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163 Rivonia Road | Morningside, South Africa
+27 11 884 4597
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and I have spent many an important occasion at Le Canard and every time we have been rewarded by a wonderful experience. The dish of the house is of course "Duck ala Orange" and is equal to any anywhere in the world.

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2 Thank Fred S
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Had dinner for my only night in Johannesburg. Book a table through the concierge at my hotel. Arrived on time and got a cold shoulder welcome from the Lady owner. The waiter tried to sell us two glasses of Champagne that were in fact sparkling. What a shame for a restaurant which is supposed to represent French cuisine!! The pages... More 

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4 Thank Bordot
south africa
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

This was one of the best meals I have eaten in south Africa ,perfection from the lobster bisque to the duck absolutely superb food ,great ambiance and one could have been in a Michelin restaurantanywhere in the world.service friendly owner present andatention to detail excellent.great wine list ,cannot rate highly enough.

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Thank michaelhilton
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Having attended a few dinner functions at Le Canard in the past I decided to host a dinner for 15 of my friends during July 2013 as a special occasion. I have travelled extensively throughout the world during the last 30 years and I have experienced and appreciated many restaurants of fine quality and service. However, I can honestly say... More 

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6 Thank Howard P
Johannesburg
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Their signature dish is duck, which was overcooked and the fat on the skin was not rendered properly. Ordered gluten free meal, but meal was not gluten free as I was sick afterwards. Waiters were not properly trained and one dropped a dirty knife on a guest at our table as he cleared the table without much of an apology.

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Thank Amy S
Sandton
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

When we arrived they still needed to set the table. As a warm welcome of the house, we received potato crisps on a coffee saucer as an amuse bouche; really?! The waiters are friendly but as far as professionalism goes, you'll find a better level at Wimpy’s. Food is very average; nothing really bad but definitely not an experience one... More 

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1 Thank Luk810
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

My husband took me to Le Canard for my birthday as he had been told it was one of the most exclusive and best restaurants if not the most exclusive and best restaurant in Johannesburg. We were not met at the door but had to look around for someone to seat us. The decor is pleasant and we were in... More 

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3 Thank TwiggsWillis_12
South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

We had the most delicious meal at Le Canard. They serve the best Duck and Lobster Bisque available in Johannesburg. No other restaurant in Gauteng has a patch on their quality. You will never be disappointed and you can go there for a romantic dinner, a business lunch or family gathering. We have been there a few times a year... More 

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1 Thank ChintaSouthAfrica
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

We booked at this restaurant for Valentines day because apparently their special events were one of a kind. To my dissappointment, it was a waste of perfectly good evening. We received an extremely unfriendly welcome from Freda, who is supposedly a wonderful host. The service was bad, the room was over crowded, the food was not worth the price paid... More 

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5 Thank reona
Johannesburg
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170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

What I enjoy most about this restaurant, with the exception of the extraordinary food of course, are the special event evenings that are hosted. One such example, which is one of the evenings we have attended for Valentine's, was their "Final dinner aboard the Titanic". What an experience. We dressed the part, had our pictures taken upon arrival and received... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Rivonia Road | Morningside, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 4597

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