Linden is one of those area that is slowly but surely sneaking up on everyone regarding cool places to hang out and one of their newest residents is the Caribbean inspired Brian Lara Rum Eatery.
This restaurant will have you feeling like you’re on holiday smack bang in the middle of a tropical island surrounded by singing dolphins and sunsets that will make you cry.
Expect a laid back atmosphere, loads of cocktails and a short but really delicious menu packed with things like Sticky Ribs, Salt and Pepper Squid, Jerk Chicken and Melon and Feta Salad, just to name a few. I paid Brian Lara a visit on Wednesday with my good friend Jo where we stuffed our faces with Crab Coconut Curry and Rice & Beans, delicious Fish Cakes, Corn Frittatas, complimentary Watermelon and homemade Corn Chips and Pineapple and Tomato Salsa.
Everything was really tasty, the sauce in the Crab Curry I could have eaten a bowl of by itself, the only thing is the Crab itself was quite tricky to eat because it comes in its shell, which totally adds to the experience, but when you have someone as clumsy as me trying to crack it open it only spells mess! Hehe. We also had a bowl of their Creamy Leeks, which as far as I’m concerned should be served in a massive bucket that gets strapped to your face so that you can get lost in it. It’s so delicious!
This place is fun and atmospheric, it’s covered in plants, neon lights and touches of island life, it serves delicious food and some of their cocktails come in pineapples!! What more do I need to say? Nothing. Happy eating!
Address: 56, 4th Avenue, Linden, Randburg
Phone number: 076 320 9739