Who doesn’t love a yummy burger or rack of ribs – we certainly do, and are firm believers that a great burger can cure a number of ills – and seeing as it is the festive season, we feel that we may be visiting the newly opened Ribs & Burgers restaurant, located in the bustling new The Marc precinct in Sandton quite a bit!
Ribs & Burgers is a global Brand, and have outlets in Australia and in England and is fast becoming South Africa’s favourite boutique fast casual restaurant. The first store that opened is located in the popular Menlyn Maine shopping area in Pretoria and the Sandton store is the second – with a few more stores planning to open around Johannesburg in 2019.
Specialising in slow cooked wholesome ribs, premium burgers, wings, salads, free range chicken and more, within a welcoming and authentic environment – these guys keep it real.
The secret – a 35 year old family basting recipe and slow cooking method that was passed down to the original butcher by his granny, adding a flame grill to achieve smoky succulent perfection. Happy and confident, the butcher opened his doors to feed people where the service is kept as humble and real as the food.
We love the décor – blue tiles, leather booths and antique butchery equipment that serves as a cool talking piece. Your cutlery arrives in a bucket and the idea is to get hands on and messy – hence the stack of wet wipes that arrived on our table, and besides, who eats ribs with a knife and fork, right?
We loved the banting burger that comes in a lettuce leaf ‘bowl’ – we ordered ours with bacon and cheese and it hit the spot like nobody’s business! Oh, the fries, served in little buckets, are epic and the deep fried courgettes were also a huge hit. Our favourite part of the meal was the Salted Caramel milkshake that one of our dining partners could not leave alone, saying that she was wholly addicted.
They are all about the basics, done beautifully. The burgers are made from the best cuts of grass-fed, hormone free, 100% pure beef, with nothing added, not even salt and pepper.
The enticing smells coming from the open kitchen will delight your senses, and we love that the menu is affordable and side plates are made to share. The service was efficient and attentive, without being overbearing, and we can certainly see why Ribs & Burgers is the place to be in Sandton.
Ribs & Burgers is located in The Marc and is open daily from 11h00.