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Downtown Restaurant

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Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
(012) 030 0355
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were invited by friends. It is said to have been a real hit, but this re-opened restaurant does not, in my view, do its reputation justice. The decor seems a bit on the patched-together side. The host is a really nice gentleman - this is clearly his business and passion. We had the seafood pasta special-of-the-day, and I was... More 

Thank Johan J
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Having discovered that the Downtown restaurant has recently reopened in Pretoria East, we just had to go there and test the menu. Old favourites are still on the menu with some new items and all the steak house classics. No liquor license yet, so take your own wine if you're fussy about your drink, alternatively they have house wine which... More 

Thank Murial123
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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291 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Situated just outside the North gate at the CSIR it is a great location for business lunches with clients. Great menu, good food and good service.

Thank Niel G
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

On Saturday night my darling wife Debbie and I enjoyed a good meal of linefish (kingklip) at Downtown Restaurant in Pretoria. My darling Debbie had the linefish grilled with lemon butter with vegetables and chips. I had the linefish bon femme (lemon and mushroom sauce) with vegetables and side salad. Good plates of food with large portions of fish well... More 

Thank Neil B
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

I visited Downtown with some colleagues, whilst on a business trip. We arrived at around 7pm and we were the only patrons. The staff were very friendly and service was quick and no mistakes were made in any orders. We were seated outside and the ambience was just right. I had the chicken schnitzel with cheese sauce and I loved... More 

Thank Lauren G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

I have been to downtown many times. Their standard is consistently high. Their food is great quality. The owner is very attentive and enthusiastic about his menu. Their 16 ingredient potato soup is a winner. They also make a very nice chicken curry! Steaks are also highly recommended! Will be returning to this restaurant!

1 Thank Nikita B
Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Excellent service!!! We invited 70 guests and everyone was treated as an old friend. Food was great. Ambiance and music superb.

1 Thank JanineBou
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Situated just off Lynnwood Road in the "veld" not a sound of cars to be heard , only the birds in the beautiful surroundings .Sitting on the deck overlooking the natural habitat is a wonderful break from the normal resturant views. The extensive menu reminiscent of the old school family outings and lunches with carpetbagger and the likes on the... More 

Thank Tracy C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Nice atmosphere, careful service, generous selection of food with daily special, tasty food and a good selection of wines.

Thank Marcel S
Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with the ambience in this little restaurant. We truly felt as though we were dining in the woods! The service was good, and the food was delicious. We had a fillet with bacon and avo - delicious! The desserts were delightful. A great place in the evening for a dinner.

Thank carolvan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 150 - USD 300
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: (012) 030 0355

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