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18 Chaplin Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 880 9168
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:45
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:45
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years and loved it. Last night was such a disappointment the service was poor and the food was really nothing special. we have always had the chicken bruschetta but this was dry, hardly any goats cheese or pinenuts and the chicken was dry and overcooked. The periperi livers which were... More 

Thank Jennifer J
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every South African knows the best steak shop ... and theirs is always the best, and I have been fortunate to be taken by business friends to 'almost each and everyone' ... but Bellinis is the best. You can't book .. so its always full and deservedly so!

Thank Paddy M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had lunch with a friend. She had a burger and I had their steak prego roll. My steak was perfect, great quality meat! The salad that came with it was not fresh, the lettuce had brown spots. For dessert, I had the chocolate cashew cake, it was delicious. The place fills up quickly, so make a booking. The service... More 

Thank Choba14
Lake Arrowhead, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

When I was recently in Joburg my friend took me here and it was absolutely wonderful! It's been around forever and definitely the local hangout in this trendy part of Joburg.. What a treat it was! There were three of us and we all ordered something different. Each meal was fantastic and the service couldn't have been better. Super attentive... More 

Thank dagmarsabat
Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Busy spot in the heart of the up-market northern suburbs; eat here if you want to rub shoulders with Jo'burg's well-heeled and trendy. The lunch dishes were appropriately light with more choices written up on a blackboard. The baked potato with smoked salmon and cream is apparently fabulous - the potato baked for hours so the skin is thick and... More 

1 Thank Jill M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Been numerous times and am never dissapointed. The food is always great as is the service and as such is always a good bet for a meal. The menu is diverse and the food always fresh and tasty.

1 Thank Grant H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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389 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Bellinis has been around forever, and after all these year, it still has its mojo at work. Great drinks, good light menu with an excellent vibe. Not for a heavy meal, but a fantastic place for drinks and a light meal with friends in a fantastic ambiance.

1 Thank TravelOften1968
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Read the last review and could only laugh! I've been coming to Bellinis for 20 years and have probably been 300 times in total. That's the kind of place it is. The crowd is often the who's who in JHB and if you find that intimidating then don't come....but the food is consistently good. Simple, what you see is what... More 

Thank Emily204
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I first experienced Belinis when I moved to Johannesburg 10 years ago. It was an appalling experience. I was invited there 5 years later and the experience was even worse. I was invited to join a party there today and all I can say is the experience was yet again 'diabolical'. The venue has zero ambience, parking and security are... More 

Thank 384bridget
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Bellinis for the first time having previously lived in the area for many years and can only wonder why i hadn't visited sooner. Service was good and the food was even better. Best chicken livers I have had in recent times (in fact possibly ever) and the Dijon fillet was well cooked and the crispy thin cut fries were... More 

Thank Lynton C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Chaplin Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 880 9168

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