I try out the new Graciales Social at Peddlars & Co

by Karisa

Peddlars & Co (previously known as Peddlars on the Bend) has been hard at work with a major revamp since the end of last year.

Back in January I reviewed Volaré, Chef Brad Ball’s new Italian restaurant which serves up contemporary Italian cuisine.  If you missed that review – do hop on over here to give it a read.

Along with a revamp of their pub, now known as The Local, and their terrace dining area (The Oak Terrace), they’ve recently launched an exciting tapas/sharing style eatery called Graciales Social.

I popped in with my friend D a few weeks ago to give their menu a good sampling & I left there really impressed.

Firstly I have to say I absolutely love the decor.  It’s fresh & modern with a bit of a fun attitude.  I’d say it’s the perfect vibe for a casual meal with friends after a long day or week at the office.


DSC03459The menu is centered around sharing style plates, so you’re encouraged to order a few different things.  It was a tough choice, because everything sounded really tempting, but in the end D and I went for the following:

At the back is the Red Lentil Dhal (R48) & in the front you have the Beef Tataki with soya, chilli, lime and ginger (R88)

At the back you have the Sticky Pork Belly with Black Bean Chilli Curd (R88) & up front is the Sticky Vietnamese Ribs (R48)

We also ordered a portion of their Patatas Bravas which is actually part of their Mixed Board (R180) – but can also be ordered separately

And then to end things off on a sweet note, we shared the Yummy Petit Fours (R45) which consists of lemon tart, chocolate truffle & Turkish delight

The verdict?  Absolute stand outs were the beef tataki and the pork belly.  We seriously wanted to lick those two plates.  I also really loved the sticky ribs because they had a nice crispy edge to them.  The red lentil dhal was tasty, I just wished I had something to scoop it up with.  Like a poppadom or something.  The potatoes were also equally tasty (especially as a nice comfort food side), but it’s just not what you’d expect from a traditional Spanish Patatas Bravas dish which is normally cubed & fried potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauce.  This is more crispy potato skins with a side sauce.  But like I said, it was tasty nonetheless.  The little sweets plate was a nice way to finish off the meal without feeling too guilty, and it’s perfect to share between two people.

Then on the service side, it was friendly and on point.  The wine list has a few really nice options, and the general feel of the place is really relaxed & welcoming.

For all these reasons, I’m going to give Graciales the following score on the Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale:


Do have a look at their full menu over here, and the next time you’re in the mood to try some really interesting flavours, I’d say definitely go ahead and book that table.

Here are the need to knows:

  • They are open: Lunch & dinner, Mon – Sun
  • For bookings:  Call them on 021 794 7747 (or you can use their online booking system on their website)
  • Their address is:  Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, right next door to The Last Word.

A big thanks to the Graciales team for looking after us so incredibly well on the evening.  You can definitely count on seeing me again. 🙂



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