6 Reviews
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Bistro fare, Modern
Phone Number 0114470710 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 9.30pm; Sunday 12pm to 4pm


Menu - Coobs - Menu  - updated march 2018


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
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  • Food

Sylvia Mckeown

The one that started it all and launched what would become the much-loved sustainable Diack food empire. With everything coming straight from the Brightside family farm in Magaliesburg mixed with James’ signature generous zeal you will find every plate set before you a treat for the eyes and taste buds.

Because the food comes straight from the farm to your table, the menu goes beyond the usual seasonality trapping and is constantly updated with new surprises inspired by the produce itself. Although well regarded for their meat – seen keenly in their Braised and smoked short rib or their Confit Brightside pork belly – you will find that it’s their amazing care of their greens and vegetables – such as their grilled heirloom pumpkin main or roasted beetroot salad - that really sets them apart from most. Also if you can get a hold of a cheese soufflé or Brightside duckliver parfait starter, nab them. The desserts in particular always plate a pretty picture, Such as their infamous deconstructed
lemon meringue tart dessert served coconut sorbet, which is a beautiful sight that can only be made better by eating it.

A hearty list of small batch wines that add to every bite. That we recommend you try and learn more about at their famous occasional Sunday wine tasting events where you spend your day lounging and drinking along a 5 course set menu.

Fantastically friendly service where you feel attended but never rushed, and treated with genuine warmth. Plus we love it when your water – or wine glass - is never empty.

Sunshine and colourful swaths of art light up the roadside space during the day splendidly. But at night when the lights dim is when the real romance happens.

Best for...
An impressive first date spot


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Awesome food really good. Good variety clever use of fresh produce. Definitely in my all time top 5 meals
    Always excellent service at this little gem. Beautifully presented food with plenty of vegetarian options. I love that the food is sourced with welfare & environmental ethics in mind.
    We had yet another great meal at Coobs over the weekend. We've come to expect this of the food, and on this particular visit we had a great experience with the service. We ordered a meal for someone who was arriving late. That person took even longer than expected so her food was ready before she had arrived. When she finally arrived we noticed that the service staff had her food remade in order to keep with quality as high as usual, and never mentioned a thing to us!

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