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52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 87 550 1363
07:30 - 22:00
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great evening! Caprese with a twist, risotto and Salmon salad for starters were all great. Lamb neck was insane! Duck was a little dry, but certainly a restaurant not to be missed. Thanks for great service Dwayne!

Thank Marius M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had superb lamb shank and neck of lamb. Meat literally fell off the bone. Tender and tasty. Nice veggies went with it and all was well rounded off with excellent service. Although the restaurant was full, we waited less than 15 minutes for our order. Well done!

Thank Johan C
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant Best fillet steak I've had in a long long time and a fabulous bottle of pinotage as well

Thank JaqB65
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just a delightful little restaurant. We stayed in the Drosdy and because the restaurant there is so good ended up eating most of our meals there. But on a few occasions we had lunch at Polka and loved it. The quality and service and also the atmosphere was lovely. thank you

Thank melmidormel
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one lunchtime in Feb and sat outside in the rear most courtyard. The restaurant wasn't very busy inside or out. The service was slow and poor. We waited 15 mins to place a drinks order, the drinks didn't arrive for another 15 mins. It was just over an hour by the time we go our food and... More 

Thank webmonkeyuk
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Healthy and refreshing dishes! Good quality food and very good service. Great for all food fanatics! A Graaff Reinet must do.

Thank Monique V
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered neck on recommendation which was devine. Highly recommend this cosy restaurant- price affordable, service very efficient and pleasant staff.

Thank Silvana L
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had dinner at Polka's and it was so delicious - wow. The lamb was perfect and also the salad with butternut was really great. We are both convinced that it was the best meal of our South Africa trip so far. We loved the food and the service and had a really nice evening. We highly recommend this... More 

Thank Gertrud K
Scottsdale, Arizona
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurants with high expectations. We were hungry for fish and they offer several fish dishes. Unfortunately, our dining experience was bad in all respects. Our waiter was aloof and indifferent. The service was incredibly slow (we think the waiter forgot to turn in our appetizer order). And all three fish dishes -- a shared appetizer and... More 

Thank terrymarc
Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the close by Profcon Village Resort, within 5 minutes walking distance from Polka. The service, food and wine were good, and the atmosphere enjoyable.

Thank GertOpperman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Graaff-Reinet
  • Phone Number: +27 87 550 1363

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