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Licorish Bistro

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International, Contemporary
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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 - 6:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 84
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little gem

Licorish is a true little gem. A bistro in the Nicolway centre that provides great food, a good wine list, friendly and efficient service and a side ealk cafe type charm. My wife had the trio fillet dish which was marvellous. We will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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English first
Johannesburg
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133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Licorish is a true little gem. A bistro in the Nicolway centre that provides great food, a good wine list, friendly and efficient service and a side ealk cafe type charm. My wife had the trio fillet dish which was marvellous. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Delicious small, interesting food ideas. The chef occasionally prepares tasting platters which are amazing. The restaurant is not very intimate and situated between 2 others, but the food is definitely worth it. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A real fine dining experience, interesting food choices perfectly prepared. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys great food.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I chose Licorish for our 45th anniversary dinner. We were aware of its relatively low ambience, but we were blown away by its cuisine, which was well described by the attentive & knowledgeable waiters. We started with the strawberry and Lemon meringue cocktails - fabulous! Whilst the chef's plates didn't appear on the table menu, we had... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We've visited Licorish many times (I've reviewed before), the previous one was slightly less amazing than usual but this time I was really blown away. The food was unbelievable. We ordered the duck salad, goats cheese samoosas and squid starters, all amazing, the duck salad especially was out of this world. Mains were the beef fillet with garlic confit, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant is in a shopping mall amongst others, so ambiance is low, but the friendly staff and interesting combinations in food and drinks make up for it. They also have some nice craft beer.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited Licorish with a business friend for a quiet lunch and was very impressed. We both chose the Fish taster plate which had Kingklip on a coconut risotto, a Salamon fishcake and a Snoek Somosa. All three components were excellent in every respect - nice flavour combinations and extremely well presented and prepared. A very good contemporary twist and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The service at licorish was top notch. All the waiters knew the menu very well and service was prompt and friendly. The food was great - great taste and a bit different to your ordinary restaurant. Ambience is ok, but still part of a shopping centre - however the quality of service and good food makes up for it. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were 5 friends who all ordered the Chef's plate for dinner, which is paired with three different wines. The food was incredibly good and well presented. The meat was cooked perfectly and tasted unbelievably good. We will definitely return for more! Overall the restaurant is a bit pricey, but in my opinion worth it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

They have a variety of delicious Chef's Plates for all taste buds. The detail that goes into the Chef's Plates can not only be seen but tasted. The flavours are bright and distinct. The staff are very attentive and know exactly what they are serving should you have any questions. Nice ambiance. I do think the Chef's Plate is worth... More 

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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: International, Contemporary

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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