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“Off Michelin Charts!”
Review of Licorish Bistro

Licorish Bistro
Ranked #5 of 1,229 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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
Reviewed February 19, 2014

What an unexpected experience. A Tuesday night and the place was fully booked but the Manager made a plan... The service was outstanding but the food OMG was even better!! My companions had the fish and beef tastings respectively. I chose the Scottish Salmon with passion fruit and spicy samosa.. We were all so impressed with the flavours and the way the food was served. The Manger recommended a wine which was not too expensive and that was amazing. The only slight disappointment was the wine parings which were just not up to the standard of the main bottle we ordered. Definitely going back for more...

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

A Sunday lunch at Licorish turned out to be a wonderful experience. Extremely well-trained waiters: friendly, knowledgeable and eager to please. Our fish tasting plate was sublime and the dessert tasting plate exceptional. The Dorado was cooked to perfection and the strawberry crumble with a licorice ice-cream heaven! Great frienly staff, professional approach and way above average food!

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Thank Arlene H
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

What stood out at Licorish was the service. Our waiter, Tinashe, served us flawlessly, with five star diligence and a sense of humour.

The second best thing was the dessert - a tasting plate that included one of the more delicious desserts I'd ever tasted: sweet strawberry crumble (with lots of crunch) under an unusual but perfectly balanced liquorice ice cream. Yum yum.

The whole visit was a gorgeous experience. The tasting plates make it all the more fun.

I would say that the menu is not terribly original, and the calamari starter really let down the rest of the food. But the food was still worth returning for - particularly because it is very reasonably priced.

A sommelier (wine guy) is always fun, although this one made choosing wine more difficult... sometimes less is more.

Definitely recommended!

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Thank ChengduTraveller
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Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Now this place was excellent. They have these tasting plates. They are amazing. Their cocktails are awesome. Decor is great and service is excellent. One of my favourite restaurants

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

My Husband and I went to Licorish for our 14 year anniversary, what a great evening.

The ambience is really warm and can be romantic, fun, warm and social, depending on the company you choose for the night.

The food was absolutely phenomenal and we would highly recommend it. Especially the journey mains, I had the beef and my husband had the lamb. We were both very impressed.

Definitely have to give it a go, you will not be disappointed!

1  Thank Br0kk
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