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Graze by the River was opened in 2012 by owner/Chef Nick Howard, who was born in Jersey, Channel Islands.  With extensive travel and work experience in many countries, Nick has brought his passion for good healthy eating, knowledge, expertise and many inspired dishes to Port Alfred.  


This small, intimate restaurant is situated in an original Settler’s cottage adjacent to the banks of the Kowie River. In the extensive garden area at the back of the property, locals and visitors alike enjoy mouthwatering dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Graze specialises in fresh local seafood dishes but has a comprehensive menu which caters for all palates and tastes from prime cut matured rib eye and rump steaks, sensational salads to vegetarian and vegan options. Home smoked meats include venison and duck. The kitchen uses fresh, organic ingredients locally sourced to create their fresh, tasty and different dishes compared to the norm. Try Bali Bream rubbed with an Indonesian mix, marinated and served with Chermoula Sauce. Or lightly home smoked wild salmon, on organic salad including avo, beetroot, sweet potato, nuts  and piled on pad Thai noodles then drizzled with sweet chili sauce. Another temptation is Thai Massaman Seafood Curry with King prawns, calamari, mussels, fish and crab sticks in creamy coconut sauce.


Graze is fully licensed and carries a range of locally brewed craft ales plus an extensive wine list.

Open for breakfasts and lunch, see times listed. The restaurant is open for dinner, by reservation only, from 18h00 to 20.30 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. Due to its popularity and limited seating it is advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.   Click on the logo to see more.

Additional Details

  • Credit Cards accepted:Visa, MasterCard
  • Wheelchair friendly:Yes
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    • Sun12:00 - 15:00
    • Mon09:00 - 14:30
    • Tue09:00 - 14:30
    • Thu09:00 - 14:30
    • Fri09:00 - 14:30
    • Sat09:00 - 14:30