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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
Restaurant details
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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to grab dinner if you are in the Melville area! The food is fantastic (I would highly recommend the shrimp pitta), the staff are friendly and the decor is pretty cool. 100% will go again next time I'm in Johannesburg!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We are here twice during our time in Melville and we were never disappointed. It's definitely one of the best restaurants we have tried and the ostrich fillet in particular is amazing, although nothing on the menu is disappointing. Definitely worth a visit!

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lucky Bean has a delicious variety of meals and of course my favorite Ostrich burgher, which is spiced up with baboti giving it a unique spicy edge. This combined with the good selections of wines and atmosphere will offer you a unique romantic evening especially if they host live music with Marcus Wyatt and Steve Newman when they are in... More

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New Plymouth
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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9 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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