We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bambanani

€€ - €€€
+ Add cuisine
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 482 2900
Website
Today
09:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 69: English reviews
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was lovely having a business lunch in a place where you could bring your kids, knowing that they are safe

Helpful?
1 Thank Musawenkosi N
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Bambanani has it all, children entertainers, playground, games, Jungle Gym,sand-art,games,dolls, kids library, dolls house,create their own pizza,which get baked in a real wood-oven.Place for birthday parties, children's parties. Eat on wooden outside deck, or in the spacious restaurant, disco evenings for the kids,... too many to mention... Good cuisine and friendly staff. in short ... definitely recommended.

Helpful?
Thank 259marcvogels
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

what a fantastic idea, great food a nice atmosphere and the kids are safe and entertained! Except the food is not great and the service is sloooow. Hopefully they were just having an off day and it will be improved. Kids were very happy though.

Helpful?
Thank Thandi V
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you are like me and do not want to brave the treacherous national roads leaving Johannesburg, what do you do? Especially with the kids? Sooner or later they need to get out of the sun and pool. Also, all that tech - LeapFrogs, iPads and Youtube have to go. Darn, you Vumatel. What now? My three beloved girls ages... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Angela H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wonderful wonderful...I was looking for somewhere to have a good meal whilst my grandchildren can also have a good time. This place is 110% perfect for that ...good food....brilliant play area with such wonderful child minders!!!

Helpful?
Thank 798as1
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
290 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is probably the most comprehensive selection of toys , games and playground equipment that you will find inside a cafe! Children can enjoy playing in a safe and secure environment with lots to do for all ages up to 10. There are helpers that will look after children (work for tips) or parents can spend quality time with their... More 

Helpful?
Thank matkincc
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Bambanini specializes itself as a child-friendly venue and this is truly the case - excellent indoor and outdoor play areas for the children! With child minders present, parents can sit back and relax a bit while the children play. There are a lot of interesting items on the menu, but perhaps there are too many choices? Maybe focus on fewer... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia S
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a lovely afternoon at Bambanani. Everybody in our party had pizzas from the pizza oven which was delicious. The service was really good, and the food arrived in a timely fashion. The big selling point of Bambanani is that it is not only child-friendly, but child-orientated. There is a big play-area with children, complete with child minders. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chandré B
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Bambanani is all about kids. No adult would go there without kids. It would just be creepy. The entire restaurant is designed for family dining, particularly with small children. You can sit inside the restaurant or there is an outdoor patio and a lower outdoor seating area which abuts a massive multi-storey climbing jungle gym. There is also an artificial... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravelOften1968
Kimberley SA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

What a nice place. I read al the other reviews and my thought was thatyou have to make it nice for yourself. Your waiter might not be friendly but shes not why you are there.... the food was awesome!

Helpful?
Thank nadiabkimberley

Travellers who viewed Bambanani also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Melville, KwaZulu-Natal
Melville, KwaZulu-Natal
 

Been to Bambanani? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 482 2900

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bambanani staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?