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85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 482 2900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Dropped in Bambanani on our last night in South Africa and what a way to end a lovely trip. The place looks nice, there is a huge, and I mean huge, play area for the little ones and the food was really good. The play...More

Thank Makuanui
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Over the weekend we met some friends at a quaint little spot in Melville. Having two little kids we always find it difficult to chat as adults however on this occasion our children were fully occupied and we were left to converse and enjoy our...More

Thank naickert
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Went there with friends with a young child. Very safe environment for kids to play in without disturbing the patrons. Security at the door requires you to show the ticket you sign when you enter to show that any children with you are yours. Under...More

Thank james l
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I have been there several times with friends and children, and it is the perfect place to catch up while the kids enjoy the extensive playground. Healthy and fresh food to choose from.

Thank elapiri
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

My sisters have been advising me for months to take my 30 month old Grandson to this place. We finally made it and it proved to be the best child friendly establishment we have frequented. Security on entrance, clean, well laid out facilities and multiple...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Has indoor and outdoor areas for kids. It has a very nice style, attractive for adults too. Excellent food, good service. Too crowded and loud on the weekends.

Thank Eren G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

There is literally a massive play area for the kids. Place gets very busy and waiters are a bit scattered. No parking, so we had to walk quite some distance to get to the restaurant. The kids really loved it and we would at time...More

Thank Tercia T
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The food was really excellent, the staff very nice and friendly and the place perfect both for parents and for kids. I could not believe we had found such a fantastic restaurant (perfect for our family) just steps from our hotel. Highly recommended for families...More

Thank maviflo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bambani is not your usual franchise family restaurant in shopping malls. it is a perfect set up for family time without you having to run after the little ones. I was not disappointed by the quality of their menu, service and security. I will definitely...More

Thank Henri O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A few years ago I had a very disappointing visit to Bambanani with the kids enjoying the play area but the food being very average. I am happy to report that we've been back in 2017 for two recent visits, and on both occasions both...More

Thank FanieFza
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13 August 2017|
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Response from anri_bester | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited but you can always park in the undercover parking at 27 boxes across the road
13 August 2017|
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Response from Ardele | Reviewed this property |
We park in the street, but it's pretty safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 482 2900
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