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Bree Street | Newton, South Africa
(0)11 838 6960
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Durbanville
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The poem by Rudyard Kipling “If”, comes to mind as you enter an ambiance from the past but also the future – conducted by the two magicians Eduan & Brain – “…or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch…” the pictures on the wall bearing witness to the caliber of regulars dining at their humble establishment.The menu along... More

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australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

the owners are my family and i want to say it is hart braking to know that thy are closing but i understand why !! i live in Australia now and my wife and i are chefs and Gramadoelas is the reason that im a Chef today . Gramadoelas gave all the family's a place to meet and we all... More

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WillyJozie
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Following the tragic death of partner Brian Shalkoff this week, Eduan Naude has decided not to go it alone from the end of this month. So, it was imperative that we visit after an absence of many years. The establishment is sited next to the renowned Market Theatre in Newtown,downtown Johannesburg. The wife settled for the Gramadoelas platter at R... More

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South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

After reading rave reviews on this restaurant, we decided to take our UK visitors there for an authentic South African meal. While the restaurant certainly is quirky with an amazing array of ornaments and knick knack lining the walls, the buffet was alarmingly small. Starters, mains and desserts were offered on one long table, not even half the length of... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is FABULOUS! From the vintage and kitschy interior adorned with South African cookery items and tchotchkes, to the absolutely delicious and vast buffet, this is the best (and one of the most famous) restaurants in Joburg. We arrived before the buffet usually begins, but the owner opened the kitchen early for us. And even though it wasn't likely... More

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Johannesburg
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Situated adjacent to the Market Theatre near Mary Fitzgerald Square this Johannesburg classic restaurant has been around for what seems like forever. The menu concentrates on good old South African classics and if you are lucky enough to be there when the buffet menu is available, count yourself extremely fortunate! The decor is cluttered and musty but oh so atmospheric... More

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NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The banquet style dinner was excellent and substantial. This was a wonderful way to sample different aspects of South African cuisine. The host was charming and service was overall good.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Brian is a marvellous host, full of charm and anecdotes. The restaurant itself is fascinating, allowing for a fest for the eyes as well as the tum. The food is always good, always sumptuous... a good variety to suit all tastes and always scrummy dessert options. I will keep coming back - it will be a sad day when Gramadoelas... More

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Saigon
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149 reviews 149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Deep fried chunks of croc tail, bobootie and tripe like nowhere else. A place in the heart of the real Joburg that deserves a visit even if you don't want a meal....but I hope you will! Friendly and professional people....... what else could you ask?

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel after we asked where to go for some typical South African food. The food was really great - the restaurant served a buffet style range of dishes, including some very typical South African dishes. Everything was delicious and we were thoroughly stuffed when we were done. The staff was very friendly... More

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Address: Bree Street | Newton, South Africa
Phone Number: (0)11 838 6960
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg

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