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Laughing Likkewaan

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Voortrekker Street, Smithfield, South Africa
0828940769
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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice enough people, but very mediocre food. And not a lot of it either. Which is a pity because it could be really great. The dining area, which is sometimes in the main house or in the art gallery outside, has a good sense of place. But the food does not match the fanfare that precedes it. Sorry.

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Thank halfmens
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If staying at trading Places, Gus will willingly reserve dinner and breakfast for you here. A three course meal is served with personal service and interesting owner.

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Thank Anne W
Smithfield, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

At the Laughing Likkewaan the menu depends on what the chef prepares on the day. Very often the food has a Mediterranean flavour but they make dishes from all around the world. Their Thai and Vietnamese dishes are legendary and definitely my favourite. The meals are packed with fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil and filled with complementary... More 

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Thank Deon V
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We were on our way back from the Eastern Cape on a public holiday. I started searching for restaurants on Trip Advisor and this restaurant caught my attention. I phoned and asked if they were open. Greg said that they were closed for the day but we are welcome to visit them and they will prepare us something to eat.... More 

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Thank rvdw2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Home cooked meal in a quaint platteland setting. Gorgeous art in the attached gallery, owners are interesting and welcoming hosts

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Thank julietY1623FW
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We decided to explore something new on our drive back from Trennery's. The Likkewaan was perfect. Greg and Alistair were the perfect hosts and the Lamb Tagine was fantastic. I recommend the peanut butter ice cream. There is also a gallery and book shop you can wander in while you wait. There are rooms as well and we will definitely... More 

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Thank GMBlack
Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stayed over in the overnight rooms, and were invited for dinner in the restaurant. We were only four people, but what a good experience. The friendly owner inquired about our preferences, and we could sit down for a three course meal - real home cooking! And home made ice-cream! (peanut butter and marmalade flavors!) Will definitely stop over again... More 

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Thank Logymurray
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Greg and Alistair are the greatest of hosts. Their food is superb. The atmosphere is great. I was really drawn to the vibe that is The Laughing Likkewaan. I have a new Facebook friend in Greg. A truly great personality who runs an art gallery and some self catering units on the premises, along with the restaurant. He has the... More 

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Thank TheRoyalTraveller
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The restaurant is rustic, but the helpfulness, friendly atmosphere and food is brilliant. We booked a room for the night a few hours before arriving, and asked if there would be a meal available. No problem said the owner, despite the fact that they had a crowd for lunch and were not actually expecting anyone for Sunday dinners. The meal... More 

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Thank Moyra B
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Fantastic food prepared with love and care. Not licensed, so remember to bring you own wine. Best of all - the book shop is right next door with real treasures!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Voortrekker Street, Smithfield, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 0828940769
Description
Owner/chef owns an art gallery and you can view his collection while you eat

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