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Carbon Bistro Restaurant

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279 Dey Street | Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Centurion, South Africa
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won't be disappointed with the place. We ordered the smoked brisket which is very smokey but still delicious. You have to try a gin when you are here. I can recommend the Malfy gin.

Thank Pieter F
Pretoria, South Africa
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a large variety on stunning Gin Cocktails with dry ice and exotic berries. A must have. Nice open aired restaurant. Stunning beef selections. Interesting seafood menu. Lovely unique salads and burgers. Good starters.

Thank RonelRogers
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A delightful array of Craft Gin cocktails to choose from - we tasted 4 different ones which beyond exceeded our expectations. Steaks were perfectly seared. Excellent and attentive service. We definitely be back soon.

Thank LieslHearne
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent G&T! Good food and the service is fantastic! A bit pricey. Also a wide variety of craft beers on the menu.

Thank AJVV13
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

went there for a quick drink after dinner and the vibe was electric, music friendly staff, went ot the gin bar and the bar tender took us into his magical world of gin- such vast knowledge it was great just to listen to his passion when speaking about gin- as a non gin drinker he made such a divine drink... More 

Thank 563melisas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went for lunch. Expected SO much more and got SO much less.Food is VERY average, though the prices are what top restaurants charge. Definitely not worth it. First time LAST time. Not terrible, but pretty average and WAY overpriced for what you get. Will discourage anyone to eat there. MAYBE a burger, but then RocoMama is just 1min down the... More 

Thank thecloete
Centurion, South Africa
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went out with a few friend for dinner last night and had a blast, the gin options are endless and the preperation and presentation thereof exciting. We were disappointed by the food however as none of the steaks was served as ordered. The guys who had burgers enjoyed every bite though. The place has a nice comfortable vibe to it,... More 

Thank JannemanPot
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service, definitely recommend everyone to experience that feeling of not wanting to take the last bite because you don't want it to end.

Thank 73ivanf
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

When you finish your meal and you're too afraid to take a sip of your drink because you dont want to lose the taste of the food you've just eaten, you know you're at a restaurant that is worth every penny. The service is excellent...you actually feel excited to tip the waiter too much. It's red carpet treatment from taking... More 

1 Thank Michelle R
Pretoria, South Africa
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Carbon Bistro is a trendy place for socializing whilst enjoying a gin and tonic from their huge selection of local and imported, top quality gins. Follow this up with superb food and wine, like the perfectly done Wagyu steak. Overall winner!

2 Thank Maeson M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Dey Street | Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 0123400029

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