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85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 482 2900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (10 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sisters have been advising me for months to take my 30 month old Grandson to this place. We finally made it and it proved to be the best child friendly establishment we have frequented. Security on entrance, clean, well laid out facilities and multiple...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Has indoor and outdoor areas for kids. It has a very nice style, attractive for adults too. Excellent food, good service. Too crowded and loud on the weekends.

Thank Eren G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

There is literally a massive play area for the kids. Place gets very busy and waiters are a bit scattered. No parking, so we had to walk quite some distance to get to the restaurant. The kids really loved it and we would at time...More

Thank Tercia T
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The food was really excellent, the staff very nice and friendly and the place perfect both for parents and for kids. I could not believe we had found such a fantastic restaurant (perfect for our family) just steps from our hotel. Highly recommended for families...More

Thank maviflo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bambani is not your usual franchise family restaurant in shopping malls. it is a perfect set up for family time without you having to run after the little ones. I was not disappointed by the quality of their menu, service and security. I will definitely...More

Thank Henri O
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A few years ago I had a very disappointing visit to Bambanani with the kids enjoying the play area but the food being very average. I am happy to report that we've been back in 2017 for two recent visits, and on both occasions both...More

Thank FanieFza
Reviewed 29 May 2017

great food in a great atmosphere. really enjoyed the pizza which tasted divine. the waiters were very friendly, will certainly be dining there again in future

Thank mhlangadanai
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

All good there. But they don't take reservation. Therefore each visit is a lucky draw. Many times on the week end we had to go back home managing the children's frustration For the rest it's probably the best place to go for lunch with kids....More

Thank Albertcorcos
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Although we are a couple traveling with no children we loved this restaurant. What a creative conncept restaurant! It is family friendly, but not in an obnoxious way - even if you do not have children this restaurant offers a relaxed vibe with great food.

Thank Suerte2011
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On a recent visit to Joburg a friend suggested Bambanani for a meal for us and a few friends and a hang out for the tots. My little boy is about to turn one and unless with a family member or nanny, not really out...More

Thank Dee M
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13 August 2017|
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Response from anri_bester | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited but you can always park in the undercover parking at 27 boxes across the road
13 August 2017|
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Response from Ardele | Reviewed this property |
We park in the street, but it's pretty safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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