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Social on Main

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European, Pub, Gastropub, Street Food, Bar
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Shop 1, Posthouse Centre, Cnr Main Road & Posthouse Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
+27 11 706 7115
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Port Eliabeth
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great drinks menu, the "in crowd" frequents this establishment. Food always really fabulous

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Thank candyandbrian
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lunch meeting there, It was one of best lunches.. The sandwiches, were delicious, and coffee good. I will go back and back again.

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Thank nicolette2108
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informal business lunch was certainly better than expected. We selected this establishment due to the convenience factor but service was very attentive, great selection of pub meals (burgers were very good!) & drinks always served ice cold. Lunchtime probably more appropriate for our intentions as have heard the evening and night hours are very busy.

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Thank Geoff W
Shannon, Ireland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a Wednesday and Friday recently on my trip to Joburg. The cocktails were delicious! Pitcher of Long Island didn't disappoint! Friday night there it was buzzing, good music and fun people. Tasty snacking food also.

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Thank Fiona C
Bengaluru, India
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The selection of beer and other drinks is really good. If you want to experiment with drinks, this is the place. The food ranges from average to excellent depending on what you chose from the menu. If you are planning a quiet evening or a discussion across the table, skip it since it could get really noisy. But if you... More 

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Thank Jayan T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friends and I recently tried out Social on Main as I have heard so much about it and we always on the hunt for great cocktails and food. The atmosphere is very chilled which is great and the service we received was amazing, the waiters were friendly and patient and helped answer all my questions and indecisiveness when it... More 

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Thank MrsModramoothoo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

WE went there for lunch twice. The first time the food was good and the wine list was good, but we had to sit inside and it's very hot and noisy. The second time we left without ordering as the restaurant was full of bee's.

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Thank Lee-anne G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Social on Main for drinks after work. There was a private function booked for the evening without us knowing. The manager was completely accommodating-made a plan for us- we were 8! Had a lovely table outside set up. Thumbs up to social!

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Thank CHY8080
Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

When I say classy I don't mean pompous nor upmarket but the setting is stunning for both a meal or a drink at the bar. It was packed with people both inside the main restaurant, outside on the pavillion, and even at the entrance where table are placed to accommodate more customers. We never ate there but their drinks menu... More 

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Thank James W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Superb service and food whilst hosting a fully booked restaurant. Great Vibe and ambience. Awesome cocktails and a great deck to sit on outside

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Thank Mishka M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Pub, Gastropub, Street Food, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Posthouse Centre, Cnr Main Road & Posthouse Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 706 7115
Description
Delicious casual dining with style. We're a happy mix of a bar serving cocktails and local craft beers & wines with a restaurant serving delicious hearty portions and sharing food perfect for your next social night out with friends and family. With DJ on Friday nights and Live Bands every Sunday we also up the entertainment factor!

Our venue boasts a large bar with seating, inside (non smoking restaurant) and a stunning sunny open yet undercover terrace (smoking) where you can sip on drinks, eat a scrummy meal or both!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?