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Graze By The River

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/10/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$3 - US$14
Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter in Christchurch New Zealand phoned Nick and asked him to deliver a meal to her perants, being us as we had Covid and couldn't leave our home. A meal fit for a King and Queen arrived. Thank you Nick for trusting the pavement...from NZ and the prompt service we received.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John and Joy Many thanks for your kind words and we are very pleased you have both recovered and that you enjoyed the dishes we were asked to create for you. When your daughter Janine reached out to us and we heard your predicament...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular customers to this gem of a restaurant ,tucked away in an old house. With seating inside or outside in the comfy ,relaxed back garden , the resident pooches add to this homely 5* restaurant. The menu is on a blackboard and updated...daily ,as to the availability of fresh produce. The chef is innovative, and in our opinion cooks the BEST fresh fish by far. If youre looking for a tasty , original meal , stop right there. Keep doing what youre doing Nic!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 April 2021

The most awesome fresh and tasty food. Delicious fresh fish, gorgeous unique salads and very attentive waitress. What an amazing experience once again, thank you!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

What fantastic food. Fish was fresh, salads brilliant. Waiters ifficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021

The restaurant has a wonderful garden and very unique style! the food is super delicious, fresh and supports locals - The stuff is super friendly! We never had smoked calamaris before, super good!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021

Well, there's not much more to do than say thankyou to chef/owner Nick for the styling food in a welcoming, boho chic relaxing setting. This outdoor evening dinner experience is all that my hubby and I needed on this mini break to the Port Alfred...area. Gizella, our waitrons presentation and knowledge of the menus brought a quirky yet refreshing fine dining element to our night out. We decided on a tapas style menus sharing the indonesian rice dish gado gado, fresh musssels and the aromatic smoked calamari salad. Of course one bottle if white and one red is our usual wine choice. So good was the experience that we booked for the following evening but this time we had individual meals; insanely tasty mussel cracker with a thermidor sauce and a massamum seafood curry for hubby. Well priced, prefect choices on the menus and a damn fine time out. Thank you team GRAZE, you rocked our weekend.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021 via mobile

Please do yourselves a favour and go to “Graze by the River” in Port Alfred for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or all three! Nick Howard is an incredible chef who consistently manages to impress every time I eat at his restaurant. His presentation is superb...and the taste combinations he comes up with are out of this world!! I wish I lived closer!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

Wonderful fresh cob , great value for money and fantastic service. Memory of last visit in 2016 just as good . Hope to return soon

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 13 January 2021 via mobile

Absolutely loved the ambiance and the food. Just beware... the restaurant does not have a river view as its name may suggest! The garden is however a pleasure to sit in and the small shop worth a stop.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021

Ate here before and enjoyed. Revisited there in December and chose three different meals to share. Delicious food and friendly, helpful, on the ball chef/owner

Date of visit: December 2020
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28 November 2017|
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Response from Nick-Howard | Property representative |
I would call the estate agents in Port Alfred and see what they have to offer, if you call Seeff on 046 624 4879 speak to Mandy I am sure she will be able to help you, otherwise put an ad in the Talk of the Town or on their... More
20 May 2016|
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Response from Nick-Howard | Property representative |
Port Alfred is not a large town so everything is in close proximity to 43 Air School so with regard to accommodation it depends on how much you want to spend and TripAdvisor accommodation will be able to advise you on this... More
30 July 2015|
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Response from Nick-Howard | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your TripAdvisor inquiry received and in this context please note that the restaurant and coffee shop are closing at lunchtime today for our annual staff holiday, we will reopen again for business as usual... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graze By The River

Yes, Graze By The River offers takeaway services.

Yes, Graze By The River offers delivery services.

Yes, Graze By The River is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Graze By The River is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5