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“Enjoyable Sunday Spitbraai” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eat Bistro

Eat Bistro
14th Ave, L'Corro Centre, Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
011-476 3749
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Ranked #442 of 754 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Randburg, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Sunday Spitbraai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The spitbraai ("fire-grilled") lamb was very enjoyable - tasty and a good variety at a good price.

The staff were friendly and quick to assist, without being a nuisance like some restaurants who don't give you a chance to swallow your food before asking how the food is - almost like they are anxious and need reassurance. Not so at Eat Bistro - far enough to not disturb but close enough to assist.

The wine selection - especially for people who prefer a wide selection of wines by the glass - is good and decently priced.

On the whole a good experience - allowing a good quality non-commercialized eating experience without leaving the neighborhood.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

We had dinner at the Bistro and enjoyed every minute. The food was great, service good and I again realized why this one of my favorites.

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Johannesburg
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very small portions”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The prices at Eat are high and the food portions are small, resulting in a very high cost per gram. One of our fellow guests was still hungry after a starter, main and dessert. I had the Mediterranean Baby Half Chicken. The menu was VERY accurate - it was definitely a baby chicken. I have never seen a chicken that small. It was more like a pigeon. The reason for using a baby chicken is presumably because the meat is more tender, however there is little point to this if the chef is then going to overcook it. My chicken was blackened in places, dry and tough and there was not much to eat, despite the very high price. There are plenty of places to eat in this area which offer more food, better prepared for less money in better surroundings.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Gerrit N, Owner at Eat Bistro, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
The staff and management here at EAT Bistro are very distressed to hear that you had not thoroughly enjoyed you visit to our establishment.

While we do endeavor to ensure that every meal that leaves our kitchen is absolutely perfect, food has a way of turning out contrary to our best intentions.

As you feel that your portion was small and overcooked, our only wish is that you had pointed it out to a member of our staff on the evening. It is our desire to have rectified it at the time.

It is your right and you duty to help us correct any discrepancy that may occur in order for us to provide the service and value that you demand of us.

It is my hope that you will return to us in order that we may provide you with the value and service we a famous for
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Try The Duck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

recommendable, staff friendly Management on the premises ,good wine list Great Duck

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“One of the Best - a big favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I have never been disappointed at E.A.T and have been going there since it opened. Every morsel is yummy and the atmosphere is great too. Not cheap, but excellence is not cheap.

The menu varies with great new ideas complementing some old standards. The fig and port ice cream is awesome but hard to finish. They are happy to modify a dish slightly to suit your particular taste.

Caters for the romantic twosome and the office group with no loss in quality. Dishes are prepared fresh so don't go there in a hurry or with a movie to follow too quickly. You will be glossing over real quality.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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