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Licorish Bistro

432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 706 0991
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting plate” (85 reviews)
“lamb” (44 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the many restaurants in the restaurant area of Nicolway Bryanston shopping mall. The competition there is high but Licorish stands out with its great menu and good food. Even though it is located on a verandah facing the parking lot of...More

1  Thank MarioForjazSecca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I were the only people there, which was great and meant we got all the attention we needed. The food was lovely, a bit on the expensive but very tasty.

1  Thank Curious821571
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely one of my new favourite restaurants around Johannesburg. The team are excellent and happy to help with your requests. The selection of starters were amazing and I really loved the bobotie spring rolls. Main course choices are amazing with a diverse selection....More

1  Thank 392michaelz
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The only restaurant I know of that serves true authentic South African cuisine. I thoroughly enjoyed by Harissa Salmon, and the Rooibos Smoked Ostrich. The beef tasting plate also looked amazing and the portions are big enough to fill you.

1  Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Went for my birthday lunch treat and was totally chuffed. The ambiance was great and so was the food. Licorish doesn’t disappoint and will definitely go back again. My fillet was done to perfection. Chocolate Dessert was decadent. Downside was that it was a bit...More

1  Thank maryO2897YI
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had Bobotie Spring rolls, Oxtail Samoosas Fresh Mussels Crab soup All in all everything was just great, fresh and tasty... Great restaurant....

1  Thank Emma B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We were running late and informed the restaurant duly and the response was "we look forward to taking care of you". This was a first! We had high expectations as my husband had eaten at Licorish Bistro previously. It was Father's Day and we were...More

1  Thank Shanitha_RB
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is a very special restaurant, although it is situated inside a mall with plenty of restaurants around, it's a totally different level than the restaurants around it. The starters and the main platters are so unique and tasty. A must try! Dont forget to...More

1  Thank charbs1
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service. The simplicity of the menu and the willingness of the waiters to answer your questions and make recommendations makes it a winner. I have eaten here since they opened and never once had a problem.

1  Thank Surendra N
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Took my kids for a quick weekend breakfast. The fresh juices were great. We ordered three different breakfasts and all of them were slightly unusual and tasted excellent!

1  Thank athollt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 0991
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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
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