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Downtown Restaurant

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Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
(012) 030 0355
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Should be called "Phoenix Restaurant". Has set up shop in numerous places across Pretoria...hopefully this one is permanent. Food quality is always excellent, service is fast and attentive. Try the Potato soup or the Nemo in a Blanket starter (*****). Perhaps a little pricey overall, but then you get what you pay for! Currently not licenced so take your own... More 

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Thank andrewdowner
Dennis M, Owner at Downtown Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day Andrew, Thank you kindly for the honest review. Note that we are licensed now, but customers are still welcome to bring their own wine, corkage fee - R45.00 We never compromise on Food Quality, neither on service. Regards. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown recently opened in Faerie Glen, and according to friends, is run by the same owner as the previous ones. We've decided for an early supper, and chose a steak and fish of the day - both good! With no liquor license yet, bring your own. The decor and the music reminds one a little bit about the 80s/90s. A... More 

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Thank Louis S
Dennis M, Owner at Downtown Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly Louis S. Yes, Downtown Restaurant is still rum by me, and yes, we only use the finest, freshest, ingredients in our food. Our Menu has all the dishes that stood the test of time, and we cater for every occasion. We host Musical Shows on a monthly basis, as well as Sunday Lunch artist. Book now -... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Downtown Restaurant has moved a couple of times and the latest venue in Olympus is right up there with the best. There is enough safe parking at the restaurant. The setting is very pleasant and the atmosphere is very good. The meals are really good. Our service was not good but management apologized and explained that it was the... More 

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Thank Diether K
Pretoria, South Africa
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were three couples attending a dinner and music show with Gapi.For a week night the place was packed.There was a fixed menu, we had the fillet and it was perfectly prepared.Thank you Dennis for a great evening and hosting everyone as if they were your personal friends.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at downtown restaurant - we had a snail starter and garlic mussel starter and rump with mushrooms and onions and one with avo and bacon. Steak was cooked perfectly and njummy veg. Good service. Not fine dining but good value for money and an enjoyable dinner experience. Will definitely come back.

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Thank Jana_Radcliffe
Dennis M, Owner at Downtown Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly. See you soon! More 

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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were invited by friends. It is said to have been a real hit, but this re-opened restaurant does not, in my view, do its reputation justice. The decor seems a bit on the patched-together side. The host is a really nice gentleman - this is clearly his business and passion. We had the seafood pasta special-of-the-day, and I was... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Having discovered that the Downtown restaurant has recently reopened in Pretoria East, we just had to go there and test the menu. Old favourites are still on the menu with some new items and all the steak house classics. No liquor license yet, so take your own wine if you're fussy about your drink, alternatively they have house wine which... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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293 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Situated just outside the North gate at the CSIR it is a great location for business lunches with clients. Great menu, good food and good service.

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Thank Niel G
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

On Saturday night my darling wife Debbie and I enjoyed a good meal of linefish (kingklip) at Downtown Restaurant in Pretoria. My darling Debbie had the linefish grilled with lemon butter with vegetables and chips. I had the linefish bon femme (lemon and mushroom sauce) with vegetables and side salad. Good plates of food with large portions of fish well... More 

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Secunda
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

I visited Downtown with some colleagues, whilst on a business trip. We arrived at around 7pm and we were the only patrons. The staff were very friendly and service was quick and no mistakes were made in any orders. We were seated outside and the ambience was just right. I had the chicken schnitzel with cheese sauce and I loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 150 - US$ 300
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hans Strydom & Olympus Rd | Glen Village Centre, Faerie Glen, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: (012) 030 0355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?