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“Yum! (Except dessert)”
Review of Red Rabbit French Grill - CLOSED

Red Rabbit French Grill
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A contemporary bistro serving French inspired food. Open Monday - Sunday for lunch, dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for breakfast
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Walking into Red Rabbit the first thing you notice is the amazing decor-they have really made an effort to make the place look really wonderful. We were lucky enough to be placed at the chef's table which is in a semi-private little nook for parties of 8 or more, it made the whole evening just a little bit more special. Small things like the wooden bunny and the iron roosters on the table just elevate the setting to something unique and memorable.
Starters were a mix of pumpkin soup (a delicious custardy creation that they should think of turning into an ice-cream flavour), snails (very good but wasn't served with any bread so the sauce was wasted) and baked camambert (best presentation of the night and very nice but not the best baked camambert I've had).
Main courses are definitely the highlight of this restaurant, the signature "Rabbit la Rouge" is exceptional and the steaks (whatever variety) are done to perfection.
The desserts unfortunately need a bit of work, they were good but nothing to write home about-they are actually fairly bland and not worth the price. Rather pick-up a Mcflurry on the way home.
Service was excellent and in general I'd say it's definitely worth the visit-just be warned, it's not the cheapest place in the world.

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Thank RobZ6
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a great meal in Joburg or Bryanston, seriously - DON'T COME HERE. Overpriced, unimaginative and generally cr@p. Rather go to Licorish just down the hall. Waiter was helpful, but couldn't make up for the poor, overpriced food. We are ducking before dessert - which really says something as we have really sweet teeth .

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2  Thank James F
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

The French Grill is quiet at lunch time, which means our food came quickly. We had the duck pie (delish) and the chicken with truffle mash which was succulent and superb. But the best part was dessert which was a chocolate pie. A huge slice of very rich pie (you can taste the butter), which is perfect for sharing. I recommend it highly.Waiters were friendly and fast. Only down point is the bathroom, which is being repaired presently. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's not a cheap lunch, but the food was worth it.

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Thank IngeJHB
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

First time I visited so disappointed as we love the sister Restaurant Thomas Mawells Kitchen.
However I am sure they were teething probs. weren't back again this month? Very good indeed

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Thank SUESUEJOHANNESBURG
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

went there today on a saturday and had a very good meal. i had the caesar salad which I did miss the anchovies but the rest was fine and fresh. i had then the toulouse sausages and i have to say they were full of flavour, well cooked and delicious. the menu is a bit pricy for everyday but is worth a visit

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Thank tnick48
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