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The Rat & Parrot

) #2 of 28 Restaurants in Grahamstown ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Pizza
59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 622 5002
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (31 reviews)
“great pub” (4 reviews)
“pub grub” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
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Reviews (113)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loud atmosphere and really poor food. Was a disappointing experience overall. Although the beer was good

Thank R3715BAmarieh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful experience. We really weren't expecting the nightclub vibe. Basically a dark, stuffy very loud school social.

Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little pub with plenty of atmosphere Well loved by the locals and the students. Lots of people and a great place for a catch up with my alma mater !

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that this was a traditional English Pub with cold beer and variety of pub food. We walked in at about 8:30pm and got a table upstairs. From about here the evening took a turn for the worst. The beer was luke warm...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Called in for a drink on the way into Grahamstown centre and ended up staying for hours! Warm welcome in the traditional bar, and the menu tempted us to stay for lunch. But when I asked where I could smoke, the answer was "anywhere upstairs"!...More

Thank JandLillyn
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We always go to The Rat & Parrot when visiting our son at Rhodes. This is probably the best place to celebrate or drink or eat in Grahamstown. It is a pub, don't expect anything else.But such a nice vibe and excellent food -- believe...More

Thank AKruger
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We popped into the Rat & Parrot for a quick drink and meal while in Grahamstown, pleasantly surprised to find a table, this place was buzzing. Good food, nice vibe, friendly & efficient service make for a nice experience, will be back sometime to experience...More

Thank CJ-what
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you go to Grahamstown you have to visit The Rat! Very well priced, excellent food and a good choice menu. Even though the place was humming, although still early, the service was excellent. Yes it is noisy, busy and hectic but that all adds...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Meal: The meal we had was really good. It was well priced and great quality. The Rat really has become well known for their pizza's and I can see why! Atmosphere: Atmosphere is and will always be a fun place to go for drinks and...More

Thank jordanbI9751WN
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best places to eat and drink in Grahamstown. Nice staff, comfortable seating and a very fun vibe, not to mention good food at fair prices

Thank Helen T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Grahamstown
  • Phone Number: +27 46 622 5002
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