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“GREAT PARKHURST OPTION” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bottega

Bottega
22 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
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Ranked #125 of 763 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“GREAT PARKHURST OPTION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great food, great wine, very helpful service, great atmosphere. Excellent simple menu with lots of delicious choices.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good, but unrefined”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant took over the space left over by the excellent and sadly missing Attic. It doesn't come close to the attic for food or atmosphere, but it was still a decent restaurant.
Our wine was a good vintage and went nicely with our meal. My Kudu in a red wine reduction sauce was pretty tasty, a little bit blunt, but very satisfying. Her steak was unfortunately ruined by a stodgy sauce. It looked like this was just an unlucky choice though. Our desserts were much better. The selection of cakes was delightful.
I'd say this place is good to visit once. We had a nice evening ad good meal, but would explore for something more refined next time. That's just our taste though... I think it'd be good for groups of colleagues or couples looking for less formal evening...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wilderness, South Africa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We knew on reserving that the place was busy but managed to get our order in long before the group arrived. Ordered a caprese salad and it came with avo, peppadews and olives???When the mains arrived the order was wrong and the food was cold. (No excuse, ever, for cold food). The steaks were tough and overall an expensive and unappetising eating experience

Visited May 2013
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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Overall, the food was very dissapointing. Everything, from the duck to the pasta, was drenched in very rich sauces which did not allow the flavours of the food to come out. The service was okay and so was the wine list but I would still not recommend this place. Rather stay away if you're looking for something special.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Florence
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice venue, cafe feel, nice atmosphere, but they were running out of menu items by 8.45pm on a saturday night. There is a clipboard choice, so the menu is small. What we had was freshly prepared. So earmark what you want when you arrive..for some reason our order was taken in stages, drinks, the starters and later mains. Service was efficient and quick

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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