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52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 87 550 1363
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (51 reviews)
“cakes” (50 reviews)
“lamb shank” (44 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We certainly did not expect to find such a wonderful restaurant. The food is absolutely amazing, the place very welcoming and the staff is super friendly, especially Blanche. We are here in Graaff Reinet for 3 nights and ate here.... 3 times in a row....More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We popped in here for coffee which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was unfortunate that we were not hungry at the time as the menu was interesting and the plates of food being brought out looked delicious. We were planning to return for dinner but unfortunately...More

Thank mags592014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Graaff Reinet will not be same without dinner at Polka. Lamb Shank a winner. Prizes are fair and also have Pizza available. Loved it.

Thank Andries V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Graaff Reinet for almost a week and tried lots of places for dinner - this restaurant stands out as one of the best. Service and atmosphere were great and the food was absolutely delicious. We loved the creative menu, the mushroom risotto...More

Thank Schmapril
Reviewed 1 week ago

Graaff-Reinet is full of the most wonderful surprises and this was one of them for us. The staff were friendly, extremely polite and on the ball throughout the evening. We had the Karoo Lamb Neck and the Pork Belly - both really delicious. It was...More

Thank 302leeannk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple decor with a homely fire. Nicely balanced wine list and an interesting menu. Prices are fair and the portions generous. Our meals were really good and I recommend the restaurant without hesitation

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came across this restaurant in 2012 and have been delighted by the food ever since. I've had of the best Karoo lamb neck and shank here. A little oasis of wonderful food, usually in the middle of a road trip.

Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Graaff Reinet and went to Polka on our first evening. It was so good, we decided to go again the next evening. Corkage a lowish R25. First night we had bobotie, lamb shank and lam neck. All were excellent. My wife and...More

Thank Johann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Faultless service. Warming brocolli soup followed by beautifully presented dishes of line fish and vegetables.

Thank 427Shaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice in the past three weeks and these were definitely the best meals we have had on our 3 week trip. Good and friendly service. Highly recommended when visiting Graaff Reinet. We will definitely visit again when passing.

Thank Yvonne N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Graaff-Reinet
  • Phone Number: +27 87 550 1363
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