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Licorish Bistro

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432 Nicolway | Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191, South Africa
+27 11 706 0991
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I went to Licorish Bistro with expectations that were quite high due to the reviews we'd read. We were there for dinner, I had the lamb shank korma, which was just ok. It did not have the usual sweetness of a korma, but the flavours were there. The shank could have used some more time in the... More 

Thank Sunshine0789
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Heard about this pop up and just had to go. Licorish was hosting a pop up for the team from whisking it. The food was amazing so sad it only for a few days. Good menu options, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Renee T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good day. I ate lunch with my uncle at Licorish yesterday. It was the first time I tried Licorish and was looking forward to it due to good reviews from my colleagues. I ordered the 3 different portions of lamb served as one main meal and my uncle had the beef option. We paired it with wine. The concept is... More 

Thank danisadowski
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Licorish is a little gem of a bistro whether you're looking for brunch, lunch or dinner. It has a fantastic original menu, great cocktails and sharp service. I went for dinner the other day with one of my mates. The sommelier really knew his wine and recommended to fantastic bottles. You actually go look at the wine rack and he... More 

Thank Andygardy
Sandton, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Set in the Nicolway shopping centre with a selection of restaurants which rank amongst the best in Johannesburg, Licorish Bistro manages to serve some of the most different and delectable dishes that stand out from the usual choices available in the other restaurants.

Thank davea409
Bryanston, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

3rd time we went for dinner - service was good as always.... the "taster " plates are still as good, though they are only meat. We did ask for a fish "taster" plate, which they said they did not have, however, the chef went out of his way and actually made my wife a fish "taster" plate (salmon, tuna and... More 

Thank JoeMartini
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Licorish bistro is a gem when it comes to delicious food and service. If only it wasn't located in a shopping centre it would be my favorite goto restaurant. Their breakfasts are amazing and you must try their seasonal tasting plates to sample the taste and texture sensations from the kitchen. A must if you are in the bryanston area.

Thank Charmaine R
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464 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Bistros are the way to go..smaller establishments, more attentive service and innovative food. Licorish deliver on all three counts. Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. Colleague had a 3-meat dish, all cooked well. Good choice of wines and some craft beers on tap. Well worth a try.

Thank Malim27
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is an upmarket great restaurant in Nicolway. It has a warm atmosphere and excellent meals with wine pairing. Friendly and efficient service. It's suitable for romantic and or business dinners as well. It's a little expensive but it's well worth it . Make sure you book in advance.

Thank sandyg3567
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

All meals were excellent if a bit over priced . I had the pepper steak (sirloin) and vegetables, which was very good. But at 170 ZAR I felt it was about 20ZAR too much.

Thank ivorclucas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?