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Graze By The River

38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
+27 46 624 8095
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (12 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended by some friends who said that they would eat there every night if they could, thought they might be exaggerating...not! Nick is passionate about food and ingredients and every mouthful tells you that your food has been cooked by someone who loves...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent time along the Garden Route and on the day we were in Port Alfred we were delighted to have breakfast in this special little place. It is an old curiosity shop/ restaurant. We sat in the shaded garden, the owners dogs snuffled...More

Thank Mitzi29456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drank coffee here and ate a fabulous cake, but it was not enough to eat just for the meal. The ambiete, the friendliness, the great service cause the time we were allowed to spend with Grace incomparable.

Thank Roland P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time we popped in for Lunch , great menu choices and specials . Peaceful garden to have lunch in , Hospitable staff and owner - well worth the time spent there !

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst staying with friends in Port Alfred before Xmas we discovered this little gem, and ate there several times. The charming shabby-chic premises are run by Nick and his wife. She sells delightful eclectic gifts in the shop at the front whilst Nick cooks amazing...More

Thank jeanoNorthampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my travels the Gernsy and Jersey Islands offered without doubt the best sea food I have see or tasted anywhere. We arrived in Port Alfred with one intention and that was to eat at the well reviewed Graze by the River. The owner is...More

Thank Swami Y
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Nice atmosphere and excellent, quality food. Great salads and stunning prawns. Really tasty cob and put forward in a appetizing manner!

Thank Lynette J
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Amazing menu, all freshly cooked - could have chosen every course! Gazpacho first and then fresh fish dish. Could eat there every night!

Thank maryseymourtaylor
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Excellent host and dinner. Fish was lovely and the freshest I've tasted. Restaurant cosy with a vibey atmosphere.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Arrived for Lunch.Got seated very promptly. Management/Thabiso,went through the Specials Menu. We had Snoek Pate and Seafood Curry.The Food was Exceptional as was the Service by Liza. Management were always coming back to check on us. The Graze by the river is Highly recommended.

Thank Eagle11111
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from Nick-Howard | Property representative |
I would call the estate agents in Port Alfred and see what they have to offer, if you call Seeff on 046 624 4879 speak to Mandy I am sure she will be able to help you, otherwise put an ad in the Talk of the Town or on their... More
May 20, 2016|
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Response from Nick-Howard | Property representative |
Port Alfred is not a large town so everything is in close proximity to 43 Air School so with regard to accommodation it depends on how much you want to spend and TripAdvisor accommodation will be able to advise you on this... More
July 30, 2015|
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Response from Nick-Howard | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your TripAdvisor inquiry received and in this context please note that the restaurant and coffee shop are closing at lunchtime today for our annual staff holiday, we will reopen again for business as usual... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Alfred
  • Phone Number: +27 46 624 8095
  • E-mail
Graze by the River is a coffee bar and bistro situated in one of the original 1820 settler's home next to the banks of the Kowie River in Port Alfred. The venue boasts a private garden area at the back of the property where you can escape from the busy Van der Riet street at the front of the property and enjoy freshly roasted coffee or sample some of the many homemade dishes on offer. The menu is based on locally available produce from fresh seafood, smoked meats and organic vegetables grown in the garden on site, interesting tasty dishes are supplemented by daily specials. The restaurant has its own smoker for preparing a lot of the dishes and the coffee bar roasts its own green beans daily ensuring good quality fresh coffee. So whether your looking for a great breakfast, some coffee and cake or a tasty homemade meal come and enjoy the experience of Graze by the River. Evening meals are strictly by reservation and we are closed on Wednesday.
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