Urbanologi is located at the 1 Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp, the oldest part of town and the heart of Johannesburg. Based inside the Mad Giant Brewery. Urbanologi works side by side with the brewery team brainstorming and testing new ideas in search of new flavors, ingredients, processes and techniques.
Really HORRIBLE service and tiny portions of food.
Despite making a reservation - they couldn't find my reservation and insisted i didn't make one. I had to show the staff on THEIR computer where my reservation was. Because they forgot my reservation, there wasn't a table large enough for my group of people.
Waited ages to get a menu, place orders and to actually get our food. Portions of food where minuscule - even for tapas.
I had the best time on my birthday. The food was great, had the best chicken of my life. The decor is so fresh and the waiter served us well.
The restaurant its self is quite amazing, surely deserving of the award it got for the design. My wife and I had dinner here this past weekend, she insisted we come here because of all the hype surrounding this place, I was a bit skeptical given the location, however it was worth it.
The restaurant was not as busy as one would expect but the food was amazing and service was phenomenal, Thabiso gave us the experience like no other, we are well travelled and can safely say this was way up there with the best places we have been to, the only down side to the experience was the dessert, I personally did not enjoy them.
We were very pleased with our experience here and we will definitely be coming back for more as I understand the menu changes quite often.
Was a little dissapointed by the food. For tapas, I found that there was no cohesion between the dishes. The duck pancake was delicious but required something fresh to cut through the fatty like texture. My partner found the steamed brioche bland as the bun had very little of the truffle catalan. Alas, the only dish we truly enjoyed was the deep fried potatoes. Maybe we made poor selections, as the waiter did not offer up any suggestions or recommendations. For dessert we had the peach and thyme. There was no peach flavouring and too much thyme. Not a great way to end. May give this another try in a couple of months if the menu changes.
Best restaurant, food and beer in town, simple as that