33 High Street Restaurant

33 High Street Restaurant
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R125 avg main meal
Coffee, Kids, Local cuisine
Bistro fare, Burgers, Mediterranean, Pizzas, Portuguese, Pub fare
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Jodi-Ann Pearton


The cuisine at 33 High Street is inspired by Mediterranean and Portuguese flavours. The establishment is set in a revamped house that’s over 110 years old and has rambling lawns, large oak trees and an in-house brewery. It lends itself to quite a diverse array of offers, which is very clear on the menu.

One may dive into anything from fried calamari tentacles to chicken strips, or a traditional caldo verde soup as a starter. For mains, 33 High Street is very well known for its selection of bubble breads – wood-fired pizzas with decadent and delicious toppings. A personal favourite is the chedda-mozza pulled pork. Not so fond of a bready main? Don’t despair – the grill has a host of offerings, including the likes of a selection of steaks, pork dishes, chicken dishes, seafood and even pasta. For those looking for something a little more traditional, try out the dobrada, a traditional Portuguese tripe stew with chorizo and beans.


Though limited, 33 High Street has a wine list that offers a basic selection of white and red wines, as well as a sparkling wine. There are the normal brews and cold drinks on offer for those who prefer something lighter. For adventurous beer drinkers, 33 High street has an in-house craft brewery that makes a few very nice ales and lagers. They also offer tasting flights for a bit of fun.


The service is slow and can be a bit painful. You may wait for quite some time to place an order and for your beverages and food to arrive, so ensure you have a touch of patience when you visit the establishment.


33 High Street has a certain amount of heritage about it. There’s a very old bar below the ground, tables under the oaks and chairs in the garden. The décor and ambience are old-school yet comfortable. During the week you’ll find business clientele enjoying a light lunch and a few families dining.


The restaurant is kid friendly and offers live music on weekends. Booking is recommended.

(August 2018)

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  • Anna Montali

    If you head out to the historical precinct of Modderfontein, you will come across a 115 year old house, which has been converted into a large country restaurant. Here you will find quite an extensive menu with dishes mostly derived from Mozambique and Portugal. The restaurant also has a great kiddies menu and makes sure vegetarians are looked after, too

    I decide to sit outside on the veranda and enjoy a casual glass of their house white wine, which was crisp and fresh. For food I started with the moelas, chicken giblets in a delicious white wine and paprika sauce. For mains, as a dedicated carnivore, I go with the costeletas de porco – 400g pork chops grilled with lemon and herbs, and served with potato wedges. Another option definitely worth a try is their bubblebread, which are pizzas cooked in their massive pizza oven and come in an extensive selection of flavour combinations.

    For dessert, you could opt for the traditional waffle with salted caramel sauce, which isn’t too sweet. Other options include malva pudding, a lemon slice and a Modderfontein mud slice.

    There are a few basic wines on the menu. Cocktails and beer are available as well as craft beer from the in-house brewery.

    Staff are friendly but could be a little more attentive.

    It’s a very large location with several sections to choose from. There’s the intimate dining room, the outside beer festival-inspired area, the benches under the old oak tree and even a tented area that can seat up to 300 people for an additional venue hire fee. The restaurant itself is lively and busy, though the décor is a little outdated.

    This destination is ideal for families with children. Booking is essential over the weekends, especially on Sundays.

    (August 2017)

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  • Delicious food with amazing vibes and great service
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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