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The Foundry

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 447 5828
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've eaten here several times, and never had anything but a great experience. Whether drinks at the bar, dinner in the restaurant, or just pizza and cocktails, the service and quality of the food has always been exceptional.

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Thank Rav M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very trendy with a god vibe during the week. Excellent for after work drinks and light meal. Food is good, a bit pricey bit excellent quality. Always good service and great vibes. Highly recommended for after work drink/meals.

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Thank JohannGM
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125 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Foundry has a great atmosphere. It was busy on the night of our visit (Friday), the service was good, the range of beers and wines was very good, the food was excellent. It was great to be in a restaurant that was different from the norm. Everything we ate was very good and we're tempted to go back again... More 

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Thank RichardHarriman
Johannesburg, South Africa
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience. Pity the view is of a street and cars as usual in Jhb. I ordered maple bacon,caramelised onion and gorgonzola sourdough pizza and it was delicious. My friends also enjoyed their meals of bone marrow and ribs and a chorizo pizza. Small menu selection. Craft beers available starting at about R40-R50. Service was good. No complaints.

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Thank Max H
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48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely my favourite place for a nice drink, great food, and excellent vibe . Good fair prices for great quality! The pork Belly is a must.

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Thank Rudovh
Pune, India
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both with open air and closed door seating, the ambience is very good. The service is good and friendly. The food was good. The mussels steamed with herb and wine was very nicely done, right amount of cooking and mussels were fresh. The music was nice and not loud thus allowed you to have conversation.

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Thank Santanoo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lively, trendy place but a bit dark for my aging eyes when it came to reading the menu. The sesame seed tuna was fantastic. My salmon was good after I sent it back for a little more cooking. I wasn't mad about what it rested on - too oniony for my taste. Service was friendly. Corkage wasn't cheap at R150... More 

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Thank Jill M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at one of he outdid and tables on one of those beautiful Johannesburg summer early evenings. Service was on point and friendly. My partner really enjoyed her mushroom ravioli saying it was unique and very flavorful. My pizza was very tidy and way too much. Great selection of craft beers

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Thank steve n
Almelo
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this place for lunch to celebrate a birthday in the family. It was the first time for all of us and we really enjoyed the restaurant, the food and the friendly staff. For sure we will come back. Instead of having a regular meal we decided to order two different platters. They were big and very yummy... More 

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Thank Leo L
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good breakfast spot. They have a diverse food, it's disappointing that they don't have a wide selection on sides and vegan food.

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Thank Thembi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 5828

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