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Lucky Bean

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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USD 4 - USD 14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
African, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Invited here for dinner. We sat upstairs on the balcony. The décor in its 'well used' rustic way has charm and is warm and welcoming as were the staff. The menu is not particularly big but has a number of interesting selections combining flavours. Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a group dinner here - I had the most amazing Kudu steak ever! So highly recommended! And the waiters and managers were really friendly and attentive to detal!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ReshmaAzizKhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got robbed from outsiders while having dinner in this place and apparently as per the restaurant manager, "this happens often at their place" which made it even worse to me As a tourist you expect guidance/precautions/any simple measure from restaurants supervisors if this happens/happened....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OdehDXB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience! Our server was well informed and attentive. She may have been the manager. We started the evening with a pork belly appetizer that was flavorful and satisfied the senses. Also, the baked pumpkin app was tender, complex, and comforting. Our table ordered a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Connie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was terrific. I had the summer pumpkin vegan dish, wife had the springbok shank, daughter had the chicken and son had the ostrich burger. I sampled a bit of each (ya, I know, I did the vegan dish) and they were all outstanding.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TASunde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here twice, which is the biggest compliment of all! Lovely atmosphere, sitting outside, good service, good wines, and lovely food. Lamb shank was wonderful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dianelwolf
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Booked Lucky Bean for our last evening in J'Burg and it was an excellent choice. The menu choice is varied with something for everyone, including vegan dishes. The staff are very efficient and friendly and the food freshly cooked - delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 12 December 2018

A special restaurant with great food, and wonderful atmosphere. Its been supporting the local community for many years. Selection is varied, and the staff are knowledgeable about all the food & wine pairing.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank thumper234
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My colleagues and i we met at Lucky Beans for super and O'boy the staff was great but the food was out of this world. Great atmosphere. After super we stayed longer for drinks amd just enjoyed the beautiful outdoors of the hotel while chatting.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 765mikhaell
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This restaurant is a great option in the Melville area - it offers a great vibe and well prepared, tasty food. The menu offers a selection of options that cater for a variety of tastes, including salads chicken, meat dishes and more. There's a lovely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from vlooidutoit | Reviewed this property |
Yep. I would recommend you do that
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Response from 798as1 | Reviewed this property |
Outside is definitely best - weather permitting!
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
16 7th St, Melville, close to crossing with 4th Avenue
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