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Licorish Bistro Restaurant

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432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 706 0991
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was outstanding both in quality and presentation. The dishes are also reasonably priced. The waiters were sufficiently attentive without being intrusive. Where the restaurant falls down is the setting. We went in the evening so we were practically in amongst other people at other restaurants all within an open mall area. I think during the day when the... More 

Thank Laurence A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in March on a Thursday with colleagues from Kenya. We ordered different starters and shared to get a taste of different dishes, same for the mains. Food and Service was good. The fresh ginger juice (can't remember the exact name) was great, however the Martini was poor. Would visit again.

1 Thank indhran-2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service from very helpful waiters. Our waiter recommended the chef's special of a tasting platter. WOW!! Absolutely divine!!

1 Thank jcathwatson
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What I love most about this restaurant is that I do not have to choose so much between all the things I love! The tasting plates is a great option to try different main courses in a size that still fits your diet ;) The food is also very well prepped and presented and service comes with a smile. Definitely... More 

Thank jolandiea
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we go to Licorish Bistro we are never disappointed. The food and atmosphere are amazing. Staff are friendly and polite.

Thank swimalong
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a business dinner at Licorish. The wide open ambience is casual yet classy. Waiters were very professional and always available. We had the beef tasting platter and the fish tasting platter - both were excellent and good value for money. I'll gladly go again.

Thank michael_portz
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I both had big birthdays in December and as we were in SA for two weeks my sister in law took us there to celebrate our birthdays Had and amazing meal. Great atmosphere and excellent food,with attentive staff

Thank ingiec2016
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A busy restaurant with a good choice of dishes. The seating area is easy lactic with the option of a chef's table for a sampling menu. Very varied wine list. Ample safe parking close to the restaurant. Worth a visit.

Thank Barry L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Awesome food, fantastic friendly service and waiters. Really a first class place to go for a great night out. The trio of beef is especially good!!!

Thank 144brendanf
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A table was arranged for us at short notice. The variety and the food was excellent and my Steak was done to perfection. But I would prefer having a wine list rather than having to go and select a wine. We had Pork belly, the Tasting Plates and Rib Eye all highly recommended

Thank Detlev B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 0991
We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?