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All reviews steak tartare pork belly pizza tartlet halloumi special menu first floor his team wine pairing personal touch main road destination restaurant perfect date night an absolute treat fresh berries attention to detail huge success
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they have a great menu, we love the "Special menu" Ian or Lanser come to present. Food is mouthwatering, Service is great, and so is the Staff. Evenings to Lanser's always a treat, thanks to Lanser and Team.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Lanser Fourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Annette. Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. Our entire team are completely dedicated to ensure that all of our guests enjoy the best possible food experience when visiting us at Lanser's on Main. Thank you again, and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner here on a quiet Monday night, my last dinner in Johannesburg with the two friends I had been staying with. The restaurant is situated in a building housing mostly surgeries and alternative practitioners’ rooms, and accessible by a ramp from the car...park. The car park is locked sometimes during the evening and a security guard looks after the cars and operates the gate so it all feels very safe. Once inside the restaurant, it is well decorated, and feels very welcoming. The tables are spaced out and the acoustics are good. There is a pizza oven in one corner, apparently there are some nights you can design your own pizza for cooking. But the restaurant is much more about fine dining than pizza. The choice of wines is excellent and we had a good red wine from Springfield to start. For dinner I had two starters instead of a main course - the special porcini tartlet and the french onion soup. There are always daily specials which do not appear on the menu online. One of my friends had venison steak while the other had rump steak. These came served as requested, accompanied by crisp vegetables, beautifully prepared and both friends said they were very good. My food was excellent, particularly the porcini tartlet, very light pastry I could have eaten two!! We finished by all sharing a huge strawberry pavlova, again excellent. The service was great all the way through the meal, with the owner present in the restaurant overseeing everything. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a first class restaurant in Johannesburg.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Lanser Fourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Wales_Solo_traveller. Thank you so much for taking your time to post your very comprehensive review. Your review carries gravitas, as you have clearly travelled to many parts of the world, and have experienced a wide variety of restaurants. From the day we opened our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! Owner & Chef Lanser, hosted us Saturday night for a proper food and wine pairing evening, and Sunday Luch for a casual get together with more wine and well curated snacks. From taking Ribs and chips to the very next level, the...home baked baquettes and imported French cheeses it all came together very well and tasted amazing. By the way you can order these French baquettes from his website... I have to admit... I fell in love with the chocolate mousse. Once again an exceptional weekend! I thank Lanser and his hard working team once again for the excellent service they provide and great, flavourful meals they prepared.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022

We attended a wine-tasting brunch on Sunday which was a huge success and the most fun had in ages! Excellent wines (which were in abundance!) as well as great food. Fabulous way to spend a Sunday! Well done!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Lanser Fourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, JaneXon While we've only had two Sunday Wine Tasting events on a Sunday, they've both been lots of fun, with tasty food, great wine, and lots of laughter. So glad you joined us. We look...More

Reviewed 29 January 2022

Having visited Lanser's on Main over the past 3 years, I'm still amazed every time I visit. I've become so accustomed to their high level of service and personal touch, I've started to expect it everywhere else :-) The team at Lanser's on Main consistently...deliver on service, a great wine list, extensive food options , a level of service that's always on point, and a relaxed and chilled ambience. It's become my home away from home. It's not difficult to understand why the restaurant has been rated number 1 in Bryanston, on TripAdvisor, for the past years. Attached a few pictures of dishes that we had.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Lanser Fourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2022

Hi PietaD4 Thank you for taking the time to post your review and rating. I'm so glad you've enjoyed your visits to Lanser's on Main over the last 3 years. Consistency in getting everything right, every time, is really important to us. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 18 December 2021

IMPORTANT....please ensure you go to the restaurant upstairs on the first floor with white linen table cloths and a balcony as that is Lansers on main 😁 This was menu's specifically designed to be an exceptional pairing with the wines, and I decided to attend...a few dinners before I do a posting exclusively on wine pairing events! Not one single dish is ever repeated on Lanser's food and wine pairing events... just a headsup, they do sell out in about 50 minutes after it is emailed to the mailing list. So if you want to participate DEFINITELY GET ON THE MAILING LIST...or enquire when the next tasting is happening and make your booking ASAP. Apart from a food and wine pairing events, the menu is extensive and very well curated, example mussels are flown in from Ludritz fresh, and all goods are properly checked for quality before it even enters this kitchen. The chefs and owner are handson, and you're guarenteed the tastiest and freshest produce.... I bet you will absolutely become a regular after the first visit. This is absolutely, a destination restaurant, and the small team goes above and beyond to ensure your utmost enjoyment, they know the menu front to back and will also offer you wine at the correct temperature as they have wine coolers. As I said they go above and beyond to ensure your exceptional dinning experience.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Lanser Fourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2022

Hi Go51262714198 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your support. Our wine pairing evenings are a favourite for many of our guests, as well as the team at Lanser's on Main. It gives us an opportunity to create and...More

Reviewed 9 December 2021

This was our first time eating here and it did not disappoint. The restaurant has been going for roughly three years and we are sad to have only discovered it now. The food was exceptional and the vibe cosy and chilled and tasteful.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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LanserFourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, KDLRJF It may have taken you a while to discover us, but we're so glad you did. From the start our goal has been to ensure all our guests enjoy scrumptious food, personalised service in...More

Reviewed 21 November 2021

Popped in to Lansers in the week trying out his Hamburger, for me this was the best, SO succulent! Pprobably the best I have ever tried! Absolutely love Lanser's food, trying out the menu item for item when I visit Bryanston :-) as I reside...in North West so happy my brother introduced me to Lansers on Main!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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LanserFourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Passport30375588826 We're very grateful to your brother for introducing you to Lanser's on Main, and will be sure to have a burger waiting for you on your next visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

Food, ambiance and staff are excellent. One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Perfect date night, or a great place to impress your friends.

Date of visit: November 2021
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LanserFourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2021

Hi Meander30826372755 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're honoured to be a date-night favourite, and look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit. -- Lanser

Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

Truly disappointing food we had Pork belly pasta and was so salty that both my wife and I just could not eat it. We did not send back cause we were invited and did not wish to cause a scene. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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LanserFourie, Owner at Lanser's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, pouchie55 We are always disappointed to receive a 2 star rating, but in this case, we're even more so because we weren't given the opportunity to ensure you had a wonderful meal experience in the...More

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Lanser's on Main is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5