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Carvers Restaurant

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51 Mountainview Avenue | Darrenwood, Randburg 2194, South Africa
+27 11 678 5417
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Accra, Ghana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the buffet with the family. The buffet offers a good variety of meats prepared in different ways as well as 3 types of roasts. The beef roast was a bit dry. There are some very nice soups as well, which I enjoyed twice. The kooked vegetables were very nice. The salads are the norm and the deserts... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited with a group of friends for Sunday buffet, with high expectations. Disappointing experience. The soup of the day was tasteless and under seasoned, you battled to find any meat in the lamb curry (but bones galore !), the fish was like leather, the deserts were unimaginative, the vegetables were overcooked. The carvery items were better, good and tender... More 

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Thank Claudie267
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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181 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I just went for a drink after hours. The service was average. I expected a different vibe. I suppose it depends on when you visit.

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Thank Wim_traveler
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Buffet type restaurant with salads, soups, mains and dessert. The food is good but not as varied as you would think for a buffet or for the amount you pay. The staff are quite friendly but expect a bit of a wait if there are a lot of people.

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Thank zbrentano
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

If you like good wholesome family type food in an eat from a carvery type fashion, then this is the place for you. An amazing pub attached with a good beer selection. Service was good and the venue is a nice old style house that suits the atmosphere. Food was varied and tasty.

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Thank Big_GWP
Randburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

As other people have noted - lovely Cape Dutch building (although, since I'm originally from the Cape we look down our noses at this type of architecture poaching ;-) Atmosphere inside... A bit sombre - probably because of all the wooden panelling. Wine list = adequate and fairly priced (I heard that the bear selection is good, but I can't... More 

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Thank suzannevaneeden
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the premises is beautiful. It is a lovely setting. There is a more informal bar and outdoor area, and a more formal restaurant which does a great buffet. The menu is very well priced for the quality. They also have a small selection of Belgium beers.

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Thank Chandré B
Roodepoort, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Took my husband for Farhters day to Carvers and enjoyed it food was very good and the kids love to play in the big trees.

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Thank lurendag
Randburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We have a regular "Friday Beer Group" meeting and went to Carvers this time round. Cold beers are served in a small very cosy pub area, with bar chairs fit for midgets or people with very short legs! Nevertheless, the fireplace made up for this! The bar menu is great, prices very reasonable and all served with a smile. If... More 

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Thank Deon D
Amman, Jordan
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232 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here recently after about 20 years for Sunday lunch buffet. The buffet itself is ok - nice variety of meats and veggies but nothing special. The desert table can be improved. Staff very friendly and efficient.

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Thank Esme L

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Mountainview Avenue | Darrenwood, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 678 5417

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