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Restaurants &
Coffee Shops

Below is a list of restaurants and coffee shops that we recommend in the greater Vanderbijlpark and Parys areas. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list but rather those from which we have had positive feedback from guests at our YOLO Spaces properties.

Pont de Val Restaurant
Parys District

Escape the rush. Savour a taste of the French countryside just an hour from Joburg on a tranquil stretch of the Vaal River. Their menu and setting are designed to support the philosophy of unhurried social dining which has been customary in the countryside of Southern France for centuries. DARE & SHARE… combine different cheeses, preserves and meats with wines from their carefully selected wine-list to make every mouthful a taste adventure.

Stonehaven on Vaal

Stonehaven is the Vaal River’s social centre, a natural interface between locals and visitors. Here you will find the largest alfresco Garden Restaurant in South Africa. You will enjoy being greeted by the relaxed and charming ambience as you meander through Stonehaven’s cobbled pathways that lead you through the quaint herb garden, over 1000 rose bushes and the mature gardens and lawns that sweep down to the Vaal River. You have a variety of dining options at Stonehaven on Vaal. The Dining Terraces provide an attractive spot for summer meals overlooking the river as does the garden and lawns where you can enjoy dining under a gazebo. Dining around the swimming pool while your children enjoy a dip is also a perfect way of enjoying relaxed family dining.

The River Palace

The River Palace is a tranquil, fully licensed venue as well as pub and restaurant with a 20 acre garden pub and restaurant located on the banks of The Vaal River.

They cater for all kinds of events, from Weddings, Corporate functions, Birthday celebrations, and many more with 5 different venues for you to choose from, as well as a magnificent selection of Vaal river cruises for your preference. They have the perfect venue just for you from breakfasts, brunches, braais, spits, buffets and cocktail snacks.

O’s Restaurant

The perfect space to enjoy smart food, great drinks and an ambience on the banks of the Vaal River. At O’s you can escape from everything, even if it is only for a few hours and still feel like you are at home. Friendly and professional service and excellent food from the a la carte-style menu will have you going back.

Exceptional steaks and a rare variety of mutton dishes are among the extraordinary dishes that could be expected from their passionate chef. Over the past six years this has become one of Parys’ main attractions and the most popular restaurant destination in town.
They also boast a cocktail deck bar on the river, exclusively for over 21s.

Hoi Polloi

Hoi Polloi Parys is probably the most well-known restaurant in Parys, known for it’s eclectic and quirky antiques and decor. This Bohemian-style restaurant has a real ambiance, and makes for a fantastic dining experience. Hoi Polloi has a fantastic large wine menu, offering exceptional and rare vintages of some of the best wines in South Africa. They also have a broad range of imported and local craft beers. The eclectic collection of quirky decor and paraphernalia are worth the visit alone! The menu is also creative and thoughtful and not run-of-the-mill. View Listing on the Explore Parys website

La Vie En Rose

A must see on your visit to Parys! Enjoy a scrumptious meal in their café or shop for exclusive and exceptional gifts. A treat and experience … A destination! You can get breakfast, lunch or even a spectacular piece of cake. Choose between inside and outside tables to while away some time. Make sure you have enough time to browse through some of the goods on offer while you’re there, from body lotion to art and more.

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