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Phone Number 0114921399 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12noon to 4pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 7pm to 10pm


Menu - Menu changes regularly


R200 to R300 per person
R60 for wine ; R160 for Champagne
R200 to R300 per person
Local cuisine, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine

The business of ordering always ends up being a rather expensive exercise at Urbanologi it’s worth it for the pleasure of being able to taste so many fresh, foreign and interesting flavor combinations. The menu is divided into raw, cured, steamed, fried, kushiyaki (meaning skewered and grilled) and dessert. If you’re dining alone, make sure to pick one from each.

Standout plates included the herb seared venison with Sriracha emulsion, cucumber salsa and ponzu in the raw section; the duck pancakes with kimchi, horseradish emulsion and hoisin in the cured section; the coal-fried broccoli with smoked gorgonzola and broccoli gremolata; and the crumbed line-caught chokka (squid) served with a sweet and piquant mango salsa and micro basil. For those who enjoy pairing their food with the right kind of beverage, each dish comes with a wine or beer recommendation.

Say yes to the churros served with lime frozen yoghurt, cinnamon and orange jelly for dessert – they’re light and fresh and go beautifully with the suggested glass of Yardstick pinot noir.

Pleasingly, many of the wines are served by the glass, with some nice surprises such as the Circumstance Biodynamic (cabernet franc) and the Yardstick (pinot noir). Cocktails are made using only premium spirits and specially made spirits and are definitely worth a spin. For instance, the humble margarita is made with Don Julio, Cointreau, still lemonade and a squeeze of lemon. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available – from Symmetry Botanical tonics to BOS ice tea and S.Pellegrino sparkling water.

Quick, efficient service and knowledgeable staff means that recommendations from your waitron can be trusted and ingredients and plate size can be explained before decisions are made.

Because it’s a huge, industrial-style restaurant space with high ceilings and a brewery on-site, it can get very cold and drafty, especially in the colder months. But it’s great for entertaining big groups, who can be seated at the long dark wooden tables on matching high chairs.

Urbanologi patrons don’t pay for parking – just remember to ask for a receipt and present it to the car guards.

(August 2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    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

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