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Hoi Polloi

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Parys, Parys, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is awesome. A huge selection of all types of beer, local and imported. Food is divine, and the decor quaint

Thank Alan S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Parys for the long weekend (16 December 2016) & decided to have a romantic dinner out one evening. I booked at Ruby's after it came up in conversation but quickly changed our reservation when a reliable (local) source told us Hoi Polloi is great! Fantastic wine list ... page after page. Our first 2 choices were "sold... More 

Thank Lizelle I
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average, service was average just a normal place in parys. Nothing exiting on the menu. Needs a bit of flair.

Thank Gerhard V
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on a previous occasion when we visited Parys, but did not realise that most of the well-known restaurants in Parys are closed on a Monday and Tuesday evening. Luckily we saw that the down stairs area was open for lunch . They have a wide selection of food and drinks. We had a salad for... More 

1 Thank Vorsters
Kempton Park, South Africa
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The décor says as much about the food and the fine taste of the owners. This restaurant is situated in the main street of Parys overlooking all the cosmopolitan activities and shops. The cuisine is of highest standard and the décor is something to experience. Fancy yet relaxed. Brilliant!! Smoking permitted on the balcony which is the best scenic area... More 

Thank BurnyE
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food overpriced. Small portions. Food was tasteless and service was non existent. The server had too many tables which the owner/manager didn't notice. Menu was not varied enough. The stairs to the place were steep snd mot suitable for elderly. Overall not a pleasant experience

Thank Kimpaget
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

All my friends and family got together at Hoi Polloi the day after my 50th birthday party. We merely thought of having something quick for breakfast. What a lovely surprise to find this gem in Parys. Everything is done with taste and detail. Just loved this place and will definitely visit again!

1 Thank 666Nadine
Pretoria, South Africa
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The decor is very interesting and the food choices as well. The staff was very friendly and although they were afraid of my dog, they still brought her a bowl of water. The servcice was effecient and friendly. We will visit again.

1 Thank ayvdm
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

the food was good and the service was very good. they were very supportive of my mom that just came out of hospital and still very fragile

Thank Name1234567223
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food is out of this world. The service is great. A great place for a special treat. Please keep I mind that you would have to reserve your table.

Thank Bianca K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parys, Parys, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 56 811 3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?