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Perlman House Social Cafe

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Piet Retief Street, Sutherland, South Africa
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on Saturday and ordered lamb curry and lamb Schnitzel. The curry was very tasty and nicely served. The lamb schitzel was also excellent with a nice buttery batter. Portions not huge but definitely enough. Nice deko and friendly hosts!

Thank Irishboy73
Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We have stopped over in Sutherland during our recent roadtrip and stumble on this gem of a restaurant for lunch. Professional, friendly service from the owner is what we've got. The restaurant is really "homely" and the food real South African

Thank Dalene P
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We had a drink and moved on. Food looked good but overpriced. The advertised burger was very small and the full size was more than double the price. Unfortunately business is not booming in Sutherland, the knock on effect is under prepared hospitality industry.

Thank KevinmatthewsSa
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We made a quick stop here for lunch. Fast friendly service. Food is good and prices in Sutherland seems to be exactly the same where ever you go.

Thank Drikus W
Vienna, Austria
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509 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

... and a very comfortable interior. we were pre-informed that on that night the electricity went off, but we told them that we take anything they would offer, and seemed they were happy about our decision. those things are just happening. with candles lit up, we all had a juicy great burger, done on a grill and salad with it,... More 

Thank nonatop
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great wine with a lovely waitress and the most friendly hostess! We highly recommend this "pearl" in the heart of Sutherland!

Thank Quintin K
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

On an adventure bike trip we stopped for dinner at Perlman. The fireplace in the dining area provided much needed heat. The restaurant was well decorated and quite unexpected for Sutherland. The food quality was good and from what I observed on other tables quite generous. It was clearly overpriced even by Cape Town city standards, as per many comments... More 

Thank Craig D
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Nice cozy restaurant with a nice fire to keep you warm over supper. Average price , dining room well decorated and very clean

Thank Jadlian
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had a nice breakfast. Great coffee and the service good. Staff friendly and helpful. They supplied nice little blankets for the could

Thank Terina S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Friendly owners have introduced eclectic dining into this Karoo town with lovely decor, cozy bar area, interesting and good menu. Still pricey, but that's Sutherland.

Thank Carolyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piet Retief Street, Sutherland, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Sutherland
  • Phone Number: 27827156119
Perlman House dates back to the 1800’s; it was built by Barnette Perlman, a Jew whom lived here with his Polish wife. He passed away in 1918 from the flu epidemic after being Sutherland’s general dealer for years; He was buried in the town’s Jewish cemetery.

Perlman House social cafe is a small cosy restaurant run by Lien and Roubaix (mother and daughter) with a great team behind them.
The original wooden floors, high ceilings, astonishing lightning and roaring fire places that are lit early on winter mornings adds to our unique and relaxed atmosphere. Quality of food and service is very important to ensure the most pleasant experience to our customers.
Breakfast, light meals, ribs and various traditional meals with a twist are available Tuesday till Saturdays from 09h00 till late night. Contact us for special reservations on Sunday or Monday. We are fully licensed, with fire place roaring from early mornings in the bar. Speciality tea by Toni Glass available complimented with freshly home baked cakes and dessert daily to choose from.
A variety of traditional dishes are available weekly; Karoolamb from the Roggeveld and Hantam, as well as Karoo lambs neck, lamb shank, lamb chops and fruity curries .

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