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“Good Experiance Here - Go”

Throbbing Strawberry
Ranked #122 of 1,219 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $16
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good Experiance Here - Go”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a pleasant surprise!
Although situated in a parking mall, overlooking a freeway it never feels like this! It was busy from early Tuesday evening with not one spare table in sight at anytime.
The service was attentive and fast and the choice of menu extensive from pizza to char-grilled meat dishes.
The staff were lovely with our 14 month old baby, bringing him bread & ice cream to order at no extra charge & bubbles at the end of the meal to play with.
I had the duck spring rolls to start with homemade satay sauce to die for, though the rolls were a little samey. The butterfly prawns main course had a lovely char-grilled flavor, though the fettuccine was somewhat scarce & the shells made for an awkward dining experience (when you had to ask for twice for a finger bowl! )
In general a very pleasant dining experience for a reasonable price. Good atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Throbber”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great contemporary yet relaxed vibe with good food and a really great cocktail selection. Service is mostly very good. The sports bar with flat screen does not dominate the rest of the space or the chilled vibe but certainly a nice-to-have if sport is what you are after. There is a great mix of late twenties to late sixties which keeps the atmosphere classy but fun. Sunday brunch with live strings music is a must-do!

  • Visited February 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

There's nothing exceptional about this restaurant apart from the fact they get the basics right, which so few restaurants do. Good food at a fair price with good service. It's a great place to go for a relaxed lunch/dinner with a whole bunch of friends.

For me, the starters are great - love the stuffed calamari & steak & haloumi skewers. I often have the chicken salad which is also great. A friend of mine had the calamari as a main course & said it was superb.

I find the food & service much better here than at their "sister" restaurant Mon Pettit Throbb.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Karen F
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Johannesburg
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Brilliant vibe at all times”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Celebrated a friends birthday and found that everything was great. The decor was top notch and fitted well with the theme. Food was very tasty! Pasta Parma was very dry though and we had to ask for some cheese sauce to make it edible. Great atmosphere though and fantastic service from smiling staff.

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Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in South Africa”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This little gem in the Fourways area is a popular lunch and dinner spot and was out "local" when we lived in Fourways. It boasts great food, a wide selection of cocktails and beer on tap, my favourite tipple.The best Pizza in South Africa is my assessment of the quality they produce!!! Worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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