Lisa Witepski from More Than Food visited us at Lanser’s on Main recently, to see if we made it on to her ‘Johannesburg’s latest gem’ list? If we did then she’d be writing us up as her latest More Than Food review. When someone is coming for dinner at Lanser’s on Main, who’s described as….

Lisa is constantly planning her next meal, or where to eat it. That’s why she believes she is incredibly lucky to work as a freelance writer – it’s basically her job to unearth Johannesburg’s latest gem, or find the one spot that no one’s talking about yet (but soon will be). When she’s not glugging cappuccinos and savouring new flavours, you’ll find her with her nose buried in a book.

… you know the team at Lanser’s on Main is looking forward the evening. Who better to show than Lisa, why we’re Bryanston’s Favourite Bistro? From her review, it seems like we did a great job 🙂

The restaurant is quietly elegant, with little touches that I just fell in love with – like the succulents growing out of vintage teacups on each table. We chose a table on the balcony, where we could take in the electric Joburg night. It’s an ideal spot for date night – not overly fussy, but definitely out of the ordinary.

We gave Lisa a 5 star rating for immediately appreciating what Lanser’s on Main is all about with regards to our menu.  From our beginning we’ve taken dishes that are classic favourites, and then added our own special Bistro twist to them.

The food is out of the ordinary, too. At first glance, the menu is deceptively simple. The usual bistro favourites are all there – think pastas, pizzas, steaks and burgers – but they have very little in common with what’s dished up at other restaurants. That’s because Lanser’s pet trick is to take a global favourite – like steak tartare, for example – and mix it up with a few additions of his own. As a result, dishes that you might count among your ‘bests’ become almost unrecognisable – but in a very, very good way.

Taking into account that many of its lunchtime clientele hail from Bryanston’s bustling office blocks, Lanser’s also offers a quick-eats lunch menu. I wouldn’t want to rush my time here, though. This is superb food prepared with passion and every bite is a pleasure.

Thank you fo joining us for dinner Lisa. We really enjoyed our time with you and your hubby, and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.