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“An enjoyable restaurant for a nice evening”

Abe' at The Glass House
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Graskop
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is also known as just "The Glass House"
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We liked the restaurants, the ambiance, the food and the service. W went there two days in a raw since we truly enjoyed it.
We ate the rump stake, the ribs, the bobotie, the curry and all were great. As well as the snails and muscles who were fantastic,

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Graskop is a tiny town that closes up early, we were suprised when at 6:30 on Good Friday we weren't able to find a place to have dinner, our lovely B&B hosts managed to get us a reservation here after about an hour. It is a small place and appears to fill quickly, I had spareribs which were delicious and my husband and father had the bobotie which was good enough but they were jealous of the ribs in the end. We are internationals and racism shouldn't have been any issue with our group (having read some of the previous comments we were curious) but our service was really bare bones, not overly friendly, no chatting with the owner like some of the other tables, it seems this place is a bit hit or miss. The pricing wasn't a bargain, but also wasn't too high and it sure was better than getting snacks from the gas station for dinner because everything was closed!

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1  Thank SharolinLesotho
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very good food (try the African food) for reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere in the Glass House, located in the centre of Graskop.

1  Thank Olihandro
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We loved The Glass House Restaurant in Graskop. We have eaten there several times and the food has always been exceptional . The atmosphere is great , the restaurant is always clean and the cherry on the top is the Manager, who always has a good joke or two to share!! Will always visit the Glass House when in Graskop.

2  Thank Lyn M
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had a horrible experience at the Glass House. It's very clear that the place caters to international tourists. We were basically ignored by a man who was later confirmed to me to be the owner, after he greeted us, apparently heard our South African accents, and decided to ignore us for the rest of the night. He only spoke to us again just before we left, probably noticing my irritation. Besides his bad attitude in stark contrast to the hours of attention he showered the three tables of internation tourists in the restaurant with, we waited for 4 sets of tables to be seated, orders taken and served before our order - taken soon after arrival - to be brought to our table, cold. We were given a FACE cloth with our ribs, which was incredibly off putting, and our waitress barely spoke to us. We were also seated squarely in the middle of the restaurant, despite there being no reservations and beautiful, open tables along the side. If you've been here, you know that the point of the glass house is that it's got the loveliest windows that run along the rounded sides, from which you can see the town. These tables were left largely open the whole night, with us seated in the centre of kitchen and counter traffic, and tourist after tourist taken to a few of the outside tables. All in all a terrible experience. I can say I've never felt so unwelcome at a place I was PAYING to feed me before.

Besides the bad attitude, the food is very average for the price you pay, the prices are ridiculous for how uninformed the waiting staff are about proper etiquette, the menus are little folded up pieces of paper and the variety leaves a lot to be desired.

Although, if you're an international tourist, go by all means. You'll be made to feel like kings and queens.

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3  Thank Zetsaid
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