NGC is an eclectic and fun bistro serving up delectable, honest food that’s made with care and served with love. It’s delicious, but unpretentious.
The menu is broken up into small plates to share, larger plates and their signature burgers. You can’t visit NGC without trying their fried mac ’n cheese: squares of rich mac ’n cheese are crumbed and deep fried and served with their homemade barbeque sauce. Just as good are the light and crisp tempura aubergine and their rather naughty braised brisket croquettes.
If it’s a burger you’re after then the NGC beef burger topped with Emmenthaler and roast onions definitely fits the bill, but the buttermilk chicken burger with chipotle coleslaw and NGC barbeque sauce comes in a close second. If you’re looking for something a little more serious then the 300g aged sirloin with potato gratin, bone marrow and confit garlic butter is absolutely scrumptious.
For dessert it’s hands down the chocolate fondant with salted caramel and vanilla bean ice cream: perfectly gooey and rich.
They have a beautifully curated wine list with a diverse range of boutique wine farms on offer. They also offer draught on tap and a range of tasty non-alcoholic drinks like The Duchess G&Ts.
The service is hands-on and fantastic: it’s owner run and you really feel it. There’s a lot of love and care that goes into the running of this restaurant.
There’s both indoor and outdoor seating available, the latter being streetside. The interior is cosy and unpretentious: wooden tables and a wooden bar, tasteful décor and lighting and a great wine display along the walls. It’s small, laidback and welcoming.
Romantic dinners, dinner with friends
(14 October 2019)
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Loved this restaurant. Beautiful tasty food especially the small plates to share. We had 4 and they were all a win. Will definitely be back.
Great food, super service and a friendly atmosphere, full of vibes!
What a wonderful find exceptional food awesome owners love it, twice in one week definitely a regular spot
We have just enjoyed an amazing meal; the tastes were incredible, and reasonably priced.
What a happy find.
We have no hesitation in recommending a visit
We have just enjoyed an incredible meal; the tastes
Enric Elvira Riera
After eating the sirloin many times in a row (as it's in my Top 3 of the city and believe me, it's my first choice on any restaurant as it's my value meter, as the Margherita pizza is for the pizzerias), I've been adventurous in choosing other mains and I never regret it, as any dish has a special touch. On the top of that any starter or dessert will fulfill your needs (best chocolate fondant in ZA). Service always on point.
This great little restaurant is out favourite bistro and continues to impress with their seasonal menu. The owners are very hands on and it's their personal attention which makes us feel so special and keeps us returning every time. The small plates menu consists of a variety of delicious dishes and decent-sized portions. The wine list is fantastic. The sirloin and lambs neck papardelle are consistently good. The chocolate coulant is the best I've tasted in south africa. A hidden gem indeed!
Carla Schulze Doerr
Good food is just so good.
Absolutely love this spot.
NCG is located in the most unassuming, slightly obscure position, but the menu is well thought out, with a wine list to match. We’ve eaten at NGC on a few occasions now and have never been disappointed. The menu is seasonal and showcases some interesting ingrients, all cooked perfectly. They also offer some great specials such as bottomless bubbles. Blairgowrie needs more restaurants like this!
Lovely small restaurant with friendly service. The menu has a lot of variety and every time I've been here there was something new and exciting to try. The quality of the food is exceptional, and they have a great selection of wines to pair with the food.
Diona Stevic Marinko
In a city where new restaurants are constantly opening, it's pretty rare to keep going to the same place over and over again, but I've been here more times in the past year than I can count. The waiters are wonderful, the ambience is great (as is the wine list)... It's completely unpretentious, and the food is by far some of the best in JHB. I'm not even a vegetarian but I keep on coming back to the falafel burger. Everything about this little restaraunt is dreamy.