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A La Bouffe

32 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
+27 11 888 8004
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“bouffe” (28 reviews)
“snails” (8 reviews)
“braised lamb” (5 reviews)
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32 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's unfortunate to say but we were quite disappointed in the restaurant. Food was way below average and green and sides very undercooked. The restauarant lacks character and for the prices they their portions are small. R75 for a glass of wine. R145 for brazed...More

1  Thank Ben B
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quiet place for a pavement lunch on Sunday - what a lovely little place! Great service, good bottle of wine, and food really tasty! Small portions but reasonable prices - have at least 2-3 courses, take it slow and enjoy!

Thank garymc31
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Eating is about having a experience - this just will not cut it. This is my 3rd visit , and the experience is all the same. The atmosphere is non existent , staff just have no idea how to run a restaurant - let alone...More

1  Thank EONJoburg
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

No flavour and bland! Most mediocre meal that I have had from a restaurant in a long time. Very disappointing

1  Thank 2liezelk
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Linden with exception of the cheese shop never attracted my attention. On a Saturday evening a la Bouffe was 3/4 full. The egg starter was well crafted and a delight of textures. I was surprised how well the recommended French Malbec went with the dish....More

1  Thank geoffrey O
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

What a disappointing meal!!! After reading reviews of how great the chef was and the places he worked, one could expect a fantastic meal. What a let down and pathetic excuse for French cuisine. Of the 6 escargot on my starter, 2 were incredibly crunchy...More

1  Thank StratisF
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This was my second visit and my reservations remain unchanged this time round. The food is very French and delicious if you are looking for something a bit different. I had the Ouvre Matteuse (?) to start and my partner had the chicken liver pate....More

1  Thank AdamNoelDobson
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere but very quiet, I think we were the only people there. The food and experience is a different one but we were looked after by our waiter and she made some good recommendations. Food was good but I don't think the French cuisine...More

1  Thank Darryn R
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have read good reviews about this restaurant and was looking forward to the experience. It was quite empty for a Friday night. Although the food was nice, the service was nearly non-existent. The manager was not around and the waitress sat tiredly behind the...More

1  Thank Christo K
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We dined in the little French bistro and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The village of Linden had enjoyed a market day so a couple of items were out of stock - we still found plenty to enjoy.

Thank DineFrequently
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 7th Street | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 888 8004
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Traditional food made with the best produces South Africa's larder has to offer.
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