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DOWNTOWN | MAINSTREET, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
+27 13 768 1080
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Vine is about the only place left worth visiting the once famous tourist trap of Pilgrims Rest. You would think that a national monument would excite the government authorities to make an effort to attract tourism income. But no. It is so stuck with political ideology that no investment has taken place and hence most of the once famous... More 

Thank postscript65
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Manager John provides a kindly step back into history in this old gold mining region. Memorabilia and more than a century of spirits makes this place intimate and enjoyable. A welcoming beer at the bar allowed guests to settle in and have time to review the modest menu that offers regional fare that must date back to the foundations. Most... More 

Thank Barry D
Midrand, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We'd given up on Pilgrims Rest, but thought we'd give it one last bash on the way back to Mount Sheba. Downtown is away from the noisy tourist busses and plenty of safe parking. Pleasant outdoor seating as well as indoors. Antique furniture with beautiful pashminas on every table. A good variety of local fair, from burgers to babootie. We... More 

Thank Sharonwaddington
Midrand, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Always a good spot to relax in Pilgrim's Rest. Good service, cold drinks and tasty food. Perfect place to chill with friends and family.

Thank CharmaineKnipe
Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed by Paul. Very pleasant. Rene advised us on the favorite dishes. I had the oxtail and samp. Excellent. My hubby was very happy with the chicken curry. Quaint little pub inside as well. Will definitely be back!

Thank ritastone1
Hazyview, South Africa
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The lunch was good and friendly service. In future one of our pit stops for sure. I liked the bobotie, rearly tasty. Downtown Graskop.

Thank Casper1941
Pretoria Gauteng
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

After a few pit stops in and around Graskop, we were advised to stop at the Vine. We were welcomed by the Manager Johhny and his friendly wife and later their pleasant son who was the barman. The atmosphere is great and we decided to have lunch. We tried the Trout, boboti and Steak sandwich and all three dishes were... More 

Thank Charmaigne B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited for lunch, friendly welcome, extensive menu, we ate excellent freshly cooked hake and bobotie. Sadly we were the only people in the pub and we were very unimpressed with the rest of the town - see separate review.

Thank j w
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Not all restaurants can cater for a group of 40 hungry students. The Vine restaurant and it's super friendly staff managed to make us feel welcome and we loved the food! Will go back again!

Thank Christine D
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Jonny's Pub (aka The Vine) for a lunchtime beer and snack after visiting the museums and a shop or two at Pilgrim's Rest. Don't miss out on this excellent pub in downtown where you can enjoy a drink with the friendly locals and if you are hungry the bar food is delicious.

Thank Stewart V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DOWNTOWN | MAINSTREET, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Pilgrim's Rest
  • Phone Number: +27 13 768 1080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?