UPDATE: Since Writing this post Urbanologi have been nominated for a 2016 EAT OUT style award:
The first contender is not your average brewery restaurant. The edgy new eatery, headed up by chef Angelo Scirocco, is located at Johannesburg’s 1Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp and is housed inside the industrial-chic Mad Giant Brewery. Here’s why Urbanologi deserves its nomination for the 2016 Boschendal Style Award.
-eat out, August 18th
The look: Playful industrial-chic
The location: A large, warehouse-style space in Ferreirasdorp
The creatives: Interior and furniture design by Haldane Martin Iconic Design; artwork and graffiti by Nomad; crockery by Mervyn Gers and uniform design by Daniella Kisten
More about Urbanologi:
With this new spot being in a province I haven’t visited in ages, the below post is more of a promo, heads up for any Jozi readers about what’s cool and popping up on the Jozi Foodie scene.
Urbanologi is located at the 1 Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp , the oldest part of town and the heart of Johannesburg. Based inside the Mad Giant Brewery, Urbanologi works side by side with the brewery team brainstorming and testing new ideas in search of new flavours, ingredients, processes and techniques.
You may recognize the head chef Angelo Scirocco, who worked as sous chef at Chefs Warehouse in Cape Town and competed at the 2015 S.Pellegrino Young Chef Awards. Scirocca says “the essence of their food comes from using the highest quality of fresh Asian and local ingredients while harnessing the character of street food with an Avant Garde thought process”
Urbanologi is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm – 2:45pm for lunch and 6pm – 9pm for dinner, and the bar is open from 12pm – 10pm. On Sundays, the restaurant is open from 12pm – 4:45pm for lunch and the bar is open from 12pm – 6pm.
If you have visited Urbanologi, I would love to hear about your experience and see your photography of what looks like an amazing urban space. They have collaborated with amazing creatives: Furniture and interior designer – Haldane Martin (same mastermind behind the ever loved, Truth steam punk interiors), Ceramicist – Mervyn Gers,and Graffiti artwork by artist – Justin Nomad and if the images are anything to go by I’m sure chef Angelo Scirocco is pushing some exquisite food off the pass. Tweet me your experience!
Urbanologi | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | t: 011 492 1399 |Mad Giant, 1 Fox Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg CBD