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Market on Main

245 Main Street | 012 Central, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 82 868 1335
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Johannesburg's leading food and design Market, set in the prestigious Arts on Main complex which houses some of Johannesburg's leading Galeries and artist studios. A must see to experience the inner city rejuvenation of Johannesburg. Picnic under the olive trees while enjoying Ethiopian, Moroccan, Chinese, Italian and Indian Food. Don't miss the Bunny Chows, Boerie Rolls and Snoek on Roosterbrood. These typical South African dishes will make sure you leave with a real flavor of what South Africa has to offer. Every Sunday from 10am to 3pm and every first Thursday of the month from 7pm till 11pm.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“market stalls” (2 reviews)
“car guards” (2 reviews)
“vibe” (25 reviews)
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245 Main Street | 012 Central, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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+27 82 868 1335
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is a very popular place and the service is good, the food is mediocre. They sell an interesting collection of wines. It is worth a visit but not to eat! Save the calories and just buy the wine.

Thank reneech2016
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Loved this place! It's a revamped industrial area and they've kept the vibe. Great food and a few stalls selling cool stuff like clothing, jewelry, art and housewares, plus there are a couple of fun shops along the road as well as a more casual...More

Thank CathleenKenyon
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch in the courtyard restaurant at Market on Main. The vibe was lovely, great music and food. Being a public holiday, it was busy and bustling. The parmesan and avo salad was delicious and fresh. The burger looked great and so did...More

Thank Dia_Carstens
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great vibe, interesting arts and craft studios, retailers and market stalls. Absolutely wonderful selection of foods from around Africa. Great way to spend 2 or 3 hours in safety in downtown Joburg.

Thank Nick T
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This place mix contemporary arts and a very good food. It is full of people, live musics and arts. A mix of cultures and a mix of styles. You can be also do shopping and buy something of different to take at home as souvenirs....More

Thank Eli L
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My Family and I ventured into the city center with little expectations only to be delighted by this oasis of food and culture. The market starts at 10h00 we arrived at about 11h15, which was great as it only started getting busy after 13h00. A...More

1  Thank Antonds1964
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the variety and quality of food, drinks and goods for sale. This place is a lovely example of the diversity and skill we have in South Africa. It's a bit pricey but worth the visit.

Thank candace15
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Market on Main is the place to go on Sunday! If you like Neighborgoods Market, then the same vendors and more are here. Good food and worth exploring. Make this a part of you Joburg tour.

1  Thank The_Homesick_Nomad
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We tried all the Johannesburg markets during our two weeks and this one was our favourite. A beautiful space, not as crowded as Neighbourgoods, not as empty and sad as the market at sheds at 1fox, good athmosphere. Upstairs a lot of stalls and shops...More

2  Thank Nora W
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Spent a few hours here eating good food, watching a group of 3 men perform and buying arts and craft at open stalls

Thank chichi n
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Tayelors
16 May 2017|
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Response from Sue A |
There's street parking nearby - you will have to pay a minder a small fee. But safe and easy walking distance.
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