Where to dine out in and around Makhanda

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Wednesday, 19th January 2022

 The best way to immerse yourself in and really experience the local life of an area is by trying out the food and eating lots of it!

Here is a quick foodie guide for restaurants, bars, eateries and more in and around Makhanda:

 

Fine dining:

Seven Fountains Farm restaurant

Norden’s Restaurant at The Cock House: 046 636 1287 / 082 820 5592

Fork and Dagger: 046 622 3112 / 071 343 5343

The Highlander: 046 622 3564

Halyards Hotel & Spa - The Charthouse Restaurant: 046 604 3355

 

Italian Cuisine

Gino’s: 046 622 7208

Cafe Capellini: 046 622 8042

The Pothole and Donkey: 046 622 2324

Craft Beer & Eatery:

Major Fraser's: 046 004 0006/063 548 2903

Olde 65: 083 221 3446

The Pothole and Donkey: 046 622 2324

 

Coffee Shops:

Famous Sisa: 078 764 8967

The Barista: 046 004 0006

Cafe Capellini: 046 622 8042

Red Café: 046 622 8384

Revelations Coffee Shop: 046 636 2433

La Café: 076 975 5020

Homeground Coffee Roasters: 046 622 5020

Relish: 082 366 3881

 

Artisan Bakery and café:

Jacques' Artisan Bread: 084 454 2351

The Bread Builder: 074 458 1133

 

Fresh Sushi:

Nori Simply Sushi

Panda: 081 028 2513

 

Plant based food, Vegan and Vegetarian:

Red Café: 046 622 8384

The Annexe: 060 801 4138

Fork and Dagger: 046 622 3112 / 071 343 5343

Revelations Coffee Shop: 046 636 2433

 

Pub Grub and Cocktails:

Olde 65: 083 221 3446

The Rat & Parrot: 046 622 5002

The Pothole and Donkey: 046 622 2324

Champs Sports Bar: 046 622 2324

Slip Stream Sports Bar: 082 477 3689

 

Child and family friendly:

My Play Café’: 066 026 2731

Seven Fountains Farm restaurant

Halyards Hotel & Spa - The Charthouse Restaurant: 046 604 3355

The Belmont Golf Course: 087 809 0698

Cafe Capellini: 046 622 8042

The Pothole and Donkey: 046 622 2324

Redwood Spur: 046 622 2629

Norden’s Restaurant at The Cock House

The Highlander: 046 622 3564

 

Fast Food:

Debonairs Pizza: 046 622 7661 / 046 622 3335

Sea Flight Fisheries: 082 922 7896

KFC: 046 622 5182 / 046 622 8833

Lemon ‘n Spice: 046 622 2999

Redwood Spur: 046 622 2629

Slip Stream Sports Bar: 082 477 3689

Steers: 046 622 5490 / 046 622 3313

Theatre Café: 071 350 5439

The Day Kaif: 046 603 8271

Wimpy: 046 622 5422

JD takeaways: 066 2460 244

House of Curry: 060 344 5913

Chicken Hut: 074 713 9883

Munchies: 082 212 1998

 

After-work sundowners and night-out dining

Olde 65: Neighbourhood bar offering food, wine, cocktails, craft beers, music & live sports.

Contact details:

65 New St, Makhanda.

083 221 3446

info@olde65.com

Halyards Hotel & Spa - The Charthouse Restaurant: This seaside hotel is a popular venue for small and large conferences and events. The Charthouse Restaurant can seat up to 220 guests and also makes for an elegant wedding reception, with the Kowie River acting as a natural backdrop.

Contact details:

1 Albany Road
Port Alfred

046 604 3355

halyards@riverhotels.com

The Belmont Golf Club: This 18-hole Golf Course and Driving Range located at Belmont Valley offers a family friendly restaurant and a conference and wedding venue.

Contact details:

079 637 8153

info@thebelmont.co.za

www.thebelmontgolfclub.com

Major Fraser's: A trendy craft bar and eatery located conveniently in town and near Rhodes University.

Contact details:

38 Somerset Street, Makhanda.

046 004 0006 / 063 548 2903

eat@majorfrasers.co.za

www.oppositethearch.co.za/major-frasers

The Rat & Parrot: The beloved Rat and Parrot is one of the best-known pubs in Makhanda offering refreshing drinks and food, from juicy steaks to scrumptious pizza.

Contact details:

59 New Street, Makhanda.

046 622 5002

www.ratandparrot.co.za

The Rustic Route: Based in the heart of Makhanda, Rustic Route prides itself in serving mouth-watering food and thirst quenching drinks it's almost certain that it is your favourite spot.

Contact details:

1 Scotts Ave, Makhanda.

081 825 0292

37 on New: An eclectic outdoor and multi-purpose venue set in lush gardens in an urban environment, catering comfortably for over a 1000 personal.

Contact details:

37 New Street, Makhanda.

084 847 0193

clemensharris@gmail.com

www.37onnew.co.za

Champs Sports Bar: This dance, music and pool venue is a Makhanda’s favourite hangout for pool and live music.

Contact details:

046 622 2324

champs@afritemba.com

SSS Top Bar: A venue dedicated to live music. It has a full in house sound system with a drum kit, a keyboard and guitars for the perfect jam session.  

Contact details:

19b New Street, Makhanda.

082 477 3689

redheart59@gmail.com

The Vic: An event venue that brings you live music evenings, acoustic, blues and more. The multi-purpose venue is a catering and event organizer all in one and provides for conferences, private parties, sit down dinners or cocktail.

Contact details:

8 New Street, Makhanda.

046 622 7208

hotelvictoria@imaginet.co.za

 

Township Cruise - Here are some fun spots to check out: 

Bluetooth is located in Joza and is known for its vibe and DJ music. Local cuisine such as isbindi, qadidi or umnqabulo and ulusu can be purchased from vendors that are nearby this tavern.

Jazz Corner, situated in Joza, is popular for hosting Sunday Chillas. Many of the socialites get snapped by the resident photographer, Lazola DjAdmix Mvula and can be viewed from The Jazz Corner Grahamstown Facebook Page. You can enjoy a variety of tasty food from stalls adjacent to the tavern. Food includes anything from tshisa nyama to hot chips.

If you want to extend your township cruise in Joza, then pop into the nearby tavern, CoolSpot.

Mfana's Tavern is perfect for an evening of pool and dishes out an awesome tshisa nyama experience.

You also can't visit the Makana area without popping into Mandisa's Tavern. This well-known tavern in Makhanda features an outdoor tshisa nyama area, indoor seating and a pool table.

 

Catering, Food, Beverage and Staffing Services

Bojanala Waitrons Connoisseurs Service: 061 541 3092

Zimmy Developments - Events planner and caterer: 073 713 3175

Solulele Events: 083 383 0897

Cibo caterers: 082 942 9014

Chantelle’s Kitchen: 084 405 1102 (Cell) 084 487 9261 (WhatsApp)

Gail Banfield Catering: 072 478 4500

Great Occasions Caterers: 082 924 4797

 

Other Food & Beverages Suppliers

Checkers: 046 603 4600

Pick ‘n Pay: 046 940 0002

Cherry on Top Confectionary: info@cherry-ontop.co.za

Connocks Butchery: 046 622 4412

Inyama Rama Butchery 046 622 4985

Kekkel & Kraai: 046 622 7992

OBC Butchery: 087 058 5037

Tip Top Butchery: 046 622 2456

Early Moon Caterers & Decorators: 046 622 8506

Featherstone Brewery and Entrepid Brewing: 078 040 0982

Forever Pure Water: 046 622 7147

Oasis Water: 073 237 7901

Handmade Coffee: 079 388 7654

Home Industries: 046 622 3004

Ten CROSS Shoppe - Local & Lekker: 084 405 1102 (Cell) 084 487 9261 (WhatsApp)

Jacques’ Artisan Bread: 084 454 2351

Lu’s Kitchen: 082 561 8580

Mustard Seed: 046 636 1496

Oak Cottage Kwik Spar: 046 622 4737

Springvale Olive Estate: 046 622 2484

Table Too: 082 671 8558/ 083 960 2366

Three Doors down: 072 292 8029

The Farm Box: 071 912 0236

Wylie’s Dairy: 046 637 2941

Yummylicious: 083 689 1153

Home Grown Practical Aquaponics (Supplier of veggies and herbs)

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