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The Rusty Lady

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Pizza, Bar, Pub
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145 Queen Street | Kensington, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 616 4776
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08:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I found the facility to be quite dark and dingy. I lost count of the number of flies that were zooming around us. We had our cappuccino and left. Not an experience I want to repeat. Service non-existing.

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Thank Ilhaam38
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Great good. The wonderful aromas just tantalise your taste buds. Definitely a new favourite...

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Thank Roja K
Sandton, Johannesburg
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fabulous atmosphere, with great choice of food and service is excellent. The value add of the live music and the attention to detail goes a long way.. Carla the owner is a real gem and loves people..

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Thank blondiej9
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We booked at Rusty Lady for a Family birthday dinner. The food arrived at random intervals and 2 orders were sent back as inedible. On complaining, to be told by proprietor "this will never happen again" the 2 orders were still charged for. After querying the bill, it was reduced. The live entertainment was way too loud for dinner. Perhaps... More 

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Thank Craig T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A really amazing hideaway with an awesome atmosphere, this old house has been converted into a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. A large collection of sports collectables decorate the walls (Go Lions). The staff are friendly and efficient and really go out of their way to make things special. The menu is fairly small but the meals are... More 

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Thank chillier455
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Have been here before for lunch and it was great. This time there were only about 4-5 tables occupied and the service and food were really not up to standard. Only saw our waitress about 4 times the whole time we were there and I ordered a burger without the bun and the patty was very overcooked and hard. Really... More 

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Thank 234beatrice
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Wow! I was blown away by this venue, what a beautiful setting. It is a quaint old house, with an awesome vibe, very tastefully done and exudes a magic aura!! The food was outstanding, I had their Sunday Roast which was amazing and the price included pudding too! The people in our party all raved about their food, I must... More 

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1 Thank BevCJohannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

By pure chance I stopped in this quaint nook of a restaurant for some take - away pizzas because they had a special on. This experience led me to bringing my family for a dinner a few weeks later - the pizzas were that good. The view of the restaurant from the street doesn't give an indication of the feel... More 

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Thank mikecabral
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

The food and just vibe at this restaurant is fantastic. Would definitely recommend it!!! The variety on their menu caters for the whole familyand the food is delicious.

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1 Thank marlon f
Johannesburg
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

We went to The Rusty Lady in Kensington for dinner Saturday night - what an absolute disappointment, new owners (been there for 5 weeks) - The food was good, BUT - firstly when I called to book and advised I had a groupon voucher was told by the owner she will not accept a groupon voucher, she may as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Queen Street | Kensington, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 616 4776
Description
Indoor and Outdoor seating, Pizza Oven, cheese and ploughmans platters, Home Cooked South African Cuisine, Rustic, Delicious Cakes. LIVE MUSIC

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?