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An Afternoon At Urbanologi


An avant-garde restaurant, located inside a craft beer brewery in the heart of old Joburg and with a 4,9 rating on Zomato. I was sold and needed to experience this imagined delight.


So it was that I recently went to Urbanologi, inside the Mad Giant Brewery located in the 1Fox Precinct in downtown Joburg, to meet owner Eben Uys and experience his self-styled urban garde cuisine. Perhaps I would try a beer too.


Eben overflows with passion for both his brewery and his restaurant, sharing with me the various ways in which they are constantly pushing boundaries and challenging our taste buds. We were spoiled for choice on the rather extensive menu, enjoying crispy dropped black pepper pork belly with tamarind dressing, butternut puree, cucumber and smoked peanuts; venison tataki with smoked amasi labneh, beetroot pesto and pickled candy beetroot and sweet potato with buffalo milk labneh and puffed nori cracker. See my snaps of these great dishes below and more of what we ate in my video.


Pork Belly at Urbanologi on My Lime Boots

Venison Carpaccio at Urbanologi on My Lime Boots

Sweet potato at Urbanologi on My Lime Boots


Afer you’ve partaken of the fine cuisine at Urbanologi, be sure to ask for a brewery tour. You’ll love the range of craft beers produced by Mad Giant – with names like Killer Hop, The Guzzler, True Grit and Electric Light there’s one just for your refined craft beer palate! Did you catch the origin of the Mad Giant name in my video above?


Urbanologi was an absolute treat to experience, one of those establishments that require multiple visits to truely appreciate.


Find Urbanologi on the web, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Find Mad Giant on the web, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Urbanologi and Mad Giant are located in the 1Fox Precinct in downtown Joburg.

Find out what Zomato users think of Urbanologi.


A massive thank you to Eben and his team for hosting us for an extraordinary afternoon of culinary, and hop, delights!





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