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Hoi Polloi

Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“risotto” (7 reviews)
“smoked pork” (6 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the duck egg omelette and it was very nice. It is not the fastest so don't be in a hurry but it was a nice experience. It is definitely a place to go and nice music. It can be chilly outside though.

Thank MarkFairhurst
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth visiting for the eclectic collection of quirky decor and paraphernalia collection alone! The menu is also eclectic and quirky, and not run-of-the-mill. On the pricey side, but worth the setting and quality. A must if you are in Parys

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Highly recommended for good food,quality wines and excellent service. Off the beaten track in the Free State but a must visit town.

Thank FrankFredericks
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Just amazing ! better then most restaurants in Monaco, . looking forward to go back<for a very special moment ..

Thank Marianne602
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Good food....a bit pricey. Good service and nice décor. Inside and outside sitting. The access to the top part of the restaurant is a bit dangerous as you need to climb a flight of stair that is at a very steep angle.

Thank bronwynn193
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We stepped into Hoi Polloi for lunch. There were limited options for vegetarians - the mushroom risotto was undercooked and grainy while the jalapeño rissoles were ok. The cakes for dessert were dry and overpriced

Thank Joey_The_Jackie
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The amusing, quirky, eclectic decor might indicate a lack of seriousness in this established Parys restaurant. The opposite is true! The alpine incline of the entrance stairs, however, would be better suited to a U-Boat! Strangely the danger warning can be read only when the...More

1  Thank Aikeymike
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Niche type dining experience that does not cater for all markets. The food was interesting but portions were small. I am happy that I tried this option but will not revisit or recommend this as a preferred choice.

Thank jennybryant
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went here for a celebratory lunch. She ordered the lamb curry and I ordered the salmon fish cakes. The curry tasted fine, but for R130/R140 it was such a stingy portion. The fish cakes were inedible. They were watery and soggy....More

Thank Megan R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great atmosphere. Has some areas in the restaurant where you can lounge around or be seated at tables. The 1st floor "outdoor" part of the restaurant give you a fabulous means to watch the Parys life drive by. The cocktails are unique and well priced.

Thank LindaTES
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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: Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 56 811 3333
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