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Graze By The River

38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
+27 46 624 8095
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Nick is a chef who knows what he likes to cook and what his customers appreciate. The menu is flexible in that he understands that folk have likes and dislikes or can't eat specific foods for religious or dietary reasons. He is never fazed and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Prof W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish of the day (Cob) was excellent. Prawns were well cooked. Vegetarian dish of the day was awful. Mussel starter great. Platter average. Worth a revisit though because of the great friendly setting

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jamestephbilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Congratulations Nick on coming through with a delightful choice of plant based options. The Indonesian influence was full of flavor, and the mix of vegetables complimented one another beautifully. We’re already salivating over the next possible visit. 😋More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jppfeiffer
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jean-Pierre Many thanks for taking the trouble to leave us a great review on your dining experience on Saturday evening and we are very pleased you and your wife enjoyed the whole plant based experience so much. As discussed with you, we are experiencing...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We ate fish, the special of the day, Cob and Karoo chops! It was absolutely delicious. What was the nicest, was that everyone in the restaurant was so nice to the dogs.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VonetteO
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear VonetteO Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review on your recent experience at GRAZE and we are very pleased you enjoyed the line caught fish and the Karoo Lamb chops so much, our line fish is delivered daily, weather permitting, from...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Once again an excellent experience as from a plant based diet point of view! Best restaurant in town! Well done Nick...... we’ll be there again for sure😊More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johnaR1816WA
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Dear John Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review on your dinning experience at GRAZE and we are very pleased you enjoyed our plant based fayre!! As we experience a growing trend towards vegan and vegetarian dietary options we've added...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a family reunion in Port Alfred, and on Sunday morning we decided to go out for breakfast as a group. We phoned Graze By The River to find out if they were open, and as a courtesy told the gentleman who answered that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lischapaul
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Lischapaul We are very sorry that we were unable to help you last Sunday morning but you did put us in an awkward position by being late and then having to turn you away. I spoke with your husband at approximately 10.30am and told...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had some of the best food I have had in years!!!!! Brilliant. What a selection of specials. The owner/manager was great & I felt like having everything on the menu. I am going back tomorrow to try the other stuff.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank martinE8679VY
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Martin Thank you for leaving us a great review on your recent visit to GRAZE and we are very pleased you enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 28 September 2018

What a lovely venue with the best food in Port Alfred. All is freshly baked and the delicious! You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank skippie1973
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Skippie Thank you for taking the time to send us a review on your recent experience at Graze and were very pleased you rate us no.1 We are passionate about good, healthy food and this combined with having an abundance excellent local produce makes...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

NIck will always surprise you, he has a way of being a great host that always has a smile to share! we enjoy every time we go!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank carl0salvear
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Carl Thank you for leaving us a great review on your visits to GRAZE and were very pleased you enjoyed them so much, thank you again and were looking forward to having you back soon

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Every time my wife and I travel to Port Alfred, we stop at least once at Graze. The staff is great, the ambiance makes you feel relaxed, the cook spoils you with his delicious meals. This time we were with our youngest daughter, who is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Stefano C
Nick-Howard, Owner at Graze By The River, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Stefano Thank you for your fab review and recommendation it's always great to see you and the family at GRAZE and being small and owner managed means we are flexible and can accommodate most dietary requirements. Thanks again and we are looking forward to...More

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moullynt
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
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luvjp
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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elbaile02
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:30
Monday
09:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:30
Thursday
09:00 - 15:30
Friday
09:00 - 15:30
Saturday
09:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Alfred
  • Phone Number: +27 46 624 8095
  • E-mail
Description
Graze by the River is a coffee bar and bistro situated in one of the original 1820 settler's home next to the banks of the Kowie River in Port Alfred. The venue boasts a private garden area at the back of the property where you can escape from the busy Van der Riet st and enjoy freshly roasted coffee or sample some of the many homemade dishes on offer. The menu is based on locally available produce from fresh seafood, smoked meats and organic vegetables, interesting tasty dishes are supplemented by daily specials. The restaurant has its own smoker for preparing a lot of the dishes and the coffee bar roasts its own green beans daily ensuring good quality fresh coffee. So whether your looking for a great breakfast, some coffee and cake or a tasty homemade meal come and enjoy the experience of Graze by the River. Evening meals are strictly by reservation and we are closed on Wednesday. We serve breakfast from 9.00am until 11.30 with lunch from 12 noon, reservations are preferred.
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