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Fireside Bistro

Norwood | Corner Grant Ave. And Algernon Rd, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 11 483 2060
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (11 reviews)
“mussels” (5 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Norwood | Corner Grant Ave. And Algernon Rd, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the joys of coming to Joburg is popping in to Fireside Bistro, chatting to Terrance chef/owner who is as passionate about great food now as he was 20+ years ago when we first met him, and of course eating his food. We weren't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaryAnneSimpson
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The ambience is lovely... especially in the winter with the roaring fire. The cappuccinos are heavenly and the service better than most places. We didn't try the dessert, cause the food was average. The food is presented well, but the taste is rather bland, &...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Silver_JHB
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I decided to take my mom-in-law out for her birthday and had read about how nice this restaurant was. We made a booking, but I now understand why the waiter who took it was surprised. We where the only table in the restaurant on a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank seanJHB
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I love this place. It's all about the food. Terrence makes the most delicious and succulent lamb on the spit. Come hungry. Generous portions and a relaxed vibe make this a spot worth visiting.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ravi_K13524
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 10 that had dinner here and it was an amazing experience in every way! The bone marrow is a must have! Great service and cozy atmosphere as well. Can’t wait to go back again. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Markos2013
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

ITALIANO INGLESE I had a great meal, cozy place, friendly staff, excellent fish and since it is the specialty of the place, I think it's the thing that matters most. I would definitely come back here.    Cronologia

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank V0laviA
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This could be an excellent restaurant if it wasn't so smokey and if it was in a better area. The steaks are really good and the service was too. It's on the pricier side but to get quality, you have to be prepared to pay...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 1saintgp
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Visiting from Israel and were highly recommended to have a meal at the Fireside Bisto. It was a gourmet experience, the steak,borewors was the best we had in Johannesburg. The service was great and the Chef is there to advise you according to your taste....More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Selma C
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Food especially steak is quite good. Only problem is the whole restaurant is very smoky. The bbq is just in the middle of the restaurant

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank shiy2017
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Had really great service and food, fabulous birthday lunch! The lamb on the spit was really well served and tasty, and the hamburgers too. Would recommend the meat ahead of the fish options 😀.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank eeason
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norwood | Corner Grant Ave. And Algernon Rd, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 483 2060
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Our menu includes superb T-bone's, rump, sirloin, deboned chicken, calamari, mussels, calamari, fish, salads and more. We are dedicated to using the best ingredients, and all our food is cooked to perfection using natural woodfire - right in the middle of the restaurant. The well-known chef/owner - Terence - has trained locally and in Italy, and has over 20 years of experience in kitchens around the world. Cooking is his passion and the menu will be expanding all the time, so keep an eye out for his upcoming specials.
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