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Gourmet Burger Sunday – 28 August

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I am a great lover of a decent hamburger and my previous Burger Sunday in April was a huge success. Based on that I have decided to repeat it again. We streamlined the menu a little bit, we had a chicken option which didn’t sell, but extended the toppings. We have a selection of three carriers (buns) for your Burger – the traditional seed bun or a more South African Vetkoek and a rustic Italian Ciabatta. All three perfect vehicles to carry a juicy 100% Pure Beef patty infused with the flavours of smoked paprika, parsley and fresh garlic or if beef isn’t your thing, choose our 100% Pure Pork patty infused with sage and fennel for a taste sensation.

And to add to your relaxation and dining experience, we have a great pop-up venue at 217 Soutpansberg Road in Rietondale in Pretoria. We proud ourselves that we have created a super relaxed environment and with great background jazz music it can just be a fun day out. As we are a Pop-up Restaurant, books are ESSENTIAL on 083 730 8344.

The Menu:

Choose your Starter – R45
Tempura Onion Rings with Chimichurri
Refried Beans & Chorizo

Choose your Burger Main – All R95
• All served with Baked Potatoes & Bean Salad
• Choice of Buns: Italian Ciabatta Bun or Traditional Vetkoek Bun or Seed Bun
• Choice of 150g Beef or 150g Pork Patty

• Pickled Beetroot • Emmenthal Cheese • Onion & Olive Relish
• Bacon • Green Apple & Cabbage Salad • Honey & Mustard Mayo
• Avo • Rocket • Harissa Tzatziki • Purple Onions
• Jalapeno Relish • Smoked Mozzarella • Grilled Aubergine

Dessert – R55
Marshmellow & Rosewater Cheesecake
70% Lindt Dark Chocolate Cup

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Oxtail Sunday Menu – 24 July

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If you enjoy the rich and full and rich flavour of an Oxtail Stew, then this Sunday is for you. We have slow braised Oxtail in Guinness on the menu served with a creamy rosemary scented polenta. It is a traditional menu with bold flavours and to round it off what better than our Malva Pudding with our homemade Ginger Ice Cream.


Where: 217 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria (Laughing Chefs Restaurant)

Time: 11am – 4pm

Three Course Oxtail Menu: R225 per person or eat individual courses of which one must be a main.

Starter: R55
Smoked Mackerel Pie
Warm Potato Salad | Avo Cream | Basil Oil

Main: R150
Guiness Braised Oxtail
Creamy Rosemary Polenta | Mushroom, Carrot & White Bean Ragoût | Guiness Jus

Dessert: R50
Traditional Malva Pudding
Turkish Apricots | Ginger Ice Cream

Methods of Payment: Cash or SnapScan only.

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Taste Café Pop-up Winter Menu

With the colder weather of course comes the opportunity to make more hearty winter soups, pot pies, pot-au-feu and stews and this gives our Winter Menu that immediate comfort-food feeling.

This Sunday, 15 May, Taste Café introduces its Winter Menu which will run until end of July.

Taste Café Pop-up Restaurant at Laughing Chefs at 217 Soutpansberg Rd. Rietondale every Sunday from 11:00 – 15:00. The restaurant is licensed and has an extensive liquor list. There is ample seating and we can handle larger tables.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are essential and can be made with Willie on 083 730 8344.

A la Carte Menu:

Chicken & Mushroom Soup and freshly baked bread R75
Veggie Curry & Rice R80
Spicy Duck Livers on Polenta R85
Beef Pot Pie served with veggies R95
Pork Bangers on Bubble & Squeak R90
Prawns & Chorizo on Risotto R135

Chewy Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream R60
Warm Dried Fruit Compote & Crème Anglaise R55
Pineapple & Carrot Cake R50

We’ll either add or change dishes from time to time as seasonal produce becomes available – watch our FB Page for weekly updates in this regard.

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Taste Café Pop-up Restaurant


Taste Café Pop-up Restaurant is open VERY SUNDAY from 11am – 3pm at 217 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale at the venue of Laughing Chefs.

We serve a set menu of a starter, main and dessert on a weekly basis and it is something different every Sunday.

Please note that bookings are essential and can be made by visiting our Contact Page.

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