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The Rusty Lady

$$ - $$$
Pizza, Bar, Pub
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145 Queen Street | Kensington, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 616 4776
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quirky, eclectic interior adds to the charm of this place. Usually quiet so best to visit on Sunday (occasional) for some live music! Good food and solid portions. Decent service. Definitely worth a visit🍻

Thank Chloe_Pretorius
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I found the facility to be quite dark and dingy. I lost count of the number of flies that were zooming around us. We had our cappuccino and left. Not an experience I want to repeat. Service non-existing.

1 Thank Ilhaam38
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Great good. The wonderful aromas just tantalise your taste buds. Definitely a new favourite...

Thank Roja K
Sandton, Johannesburg
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fabulous atmosphere, with great choice of food and service is excellent. The value add of the live music and the attention to detail goes a long way.. Carla the owner is a real gem and loves people..

Thank blondiej9
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We booked at Rusty Lady for a Family birthday dinner. The food arrived at random intervals and 2 orders were sent back as inedible. On complaining, to be told by proprietor "this will never happen again" the 2 orders were still charged for. After querying the bill, it was reduced. The live entertainment was way too loud for dinner. Perhaps... More 

Thank Craig T
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A really amazing hideaway with an awesome atmosphere, this old house has been converted into a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. A large collection of sports collectables decorate the walls (Go Lions). The staff are friendly and efficient and really go out of their way to make things special. The menu is fairly small but the meals are... More 

Thank chillier455
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Have been here before for lunch and it was great. This time there were only about 4-5 tables occupied and the service and food were really not up to standard. Only saw our waitress about 4 times the whole time we were there and I ordered a burger without the bun and the patty was very overcooked and hard. Really... More 

Thank 234beatrice
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Wow! I was blown away by this venue, what a beautiful setting. It is a quaint old house, with an awesome vibe, very tastefully done and exudes a magic aura!! The food was outstanding, I had their Sunday Roast which was amazing and the price included pudding too! The people in our party all raved about their food, I must... More 

1 Thank BevCJohannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

By pure chance I stopped in this quaint nook of a restaurant for some take - away pizzas because they had a special on. This experience led me to bringing my family for a dinner a few weeks later - the pizzas were that good. The view of the restaurant from the street doesn't give an indication of the feel... More 

Thank mikecabral
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

The food and just vibe at this restaurant is fantastic. Would definitely recommend it!!! The variety on their menu caters for the whole familyand the food is delicious.

1 Thank marlon f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Queen Street | Kensington, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 616 4776
Indoor and Outdoor seating, Pizza Oven, cheese and ploughmans platters, Home Cooked South African Cuisine, Rustic, Delicious Cakes. LIVE MUSIC

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?