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Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Melville, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Melville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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New Plymouth
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great menu, good choice of items ranging from basic to more special, excellent wine, kind staff, recommended when in Melville.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had dinner at Lucky Bean on a busy Thursday night, late July, 2014. This was our second visit, having eaten here back in 2011. It was worth coming all the way from Australia for ! The restaurant is still excellent, with a great atmosphere, prompt and efficient service, good prices and - most of all- excellent food. We recommend... More

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The three of us ate a simple but fantastic and varied meal on the top stoep under the gas heaters. The place filled up nicely, all along we could look down taking in the vibes of 7de laan. A must!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lucky Bean is my local hangout. I go there almost religiously every Friday after work for mojitos, which I think are the best in town! Their food menu is solid: it has a few signature dishes that they've been doing for ages, and they will never disappointed. Their burgers are the best! Go there to chill out on the outside... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food here was amazing! Our meal was amazing and our waiter was a pro. And they have a patio cat who's pretty awesome as well!

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I must have had dinner here 7 or 8 times in some 20 days I spent in Joburg. And that's due to their ostrich steak, with teriyaki sauce and mashed potatoes. Combined with a shiraz (called quite aptly The Very Sexy Shiraz). Yum! I tried several appetizers and none of them was memorable. The service is ok.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good customer service and great food , definitely would recommended it ! My daughter asked for oxtail it was gorgeous and i asked for ostrich, and is amazing. They do need to improve the sides and the starters. The advocacy salad is not very good. In fact is very weird. Good wine selection (only South African). It would be nice... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Food was great- lovely outdoor seating. The staff was very friendly. Good value for the price. We really enjoyed the ostrich burger.

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Tubingen, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Melville. The wine list is interesting and varied, and the food is delicious. I especially recommend the ostrich boboti spring rolls. The atmosphere made for very pleasant meals - both the interior and exterior spaces were comfortable. The prices are reasonable. We received better service on a quiet weekday. The live dj... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Melville is a happening place in Jozi (Johannesburg). Lucky Bean builds a happening restaurant on that basis. It offers funky atmosphere, an interesting menu (definitely try the locally inspired options such as Springbok pie, boerewors, and ostrich babotie springrolls. All of these dishes were creative and delicious, with a grapefruit and avocado salad starter being the least interesting (but not... More

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