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“Finally an amazing meal! ”
Review of Clico Restaurant

Clico Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1 352 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

As luck may have it, we managed to have only sub par meals throughout our 3 week stay in South Africa. Then an amazing thing happened, the night before our journey home we made reservations at Clico's! The restaurant was in a beautiful setting, the service was polite and casual and the food was what we had long dreamed of. Both of us being overdone on meat, decided to go vegetarian and were more than thrilled at the favour combinations! Excellent. Don't skip dessert, we are going home with very fond memories....
High Recommended

Thank jat55
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear valued Diners,

To read that your dining experience at Clico was the best during your travels was so rewarding for our team to hear! Thank you for your kindest compliments and we are delighted your trip ended on a culinary high! Please visit us again when you return to our beautiful country!

Warmest regards,
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We came to Clico for a Lunch to celebrate a special occasion. Whilst the setting and decor are incredible and the staff friendly and service incredible, I was a little disappointed with their a la carte lunch menu. It was a little underwhelming and although the food was tasty I was expecting it to be a little more on the fine dining side. Perhaps the set menu is more exciting and worth a try.

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Thank Kirsten Z
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear valued Diners,

Thank you for your honest feedback on your lunch experience at Clico. Yes, our lunch menu is a little more casual than our tasting experience offered in the evening. We do hope that we may welcome you back soon for a special dinner and hopefully your expectations will be fully met. Please do come and visit us again soon!

Kindest regards,
The CLICO Team

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure to dine at this restaurant on our first night in SA. We ordered a Christmas menu, one vegetarian and one with meat. I must say, it was a feast! Everything was delicious and wines were great too. Tasted better than some michelin star restaurants in Europe.

Thank Tamara_Berlin
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear valued Diners,

Your compliments and comments that our food tasted better than some Michelin Star restaurants in Europe truly blew us away! Thank you for your awesome feedback and we are always pleased to hear that we could meet and exceed the expectations of our guests. Please visit South Africa and Clico again soon!

Kindest regards,
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Utterly superb experience! Our first time on this continent and first Christmas away from family called for a special evening and Clico surpassed our expectations. The lovely 'indoor/outdoor' garden setting, 4 perfectly prepared and presented courses (both my and my husband's beef 'done-ness' was precisely as we wanted) including a few wonderful taste combination surprises) , friendly unhurried service, excellent wine pairings and a marvellous 10 yr old brandy we lingered over, inhaling before actually imbibing. Staff were SO accommodating - a photo taken for our Toronto families, a complementary wine refill of our favourite, hailing a cab for us - but since we had no local currency yet, a chef actually drove us to our hotel! Thank you, Clico, for a "Christmas to remember" for we wayfarers just passing through....and lucky locals: this is a "must" to experience!

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Thank Dorothy W
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear valued Diners,

Your review and feedback about your experience at Clico delighted the staff so much - feedback such as yours was the best Christmas gift they could have asked for! Thank you for sharing your compliments and we could not be more pleased to hear that your first visit was such a delight! We hope you will return to our country and Clico again very soon!

Warmest regards,
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I took my wife and mother for Christmas Eve dinner. A pre-set menu, including pork belly, duck breast risotto and the always reliable fillet. Each course would have been special anywhere, but at the exclusive but friendly spot overlooking a small garden, the combined effect was superb. We'll now be looking for other opportunities to each at Clico and if we're in Johannesburg for Christmas next year, we'll be there for Christmas Day lunch.

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Thank Peter H
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear valued Diners,

We could not be more delighted to read your review and thank you for your kind and positive feedback! It would be such a pleasure to have you back at Clico in the future and especially again for Christmas this year!

Kindest regards,
The CLICO Team

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