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“Terrible service and worse food”
Review of Lekgotla - CLOSED

Lekgotla
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service and worse food”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Ordered food at this restaurant after seeing the rave reviews online. The staff were not attentive and disappeared for almost 45 mins after taking the order. Finally the food arrived and completely let us down. Avoid this restaurant in Nelson Mandela square!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Travlzfood
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Sao Paulo
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564 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Touristic african food”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The restaurant is nice, at Nelson Mandela Square. Service is excellent and they recommended a great south african wine for us. We've tried the buffet food they have on Fridays and the food was good, but not great. The nice thing here is that you can try african food and is a good place to go if you've never tried african food before (that was my case), but I've tasted much better game meat and traditional dishes in other places.
I found this a restaurant popular among tourists and would recommend to visit, but expect more an african imaginary experience than a food experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank alalas
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect large venue with an African theme, excellent for large groups!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Lekgotla restaurant is situated on "Mandela" square in the Santon City shopping mall. It is absolutely fantastic a venue to introduce your foreign guests to "Africa". Very friendly staff escort you to your tables with the African drums beating out a welcome! The restaurant managers are incredibly helpful and I look forward to see these lovely people, I visit with large groups quite often!!
The food is great, buffet style, which should be replenished much faster, but in particular I like the African three legged pots with venison, chichen or beef stew!! They also have the tiniest little carrot cakes at the dessert buffet, look for them, very tasty!
Service comes with a smile but could be faster, but an overall fabulous rating for this African themed restaurant! Thank you Lekgotla!!

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Thank Tessa E
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Upmarket take, on traditional South African food”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Came here with family last year, and was so impressed. The place is HUGE, with amazing authentic African style decor, the service is impeccable, and the food AMAZING. I loved that it was all authentically South African style food, but such high quality! One of the best meals I've ever had.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Kairos27
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Taste of Africa”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We recently ate here. They had a wonderful buffet with tastes of South Africa. The food was delicious!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Laura H
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