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Pop-up Society

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  • Phone Number 0784605539 or 0312015566
  • Location 132 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood, KwaZulu-Natal
  • email info@popupsociety.co.za
  • Website URL http://www.popupsociety.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Thursday 11am-10pm (Kitchen closes at 8:30pm); Friday 11am-10pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm); Saturday 8am-10pm (Kitchen closes at 9:00pm); Sunday 8am-10pm (Kitchen closes at 8:30pm)

Cost
R60 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual, Contemporary cool, Family friendly
Food
Asian, Burgers, Light meals

Owners description

Pop-up Society is not your conventional restaurant and bar. In addition to the three sittings (breakfast, lunch and dinner) there will be various other programmes during the week such as; pop-up cinema, family nights, inter-active meal nights, quiz evenings, wine tastings, cooking classes, an extensive kiddies programme revolving around cooking, comedy shows, live music catering to all tastes and world food buffets.

User reviews

  • I kept seeing ads pop up everywhere and decided to go see for myself. I wasn't disappointed and the food was beautiful and tasty too!
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  • Pop-up Society is an incredible little gem nestled away on Davenport Road in Glenwood, KZN, and is home to the most incredible milkshakes (crazyshakes) and burgers. Rev the head chef and owner takes so much care for the food he adds to the menu which also follows the "pop-up" theme and the menu is forever changing and evolving for example, sneaky crab curry or spitbraais on Sundays. All in all great food, great people, great vibes.
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  • Wow, what a lovely experience. Went with my best friend to have catch up session and although it was buzzing and over flowing with people, we were seen to in minutes. We sat next to the outside and the pub next to us were so loud but we enjoyed the entertainment/music. Both the owner and waitress asked us if we wanted to move but we were enjoying the atmosphere. I ordered the pop up burger and boy it was thee most delicious thing I've eaten. Not only was it a lamb burger which very few establishments offer, it was pure lamb! The portion may appear small but it is absolutely perfect. Finished my plate and was happy and content! Thank you pop up society, will be seeing you soon!
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  • Everything about this place screams delicious. From the amazing atmosphere..food to die for..milkshakes that even give skinny girls hips and not to mention the staff and owners. My kids and I love popping in for our adventure Sundays.
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  • There is no doubt that Chef Rev is a culinary artist and Mikey an excellent host when he is around, but the service at Pop-Up Society has left my friends and I wanting. I had initially forgiven the slow service as they were a start-up, but a few months in and we still have to request a waiter (after 15 minutes of waiting) and another 45-60 minutes to get food- not on guys :/ ... There seems to be no system and they always are under-staffed. The icing on the cake ( and the reason why I will not be going to Pop-Up anytime soon) is their rather rude and unaccommodating Maitre D'. She has ignored us when we tried to get her attention several times and comments like " I am not a computer, please wait" were thrown at us even though we were merely asking to have the menus in her hand. Its a pity that such a good concept for a restaurant is so poorly executed.
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  • So 35 minutes later still no glass of wine.. Then we see the owners sitting down at one of the tables outside (it was quiet enough to to do so) having a cigarette.. We approached them to say its not really on given there was one waitress rushing around - they couldn't park off He did say sorry and went inside.. I had to follow up a few minutes later and went inside to find the 2 owners fumbling around with bottles of wine to come and show us?! (by then the food had arrived) I said come on guys pls, it's just 2 glasses of wine - he said we've been here all day and full of admin I said I completely appreciated that (as I have just sold a restaurant.. So he says then that I should appreciate it?!) and then his got very sarcastic (with the second owners just standing there doing nothing to save the moment. but they should have done a once over, and got the waitress into a better place (or hire a second) and they shouldn't have charged us full price! Burger was good. Wine came from a bottle. Owners say back down and didn't check up. Not cool. (We had only good things to say about the waitress - she was trying her best.) Website confusing - the restaurant menu/events menu - address is a residential address in Glenwood (and when u don't know Durban and rely on GPS.. with mobile contact numbers only. Only found map way below afterwards - and even that map u can't make bigger to find directions.
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  • Absolutely wonderful. The fish was tender, flavoursome and perfect for a summery Durban night. The tailormade veggie-friendly breakfast just what I needed to start the day and the vegetarian burger good enough for me not to miss meat anymore! The cocktails ice-cold, quick-to-hand and insanely well-priced! I have been there on more than one occasion - at different times of the day and night and it was always full of great people. The owners are an absolute delight, with Chef Rev being fully immersed in each person's dining experience and Mikey being a warm, friendly and highly entertaining host that makes the whole experience even more wonderful. I ate well, drank well, jammed to awesome music on the Sunday afternoon and made wonderful new friends. It's my new home-away-from-home and from what I've seen, is many others' too! Thanks guys for a wonderful experience and for creating such a wonderful eating, meeting, relaxing and playful dining experience.
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Facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Lunch
  • Parking
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