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1920 PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT

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Ferngate Shopping Centre | MAIN RD, Randburg 2194, South Africa
+27 11 326 3161
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12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Solingen
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302 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were lucky to get the last table, so a reservation is recommended. The restaurant is in a small shopping center and does not look too impressive from the outside - but that changes once you enter. Friendly staff, large menu and good daily recommendations. We had the king prawns which were excellent, if not exactly cheap - but worth... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that I did not know what to expect going to 1920. We were invited there by family for an early dinner. We were told to be there early as the restaurant did not book tables and bookings were on a first come first served basis. Our waitress for the evening for some reason seemed a bit... More 

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Thank Tony K
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

So it took me a while to get in here Im glad i made it Excellent food Caldo Verde was stunning Carne de vinhos e aihos absolutely superb This has become a definite regular spot Am glad i moved to the area

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Sandton, South Africa
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I visited this unpretentious little gem of a restaurant on the recommendation of a business acquaintance of many years who is Madeiran. When you walk into this restaurant if feels as if you have wandered into a local taverna on the island of Madeira. My husband has visited the Island a couple of times and could vouch for this. The... More 

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Thank 369heather
Charentay, France
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's an extremely popular, cozy, intimate place, so booking ahead is essential I would say. The menu provides a good choice, but my main course choice proved to be unavailable, 15 minutes after I had ordered it!! The other serving error took place when a member of our group had his main course delivered to him while he was still... More 

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Thank 1953Trek
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Portuguese cuisine in family run cozy restaurant. Host ,Manny, provides friendly and efficient service, and best prawns in Joburg ,at reasonable price. All other dishes are also delicious. Higly recommended to all.We have been going there for years.

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Thank LEROY A
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had tried on the spur of the moment to get a table previously on a Tuesday night only to be turned away as they were fully booked. It turns out there was a reason for that. What a fantastic restaurant. The atmosphere was a delight. It was fully booked again. But somehow didn't feel like it. The staff were... More 

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Thank Janene H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We eat regularly at 1920, Mannie always seems to be able to squeeze us in, even on short notice, all staff friendly and helpful, best prawns in town, all fish dishes recomended.

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Thank jandmtav
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The service is excellent, friendly atmosphere and popular restaurant. The veggie options are limited and pretty tasteless. But it is a Portuguese restaurant specialising in meat chicken prawns etc so...

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Thank rollacorolla
Magaliesburg, South Africa
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207 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Okay so this is that typical Cody restaurant you are looking for !! I had the paella ! Which supposed to be Spanish but the chorizo made it Portuguese ! Always fully booked it's hard to get a table here we had great service and where served by Edith , and the impression we forbid that's he is humble and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferngate Shopping Centre | MAIN RD, Randburg 2194, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 326 3161
Description
RESTAURANT IS ON MAIN RD IN RANDBURG JUST NEAR THE MAGISTRATES COURTS AND OPPOSITE THE SCHOOL. CNR OF MAIN RD AND OXFORD RD

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