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“Great Beer, Fantastic Entertainment”
Review of Gilroy's Brewery

Gilroy's Brewery
Ranked #152 of 1,309 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I was at Gilroy's on Friday evening (17 August) for a Rock for Cancer concert. The vibe at this outdoor restaurant and brewery was fantastic.....typically warm, South African welcome. My wife and I tried different beers (they brew 4 on site). I had the Light (a pale lager that tasted great) and she had the "Serious" a dark, slightly bitter beer which was not to my taste but which she LOVED. The evening's entertainment was a good mix for both the older folk and the youngsters and no-one seemed to be left out in the cold.
Food was a bit mediocre but as pub food goes, it wasn't too bad.
Gilroys is child friendly and I would definitely recommend it for a relaxed Friday evening out or even for a Saturday or Sunday lunch.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

...and proud of it. Sunday afternoon pub lunch, great fare and excellent ale. They have a live band playing, you get a sunday up yours from Gil and some poetry, very dignified. If you fancy yourself a beer connoisseur, go to Gilroy's to try their Ale, they have a range to taste and try till you find your favourite Favourite. Mine is the Favourite as it so happens. Once you have settled on your drink, check out the menu, excellent pub grub, I went for the beer battered chicken strips to start and the beer battered fish and chips; you can see a theme emerging. I also clearly ordered far too much food and could not finish my meal, it was delicious.

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2  Thank seanvaderwalker
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Gilroys is a stunning venue to hang out on a Sunday and listen to live music. The setting next to the glass factory with the little shops and creative things for the kids to do is wonderful.
The food at Gilroys is not really to my liking - no small snack type dishes that one can have while enjoying your beer. If you are not into eisbein and burgers there is not much else to choose from under a R100.

Thank Lulenka
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Lovelly Engligh pub and brewhouse. Great locally produced ales and lagers paired with fantastic English pub food! Well worth a visit

1  Thank Alistair M
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

I have been to Gilroys on numerous occasions and can really recommend this pub to anyone who enjoys a good meal, great "home brewed" beers and a lot of fun. Watch their website for "Whats On' on Sundays - wonderful mix of talent from big brass bands to blues and a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon.
Good idea to try is the beer taster - they serve all four varieties of beer in a wine glass so you can decide which one you prefer.
Food is fresh, well cooked and portions are very generous.
Dress is casual and the venue is child friendly.
There is indoor and shaded outdoor seating.
Guests range from toddlers to grannies and the atmosphere is always great.

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1  Thank GillianRSA
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