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Carvers Restaurant

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51 Mountainview Avenue | Darrenwood, Randburg 2194, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

If you like good wholesome family type food in an eat from a carvery type fashion, then this is the place for you. An amazing pub attached with a good beer selection. Service was good and the venue is a nice old style house that suits the atmosphere. Food was varied and tasty.

Thank Big_GWP
Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

As other people have noted - lovely Cape Dutch building (although, since I'm originally from the Cape we look down our noses at this type of architecture poaching ;-) Atmosphere inside... A bit sombre - probably because of all the wooden panelling. Wine list = adequate and fairly priced (I heard that the bear selection is good, but I can't... More 

Thank suzannevaneeden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the premises is beautiful. It is a lovely setting. There is a more informal bar and outdoor area, and a more formal restaurant which does a great buffet. The menu is very well priced for the quality. They also have a small selection of Belgium beers.

Thank Chandré B
Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Took my husband for Farhters day to Carvers and enjoyed it food was very good and the kids love to play in the big trees.

Thank lurendag
Randburg, South Africa
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We have a regular "Friday Beer Group" meeting and went to Carvers this time round. Cold beers are served in a small very cosy pub area, with bar chairs fit for midgets or people with very short legs! Nevertheless, the fireplace made up for this! The bar menu is great, prices very reasonable and all served with a smile. If... More 

Thank Deon D
Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here recently after about 20 years for Sunday lunch buffet. The buffet itself is ok - nice variety of meats and veggies but nothing special. The desert table can be improved. Staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank Esme L
Pretoria, South Africa
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Saturday evening visit for dinner. just the worst experience. Poor service , poor food. It was a very cold evening , the windows to the restaurant were not closing properly, we used the cushions on the sofa to close up openings. The waitress was alarmed at having to help the 8 patrons in the restaurant, she was actually shaking from... More 

Thank Vis1701
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Mothers day, happy Grandparents, Daughter and young Grandchildren all hungry and Restaurant very busy - service very slow (drinks order 50 minutes) - all forgiven to some extent, but organisation poor & buffet food replenishment slow & many dishes unavailable. However, on leaving my wife who had dared to mention this, was confronted by the owner/manager who had apparently been... More 

2 Thank Barry D
Roodepoort, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Individual ratings: Food 4* - great tasting fillet, buffet tasty flavors Verity 3* - the menu need a relook at Service 5* - warm people, friendly and helpful Venue 2* - somewhat vintage and outdated, maybe not in everyone's style. Value for money 4 out of 5 Will we be back, certainly yes

Thank PJ B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We love going there just for a couple of drinks as a couple or with friends. We always feel at home at Carvers!!

Thank heidinewman19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Mountainview Avenue | Darrenwood, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: 0116785417

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