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FERNGATE SHOPPING CENTRE | MAIN RD, Randburg 2194, South Africa
+27 11 326 3161
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay so this is that typical Cody restaurant you are looking for !! I had the paella ! Which supposed to be Spanish but the chorizo made it Portuguese ! Always fully booked it's hard to get a table here we had great service and where served by Edith , and the impression we forbid that's he is humble and... More 

Thank hekpoortheksie
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been eating at this fabulous restaurant for years ... I have yet to find fault , not only do you get received with a loving smile ,but you are made to feel at home. The food is out of this world, fresh and made with love.I would also recommend having Portuguese wine that is also available.

Thank Ivana G
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've had several family meals at 1920 over the past few years. Without fail, Manny and Paula continue to deliver an authentic and delicious Portuguese culinary experience. The menu is limited and hence you're guaranteed to enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Definitely worth a try for a Portuguese lunch or dinner experience!

Thank thisismeRick
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the Ferndale Village Centre. Friendly and attentive staff. Absolutely amazing food. Freshly prepared with smells of Portugal streaming from the kitchen as you sit with your mouth watering in anticipation of your feast. Highly recommended but you need to book well in advance.

Thank Monika J
Bryanston, South Africa
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As said in my previous review, I love Portuguese chicken. I eat it when ever possible. Not many places in the north can rival the real Portuguese taste of Rosetenville and La Rochelle, but 1920 does. Authentic and tasty. Well done!

Thank leonards954
Randburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This quaint restaurant offers everything you may want, great atmosphere, efficient service, superb food (!) and good value for money! For a starter, we shared a deboned sardine with vinaigrette. So tasty! For mains I had chicken breast in a peanut curry sauce with corn fritters, my wife the pork fillet with milho frito (mealie meal and kale blocks fried... More 

Thank PieterCroukamp
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Usually, you have to book WELL in advance to get a table at 1920 - like a week or two! So do call first. However, we were lucky to be able to walk in and get a table for four. This is an authentic Portuguese restaurant (we went with Portuguese friends) and I can honestly tell you that the Calamari... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

Thank Jeanette L
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 

Thank Rudi456
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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!

Thank Loren L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: FERNGATE SHOPPING CENTRE | MAIN RD, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 326 3161

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?