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Parliament Restaurant

3 Reviews
Burgers, South African, Steak
Phone Number 0117831467 Opening Hours

Monday 2pm to 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm, Sunday Closed

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Menu

Menu - Parliament Restaurant - Food Menu - Updated February 2018 Parliament Restaurant - Cocktails - Updated February 2018

Details

Cost
R150 avg main meal
Food
Burgers, South African, Steak
Corkage
R60
Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish

Parliament is a meeting place – a bar and restaurant specialising in great cocktails, craft beer and live-fire cooking.

Food
Everything is cooked on the open flame – it’s an ode to the South African Braai, just executed with a bit more panache. Whilst the menu doesn’t encompass sharing plates per se, sharing is recommended, it just suits the laid-back setting.

The menu is divided into nibbles and mains, the nibbles being a choice of smoked lamb ribs served with oven-dried tomatoes, olives and mint sauce; grilled calamari and chorizo with caramelised onions, baby potatoes and salsa verde; and grilled brown mushrooms served with a pea purée and cured egg yolk. As I said – it’s like a braai, only better.

For mains the rump steak is a must: spice-crusted and flame-grilled to perfection and served with a blacked butter, it’s just right, as is the 1kg T-bone (to share between two to three diners), served with a burnt leek sauce and gremolata. There isn’t much in the way of choice for vegetarians, but there is a handsome salad of salt-baked beetroots, smoked baba ganoush, goat’s cheese and toasted walnuts.

Notable, too, are the cheeseburger and the harissa-butter king prawns with pickled cucumber. It’s not soul food or comfort food – it’s neither fried nor carb-centric – but it certainly is finger-licking good. Unpretentious, but still with an eye for detail.

Drinks
They’ve brought an awesome mixologist on board to broaden and elevate their cocktail offering. The signature Parly Fizz (gin, elderflower, cucumber, fresh lime and soda) is a delight, and the tequila negroni is an absolute party-starter. Very affordable and deliciously different wines on offer and a wide selection of craft beers on tap.

Ambience
Being on the second floor with windows that open out onto the Joburg skyline makes sunsets an absolute treat at Parliament. It’s the perfect spot for meet-ups of every kind.

Service
It’s casual but friendly.

Best for
After-work drinks, dinner with friends.

(2018)

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User reviews

3 Reviews
    What an exceptional afternoon we had at this gem of a spot in Parkmore. Wonderful manageress with a kind way, and a super attentive waitor. The music is soulful. Now, the food... Sublime rump with chimichurri and we shared a few other small sides. Each dish Is carefully thought through with respect to how it is prepared and also the accompaniments. A great spot to be, PS my husband is quite a chef himself and he too loved it
    This restaurant has quickly become one of my favourite spots for a number of reasons: 1. It feels like you are hanging out at a friends house, unaware to the passing of time because you are just having so much fun in your friendship bubble - who doesn't like being in this zone 2. The beef fat fries taste like what I imagine joy would taste like if joy had a taste...if someone had never eaten a deep fried potato before, this is what I would feed them because they are the best deep fried potatoes I have ever had (and I have had many) 3. They are now doing Sunday brunches (10:30 - 14:30) with a bottomless mimosa option and bottomless no-mimosa option - I LOVE a delicious brunch on any day 4. The yankee stack flapjacks....I ordered them twice in one sitting (no the portions are not small, but the deliciousness got the better of me, I was sitting firmly in gluttony) are worthy of the most elaborate, grand and most enthusiastic slow clap ending with a spirited standing ovation Parliament - I salute you!!!! Love your food, love your vibe and love, love, LOVE your food!

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