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Near Lanseria | Monaghan Farm, Johannesburg 2197, South Africa
08:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took family out for Mother's Day lunch. What a disappointment. No one front of house to greet and seat us. I eventually located someone who advised other people sitting at our table. It was a buffet starter, dessert with choice of 3 mains. There was no starters as they ran out, the deserts were pitiful. The main was tasty but... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed by a friendly waiter and shown to our table. The wine took 10mins to arrive and we still weren't handed a food menu. We ordered the special grilled salmon and veg and waited another 20 mins before being told that there was none left. We ordered the lamb curry and gravedlac salmon salad and again were told... More 

Thank kerrygibson69
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My family and I booked my dad's 75th birthday lunch at this restaurant and it was extremely disappointing! I should have read all these reviews before I booked because i am clearly not the only person frustrated with this venue. Don't get me wrong - the setting is lovely and kids can run around on the lawns but that's where... More 

1 Thank Lebolucky
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is saved by its location. It has potential which isn't being realized.It is in a beautiful place with stunning views but the food is very average and the service is awful. Our waiter served us most of our drinks in small wine glasses, said they'd run out of glasses. He openly fought with the table next to us... More 

1 Thank Wayne and Mari K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon relaxing in the sun. When we received the bill we were horrified. R110 for a kiddies penne Napoletana!!! Soup was cold, mains delicious and dessert very mediocre -especially for the R280pp price tag. A pity as the environment is really nice. Walked away feeling ripped off :(

1 Thank Natalie A
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The venue is better than most, but at R280 pp for a limited selection of a buffet I find it overpriced. On top of that we had to wait for all the guest to dish up their soup before the mains was brought out. The same goes for the dessert. Their also seems a lack of management as we also... More 

2 Thank PhillipJames222
Bergvliet, South Africa
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We enjoyed a few bottles of bubbly and sitting in the sun with friends back in August last year. The food was great, we all had some good salads and we really liked seeing the quirky lights and other items they had on sale. The service was good and we had a great time.

2 Thank JessicadeJager
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The Other Side Restaurant on Monaghan Farm, Johannesburg, is a beautiful setting and has lots of play areas for children. However, the food (a buffet) was not up to standard - at R255 per person, I expected a lot better and tastier food. The beef (sirloin) was tough and inedible, the salads tasty but not a great variety. Desert was... More 

Thank Drix-Zietsman
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

We were a large crowd - 14 people, however there were not many others there so not really a reason for such poor service. The food took forever, the service was shocking. No effective management presence whatsoever. On the plus side - it is a fabulous location, we had little children with us and they were able to run freely.... More 

Thank Kimbostoo
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408 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

So this is not local to anyone unless you are a resident of the farm. Still worth a drive out there for lunch. We had the buffet and, although I hate standing in line for food, it was efficient and I really enjoyed feasting my eyes on overladen, luscious platters of colourful and innovative salads and veggie dishes. Service was... More 

1 Thank Sandra H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Lanseria | Monaghan Farm, Johannesburg 2197, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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