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Katy's Palace Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Pub
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6 Desmond Street, | Kramerville, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Katy's Palace Bar for a wedding and loved every minute of it. The venue could have competed with the best in London's Shoreditch for decor, and definitely beats them on views. The service throughout was friendly and attentive, the food was great and I also loved the photography exhibited in the staircase. If only I could have... More 

Thank Fab J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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333 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Gaff might be a Manchester word for venue ....so wacky venue Eclectic environment and very good for the innovation conference I was attending. Service was great, the finger food was excellent I would definitely use this venue again

Thank africantravel
Pretoria, South Africa
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Attended a function at Katy's; my first visit there. Wow, what a treat, very cool venue and awesome service. Location is great, close enough to Sandton area to uber around. Great sunset views and a by popular hangout. Will most certainly be back many times.

Thank PraveenDwarika
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Vibe is absolutely great, being social get together or company Xmas party this is the place to hang out. The buffetwas a 5star feats. Live band 'thecoverups' gave a performance worthy of an accolade!

Thank Martin E
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was a highlight for me personally. I loved the decor and atmosphere of Katy's. It's a place where I could come to every week and not get tired of. Lovely experience all around. A gem in Johannesburg

Thank Willow441
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Joined a group of friends in celebrating a 60th birthday here. Looks like this venue can be booked for a dedicated occasion like this. Brilliant venue ... showcasing many items from the past as decor. And it is well done. Great pub right there inside the venue ... a dance floor ... and an outside balcony with a view of... More 

Thank Pete_Kern
Johannesburg, South Africa
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411 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I attended a business function and it was perfect, from the views over Sandton, to the food and drinks served from the stunning bar. Awesome decor, look and feel. The large fireplace added a nice touch. Great staff and service.

Thank Beechman1
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting environment with african curios bar and cafe Food is average and service is mediocre The asset here is what they created

Thank Aidan B
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,435 reviews
837 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 960 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The Katy's Palace Bar offers a really nice view over the city of Johannesburg. The bar is lively, decorated with African artifacts. The music is fun and the entire experience is great!

Thank Ibadanboy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2016

What an unusual setting for a restaurant/bar but works exceptionally well given all the African artefacts.

Thank Henriette R

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
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09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Desmond Street, | Kramerville, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?