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Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service, lovely meal, lovely wine and craft beer. Good location for going on to bars after. Nice bread.

Thank Roisin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sought out this restaurant because of its vegetarians and vegan selections. We were disappointed; they were mediocre at best. The staff, however, couldn't have been more helpful and lovely

Thank ronnie63_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our whirlwind tour of SA, we were fortunate enough to have selected this venue for our first dining experience in South Africa. It didn't disappoint. The soft lighting and layout worked to our advantage as we were a haggard, jet legged bunch. The food...More

Thank Martin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been to Melville for some time and ventured back because of the really good write ups posted on Lucky Bean and because of the menu which has a nice blend of vegan dishes for my wife. Despite it being a little chilly,...More

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem via TripAdvisor and was not disappointed! Brilliant food, marvelous hosts and a stunning venue. My wife ordered hake and I, the short rib, we licked our plates... Highly recommended and will be going there soon and often.

Thank LenN111
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My first experience of SA cuisine was in this amazing restaurant. The food was spectacular, the staff friendly and the atmosphere relax. I can't recommend this gem highly enough!

Thank Squeaks86
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us (not surprisingly) by the Lucky Bean Guesthouse, but we were very glad they did. We made a reservation (recommended) and enjoyed the eclectic, artistic ambiance of the room.We started with the orzo & yellow beetroot pesto appetizer and it...More

Thank kenhallinan1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were seated promptly and service was quick and attentive. My husband tried the ostrich (who knew ostrich meat was red meat!) and I had salmon. They were both cooked to perfection and were very tasty. We also both enjoyed cocktails. I had a cocktail...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and food at this tiny place. Johannesburg has some great spots but you just need to do your research before going. This is one of those hidden gems. A very romantic place to dine out, too.

Thank hostelguy1
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The food is nice (I took the ostrich filet and my boyfriend the ostrich burger), the atmosphere really cosy and the staff very friendly.

1  Thank HannekeLeonie
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they are open on Monday (on the website there is an e-mail address for info), we had lunch inside because we visited the place in winter. But the road outside (like all the district) is quiet and you can have... More
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19 December 2016|
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
16 7th St, Melville, close to crossing with 4th Avenue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572
  • E-mail
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