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Graze By The River

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PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$12
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Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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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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All reviews mussels salad fresh fish gado gado cake seafood line fish tilefish burger the river gift shop every mouthful blown away delicious food personal attention nick cob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the time Nick had personally detailed each course on the menu I was ready to order the whole menu. Common sense prevailed and I started off with his Calamari salad, every mouthful gave me total enjoyment. Even more special were the individual taste sensations...of the elements that made up the dish. Simply outstanding. Main course we both had the freshly caught cob and again every mouthful had the tastebuds going at full strength. If there is one criticism it is Nick do not be so snoop with your potatoes, one small potato on the plate, come on Nick am sure you can spare another one. Dessert we finished off with a baked chocolate cheese cake, sublime. The whole evening we were perfectly served by Bonghi and Nick checked in to make sure all was good. Truly one of the best meals I have ever eaten and if you are in Port Alfred then you have to have a meal. In fact if you are passing through Port Alfred I recommend that you stop and have a meal. For sure we will be back as we live down the road in PE but do please add that extra potato!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

We had an excellent meal at graze by the river. My wife had the vegan bake which she really enjoyed. I had the freshly caught cob which was excellent- I can’t remember when last I had such a good fish dish. Excellent service by the...host and waitron and close to the Kowie River. Unbeatable value too.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

Went for an anniversary lunch, and was blown away! Great ambiance and service, with lashings of personal attention. Starters were an awesome smoked calamari salad and a fig and blue cheese salad - both unbelievably good (chef Nick's recommendations). Mains of mussels, and the fresh...cob linefish, also out of this world! Lovely quiet spot, way better than we could have expected. Definitely will be going back. Thanks to chef and staff 🥗🐟🍷⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

Amazing food with a good vibe, BUT If fish is one of your favorite dishes, then this is a definite 👌. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed 😉

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

The gift shop in the front has something for everyone. The restaurant servies and the atmosphere is really nice The fish is locally cough. It's pet friendly as long as the 2 Labradors approves it. The food was also really fast and fresh prepared. I...has a nice in door and outdoor seating area. The bathrooms is also very clean and fresh.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

If you're in Port Alfred, do yourself an enormous favour and call Nick to book a table for the evening. The food on offer is appealing and the flavours sublime! The personal attention that's paid to each plate brought out of the kitchen means that...your tastebuds will be delighted!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

Found this place on tripadvisor !! A rather attractive old bungalow, the front half of which is occupied by a nice gift shop full of soaps, lotions, ornaments etc. Walk through to a garden at the back with simple chairs and tables, with no river...view. However, the service is efficient and the seafood is fantastic. We both had mussels to start - fresh plump mussels in a subtle wine and cream sauce - excellent. Followed this up with one of the best linefish dishes I have had for a long time - fresh cob on a bed of mashed vegetables which was simply delicious ! Well worth a visit if you like seafood.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nick H, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2022

Dear Alan Many thanks for leaving us a cracking review on your recent experience at GRAZE and were very pleased you enjoyed the whole experience so much, our mussels and line caught fish are two of our most popular dishes and a great combination when...More

Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

What a lovely, relaxing evening!! The best mussels I've eaten. Plump and delicious. The signature dish¦ line fish was truly amazing. This restaurant is comparable to the best in Cape TownMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nick H, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2022

Dear Joan Thank you for leaving us a stunning review on your recent experience at Graze and very pleased you enjoyed two of our most popular dishes, our mussels and our line caught fish, and the icing on the cake is you don't need to...More

Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

We have just visited for a family Sunday lunch. We had a reservation and we’re given a choice of two tables one inside and one outside in the garden under a shaded canopy. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was extremely delicious across...a range of choices. If there was a niggle the garden and building was looking a bit ‘tired’. However everything else made up for that.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Nick H, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2022

Dear Roving240230 Thank you for leaving us a cracking review on your recent experience at GRAZE and we're very pleased you enjoyed the food, service and overall experience, thank you and we're looking forward to seeing you again at GRAZE. The past two years due...More

Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

Nick, proprietor of Graze needs to be celebrated by his hood. Tucked away in a small corrugated house.- Is a foodie who loves to make good no rather great food - all locally sourced with each dish a delicious surprise on the palette. The starters..., we tried all and could not choose a favourite. The mains we went for the Cob. The best of the best tasting fish we’ve had in yonks. Well done to Graze who undersell and over deliver . An eatery with a heart.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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moullynt
28 November 2017|
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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
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20 May 2016|
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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
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30 July 2015|
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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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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