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“Amazing Food and Service!”
Review of The Foundry

The Foundry
Ranked #21 of 1,204 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Service!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Went here for a special birthday dinner with a friend and the food was simply divine! I had the line fish of the day which was Sea Bass with vegetables and the portion was the right size to fill you. Dessert was even more amazing, had the Chocolate Fondant, it was out of this world! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have a good meal with great service! The atmosphere is also comfortable and décor is something to see - love the wall art!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Linelle88
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome decor, interesting food”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Such a great buzz, always full of happy people - happy because the service is actually pretty fast... ok so sometimes you have to stand at the entrance and fake an exit to get the bill... but they're very good with taking your food and drinks orders swiftly and getting your food to you without too much delay. I absolutely LOVE the interior bulbous glass lampshades. The menu brings in all sorts of interesting experimental combinations which work beautifully. Also a good cocktail lsit which is a must on a Friday afternoon

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Jade J
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Johannesburg
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A fine dinner and excellent service”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is the first restaurant I've visited where I was called the following day for feedback on the meal and service. A great buzzy atmosphere with a pub area serving a wide variety of interesting craft beers. The pork belly was excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Steve H
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect Friday night dinner date venue”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Being a regular customer at Foundry, the atmosphere is always vibey, with a cosy bar area separate from the restaurant area, meeting the expectation of romantic diners as well as single business people meeting or an after dinner drink. Service is always impeccable and variety of food is good and of. High quality. Never ceases to disappoint.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Marike D
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great meal and atmosphere”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

It is extremely busy even on week night. One of the managers was very accommodating and managed to find us a table despite no prebooking. The most amazing meal I have ever had was the mushroom ravioli. The ravioli was the finest ever (really), thin and so delicate. I think it might have ruined other pasta restaurants for me because I haven't eaten pasta as good as that one since. Not sure what the rest of the food is like though but based on that one experience, I am very impressed.

The ambience is very lively and relaxed. Not formal at all. Great for a chilled date night.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank iramasson
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