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“Lovely lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rat & Parrot

The Rat & Parrot
59 New Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
(046) 622 5002
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Ranked #7 of 25 restaurants in Grahamstown
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I enjoyed a lovely lunch with my wife at the Rat. The food was excellent. The service was very good. I have been to the rat on several occasions and have yet to be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good jol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Liked the Vibe and the friendly people. Good promotions on the go and not too full - although we tried to get in other nights and could not get past the door.

Visited July 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
“Food good but very full, noisy and smokey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I asked a few students " where's the best place to eat in grahamstown ?" In unison they said " The Rat". Long waiting list (30 minutes) so clearly popular, and very full with mainly students. Ok menu with good reasonably priced food, if you can deal with the smoke, noise and students.

Visited June 2013
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East London
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“Pub Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

By far the best pub restaurant in town and one of the best in the country.
It always has what you looking for, a quiet dinner with the family or a late night out with friends.
The food is always good although the service can sometimes be very slow.
Overall a good experience and must when coming to Grahamstown.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A busy student pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Friendly staff, busy place, food OK.

This is a student town, so you would expect a pub so close to the campus to be busy and this one is.

The beer is average South African fare and the wines on offer nothing to write home about.

But there is a real buzz about the place which is nice and the food (mountains of it) is freshly cooked and would feed any herd of students quite adequately - even if it did take for ever to arrive.

Best of all - it is open on a Sunday night, when most other places to eat are closed, so who is complaining?

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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