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Licorish Bistro

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432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 706 0991
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The taster main course which has 3 different preparations of the meat/game/poultry or fish is always delicious and innovative. Having the sweet tasting plate to share or eat all by yourself is also a winner. The acoustics not great so can be quite noisy.

Thank Alison B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Innovative menu. Strawberry crumble and liquorish ice-cream sublime. Very consistent quality food . Tasting plates worth the while!

Thank Miracles_d0_Happen
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was good to have a menu that is different. The service was good, the food tasty and ambience nice. Only negative is that it is quite pricey.

Thank charliebean44
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service. Comfortable. Quality food. Limited wine menu (prices not clearly marked). Easy parking. Salt and pepper squid is very good.

Thank caj531211
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If looking for a descent wine collection and variety. Always ask for specials and the sampling dishes.

Thank Elsabeth T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was tasty, the ambience was good, and the service was average. However the prices are high and spoilt the overall eating experience.

Thank Rob M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was really fantastic and our waiter was friendly and helpful. My partner and I both had the deboned tandoori chicken but were a bit disappointed with the creamy dish we were served. I preferred their previous menu and would love more chicken dishes on it but that's just me. The decor and atmosphere is really fun and different... More 

Thank TanzM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being away from SA for a while this was my first lunch back. We ordered the fillet and ostrich with 2 fruit drinks. The waiters were quick, friendly and knew the menu well. When the food arrived the presentation was amazing - everything looked incredibly fresh and delicious. The meat was soo tender and full of flavour, not a... More 

Thank Duncan S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tasting plate, today it was fillet served 3 ways. The fillet dressed with mushrooms and truffle oil was delicious, however the second piece had a mustard hollandaise sauce which was not the best and thirdly, pieces of fillet in a tomato stew style sauce, served in a vol- au-vant, was stale and unappetizing. My daughter had the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and most, I have to say that I don't like Johannesburg. Though it is the main city of South Africa it doesn't sound as a city to me. But one can get great food experiences in Johannesburg. Licorish Bistro is a fantastic experience. The décor is good - the only downside is its location (in a shopping centre) Service... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 0991
We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston

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