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The Rat & Parrot

€€ - €€€, Pizza,
59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 622 5002
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“late night” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely pub/eatery and generous portions to enjoy. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Good selection of pub grub to choose from and service reasonably ok.

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The pizzas are very nice. Not too fancy, But seriously good vale for money. I'll definitely go back there

Thank John S
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We only had one night in Grahamstown as we were heading to the coast. Our guesthouse owner suggested the Rat and Parrot so we tried it out! Great burgers and some tasty local beers made for a very enjoyable evening !

Thank Bateman58
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A Sunday night at this place closely resembles a night from hell. The wait for food is over 2 hours and a drink now nearly 1 hour .. Eat here at your peril ..

Thank DHW1969
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Popped into the Rat and Parrot for an evening meal after a long drive. Ended up tasting the burger and a pizza. Both were very good. The place has an awesome vibe and seems to be busy all the time. Very popular with students.

Thank costap142
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The food here was delicious. I had a chicken fillet with side chips and it tasted amazing. It is literally finger licking good. The attention to detail on the presentation on the plate was immaculate. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the pub...More

Thank s213238926
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I'm vegetarian and so often don't get a good range of options at pubs. However, this place is fantastic and the wood fired pizzas may well be the best in town! Well priced food and drink specials regularly, this is the oldest pub in the...More

Thank Kavish J
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I came here after a long time during the 2017 National Arts Festival. It's a great place for a few drinks with friends and keeping it casual. Very Pub like.

Thank Mark_Seeks
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Most popular pub in Grahamstown. Typical old Irish style pup, good service and great place to watch sport.

Thank Darryl D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Very student orientated, so if you don't mind a lively noise place then this is the one to go to. Food good. Food and drinks reasonably priced

Thank Mike K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Grahamstown
  • Phone Number: +27 46 622 5002
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The beloved Rat and Parrot is the best-known pub in Grahamstown. We serve amazing food, from juicy steaks to scrumptious pizza, and of course, the coldest beer in town. A place of many special memories and exciting new beginnings.
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