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Hoi Polloi

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Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Dont let the small venue and kitch decor full you, this is a real gem of a restaurant. Really great food and wine selection. My favourite restaurant !

1 Thank 560candices
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This place is great, it is pricey but it has everything you could want, character, good service and great food.

1 Thank E3460IFlisaw
Johannesburg, South Africa
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is awesome. A huge selection of all types of beer, local and imported. Food is divine, and the decor quaint

Thank Alan S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We were in Parys for the long weekend (16 December 2016) & decided to have a romantic dinner out one evening. I booked at Ruby's after it came up in conversation but quickly changed our reservation when a reliable (local) source told us Hoi Polloi is great! Fantastic wine list ... page after page. Our first 2 choices were "sold... More 

Thank Lizelle I
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Food was average, service was average just a normal place in parys. Nothing exiting on the menu. Needs a bit of flair.

Thank Gerhard V
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We went to this restaurant on a previous occasion when we visited Parys, but did not realise that most of the well-known restaurants in Parys are closed on a Monday and Tuesday evening. Luckily we saw that the down stairs area was open for lunch . They have a wide selection of food and drinks. We had a salad for... More 

1 Thank Vorsters
Kempton Park, South Africa
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

The décor says as much about the food and the fine taste of the owners. This restaurant is situated in the main street of Parys overlooking all the cosmopolitan activities and shops. The cuisine is of highest standard and the décor is something to experience. Fancy yet relaxed. Brilliant!! Smoking permitted on the balcony which is the best scenic area... More 

Thank BurnyE
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Food overpriced. Small portions. Food was tasteless and service was non existent. The server had too many tables which the owner/manager didn't notice. Menu was not varied enough. The stairs to the place were steep snd mot suitable for elderly. Overall not a pleasant experience

Thank Kimpaget
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

All my friends and family got together at Hoi Polloi the day after my 50th birthday party. We merely thought of having something quick for breakfast. What a lovely surprise to find this gem in Parys. Everything is done with taste and detail. Just loved this place and will definitely visit again!

1 Thank 666Nadine
Pretoria, South Africa
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

The decor is very interesting and the food choices as well. The staff was very friendly and although they were afraid of my dog, they still brought her a bowl of water. The servcice was effecient and friendly. We will visit again.

1 Thank ayvdm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 56 811 3333

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