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“Response to 'Plated'”
Review of The Rusty Lady

The Rusty Lady
Ranked #890 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Indoor and Outdoor seating, Pizza Oven, cheese and ploughmans platters, Home Cooked South African Cuisine, Rustic, Delicious Cakes. LIVE MUSIC
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I'm always fascinated by the loony fringe on social media sites. Yours, Plated, is of particular interest to me for the following reasons:
1. My daughter, Sarah, wrote the Joburg's Darling review to which you refer.
2. I have been to the Rusty Lady numerous times, and believed she would enjoy it; so I invited her to join me and, if she so chose, to write her JD blog about it.
3. One of the reasons I gave her was that the vibe, and menu, were right up her street.
4. So, she came along with me and was very impressed on all counts, and her blog/review was an honest reflection of her experience. Remember, Plated, she wasn't writing about your experience; that's not her job.
5. Joburg's Darling bloggers pay for their own meals when visiting a place for review purposes. Joburg's Darling doesn't pay, or reimburse the bloggers (odd, I agree). Neither does JD vet or edit the reviews. The restaurant owners and staff were entirely unaware that she was there to write a review.
6. To suggest that my daughter was either offered or accepted a bribe is untrue and, worse, libellous. So if your cojones are as big as your mouth, Plated, perhaps you would like to respond with your name and email address, and we can take this further.
7. I was at the Rusty Lady this evening, and will be back next week. Partly for the friends and vibe, and partly because I still have to make my way through the rather fabulous and varied menu. I just love the place.

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2  Thank ShelaghEF
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I recently read the review of this restaurant on - Joburg's Darling, and she mentioned that it's one of the best menu's she has seen in a long time. Well in that case she clearly hasn't been to many restaurants if she considers Ploughman's platters and sandwiches candidates for 'best' menu items. The atmosphere was great but the food a real mediocre let down, I would never return and clearly bribery is involved in Joburg's Darling's restaurant reviewing system.

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2  Thank Plated
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Delicious pizza's, very accommodating management & owners, wonderful waitstaff, cool music & roaring fires make for great winter dinners with good mates. Looking forward to using the outdoor area for long summer lunches with good mates.

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4  Thank moosegoose1
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

The Rusty Lady in Kensington has only been open for 3 months, and besides a few minor hiccups in the beginning, are always fully booked. It is a lovely environment with an outside dining area with an amazing pizza oven. Inside is beautiful and sitting next to the roaring fire on a cold night is fantastic. I went there yesterday for their Sunday roast, and was not disappointed. It is a traditional English roast complete with yorkshire puds - for only R79! They don't have a liquor license at this stage, but are working on it. A really lovely, relaxed restaurant with live music on a Friday and Sunday.

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3  Thank Heidi L
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Reviewed November 30, 2013
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Thank Peter V
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