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The Griffin

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Illovo Junction | Cnr. Oxford & Corlette, Illovo 2092, South Africa
+27 11 447 9842
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
17 Dec 2017
“Anyone home?”
13 Dec 2017
“NOT impressed at all !!!”
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Bar, Pub, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Illovo Junction | Cnr. Oxford & Corlette, Illovo 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Researched craft beer locations online in Jozi. Griffin looks good. Gastropub, simple, pleasant sounding menu .. no problem. What we found was not what we expected. Entry from a down stairs bar which is empty and looked closed, really loud Eurotrash house on the stereo...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank f00d1eatlarge
Reviewed December 13, 2017

I booked online on the 5th of December and explicitly mentioned that we will be redeeming a Hyperli voucher and quoted the voucher number. There was no table booked. We asked if the window could be opened, to be told that it can't be opened...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We have been wanting to visit this eatery for a long time, and finally did. Service was so slow, we only got our menu after about 20 mins wait, with so many not available items on the menu( only 1 of 4 desserts available). We...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank lynnmurg
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place to chill and have couple of drinks they have very nice burger and a good collection of cocktails and drinks.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Heba M
BarrieBramley, Public Relations Manager at The Griffin, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, Heba Glad you enjoyed your time at The Griffin. Looking forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed April 7, 2017

We sat on the balcony during a thunderstorm which probably wasn't the best idea so atmosphere was less than cosy. Menu is very limited and the waiters are not properly trained. Starters of very deep fried calamari and large portion of dry nachos kicked off...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Carol J
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

We arrived from Edinburgh to our pre booked and preconfirmed booking this evening. As the web site said they were open from midday to midnight we decided to arrive early and have a pre dinner drink. However the place was closed up. No one inside....More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank dissapointedaug10
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a wonderful experience we had at The Griffin. The staff were caring and helpful. The food was amazing no matter what we had. The starter calamari was sensational. The craft beer was superb as well. Highly recommend a visit to this restaurant for...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank LaurenL2451
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Joburg after a few days in the backcountry, ready for a cocktail. The manager on duty was extremely gracious. He stored our luggage for us and didn't bat an eye when we showed up looking as if we had been traveling for...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Griffin was recommended to me by a Joburg local. Aside from a struggle finding parking nearby, and messing sauce all over my shirt, everything else about the evening was great. Tasty food,great selection of beers including many on tap and a relaxed environment outside...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank B_Skarab
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great selection of craft beer. The waiters are also very helpful with advising on what drinks to have so when you're unsure just ask them and voila, the perfect drink is in front of you. The food wasn't really memorable. I don't remember it being...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Phumi_Makhanya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Illovo Junction | Cnr. Oxford & Corlette, Illovo 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Illovo
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 9842
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