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Social on Main

€€ - €€€European, ,
Shop 1, Posthouse Centre, Cnr Main Road & Posthouse Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
+27 11 706 7115
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“wontons” (2 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
“flatbread” (2 reviews)
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European, Pub, Gastropub, Street Food, Bar
€€ - €€€
Shop 1, Posthouse Centre, Cnr Main Road & Posthouse Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met some old school friends for a beer and a quick bite to eat. The service was good, food was so so! I had a burger which was ok, chips were slightly oily. The should ban smoking even in the veranda where we sat! Overall...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Decor comfortable and relaxing. Drinks menu great and very interesting. Martini's great (especially the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Pornstar Martini). Presentation of food is good and quality also good (lamb wontons a bit on dry side). They had a band playing, (not best we...More

Thank elmarien2016
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I have been eyeing this spot every time I visit Joburg due to it being one of the top rated gin spots. We went for lunch: the food was ok, the drinks were amazing. The way the gin menu is set out is very clever,...More

Thank Rowena A
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Although busy and we did not have a reservation, we didn't wait too long for a table. The decor is warm, relaxed and welcoming and the cocktails are good. The table service was friendly and attentive. With the exception of undercooked jalapenos and dry lamb...More

Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Had a great evening on Friday the 9th of march @ Social On Main,me n ma frends were out for food & drinks,Had this super Waiter by the Name of Thulani Ncube,his service was extreme excellent,we had a great tym & wil b going bck...More

Thank markoliphant199
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Cool Space, was there for a quick after work drink with workmates. The Cocktails are amazing in large tall glasses

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been going for breakfast, lunch, dinners, nightcaps, etc. This is always a good place and delivers what you need. Good food, good drinks, and inside table, a bar well alive, an outdoor space for cooler seating or smokers in the party. Great place

Thank joacobry
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to meet friends and hang out for a while. The bar is nice in a uncrowned drinks before lunch/dinner kind of way, the food is good and the atmosphere is pleasant. At night the bouncers certainly seem to keep a...More

Thank Produsa
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to try the gin selection before our booked meal for the evening. Bartender knowlegable and helpful and drinks tasty and well prepared.

Thank TamsinPuren
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Food menu is simple yet unique offering a good variety of tasty snacks. A wide variety of craft and local beer is available. Sunday afternoons are normally special as a variety of musicians perform on the outside deck (bookings essential). Service is great and we...More

Thank BrettH1756
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Bruche D
24 November 2017|
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Response from George G | Reviewed this property |
Casual unless there is a special event.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Pub, Gastropub, Street Food, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Posthouse Centre, Cnr Main Road & Posthouse Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 7115
  • E-mail
Delicious casual dining with style. We're a happy mix of a bar serving cocktails and local craft beers & wines with a restaurant serving delicious hearty portions and sharing food perfect for your next social night out with friends and family. With DJ on Friday nights and Live Bands every Sunday we also up the entertainment factor! Our venue boasts a large bar with seating, inside (non smoking restaurant) and a stunning sunny open yet undercover terrace (smoking) where you can sip on drinks, eat a scrummy meal or both!
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