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The Harlequin

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56 Totius Street | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 5291
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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150 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there with a crowd of people. Luckily we were told about the steaks and were not disappointed. The steak was decent sized and very well cooked. Also had rarer cuts like prime rib and fillet on the bone (as special when ewe were there). Wine list is very good and reasonably priced Well recommended!

Thank Richard N
Centurion, South Africa
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, classic decor with a nice layout. Booked the pvt room for family and friends. Great service with excellent food to price ratio. Best pork belly in Pretoria. Loved the wine list as well. Well worth the try.

Thank JannemanPot
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited this lovely restaurant on New Year's Eve. I had the Camembert and my husband the snails for starters. Both were good but the snails were insanely delicious- I would go so far as to say the best snails I have ever had. The mains were also not disappointing. For dessert I had the panna cotta... More 

1 Thank urvi08
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Intimate restaurant with delicious food. Whether you sit on the inside or outside, the ambience is cosy and relaxed. Although the pub is right next door, the noise does not encroach into the restaurant.

Thank Shaz_m03
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you Neil, you outdid ourself again last night!! We had snails for starters (baie baie lekker) and steak for mains (cook to perfection)! Service and food was once again excellent!

Thank Natasha S
Pretoria, South Africa
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had a reservation for 18h30 and was right on time. We started with a Red wine and decided not to take a starter. We ordered 3 half deboned baby chickens Portuguese style with chips. 1 line fish of the day and 1 Chicken schnitzel. We waited quite a while and luckily had wine left to have with the meal.... More 

Thank lily_botha
Pretoria, South Africa
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a friendly restaurant and the fire burning in the fire place added a nice touch. Good food and good service. All the dishes was well presented. I had the pear and blue cheese salad and rib eye steak with marrow bones. I will go back for both.

Thank 1959Hennie
Tete, Mozambique
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We went to The Harlequin not really knowing what to expect as the restaurant was unknown to us. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, the wine list representing a very good selection that is reasonably priced and the service prompt. A pleasant surprise very well worth a visit. We will be back!

Thank Wilco U
Centurion, South Africa
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This relatively unknown restaurant on the Harlequins club ground is a very good place for a 5 star experience. The staff where very friendly, professional, experienced and addressed us by the name. This already makes us feel at home. The food was of cuisine quality rated by us in the top ten restaurants in Pretoria. The setting is very nice... More 

1 Thank Alex L
Pretoria, South Africa
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Really enjoyable, with very tasty dishes and good service. The ambience is also good. The craft beer came with a complimentary tasting, and is recommended

Thank adriaan1232014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Totius Street | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 5291
Recently, a team of enthusiastic people took over the running of one of the most popular in its day, The Harlequins Club. These pubs, as well as the exterior of the main building have all been extensively renovated. On 22 June 2012, the first two pubs were opened.10% discount to all members of the club. So make sure to sign up. Open to the public as well.

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