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The Countess

$$ - $$$American, ,
27 Boxes, 75 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 83 469 3032
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (5 reviews)
“battered fish” (2 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
American, Bar, Grill, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27 Boxes, 75 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

27 Boxes in Melville is an eclectic mix of unusual shops and dining venues all housed in what used to be shipping containers, and The Countess is without doubt one of the best choices for excellent food with a difference. We haven’t tried their breakfast...More

Thank MatthewJHB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast, fish and chips was great, very nice long table outside, the kids park close by is very nice and 24 boxes is a must do. Thanks for taking care of us !

Thank Davidparis42
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

What a beautifull restaurant! Had the kopperberg Raspberry craft to drink and had the hotdog for lunch! It was beyond amazing.

Thank Larissa R
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit to The Countess so much we returned less than a week later for a birthday dinner. It has a short-ish menu but everything is good and there was enough variety to satisfy my vegan sister and Banting son. They're proud...More

Thank aparsonsfr
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have been here a few times in the past and always have a great time. This place has interesting décor and The food is good, even for Vegetarians. With unique drinks and good service. There is always a vibe. Worth it.

Thank Mollas2017
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant with a nice little gin list. Special shout out also goes to the condiment selection!

Thank Kayleigh F
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Was fortunate enough to have dinner at your place last weekend and must say it was truly amazing!! The only complaint i had is that we only went there the last night and didn't have a change to go back. The food is amazing the...More

Thank Wynand P
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We tried out the Countess last night because of the reviews it's been getting and we weren't disappointed. We ordered two planks to start with which have five starters on them. The ribs and chicken wings were incredible. Soft, juicy, smoky and flavorful. I read...More

Thank T-Africa2000
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This steampunk inspired restaurant has a really well done interior. They specialize in American type smokehouse like food. Lots of brisket and smoked meats. Amazing twists to dishes, like the honey chicken liver. Craft gins and beers top it off! A must try!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

In a to find a spot to celebrate my mate's birthday, we saw this place and thought, why not? The place has an amazing vibe with delicious food and the waiter (Lolo) was amazing. Definitely a place to recommend. Worth every minute spent there.

Thank benjamina941
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Bar, Grill, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Boxes, 75 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 83 469 3032
  • E-mail
The Countess is an authentic American diner smokehouse combination. The steampunk interior is fun and cozy. We source the best ingredients and make everything ourselves, even the ketchup. We have a quirky and relaxed atmosphere and pride ourselves on friendly and welcoming service. Large selection of local craft beers on tap and always something interesting on the winelist. Our brisket, burgers, handcut chips and pot de creme dessert are infamous. Safe basement parking in a shopping center made from shipping containers.
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