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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. These guys are passionate and attentive to detail. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great lunch experience!

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Upington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I ask one of my colleagues about restaurants in 7 street she answer: lucky Bean is my favorite, try the hamburger you will not be disappointed; is true the ostrich hamburger was big enough and very good. The atmosphere excellent the waiters attention not intrusive and the food was delivered quickly and well presented. The price is ok with the... More

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went there for the ostrich fillet. Without a doubt it's one of the best I've ever eaten! Maybe it's an exception but we had to wait quite a long time for our food...but it's worth it!

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ConwayFalconer, Owner at Lucky Bean, responded to this review

Hello Thomas Thank you for taking the time to review "the Bean!" I am very happy that you enjoyed your meal so much. Please tell me what night you were here so we can work out why your food took so long. How long did you wait? Thanks again and best wishes, Conway More

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We just flew in from Sydney and was out first meal in South Africa and it was DELISH!! Try this main you won't regret it! + casamance chickenR95.00 famous senegalese casserole, chicken marinated in lemon, onions & spices - sweet, sour & savoury – with spiced couscous & chickpeas

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Robertson, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I lived in Joburg briefly, and this restaurant was my favourite place to hang out. Great food and reasonable prices, good atmosphere, great staff, they have great DJs and live music and the espresso martini cocktails are the best. Highly recommended.

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jhb
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

we have been regulars for 6 or 7 years. really good food. I recommend the steak. they serve good quality, well priced food and their wines are awesome. we had one disappointing meal there and when I contacted the owner afterwards he really came to the party and offered us a voucher as well as working with staff to solve... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Good restaurant, maybe a bit expensive but the wine is cheap and excellent so it's worth it :) The location is really nice. Only drawback, we went there on a Thursday and the place was full (which is a good sign) however they had only one (new) waitress to deal with all the clients. The boss had to take over... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Additional Information about Lucky Bean

Address: 16 7th Street, Melville, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Melville
Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
Cuisine: Eclectic

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