6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Modern
Phone Number 0118804793 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 10pm; Sunday 12noon to 3.30pm


Menu - Coobs Menu - Updated November 2020


R140 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Modern
R100 per bottle
R140 avg main meal
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Special occasions
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Child friendly, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

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Situated on Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue, Coobs is one of four restaurants, along with Il Contadino, La Stalla and Douglas + Hale, developed by chef James Diack’s The Brightside Group. The menu is a seasonal offering, which means you might find an entirely new menu on your next visit, or ingredient adjustments or flavour variations on your favourite dish.

The menu is divided into sections for starters; light meals such as schnitzel on panini, craft beer-battered hake, and a tuna poke bowl; salads; pasta; mains and desserts. It also offers a provenance menu for R250, which includes three choices of starters, mains and two desserts as well as a four-dish specials menu that changes every week, for those who prefer a narrower selection.

The crispy wild mushroom wontons in a tom yum broth swimming with kimchi, pickled ginger and cucumber are a must for whetting the appetite, as are the slow-braised chipotle pork soft-shell tacos. The Coobs Caesar is a popular and filling favourite made with poached free-range eggs and crispy wild boar bacon.

Try the free-range pork Bolognese with tagliatelle if want to experience the restaurant’s home-made pasta made with free-range eggs and the acorn-fed pork reared at the Diack family farm in Magaliesberg. The roasted Jerusalem artichoke soup served with croutons and imam bayildi (Turkish-style stuffed brinjal) with bulgar wheat and cherry tomato tabbouleh is a tasty and thoughtfully developed option for vegetarians.

Seal the deal with the chocolate fondant with mascarpone whipped cream, berry gel and rosemary shortbread, or the Coobs malva pudding with custard and toffee sauce and salted caramel ice cream.

A fine selection of wines means you can taste new and smaller releases. And the Coravin list (using a wine preservation device) allows you to enjoy rare and expensive wines per 125ml glass. The cocktail list offers flavour combinations to suit most palates – from cream- to tomato-based and citrus-infused.

The waiters are happy to recommend a wine to complement your meal and can answer any questions regarding dish ingredients.

A largely wooden interior kitted with Ghost chairs and big glass windows and doors create a light atmosphere that works for sunny summer afternoons or winter evenings, when gas heaters are fired up around the room.

Best for…
A cosy romantic dinner for two or a stylish Sunday lunch with the family.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Very disappointing experience. Meals were below average (half thawed goats cheese tortellini and raw tomoto puree masquerading as tomato jus). Pathetically weak management and zero accountability. Will never return.
    I’m sure many people don’t know but Coobs which used to reside in Parkhurst on 4th avenue has reopened in Parktown North next to its sister restaurant Il Contadino. Some websites say it’s permanently closed which is not true. So I thought I would let all you lovely people that they’re operating and their food is out of this world. Their decor is super funky. They have a green wall at the back with hanging apples. Waiters are very friendly, COVID protocols are all in place and the service is brilliant. When we went the other night we opted for the Beef Tartare, and guys, I’m from Paris. It’s just as good as in France, but probably better presented than there. I also had the line fish served with bulgur wheat, marrow, Brussels sprouts, pea purée and parsley lemon butter. 🐠 The rest of my table all had delicious meals, from the wild boar ragu and fresh pasta, to the chicken curry, etc... Definitely worth the visit!
    Coobs recently re-opened in its new cozy location in Parktown-North, and our second visit for dinner has been very rewarding. Still serving fresh, tasty and nourishing food (with ingredients from the Magaliesburg farm), complimented by a fairly priced wine list (and a quirky little tasting room!) and attentive service. This will most probably become one of our neighbourhood hangouts!

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