Coobs, an eclectic and much-loved bistro in the heart of Johannesburg’s leafy suburb of Parkhurst. Coobs’ menu is a seasonal selection of refined farm-inspired dishes and has a wine list featuring some of South Africa’s best boutique wines. Dishes are tasty, fresh, simple and show off the quality of the ingredients.
Beef carpaccio with crispy capers, shaved almonds, parmesan shavings, and truffle dressing
Slow-braised Moroccan style lamb served with hummus, falafel, tabouleh, and zatar seasoned flatbread
Brightside duck liver parfait served with an onion marmalade, fresh figs, and quince brioche
Pan-seared spicy tuna served with citrus segments, shaved fennel, broad beans, linseed brittle and a warm Asian dressing
Free-range pork bolognese pasta served with homemade tagliatelle
Sweet potato gnocchi pasta, served with charred mushroom, crispy spinach and spicy tomato creme 1
Pepper and thyme marinated fillet (250g) served with chargrilled green beans, spring onions and fries with a roast pepper aioli
Grilled line fish served with zucchini spaghetti, confit tomatoes, braised fennel, and a bouillabaisse style sauce
Coobs is an eclectic bistro located on 4th Avenue, Parkhurst. The interiors are contemporary and sophisticated, creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with handmade table tops. They outside area is also fabulous, offering any combination of sunshine and shade one might desire, and a great opportunity for people-watching. The restaurants primary supplier is the organic farm “Brightside,” which has been part of Chef James Diack’s family for more than 20 years. Prior to opening Coobs in 2012, James studied at the Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA) in Stellenbosch and worked for some of South Africa’s most respected chefs. He now owns 4 highly-acclaimed restaurants of his own.