Any place that has the word ‘rum’ in it’s name is going to be an immediate favourite of mine. Brian Lara Rum Eatery opened its doors only a couple of days ago and by the looks of it it’s already a new favourite in Linden.

One of my favourite things about the restaurant is that it’s filled to bursting with plants of every type, the plants mixed with a great collection of tropical pieces, fun tiles and bright fabrics makes it feel like you just stepped into Miami!

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Brian Lara takes its cue from the Caribbean with a small but seriously delicious menu with everything from ribs (R150) the size of your face to creamy leaks (R35) and fried corn frittatas (R35). I’ve been lucky enough to try nearly everything on the menu and those three are my favourite dishes by far, the fish cakes (R50) are pretty damn good too! The servings are quite big so don’t go too crazy when ordering…or do!

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A rum eatery obviously wouldn’t be complete without abundant cocktails and rum! All cocktails are R60, don’t worry the bartenders are more than generous with their servings! The eatery will be open till late, that along with a constant stream of island music pretty much guarantee that you’ll find a fair portion of Joburg whiling away their summer evenings on its deck.


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To keep up to date with Brian Lara follow them on Facebook here or Instagram here.

Contact: 076 320 9739

Address: 56, 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg

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