Best restaurants in Graaff Reinet?

Graaff Reinet is the forth oldest town in South Africa and is situated in the heart of the Great Karoo. Many travelers choose to stay in Graaff Reinet to experience the historic culture and surrounding beauty of the area. Graaff Reinet also have plenty of good restaurants to choose from. Here is some of the best restaurants in Graaff Reinet.

Pioneers Restaurant and Pub

Traditional Karoo food all the way!

Based in the historic Parsonage Street in the “Gem of the Karoo” – town of Graaff Reinet. Awarded TripAdvisor Awards for 2014, 2015, 2016 and now for 2017! Traditional karoo food all the way! Based in the historic Parsonage Street in the “Gem of the Karoo” – town of Graaff Reinet. Parsonage Street boasts the most national monuments than any other street in South Africa. A dream come true for a foodie with an interest in history. The restaurant itself is housed in a national monument that is part of the history of the town. Guests can choose to be seated in any one of the four dining rooms, on the stoep or outside in the garden. Patrons can appreciate the beauty of the landmarks while delving into Pioneers’ a la carte menu. There is good honest food on offer with a few adventurous dishes to satisfy a more demanding palate.

Polka Restaurant & Deli

One Often stumble upon wonderful surprises in small towns… Born out of the love of beautiful things, girly things, doylies, birdies, dots, tea cups, porcelain….Out of a hunger for tasty things, home made things, artisan bread, deli finds, jams, flowers, wine, tarts, cakes, home bakes, is Polka restaurant. We inspire, we love ,we do life in the Karoo. Food’s flavors do not simply come in a fast pan, long preparation is needed to bring life to the plate, and every drop of love can be tasted. Most people today are focused on eating healthy, so we here at Polka believe that when eating something sweet, it has to be absolutely memorable.

De Camdeboo Restaurant

De Camdeboo Restaurant overs a gourmet experience in a relaxed and comfortable setting and  with a Karoo influenced menu using the best available local ingredients coupled with a global influence. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Our Yard Roastery & Cultural Stop

You've not properly enjoyed coffee until you've visited Maria’s Roastery. Maria’s is a specialty coffee roastery based at Our Yard in the heart of Graaff-Reinet. Stroll in for a freshly brewed cup of joe while you chat up the barista, who will be only too happy to discuss the coffee offerings with you. As Maria’s roasts its coffee out of the premises in Somerset Street, the smell of fresh roasting will fill you with joy while you enjoy a cuppa in the courtyard at Our Yard. Maria’s goes to great lengths to bring the best coffee to local coffee lovers, and this shows not only in the delish coffees available at Our Yard but in their presentation too. Couple this with the Our Yard kitchen’s ability to dish up only the freshest seasonal fare, filled with flavour, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. Our Yard is well-known as one of the most picturesque coffee shops in town, it is so picture-perfect in fact, that you’ll feel like you're walking into someone's Instagram.

Muller House

A family owned restaurant run by a Husband and Wife team - both Qualified chefs. The Muller House have partnered with the 'Slow Food Chef Alliance', to promise their patrons best quality local produce. They source as much as possible from local farmers and hand select produce from nearby producers. They offer a Tapa style menu, Pizza & an array of local liquor & wines as well as an A-la-carte menu that changes weekly according to fresh produce delivered & available. Muller House is also home to five local Artists and Photographers, all exhibiting their work on the buildings interior, and also available for purchase. Their serve style is personal and relaxed - "A true family friendly restaurant" says a local, "offering personal service is their forte".  With 2 fire places going throughout the winter and an outside deck and garden area & kids entertainment corner for the summer, as well as a wood fired pizza oven all year round, you are welcome to visit us in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, parallel to the world-renowned NG Kerk in Church Street.

Chef Stuart & Chef Labarre [laa-b-ray]  and team look forward to seeing you!

The Recollection Village

The Village is so much more than your run-of-the-mill coffee shop or restaurant. It was designed to resemble a small village, brim-full of unique vintage objects, antiques and curiosities. The Village features, among other, a dining room, an old-fashioned bicycle shop, a garage with a tow truck parked inside, a petrol station, a large showroom with cars from the 1940s and 1950s and the Ouma's Country Store. The dining room, aptly named Harley's Lounge, is based on the concept of a self-service restaurant. Here, you place your order at the counter, take the proof to the kitchen - a quirky polka-dot wagon in the yard - where you can then take a seat while waiting for your order. While this establishment is well worth the visit for just for the atmosphere and décor alone, the menu offers an exceptionally interesting variety of nachos, burgers, chips, hot dogs, chicken strips and even macaroni and cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, if the decadent milkshakes weren't already tempting enough, dessert can be sourced from the Ouma's Country Store.

The store stocks old-fashioned sweets and cookies, deli products, leather goods, enamel crockery, crocheted blankets and toys as well as a variety of delicious eats.

The Village also has a playground for the little ones, complete with a huge sandpit, jungle gym and roundabout. It is, however, the heart behind The Village that makes it such an interesting concept.

This blog was written by Rietjiesbos Bed & Breakfast. Rietjiesbos B&B is a beautifully restored Karoo house set in a country garden of Graaff Reinet. Rietjiesbos Bed & Breakfast will surprise and delight you. Valerie's attention to detail as well as her Graaff-Reinet bed & breakfast with eggs from a local farmer, local home-made jams and coffee from the local roastery will make you come back time and again to this place to stay in Graaff-Reinet.

​Rietjiesbos B&B has self catering rooms with a fully equipped kitchen. The rooms lead onto the garden where you can relax or have a bbq in the shade of two majestic trees. Rietjiesbos B&B is a 15 minute walk from the nearest restaurants. The art galleries, museums, beautiful churches and  national monuments in Graaff Reinet are also within walking distance. Your vehicles and trailers will be safe behind off-street parking. Rietjiesbos Bed & Breakfast is one of the best guesthouses in Graaff Reinet and receive excellent reviews. Book your next accommodation in Graaff Reinet directly at or contact Valerie via email at


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