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Licorish Bistro

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Contemporary, Continental
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Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive | 26`03`1005``S 28`01`1333``E, Johannesburg 2194, South Africa
011 706 0991
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is at the new Nicolway Mall at Bryanston...
It is at the new Nicolway Mall at Bryanston. http://www.nicolwaybryanston.co.za/location.htm
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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
unforgettable in the best sense!

Went with best friends whilst on holiday in South Africa. I knew they would chose a great restaurant, but thought perhaps they may compromise since the location is close to where they live!! This restaurant is certainly NO COMPROMISE! It was an absolutely memorable meal and I had the best piece... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
karensusanperry
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went with best friends whilst on holiday in South Africa. I knew they would chose a great restaurant, but thought perhaps they may compromise since the location is close to where they live!! This restaurant is certainly NO COMPROMISE! It was an absolutely memorable meal and I had the best piece of fillet steak I have eaten in years. My... More 

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Bryanston, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went to the nicolway branch and it was my first time at licorish , their menu is the best, the have a variety of interesting dishes it's a pity I had to only choose one but I will be back to try other meals they have on offer. The service was excellent, it was just a little bit noisy but... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Two of my guests had the tempura scallops, which were very tender but not too flavoursome and the curried salsa I thought somewhat over-powering for such a subtle seafood. I had the salt and pepper calamari, which as at past experiences is very good indeed, but does not need the curried salsa - which appeared as an accompaniment with another... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a place where people love been seen! One cannot help the "people watching" as the restaurant is in the middle of a strip mall and not really conducive to a romantic night out. We were a crowd of noisy wine-quaffing ladies so the loud, busy, vibey location suited us perfectly. However, if I had been there with my... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Food is great! I would go so far to say, one of the best meals I had this year! Pleasant atmosphere! Great experience and food!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A party of 8 sitting 4 X 4 in rows and the noisy hum of a packed restaurant does not make for cozy dinner chat - that said, service is speedy. Starters came out almost immediately they were ordered and were very interesting - tasty - on the adventurous side. The menu offers street food and on the other hand... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Given the position and location of this establishment I wasn't expecting much. I am happy to say the food blew me away. We couldn't decide with so many delectable menu items available, so our host offered to create an entree tasting platter for us to be able to enjoy a variety of dishes. The martinis were so cheap I had... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have always enjoyed this restaurant but this visit must have been an off day, The food was not to the same standard as we have become accustomed. The wine selection is always good and the sommelier was as helpful as ever. We will try again but I hope it is back to it's usual standard.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The place was busy and bustling, but from the minute we arrived we were totally swept away. The service is 5 star. The waiters are fantastic, and gave us the list of the evenings specials, which in itself is an accomplishment. Although the place was full, I've rarely experienced such attentive service. The only problem with the menu is that... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food, unusual menu, good service but too noisy and tables too close together. I've been there a few times and taken overseas visitors but if you want to chat, not the right place to go for peace and quiet. Vibey atmosphere on the rooftop of a shopping Mall. good parking facilities/safe.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive | 26`03`1005``S 28`01`1333``E, Johannesburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 011 706 0991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Continental

Description

It is at the new Nicolway Mall at Bryanston. http://www.nicolwaybryanston.co.za/location.htm
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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