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“An absolute pleasure!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lucky Bean

Lucky Bean
16 7th Street, Melville, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Melville
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
West Park
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“An absolute pleasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Spent a few days in Melville and had just an amazingly wonderful meal here. Excellent service with a smile. Had several appetizers & entrees and ended with 4 amazing desserts! Everything was so simple & tasty. Great wine as well.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Ambitious menu, but fails to deliver”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I want to lead off that we had great service. The waiter was gracious, well-informed about the local South African wines, attentive and not intrusive. And the two bottle of wine we tried were a good value. We tried the recommended spicy halloumi, prawns in pita, and homemade ice cream, and had two other mains that I can't recall. All three of us were in agreement that the food was just okay and unmemorable, not living up to the ambitiousness of the menu and the fine wines, and relatively expensive (770 rands).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Lucky to eat at the Lucky Bean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The food is well-prepared, the atmosphere and service is perfect, and I especially like that the fact that the choices include many with a South African flavor--springbok, ostrich, etc. An amazingly sophisticated wine selection.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I had a nice meal here the other night. I had the Lamb Stew which was great and a few glasses of red wine. Its a great place to have a meal on a warm night as you can sit outside. Staff were very good. Overall a very nice meal and reasonable prices!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

You can sit at tables or on a sofa on the sidewalk, and listen to the great tunes the DJ spins while enjoying great food and wine.

Visited September 2012
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