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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (19 reviews)
“mussels” (11 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice atmosphere and excellent, quality food. Great salads and stunning prawns. Really tasty cob and put forward in a appetizing manner!

Thank Lynette J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing menu, all freshly cooked - could have chosen every course! Gazpacho first and then fresh fish dish. Could eat there every night!

Thank maryseymourtaylor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent host and dinner. Fish was lovely and the freshest I've tasted. Restaurant cosy with a vibey atmosphere.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for Lunch.Got seated very promptly. Management/Thabiso,went through the Specials Menu. We had Snoek Pate and Seafood Curry.The Food was Exceptional as was the Service by Liza. Management were always coming back to check on us. The Graze by the river is Highly recommended.

Thank Eagle11111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Graze by the River, attracted partly by the beautiful old building it is housed in, and also by the fact that it is an organic restaurant. I am pleased to say we were not at all disappointed. We are a difficult family...More

Thank saladdaze_fresh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely gentle spot. The gift shop has a lot of unique things to look at and the coffee shop at the back in the garden is quiet and quirky. Really suitable for those with disabilities. Service was a bit slow, but then...More

Thank moiram383
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner is the chef, all his produce is fresh or from the farm. It is open for lunch and some evenings. I would check and book in the season for dinner. A little gem of a place, so friendly.

Thank Penny T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely chilled breakfast, tasty food. Not an extensive breakfast menu, but the food really is worth it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It's a winner.Line caught fish cooked to perfection . Faultless. Fun and enertaining. The owner chef is attentive and explained the local produce and his own smoking perfectly.

Thank t0ni333
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Nice tasty and well prepared food, we sat out in the garden listening to music, eating and enjoying the afternoon. The singer is on Saturday afternoon and well worth the visit.

Thank Juper
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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 street at the front of the property 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 grown in the garden on site, 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.
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