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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Lovely setting. Had received a recommendation, and it did not disappoint. We sat by the river and ate a couple of starter meals as a light lunch. Tasty food and good service. Would happily return. A nice ambience.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

We drove from Johannesburg with this restaurant as the destination, was really not worth the excitement we had to reach there. We were shown to a table, and handed breakfast menus. We asked for the full menu as we heard lots about the restaurant. Before...we were handed the full menu we were told that we need to be done by 12 (the table was booked for someone else) , and if we order from the main menu we can only order burgers anf pizza AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE TABLES TOO. SHE WAS SO NIT INTERESTED IN THE INFORMATION THAT SHE NEEDED TO SHARE WITH PATRONS. WE WALKED OUT AND GUESS WHAT NO ONE EVEN ASKED WHY WE WERE LEAVING...... DO PEOPLE WITH BOOKINGS GET TREATED DIFFERENTLY FROM WALK IN???.? Never again would I even think of trying this restaurant again. As a patron I should be able to order what I would like to try on the menu and not told rudely that it's the rules. COMMUNICATION IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY NEEDS WORK AND ALL THE OTHER STAFF THAT WE WALKED PASS WHEN WE WERE LEAVING DIDNT EVEN BOTHER TO ASK WHAT HAPPENED OR ANYTHING...... ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE FOR A NUMBER 1 RATED RESTAURANT. No use having good food with bad serviceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

We were there 3 weeks ago .... We were regular visitors at O's and never had any complaints.... When we visited O's once more my food order was wrong, we ordered 3 pizza to take home, which was not ordered .... We waited +/- 1...hour to be served..... The waitress who always served us, (we NEVER had any problems with our orders, and never had to wait that long for our orders) left and we were so disappointed to have been served such bad service ... I'm not sure if we should take another chance to be treated in such an manner again ....More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Menu promised A grade meat but what we were served was worse than C grade, terrible and as tough as a tyre. We had to pay top end prices for low end food, how horrible. We will never set foot there again, such a shame...as the setting in the garden is beautiful.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

This is a good place for a great casual dinner. Food was done perfectly. The waiters are friendly and attentive. The setting under the trees on a warm evening, and if you get there early, a table overlooking the river makes for an unforgettable experience...with good food.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

Excellent location on the banks of Vaal River. Sumptuous and very good food. Friendly and efficient staff. Great place for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023

I must state upfront that I have made numerous attempts to contact the owners without success. This as I did not really want to write a review of this nature without speaking to them first! We were patrons of yours on the 23rd December 2022....As usual the venue and atmosphere was great as was the waitress. Just a pity her bosses are…….. However… My daughter who has allergies requested fish without the batter.. Ie Grilled fish! To our dismay we were told that the menu cannot be changed and that this would not even be considered. This even after she went up the stairs to discuss her situation with the “the powers that be”. The menu does also not state that the fish and calamari combo is battered. So we asked for calamari and chips only. Eventually we were told that the calamari is also battered and it was suggested that she order a salad!!! Eventually we ordered the calamari and chips … My daughter ate the chips and my other daughter and myself had some of the calamari. The inflexibility of your restaurant leaves much to be desired!!! We were told that you have lots of fish that has not yet been crumbed but you can only have what is in the menu!! O’s is not a franchise where you could expect this type of BS!!!!! S I ordered a pizza …The most bland, heavy, doughy, raw, pizza I have ever experienced in my like… I should have brought my fishing rod as the base would have made good bait!! I never even finished one slice of the pizza! Needless to say we gave it to a guy at the traffic lights in Parys. I wonder if he managed to eat it. The best part of all our meals was the chips .. In fact they were great! But as it turns out they were the most expensive chips I have ever had. We drove 150km (so 30 liters X approx R26 / liter… you figure!!) to get there, our food and beverages bill came to over R1000-, we made a booking well in advance, in anticipation of a fantastic day out! Most disappointing and what really bites is that we were refused grilled fish… I actually can’t believe that!! Waste of money, waste of time, not worth the effort! At least the venue is pretty!!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

You couldn't ask for a better location, set in a lush forest-like garden on the banks of the Vaal River. But. The food is average, at best. And you wait a loooong time for it. It could be spectacular. But it clearly lacks attention to...detail, a firm managerial hand, and proper systems and processes. Fish and chips is okay. R60 more expensive than what you'd pay in John Dory's, and not as well cooked. But okay. Pork neck steak is dry. Pork open bag could have been amazing. Was poorly put together. Burger was huge, and okay. Pizza was good. Perhaps cut back on the number of items on the menu, and do fewer better. Will I go back? Sure. For the views alone. But next time I'm just having beer and pizza on the deck.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022 via mobile

We managed to get a table at the rivers edge. Vaal river flowing very fast and well above the normal water levels. Eunice our waitress gave us great service. Large wine and food choices available.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

First time visitors to Parys and guesthouse recommended restaurant. Staff could have been friendlier on arrival. Asked to sit at river view was informed all fully booked and management said reserved for the evening, although I saw a table going open and 1 or 2...nearby available. Left it and got seated in back. Waiter was helpful and recommended good meals that we loved. Ribs was super soft my dad loved it. Much later a few river view tables was available as people left. A couple with a boy came in waitress helped them and boy said can we sit at river and she said yes you in luck there is a few tables open. I was surprised because I was told they all are fully booked and reserved for the evening. Staff all looked like robots and smiles a no go for them. Not sure I will go there again as a family or with guests.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

Wonderful garden overlooking the river - really beautiful. Unfortunately we didn't get the table we've booked a day before and we waited quite a long time for our food (granted, we were a group of 12) But the food was delicious and we had a...great time!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

My wife and I had a beautiful lunch in a wonderful setting with attentive staff. The only down side was the chips, they were awful, they seemed old and redone. Luckily, my wife’s main a large salad and my hake were fantastic.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

soul therapy and relaxation for time being spent with friends or family.. in the nature… delicious foods + variety to choose from. Friendly faces!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022

We spend the day in Parys a lovely little town. We lunched at O'S the food was outstanding and very big portions. It was a bit of a wait but so worth it. Pork Schnitzel with creamy snail sauce Bobotie and deboned pork neck steaks...with veggies.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely setting, great food. Even though the poor waiter really tried to be sociable, his comments were quite inappropriate and unfortunately spoiled the experience of this lovely restaurant for me.

Date of visit: July 2022
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4