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“Best Meal I've had in Joburg in a Long While”
Review of Licorish Bistro

Licorish Bistro
Ranked #4 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We merge the classic and the contemporary to create fusion between food and culture for a new South African palate. We're at the Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I booked online and asked to be greeted with some good local bubbly on arrival as it was my wife's birthday. Good bubbly it was! All of the staff members that served us wished her a happy birthday. They were very attentive without being overbearing. All round the service was just great.

We had the lamb tasting menu and the beef tasting menu. Both meals were teaming with individual flavours that worked extremely well together. The lamb dish was the best, very rich and satisfying.

For dessert, she had a cheesecake which was perfectly balanced and I had a coconut panacotta which had a bit too much gelatine in it but tasted amazing.

The merlot by the glass was also very good.

Thank Bryan R
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Visited Licorish with a business friend for a quiet lunch and was very impressed. We both chose the Fish taster plate which had Kingklip on a coconut risotto, a Salamon fishcake and a Snoek Somosa. All three components were excellent in every respect - nice flavour combinations and extremely well presented and prepared. A very good contemporary twist and not the usual quantity over quality that is so often the case.

The service was efficient and unobtrusive. The restaurant wasn't overly busy on a post-holiday Tuesday so I cannot comment how it is when it is busy, but we enjoyed a quiet corner table, ideal for a business chat.

I will definitely be visiting again.

Thank africantravel
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

The service at licorish was top notch. All the waiters knew the menu very well and service was prompt and friendly. The food was great - great taste and a bit different to your ordinary restaurant. Ambience is ok, but still part of a shopping centre - however the quality of service and good food makes up for it. You cannot go wrong.

Thank GerhardvWyn
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

We were 5 friends who all ordered the Chef's plate for dinner, which is paired with three different wines. The food was incredibly good and well presented. The meat was cooked perfectly and tasted unbelievably good. We will definitely return for more! Overall the restaurant is a bit pricey, but in my opinion worth it.

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Thank Morne_001
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

They have a variety of delicious Chef's Plates for all taste buds. The detail that goes into the Chef's Plates can not only be seen but tasted. The flavours are bright and distinct. The staff are very attentive and know exactly what they are serving should you have any questions. Nice ambiance. I do think the Chef's Plate is worth the money.

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Thank Carmen W
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