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1920 PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT

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FERNGATE SHOPPING CENTRE | MAIN RD, Randburg, South Africa
+27 11 326 3161
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven past this centre often, I was surprised to be recommended to this gem of a restaurant. as we opened the doors the warm atmosphere of happy diners surrounded by genuine Portugese memorabilia welcomed us. We had not booked and we thought we did not have a chance ... with his attention on everyone in the restaurant Manny, the... More 

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Thank Jeanette L
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was advertised as open on the internet, even on Tripadvisor. I was on a business trip and used Uber to get me there. Upon my arrival they were closed. I suppose I should have phoned first but on a Sunday evening in Bryanston you would expect restaurants to have the correct information. Make sure you phone this establishment befor... More 

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Thank Rudi456
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is authentic. It has all the classics of Portuguese cuisine. It's simple and uncomplicated, the restaurant has a great vibe and weather it's you and your partner, the family or friends, you will enjoy your meal. Pricing is quite reasonable - so you don't get indigestion when you pay the bill!

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Thank Loren L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a pretentious restaurant. Just good wholesome Portuguese food as the Portuguese intended. Definitely the best restaurant I visited this year. The prawns wee the best prawns I have eaten ever. Maybe they are fresh. How they manage that in Johannesburg is beyond me. I can not wait to hold back!

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Thank Bill D
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's about two years since we last visited. We had tried to get a table on our previous SA visits, but the restaurant was always fully booked. This time however, we were lucky, and our eating experience was as good as ever. Our table ordered prawns, steak, kingklip and calamari, and the dishes were thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was... More 

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Thank Stuartpmp
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Small, family owned and run restaurant. Excellent service and delicious, authentic Portuguese food. The espatada is the best I've ever had

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Thank Dr_DGreen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It takes a while to order but once you settle into the vibe it gets better. Food was amazing and very authentic. Space is limited so don't expect a table if you just arrive

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Thank DeanCStrydom
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A spur of the moment visit to this gem of a restaurant, tucked away in a corner of a Ferndale, Randburg, strip mall. A warm and friendly ambience, attentive service from the charming waitress and welcoming owner. Our fish selections - kabeljou and salmon were prepared to perfection. Portuguese cuisine at its best!

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Thank Peglegg
Randburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We are regulars at 1920, and always enjoy the low key ambiance and informality that Manny fosters at 1920. The food is authentic and tasty.

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Thank jansm664
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

What an exceptionally good Portuguese restaurant with freshly prepared, authentic and flavoursome dishes. The service is casual and friendly with the owner on hand for questions and suggestions. Many Portuguese wines and beers on the list. Customers spend an entire evening of eating and chatting - so be sure to book.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: FERNGATE SHOPPING CENTRE | MAIN RD, Randburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 326 3161
Description
RESTAURANT IS ON MAIN RD IN RANDBURG JUST NEAR THE MAGISTRATES COURTS AND OPPOSITE THE SCHOOL. CNR OF MAIN RD AND OXFORD RD

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