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The Foundry Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 447 5828
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited Foundry several times. Love the vibe, food and atmosphere. Excellent for Sunday lunches. Have great selection of craft beers to sample. Only disappointment is the removal of bunny chow from menu. Really suggest the selection of tapas - especially fish tacos

Thank Melissa B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a Saturday lunch here and ordered the "crispy" maple bacon and gorgonzola pizza. Sounds amazing, but what reached the table was pretty average. Fatty bacon, not crispy and way too heavy on the blue cheese. Unattentive service. A good spot for a drink, but food-wise there's a serious need to up the game (hint: perhaps look at updating the... More 

Thank jphansen81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friday afternoon buzz was good Jozi style, with people anticipating the weekend. A smallish and interesting menu with mainly pizza choices, but settled for a ravioli dish which turned out to be surprisingly good - clearly made in the kitchen and not warmed up from a freezer, well presented, generously topped with sliced parmesan and delicious. The pork belly was... More 

Thank Ken H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere with consistently fantastic food this is it. The waiters are great and the chef makes you feel at home. I enjoy their Sunday roast. Ideal for romantic dinner, group celebrations (business / pleasure). They have some of my favorite beer and wine selection.

Thank Elsabeth T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Went here on a few occasions with my family and the food and service was great. Just hard to decide what to have as everything on menu was so good.

Thank ceppie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with our young boys for Saturday lunchtime, not expecting too much. Was pleasantly surprised with good service and an interesting menu. It looks like a bar from the outside but someone took care of the inside to deliver good food, a great vibe and attentive service. Worth checking it out.

Thank MartinP1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited the place in a group of 8. It was a special occasion and we had booked a while ago and requested to be seated outside. We were lucky that the weather had improved. The entertainment was good. Not too loud but audible. Menu is varied and there are some interesting choices. It isn't the cheapest restaurant but all... More 

Thank 271hiltont
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great buzzy venue for beers, fiery dragon ginger ale and fun. Some interesting and well constructed cocktails are on offer for those interested. Some fun pizza toppings- the seafood one was great and excellent sharing options if you feel like snacks. Sit outside and you almost feel like there is a cafe scene in JHB

Thank AndieChisholm
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've eaten here several times, and never had anything but a great experience. Whether drinks at the bar, dinner in the restaurant, or just pizza and cocktails, the service and quality of the food has always been exceptional.

Thank Rav M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very trendy with a god vibe during the week. Excellent for after work drinks and light meal. Food is good, a bit pricey bit excellent quality. Always good service and great vibes. Highly recommended for after work drink/meals.

Thank JohannGM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 5828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?