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Downtown Restaurant

) #245 of 605 Restaurants in Pretoria $$ - $$$ , Vegetarian Friendly
Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 12 030 0355
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good52%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (4 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
“own wine” (2 reviews)
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I admit that we were apprehensive about dining at this restaurant at first. It's very location is unfavoured by its predecessors who attributed a run-down and neglected reputation among the local community. We were pleasantly surprised to find the premises' interior has been refurbished to...More

Thank ChanteD-R
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Should be called "Phoenix Restaurant". Has set up shop in numerous places across Pretoria...hopefully this one is permanent. Food quality is always excellent, service is fast and attentive. Try the Potato soup or the Nemo in a Blanket starter (*****). Perhaps a little pricey overall,...More

Thank andrewdowner
Dennis M, Owner at Downtown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Good day Andrew, Thank you kindly for the honest review. Note that we are licensed now, but customers are still welcome to bring their own wine, corkage fee - R45.00 We never compromise on Food Quality, neither on service. Regards.

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Downtown recently opened in Faerie Glen, and according to friends, is run by the same owner as the previous ones. We've decided for an early supper, and chose a steak and fish of the day - both good! With no liquor license yet, bring your...More

Thank Louis S
Dennis M, Owner at Downtown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you kindly Louis S. Yes, Downtown Restaurant is still rum by me, and yes, we only use the finest, freshest, ingredients in our food. Our Menu has all the dishes that stood the test of time, and we cater for every occasion. We host...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Downtown Restaurant has moved a couple of times and the latest venue in Olympus is right up there with the best. There is enough safe parking at the restaurant. The setting is very pleasant and the atmosphere is very good. The meals are really...More

Thank Diether K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were three couples attending a dinner and music show with Gapi.For a week night the place was packed.There was a fixed menu, we had the fillet and it was perfectly prepared.Thank you Dennis for a great evening and hosting everyone as if they were...More

Thank 1959Hennie
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time at downtown restaurant - we had a snail starter and garlic mussel starter and rump with mushrooms and onions and one with avo and bacon. Steak was cooked perfectly and njummy veg. Good service. Not fine dining but good value for money...More

Thank Jana_Radcliffe
Dennis M, Owner at Downtown Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you kindly. See you soon!

Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were invited by friends. It is said to have been a real hit, but this re-opened restaurant does not, in my view, do its reputation justice. The decor seems a bit on the patched-together side. The host is a really nice gentleman - this...More

Thank Johan J
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Having discovered that the Downtown restaurant has recently reopened in Pretoria East, we just had to go there and test the menu. Old favourites are still on the menu with some new items and all the steak house classics. No liquor license yet, so take...More

Thank Murial123
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Situated just outside the North gate at the CSIR it is a great location for business lunches with clients. Great menu, good food and good service.

Thank Niel G
Reviewed 11 November 2014

On Saturday night my darling wife Debbie and I enjoyed a good meal of linefish (kingklip) at Downtown Restaurant in Pretoria. My darling Debbie had the linefish grilled with lemon butter with vegetables and chips. I had the linefish bon femme (lemon and mushroom sauce)...More

Thank Neil B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$150 - US$300
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 030 0355
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