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Licorish Bistro

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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Ranked #10 of 735 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is at the new Nicolway Mall at Bryanston. http://www.nicolwaybryanston.co.za/location.htm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is at the new Nicolway Mall at Bryanston. http://www.nicolwaybryanston.co.za/location.htm
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting, and the food is phenomenal. I had the fillet tasting plate, which includes small portions from three of the main fillet main course dishes, a definite must-have if you can't decide which one sounds best

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Licorish is set in a lifestyle centre and when arriving we had a very enthusiastic waitor and manager to make us feel at home. They chose a very good wine to our specific taste. I ordered the lamb which was undercooked (i was never asked how id like it done) and my partner ordered the salmon which was minute compared... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great modern take on gourmet eating. This place is the best. The staff are attentive and very well trained, the selection of food and wine is remarkable and the strawberry crumble with licorish ice cream is the best. A family favourite

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We decided to try something new and we were pleasantly surprised with the very attentive service and absolutely exquisite fine dining dishes. The manager Ockert was around the entire evening and gave us special attention. His recommendations were valuable and accurate to our preferences. He even treated us to a complimentary dessert tasting plate after we expressed that we are... More

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LONEHILL, South africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were a party of 9. We all loved our meals.The flavours are incredible, the service excellent and the presentation outstanding. Our waitron ,Wiseman, was excellent. Menu had great choices on which gave us an opportunity to explore different flavours and wow the flavours were stunning...hats off to the chef! We ordered the following meals... *Scottish Salmon with a Harissa... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was recently at Licorish for a business lunch. I have to say I am not a fan of the setting, in a shopping mall, but unfortunately this is something you have to get used to in Joburg! I went for the salmon main, whilst everyone else went for the fillet tasting plate... The salmon main is a small portion,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Licorish is one of my most favourite restaurants in Joburg - the food is always great and the staff are incredibly friendly. Jacques has put together one of the best restaurants I have been to.

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South Africa
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant. It's the 1st time that I have eaten there and it won't be my last. Loved the idea of a tasting plate. My daughter and I both had the fish,so 3 different fishes and all lovely. Just enough but there is a nice menu for bigger eaten. Had the licorish ice cream which they are well... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were served by Michael and he definitely knew the menu well. Just a problem with the actual lighting as it made it difficult to see the words on the menu, overall the food was good, the starters were very nice but the butter chicken had a great entry taste and then goes bland. The steaks we ordered was very... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had the tasting platters with wine pairing and I can not recommend it highly enough - everything was absolutely wonderful, with a very high level of attention to detail and wines that matched each dish perfectly. The dessert tasting platter will be haunting my dreams until I return...

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