet!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Christine S
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Hannover, Germany
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautifully decorated restaurant in the heart of Graaff Reinett”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We went a Friday evening and the place was very busy - probably best to reserve in advance! My friend had a bobotie which was delicious and I had a chicken pizza which was good but maybe slightly too dry.
The interior is very nicely decorated and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank JudtimO
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Plettenbergbay
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The better restaurant in Graaf reinet”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

the restaurant look lovely. like the delli area inside. restaurant was a bit quiet, needed some music outside.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Reinhard V
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