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Licorish Bistro

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432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 706 0991
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09:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hand picked wine selection! No wine menu but rather new bottles selected monthly. Food is always spectacular! Waiters are always well acquainted with the menu & wines. The portion sizes I see have increased somewhat. The tasting plates are well recommended!

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Thank Sarah S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Licorish Bistro is a busy and attractive restaurant in Nicolway. The food tastes are different and enticing. A refreshing break from the usual steak house kind of menus. The calamari is awesome. The oxtail samoosa is another good mix of east and west and the Kingklip is tender and juicy. Kalahari fillet is amazing. Lots of attention to detail with... More 

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Thank Makandangwa
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast for two was delightful.Meal was tasty and well prepared. Bistro is always busy so sometimes one has to wait for a table.

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Thank sonyaj876
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small resturant but we'll maintained. It's in a small shopping centre . Clean and jolly waiters.

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Thank 789Bronwyn
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Licorish in Nicolway shopping centre for brunch. I had the English breakfast. It was most generous in portion size and has real pork bangers - something that is getting rare these days. The twist was in the bobotie samoosas with a delightful pineapple-type chutney sauce. Delicious! My wife had a steak roll which she simply... More 

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Thank Paul H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Licorish last night for our anniversary and while one would not deem this setting romantic being quite open, it was surprisingly cozy. If you haven't been there for a while, the menu has changed slightly and is so amazing. This restaurant certainly allows you to taste and sample flavours you would not generally imagine. I can't wait... More 

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Thank Tracy M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here on a number of occasions. Lovely menu selection and well-presented food. Good selection of wines. Staff always friendly and attentive. Would certainly recommend.

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Thank TheGreyBear
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Licorish Bistro with expectations that were quite high due to the reviews we'd read. We were there for dinner, I had the lamb shank korma, which was just ok. It did not have the usual sweetness of a korma, but the flavours were there. The shank could have used some more time in the... More 

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Thank Sunshine0789
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Heard about this pop up and just had to go. Licorish was hosting a pop up for the team from whisking it. The food was amazing so sad it only for a few days. Good menu options, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Thank Renee T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good day. I ate lunch with my uncle at Licorish yesterday. It was the first time I tried Licorish and was looking forward to it due to good reviews from my colleagues. I ordered the 3 different portions of lamb served as one main meal and my uncle had the beef option. We paired it with wine. The concept is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 0991
Description
We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston

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