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66 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, South Africa
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Also has accommodation

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  • 5
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  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pub

If you're looking for fancy, quiet and romantic don't come here! If you want to eat, drink, smoke indoors near a warm fire, dance and generally be welcomed as a local, The Poacher is the place. We went twice for dinner, all good especially the lamb and mint pie, salad pita not so great (good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Riki A
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Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
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Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for fancy, quiet and romantic don't come here! If you want to eat, drink, smoke indoors near a warm fire, dance and generally be welcomed as a local, The Poacher is the place. We went twice for dinner, all good especially the lamb and mint pie, salad pita not so great (good concept though).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went in here for brunch and the quality of food and service was disappointing. The service intended to be attentive but there were too many people and not enough waiters, so we were the ones who did the waiting. When the food came it was actually not very nice. My partner's chicken burger was covered by a brown salty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I wish we could list the entire town, but unfortunately this is the place where people were brutally attacked. Locals were saying this is what happens if you mess with Dullstromers. 4guys attacked a man and a women outside the poacher with jumper cables. Due to a disagreement. Locals phone these guys to 'sort' out whoever gives them trouble. Everyone... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent oxtail and butternut soup in a warm cozy pub. Pity the music too loud at night to enjoy dinner otherwise would get 4 stars. Contrary to other reviews we found the waiters helpful and friendly.

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a typical pub atmosphere, warm, friendly & inviting. Their pot pies & oxtail is divine & definitely worth the money. Love the roaring fire in the fireplace in the winter months & the outside tables for the summer months. Great value for money here.

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The service can inprove, prices are average, but that pot pie is the best!! Really amazing. Love the fireplace inside, Dullstroom gets really cold obviously, and it creates a great atmosphere

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

food was good value for money service was good a great night spot for the party animal also a great pub

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a bachelors party on Saturday.. we had a few drinks an we decided that we going to have a drink at the Duck and trout. But we had a terrible experience! The atmosphere suck and there was no music, so when we go back to the poacher. The place was full, the manager went out of his way... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stopped by the Poacher for a quick bite while exploring Dullstroom on a Saturday afternoon. The food was OK but expensive, service was much slower than it should have been but the kids enjoyed playing on the jungle gym and all the tummies were filled. I will choose another option next time.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were visiting the area on our way to the lowveld and wanted to have a bite. We had some burgers and it was very good. Service was addeqoute. I only which the local authorities would do something about the harrasment from the car guards and hawkers.

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Address: 66 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Dullstroom
Cuisine: African

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  • Address: 66 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Dullstroom

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Description

Also has accommodation

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