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Review of 1Fox - The Sheds

1Fox - The Sheds
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food markets everyone craze and a great outing to try new and different things however are they losing their touch because too many same suppliers are at all the markets. 1 Fox Street - The Shed been there this weekend after the change. The old larger venue is now used to hire out for events and the market moved to a smaller place opposite. From being so large n spacious with numerous suppliers to a more smaller confined space. The waffle we purchased was raw and we got a refund when we showed it. I ordered seafood platter for 2 +/- @R120 (fish, rice, chips, calamari, prawns) which is actually a platter for 1 , fish and chips R60 and snack box (chips and calamari) R60. The prawns were awful n watery. The rice was tasty. Some of the chips were not cooked and the owners replaced them. Food is worth the price. There is no playgroup but an open space to sit and children to run around in a safe environment. Disappointed at the place used to love the vibe and place. Very few people for a weekend. Still don't understand why parking is so expensive at R20 you don't even pay that much at a shopping mall for an undercover parking which is paved. Price most definitely must be reviewed. I wish more places would start catering for all cultures.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Fatima G
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This isn't gritty Inner City - it's slick and trendy with a bit of edge. Enjoyed the food stalls and the people watching. Nice beer at The Mad Giant and also a good time to be had at the Good Luck Bar. Go with friends, have some fun.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was so pleased to have found this bar as it was fantastic, from radical design to great beers at Urbanology to a super good market.

On the night I was there they had six bands playing which was wonderful.

Well worth a visit and take a look at the artwork on the walls as it's quite exceptional...

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank MCHands1972
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Delightful. What a creative rework of a previously rundown area. It's got so much going for it. All kinds of food, a working brewery, and lots of atmosphere. It's ruined a bit by the musician in the main eating hall. He tries too hard to connect and ends up being cheesy - so out of place in this venue. Otherwise it is a family favorite for good value food and a good time out.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

First things first - I wanted to know more than anything else where I would need to park to visit the venue. Unlike many of the other hip hang out places in downtown Johannesburg, parking is actually quite easy, with a large (seemingly secure) parking lot right next to the entrance.
Visited the Urbanologi Beer garden with friends on Saturday (3 December). First impression was that it was not as busy as some of the must visit places in Johannesburg like the Neighbourgoods Market or 27 boxes. Which is a good thing because the atmosphere is generally relaxed. Took me a little while to find my way around mostly because I did not read the invite properly - there is an Urbanologi brewery and then a separate beer garden. There is also a market with craft and food stalls.
I had the lamb burger at the beer garden which came served in a lovely brioche bun and was yummy, well cooked and juicy. The description says it has a harissa seasoning/sauce, but that was lost somewhere along the way. I made up for it by liberal use of the siracha so not a major gripe. The burger served without fries (or any other accompaniment) is almost sacrilegious though. Who eats burgers without fries! Fries could be ordered separately.
Service was efficient, albeit slow, even though the venue was not very busy. I think there was a single waitress handling the whole outside area so she may have been just a little overworked.
Don't drink beer so I guess much of the other attraction of a beer garden is lost on me...
The Beer Garden is in the shadow of the Johannesburg Central Police station, a rather large and imposing building that was the scene of many apartheid era atrocities with a few activists being killed due to police interrogation in the station. A good idea to perhaps read up on the history of the police station and 1 Fox street as well.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank PraneshLuckan
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