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Carbon Bistro Restaurant

279 Dey Street | Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 340 0029
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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279 Dey Street | Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for a place with character and an excellent selection of gins and gin cocktails (cold and warm!) then Carbon Bistro is for you. I just really liked the place and the service. The drinks are served in innovative ways and the gins...More

Thank Paolo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretoria has many good restaurants to choose from . The Carbon Bistro offers an alternative that is definitely worth a visit. Known for its wide selection of gins (literary all brands but missing Malawi Gin) and craft beers, the food is absolutely superb - especially...More

1  Thank Wilco U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look, we need to talk about the interior decoration. Its still a mix of the previous failures in that spot. And its not helping the ambience. Other than that this is on of Pretoria's best spots. The effort in putting together the gin tasters equals...More

1  Thank Renso S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the catch of the day and it was very poor. Although this is a very expensive dish : Kingklip and mussels prepared in a curry sauce. The kingklip tasted liked the frozen kingklip one buys from the grocer shop, that must be the...More

Thank veranel57
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I went for a quick Friday night dinner. Food was brilliant , in particular the beef ribs which are probably the best I have ever had !!! The gin selection is amazing and the staff are very forthcoming with their knowledge which...More

Thank nikosk334
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Refreshing take on the gin-bar concept. We were expecting more of an upmarket bar as they are famous for their excellent gin collection and recipes, however we were pleasantly surprised to find that a stylish and neat restaurant. Had a great dining experience, fairly unique...More

Thank JacquesMonica
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Wow ..... what a treat. The Gin tastings to Cocktails. Over 85 Gins!! The Lamb rump was delicious !!! And then the service...... well all I can say it came close to the food.

1  Thank Ignus H
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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: +27 12 340 0029
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