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Hoi Polloi

Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
+27 56 811 3333
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (7 reviews)
“smoked pork” (6 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
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European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
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Reviews (211)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food....a bit pricey. Good service and nice décor. Inside and outside sitting. The access to the top part of the restaurant is a bit dangerous as you need to climb a flight of stair that is at a very steep angle.

Thank bronwynn193
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stepped into Hoi Polloi for lunch. There were limited options for vegetarians - the mushroom risotto was undercooked and grainy while the jalapeño rissoles were ok. The cakes for dessert were dry and overpriced

Thank Joey_The_Jackie
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The amusing, quirky, eclectic decor might indicate a lack of seriousness in this established Parys restaurant. The opposite is true! The alpine incline of the entrance stairs, however, would be better suited to a U-Boat! Strangely the danger warning can be read only when the...More

1  Thank Aikeymike
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Niche type dining experience that does not cater for all markets. The food was interesting but portions were small. I am happy that I tried this option but will not revisit or recommend this as a preferred choice.

Thank jennybryant
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went here for a celebratory lunch. She ordered the lamb curry and I ordered the salmon fish cakes. The curry tasted fine, but for R130/R140 it was such a stingy portion. The fish cakes were inedible. They were watery and soggy....More

Thank Megan R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great atmosphere. Has some areas in the restaurant where you can lounge around or be seated at tables. The 1st floor "outdoor" part of the restaurant give you a fabulous means to watch the Parys life drive by. The cocktails are unique and well priced.

Thank LindaTES
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Food was really good. We had lamb curry, bunny chow, lamb shank, hamburgers, fillet. All good. Portions good size. Champagne float the best. Dessert excellent. Fondant, creme brulee, frozen yoghurt. Coffee also very good. Will go again. Make a booking.

Thank elmien2
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for a quick drink before heading out to explore the little shops around the area. When we saw the milkshakes on offer and the diverse and exciting flavours, we just had to try them. I had the...More

Thank Bronwyn_M_03
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We've visited before, and we were really keen to return. The first time we stumbled upon Hoi Polloi. The second time we drove all the way from Johannesburg for breakfast. This time we wanted a late lunch. When we arrived at 15:59 on Sunday afternoon,...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Hoi Polloi twice in two days just to have the Champagne Float. You must have it. It is a combination of dry champagne and two scoops of strawberry sorbet - you will love it. It was rainy the first time and we sat...More

Thank GysMac
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Good afternoon Please could I reserve a table for 2 on the 29/4/2017 at 19h00. Thank you Jenny
25 April 2017|
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Response from DeonTerBlanche | Reviewed this property |
Contact number: +27568113333
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Patrys Circle, Parys 9585, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Parys
  • Phone Number: +27 56 811 3333
  • E-mail
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