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“Great vibes & good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove
Ranked #35 of 1,172 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: An exciting new eating concept in the heart of Sandton City. Come and dine under the shade of our family tree and one of Africa's largest chandeliers.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great vibes & good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Walnut Grove is the perfect place to catch up over coffee or grab a quick lunch! The decor is homely, the bathrooms are clean, the food is great, although I did find the portions a bit small for the price (I had the sweet chilli chicken wrap with side salad for R72.00), but the service was excellent! Our food arrived shortly after ordering in spite of the restaurant being very busy! In the corner a young lady sat working leisurely on her laptop sipping her juice. There are newspapers to read while lazing on the comfy couches.... The overall experience was just great! I'll definitely be back!

Visited May 2013
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Thank VanessaAnnSmith
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WalnutGroveSA, Owner at Walnut Grove, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Walnut Grove. Our chilled, laid-back vibe is what we love to offer our patrons. The newspapers, books and general atmosphere strive towards a feeling of relaxation while dining.

Thank you for letting us know about our portion sizes. We will take this feedback on board when we redesign the new menu.

We hope to see you soon.

All the best
Fotis, Elle & Alessandra
Team Walnut Grove
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
“Shopaholics best spot to shop then drop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

The food was great and presented with flair... If I wanted to impress someone important, this would be one great choice to do it from!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Mary W
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WalnutGroveSA, Owner at Walnut Grove, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind words about our establishment and especially coming from a shopaholic! We take great passion in the presentation of our food, quality of our produce and level of service. We are, therefore, always thrilled when people take the time to compliment us for the above.

We hope to see you soon for a pit-stop on one of your shopping adventures.

All the best
Fotis, Elle & Alessandra
Team Walnut Grove
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a work meal with a party of 21. While the resultant menu choice was limited - the food was excellent! The starters were the weakest part of the menu - but perhaps bread and bits are just not me! The fillet steak was delicious - one of the best I have had in some time. It comes with 3 different types of sauces - I requested to have just the one - but that was not an option - as a result two were wasted.
Then dessert was an ice cream sundae that would have made a top American diner proud! I especially liked the fact that the two spoons were made out of white and dark chocolate. I suspect that neither the main course for the dessert were good for my heart !!
The staff were friendly and meals arrived on time. We had one or two latecomers and their needs were quickly met.
I will visit this restaurant again - but perhaps not too often lest it brings on a heart attack !

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank hengen96
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WalnutGroveSA, Owner at Walnut Grove, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to send your wonderful review and photo. Our team thoroughly enjoyed catering for you and your colleagues. We hope to see you again so that you may enjoy our full menu selection.

Kind Regards
Team Walnut Grove
(Elle, Fotis & Alessandra)
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Super surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a lovely surprise to find this restaurant in the middle of a mall. A nice contemporary setting. More than sufficient menu and great people watching. Being on my own was not a problem to find a little nook to sit back and enjoy my lunch. The baked goods looked fabulous. Felt like the staff hustled you in but then were slow to serve.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Macsontheroad
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WalnutGroveSA, Owner at Walnut Grove, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about our establishment. We love to be considered a 'surprise' and we hope to keep surprising our patrons. We hope to be able to impress you again soon and hopefully this time the service with be swifter.

Kind Regards
Team Walnut Grove
(Elle, Fotis & Alessandra)
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews
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“Fantastic and stylish experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Walnut Grove is a special gem in the midst of Sandton City. It is a stylish and beautiful restaurant with food and service to match. Nothing is too much trouble for the well trained staff, Food is delicious and portions are generous. The menu is quite extensive so there is something for every one to eat, the highlight of the place is their amazing dessert bar - I would recommend the bar one cheesecake - amazing!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lori045
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WalnutGroveSA, Owner at Walnut Grove, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about our establishment. It means a great deal to us when customers leave with such positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon over a slice of Bar-One Cheesecake.

Kind Regards
Team Walnut Grove
(Elle, Fotis & Alessandra)
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