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The Cock House

10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 636 1287
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“wine list” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tips: This and Nordens are the same place. It only opens at 18h00, and it is definitely best to have a booking (although we got a table for two without one luckily). We had a wonderful time at the Cock House. We arrived at 18h00,...More

Thank NickPaddy16
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The retuarant was quiet ( which suited us fine ) Our host was Themba who was very professional and attentive , Wine list comprehensive , food fantastic Everyone had a great evening - Thank you .

1  Thank adamschris
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Hidden away - one of the best kept secrets of Grahamstown. We keep revisiting. Value for money - a meal in this restaurant is a real throw back to the past. The Lamb Shank is to die for - don't be put off by the...More

1  Thank brianfQ3331OT
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable evening. The food and wine were very good. I would recommend the butternut soup and the lamb shank.

1  Thank Antony C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

After reading some good reviews, I was keen to have dinner at one of Grahamstown's established restaurants. The venue is lovely. An old dining room in a Victorian guesthouse. But the food did not match. The menu is small. As a vegetarian, I had "seasonal...More

Thank KevinHopkins_ZA
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant two nights in a row because we liked it so much. The waitress was so welcoming and helpful and answered all our questions with a smile on her face. The food was delicious and the meat very good and...More

Thank Katharina R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Restaurant is very cozy, with brithish charm. The waitresses are very obliging and kind. The food is outstanding! For me it was one of my best dinners we had in southafrica. You have to try the Steak and the apple crumble :)

Thank Ines-Lotta L
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Overall we were happy with the quality of the food, but beware the spring rolls: the stuffing was something greenish that I would prefer to forget rather sooner than later.

Thank chris_clueless
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a massive table and would have been a struggle for anyone to handle. Our waiter did very well and kept everyone happy. The menu was small but the quality of the food was amazing.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We arranged our end of year party at the Cock House last year. The table was laid beautifully and the meal was excellent. Very cosy and friendly.

Thank jessica f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Grahamstown
  • Phone Number: +27 46 636 1287
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