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“FantastiC lunch”
Review of Licorish Bistro

Licorish Bistro
Ranked #5 of 1,211 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston
Jhb
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“FantastiC lunch”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch. Great service, very tasty food. We all loved it. It is sophisticated and the food is different and innovative.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Eltville am Rhein, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“So what?”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Food sounded interesting and creative on the menu but could not keep the promise. Seared tuna starter was kind of fresh (never found in Jozi before), but only showed a very dominant chili taste. The duck nearly ran off my plate and was not medium at all, held only by some sort of gravy style sauce and mushy brinjal glue at the bottom. My husband's pork belly was both average and caused a runny tummy. The chocolate fondue (Belgian) was nice though, service very ambitioned and the wine list interesting and unusual. The noise level was quite high as in all mall restaurants, so do not go if you are up for conversation. Not worth going again, sorry.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sandton, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Bistro”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Managemant and staff at the restaurant were friendly and professional. There is no wine list - wine is selected from the wines on dislplay and the manager was there to give advice. The recommended lower price range wines were very good. The food was very tasty and reasonable portions except for the vegetarian Wellington which was on the small side. We will certainly go back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing amazing amazing!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We love this place - the menu is innovative and the high quality consistent. We gave them a heads-up about a particular favourite one morning., and it was served in a personalised way that night when we visited. We live outside of South Africa, but visit Johannesburg once a month, and never miss the opportunity to have a meal there. Service is great, after 2 visits we were treated like old friends and treasured guests.

  • Visited November 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Awesome dinner”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Good training of staff at a restaurant cannot be better put to use than here. After a friendly professional greeting we were told that as the evening was very busy, our food may take a while, did we mind the wait? Then our drinks arrived promptly, he assisted us with our choices, and before we knew it our food arrived, served beautifully.
That was a pleasant surprise, but was totally outdone by the food! You could have heard a pin drop, we all just tucked in, the food was superb! Never have I tasted a steak like this before! It was incredible. Big thumbs up for the cook in every way. We enjoyed the unusual desserts as well, with the favourite the strawberry crumble with signature ice cream.
this is definitely worth a visit!

  • Visited December 2012
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