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Hoi Polloi

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Parys, Parys, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
09:00 - 21:00
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All hours
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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Pretoria, South Africa
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ayvdm
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious lunch there...we opted for starters only as we're trying out various places. The mushroom risotto and the garlic snails were the best I have ever had. We were also given a free sample of wine. Food was excellent.

Thank PiscesMom24
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambience created with olde worlde finishings and decor collected and beautifully placed. Lovely music. Fantastic service with a smile! Food was delicious with attention to detail across all dishes and drinks. Will definitely eat there again if I visit Parys.

1 Thank dhvardi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Pleasantly surprised. Welcome reception, excellent service and GOOD food!! Great ambience. LOVED it!!

1 Thank Hannes L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the beef fillet on the bone and it was delicious. The service was a bit slow. But it was nice sitting outside on the deck and enjoying the evening.

1 Thank RionaArjoon
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting and tastefully decorated. However, service below par for this type of establishment and whilst the food was good, it was not good enough to justify the price. All up probably would not go back, a sentiment shared by the rest of our dinner table.

Thank Stuart T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute reservation in anticipation of the festival the following day and fortunately booked the last table available under canopy for the possible pending rain... luckily it never rained but we were shielded from the unforgiving scorch of the sun. I'm sure this was their busiest day as the restaurant was jam packed. There were glitches in... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and wine. Nice view of the hustle and bustle of the main street when sitting outside on the balcony. A bit steep though.

1 Thank MacBarnard

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?