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“Grand food at Grand Central”
Review of Grand Central Cafe - CLOSED

Grand Central Cafe
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Grand food at Grand Central”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Very nice outdoor seating overlooking Melrose Arch square. There are often events at the square and it's a great vantage point! The service was a little slow, with a lot of servers standing around chatting and ignoring you, but the food was worth the wait. The past is very good - proper Italian with not too much sauce, the pasta being the hero. The cocktails are pretty good too, but a bit on the expensive side.

  • Visited September 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Heidi L
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Grand Disappointment”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Dry fish, lumpy and oily mash potatoes; and disappointing fries. This was the disappointing results of my recent visit to the restaurant. I have been to the restaurant numerous times prior, loved their fries and recommended them for a friend this time around. I could have hung myself in shame when the fries arrived. Equally shameful was the lumpy mash that was salty and when sent back returned lumpy and oily. I would not be surprised if the same mash was mixed with oil and who knows what and returned to the table.
Their breakfasts used to be great, and I am cautious to say ARE, because they appear to have lost their ability to present quality and well prepared food. Might, BIG MIGHT return... and that's a VERY BIG MIGHT. Pity because of its great location!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Itumeleng
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Grand Breakfast”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

If you looking for a trendy vibe then stop here for a super weekend breakfast! The perfect stop while shopping on a summer's day. Try the Halloumi sandwich, it is absolutely devine! Dinning on the square adds to the atmosphere, and you feel as if you may just be in Italy for New York,

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Johberg_Diner
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

The restaurant is located in a scenic area in Melrose Arch. It is a great location for families with children playing and riding their bikes in the square and also business people due to it's location near several office blocks.
The service is prompt and cheerful. The food is delicious.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Raha M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Outstanding Breakfast”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Some of the breakfast items on the menu where so different, it was extremely busy but the service matched the business. well done to Olga our waitress, 5 star attention to detail and service without being in your face.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Kevin S
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