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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
27117060991
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and...
We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston
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  • 172
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 3
    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
Lico worth the hype

Took me a while to warm up to Licorish..the hype is certainly worth it.The menu is great (there is enough variety to suit everyone with nice selection of complementary wines),friendly service (staff know their menu and make good recommendations as well as turn around the food quickly) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kanelani M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took me a while to warm up to Licorish..the hype is certainly worth it.The menu is great (there is enough variety to suit everyone with nice selection of complementary wines),friendly service (staff know their menu and make good recommendations as well as turn around the food quickly) and reasonable cost (can't complain here, sensible price range for a restaurant of... More 

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Thank kanelani M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the beef tasting plate and the lamb tasting plate and every one of the three tasting portions on each were really amazing, the flavors were subtle and the meat cooked to perfection. I like steak cooked medium and so many times I have to send it back because it is under cooked, not here they nailed it! The... More 

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Thank lulu008
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time at Licorish and we were not disappointed. The tasting plates were unfortunately only red meat, but the kingklip was excellent - beautiful presentation and tasty flavour combinations. Service was great and staff well trained, will definitely go back! Only downside for me is the "food court" atmosphere of the Nicolway restaurants, although it isn't as noticeable at Licorish... More 

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Thank CatFBR
Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrific. I was overwhelmed the last time we dined here - we ate truly fabulous food and they took such care of me with my allergies. Not last night! The manager came by personally to take my order. It was a bit of an alarm bell when I received my starter and it looked like chilli in the dressing (which... More 

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Thank Tracy M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had breakfast, the service and meal was excellent, from the meet and greet to the coffee and the bill. Highly recommended.

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Thank John C
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the ambience at this sophisticated restaurant. Good wine and fusion food. The service is generally good with friendly, knowledgeable waiting staff & management. The chilli dusted calamari/squid is divine and my favourite. The chocolate fondant is also a real treat. Good wine on offer. I eat there at least every couple months and will continue to return

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Thank LeanneReddy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been told via word of mouth about this amazing restaurant I was super excited to visit it and sample the fare. The menu is very different, from the exciting cocktails featuring drinks like "Lemon meringue martini" the food menu was so unusual with combinations like oxtail samoosa's. The retaurant is well run, the staff are efficient and well trained... More 

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Thank ANTHEASMITH
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip back home to johannesburg an old friend and I wanted to find a place where we could catch up over a good glass of wine and celebrate her birthday. A place with a perfect balance of class but unpretentious service...this place hit the spot. Our waiter was awesome, as were the rest of the crew (it... More 

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Thank Vivienne W
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I eat a Licorish every few months, either with friends or family.. I love the tasting platters, the combinations are always so unique and delicious.. they keep things interesting.. their pricing is really good, given the awesome food that is served up.. I have to compliment the team on ALWAYS providing great service - Richard is amazing :) whether his... More 

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Thank LeahN07
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Very unusual menu and completely different. Staff was very efficient and the manager to.very well run business and great to see the place was busy

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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: 27117060991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Description

We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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