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Licorish Bistro

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Continental, 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 - 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Very good food - pricing a little expensive

We had a lovely night with friends at Licorish. The food, drinks and ambience was really lovely. The service was helpful and friendly and effective. We just felt that we were locals paying tourist prices! Luckily the food was excellent of a great quality - it just felt a little expensive Otherwise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely night with friends at Licorish. The food, drinks and ambience was really lovely. The service was helpful and friendly and effective. We just felt that we were locals paying tourist prices! Luckily the food was excellent of a great quality - it just felt a little expensive Otherwise a lovely night and a great meal

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Montauroux
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was a Wedding Anniversary treat for my husband and myself, suggested by my daughter and her husband, who had dined here before. We were not disappointed. We had the lobster starter, the crab cakes and chick peas, which were all tasty. Then my husband ordered the Game Platter and I had the Fish Platter specials. We did not regret... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a great night out at Licorish as out of towners accompanying some locals! Yes, it is in essence, another shopping mall dining experience but the team at Licorish deliver well. I stepped out and (for an Aussie!) bravely ordered a chef's Venison Tasting Plate consisting of a wild game selection of ostrich, warthog and kudu. It was seriously... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

we arrived on my husbands birthday and my cousin had booked dinner here, and what a treat it was. The starters were generous and tasty, and the main courses delicious. I had the game tasting menu with wine, my cousin had the fish tasting menu with wine and my husband had the fillet steak. The staff were knowledgable on wine... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After hearing a friend of mine rant and rave about Licorish, I decided to take my partner for Valentines Day for Dinner and had the absolute best meal of my life - no jokes or exaggeration. The meal and service were truly top notch and like nothing I've ever experienced before. Our waiter was excellent and friendly. I have only... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Perhaps this restaurant has since slowed down the pace between the courses. We'll need to pay it another visit. The waitron's speaking speed was phenomenally fast as he described what was available and took our orders. That pace would suit a pizza takeaway. On a Saturday evening no one wants to be rushed, unless they specifically say so. When food... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The venue is AWFUL!!! its a shopping mall and therefore has NO ambiance....however I was willing to let this go on the basis the reviews for this restaurant on trip advisor were amazing.....sadly this was not the case it was a complete let down!!! Not sure what people find so amazing about Licorish it is extremely average!!! The staff are... More 

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Broederstroom, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I took my mom for an early lunch to Licorish in Nicolway. We were actually too early for lunch but the chef was happy to accommodate us. We had the most amazing meal consisting of sea bass followed by panacotta. The food was really some of the best tasting I have every had (and I do consider myself a foodie).... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have visited this excellent restaurant on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Saturday was no different, except that those who chose the fabulous tasting plates (fish, beef, lamb or game - all with 3 superb mini-dishes on them) found that this time, the chef appeared to be trying a little too hard with his spices to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of the nicest restaurants in Johannesburg. A must visit. Totally worth it. A most satisfying experience. The menu is very original and interesting. Food is delicious and interesting. Staff - very friendly. It's usually fully booked which says something about this place. I tend to take my friends from oversees there for lunch. Lovely place.

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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: Continental, 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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