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Lobster Trap

1st Floor Weleda Health Center Corner Culross and Main Road | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
+27 11 706 8757
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
5 May 2016
“Seafood delight ”
4 May 2016
“Great seafood”
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Japanese, Sushi
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1st Floor Weleda Health Center Corner Culross and Main Road | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon with excellent seafood and service, the oysters were fantastically fresh, will definitely return.

Thank sarumbler
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We used to go to Lord prawn for sea food the lobster trap is run by the old manager excellent seafood platter and sushi of the best quality. The prices are very reasonable

Thank Ross E
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Visited on advice from a colleague, whilst the fish I had were excellent, I went there for their specialty, a Kilogram of prawns, and was advised not on the menu tonight, then was advised lobster was only frozen, no fresh lobster and then advise that...More

Thank Andrew8860
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The tilt of the review says it all. Having travelled a good 30 minutes by taxi to get to this restaurant only to be told that they had no lobster our party of 5 immediately left feeling rather disappointed especially as we had researched this...More

Thank Clivethegreat
D849HXdavidw, Guest Relations Manager at Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Dear Clivethegreat We apologise about not having any fresh lobster or crayfish at the moment but it has been quite hard to source and when we did manage to find the product it was not worth purchasing due to the high cost involved. We are...More

Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to go and was expecting something above average. The service was good and my oysters were great. However,I had a Soul fish main. Think it cost around R170. It was cooked to death and seemed very small.For that price I expect either two...More

Thank MikeBlue42
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Amazing sushi and atmosphere. Friendly service. Beautiful view of Bryanston. The main meal I had was also so good. Fresh and delicious.

1  Thank kris v
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Unfortunately it seems that the standards at Lobster Trap have dropped, and substantially at that. The food was bland, just lacked seasoning / flavouring of any sort. Albeit, the limited saving grace is that what they do have in stock at the time is fresh...More

Thank two_wily_wanderers
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Found it on Trip Advisor. Good food, great service and a convenient location. Live music on a Sunday makes for a really super Sunday lunch. Took our 2 year old granddaughter with us and the staff immediately found a chair for her and provided a...More

2  Thank Frank F
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Appropriately situated in a medical centre with adequate parking at night. The wine by the glass was of really good quality and the manager and staff casual, very friendly and observant. My grilled sole was one of the best I have had for a long...More

1  Thank Bggl
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The food is always of a high quality and the staff friendly and service speedy. We usually eat here once a week and have never been dissapointed.

1  Thank Karen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1st Floor Weleda Health Center Corner Culross and Main Road | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 8757
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Description
New seafood restaurant in the heart of Bryanston When the Lobster Trap opened its doors three months ago, owner Dave Woodcock had two goals - to invite customers into a unique dining space and serve innovative seafood dishes. The menu is inventive and changes every month allowing the executive chef, Ryan Magnus, to constantly create new dishes, and customers to explore different tastes. For example, for starters try the vanilla butter poached crayfish salad, or the seafood millefeuille (calamari and langoustine tails with layers of crisp phyllo in a coriander and lemongrass seafood sauce). House specialties include fresh linefish served with passion fruit coulis (instead of the usual lemon butter sauce), and kingklip bourguignon. The grilled langoustines and king Mozambique prawns are popular, as is the sushi and oyster bar. Dave's emphasis on fresh food is a priority and only select linefish from KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast is served. The wine choice is extensive, with about 80 boutique wines on offer. Customers are able to choose their wine directly off the shelves. A large selection of cocktails are also served. The restaurant makes the most of it's position: it is elevated off ground level and floor to ceiling windows allow for unobstructed views looking north, over tree tops, towards Midrand - there are no parking lots or noisy street scenes to disturb your experience. The design approach is contemporary, light and airy, making the most of the view. The restaurant seats 68 people comfortably. Dave and his team continue to introduce new items on the menu and cooking techniques. Look out in the near future for live Maine lobster, smoked fish and eel, and to end off your meal, homemade ice-cream for dessert.
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