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Back o' the Moon

Gold Reef City Casino | Northern Parkway Rd, Johannesburg 2091, South Africa
011 496 1423
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Ranked #367 of 728 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- May 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The decor is lovely. Crisp white table cloths, fine glassware & excellent service. `I have to say the service was brilliant! The meal we had was super. calamari is fantastic! Sole was superb! Lobster thermidor was delicious It was not a reasonable priced meal though, a bit pricey

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch at the restaurant. The food was unseasoned and tasteless. The speciality steak I ordered bore no resemblance to what was reflected on the menu. My guests were also disappointed with their food - all tasteless.

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Hope Island, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We booked our company function at this restaurant 5 months ago for 18 people. When we arrived they gave us two separate tables. This is unacceptable as we booked months before and we are a group so how could they split us up. They didn't put our table where we had booked because they had a larger function booked after... More

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Johannesburg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We ate at Back o' the Moon on 7 September and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The musicians who played soft jazz tunes while we ate were talented, professional and had bags of personality, but they were also careful not to be intrusive. There is a dance floor in front of the stage and it gets good use throughout the evening.... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My wife and I visited Back o' the moon and were very pleasantly surprised. The service was very good and welcoming. Food was excellent with diverse menu. The atmosphere was exceptional, and the band really made our evening. Will happily go back there!! Pros - Jazz band make it a bit more special than most places. Food quality. Cons -... More

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Johannesburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I have been to Back o' The Moon previously and it has seldom, if ever disappointed my wife and I. The food remains amazing. Tasty, good quality fresh ingredients and presentation that makes you smile when your food arrives at the table. I'll take photos next time I go.The smooth Jazz, R&B and of course, Colin's live saxophone sounds. Sublime.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Tried Back of the Moon after about a year since my last visit. Food was a bit on the pricey side but I guess the taste and portions make up for it. The prawns and fish were really tasty and the portions were filling. The waiters however need to chat less and be a bit more concerned about getting the... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Although slightly pricey, the food has always been good. Good for special occasions and office functions. Worth a visit.

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Sandton, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Visited for cocktails and desert at about 10-30pm. Ordered a dry martini, but received a very sweet cocktail instead. Second martini much better, but still not "dry". Wife's creme brulee - custard was too soft and "fresh". Had to return this and she ordered melva pudding instead. Two or three bites was all that she could handle of this and... More

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Pretoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great service! Good food and lovely red wines. A really cozy place. Not exactly child friendly but the kids were fine.

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