About Us

A space to relax, celebrate and enjoy creative dishes made for you.

Our Story

About The Prawnery

A fresh, vibrant and flavourful food offering, that explores the many delicious, varied and indulgent ways one can enjoy prawns and seafood. Our food is paired with a proudly local and extensive wine offering, ice-cold beers and sexy cocktails all set in an eclectic, stylish and friendly space perfect experience for both the fun-seeking as well as sophisticated patrons, looking for good food in a playful, personal and conceptual atmosphere.

21 June 2020 marked the first anniversary of The Prawnery, Illovo. The Prawnery opened its doors to an excited and welcoming Joburg community, who were fascinated by its menu. A meze offering that called for 1 of each and an abundant and decadent main offering that really hit the spot!

In just a year, we are having to define and craft exactly what The Prawnery will be in years to come, now more than ever and under the most stringent of health precautions, are we doing purposeful meal planning and a curated food offering that is a treat and as always, a delightful eating experience, but is also nourishing, wholesome and meaningful.

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What We Offer

In your home

Accommodating/servicing a full 80-seater might not be possible, but that doesn’t mean there will be less of The Prawnery to go around. ‘My Little Prawnery’ is a bespoke service that includes a 3-man team of Chefs and Cooks who service a party/gathering/ get-together, all from our mobile kitchen and swanky Food Truck! Serving up a curated menu with an accompanying wine or cocktail menu, that can be inspired by The Prawnery restaurant menu, sit-down, street food style, or just about anything you want. The team will set-up, cook and serve at your home or venue. Additional services such as décor and photography are also available.


The Prawnery Pantry is a selection of wholesome frozen meals prepared weekly for you to keep in your freezer and reheat at your own convenience. Delivered by us, direct to you! The select meals on offer are filling, ideal for reheating or easy-peasy at home prep.

The second pantry offering is our full house, four-meal pantry box! Choose between Asian, Mediterranean, Fusion, and more and we’ll deliver a four-recipe meal box, including fresh, quality protein (cleaned and portioned) and a selection of other groceries and produce from the accompanying recipe cards that allows for easy, no fuss delicious home cooking that is also the great taste of The Prawnery, night after night!

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Can you imagine, The Prawnery all to yourself!

The Prawnery will take exclusive booking (no less than 20 guests, and a maximum of 30 guests), that allows you to enjoy and live out special occasions and joyous celebrations with your exclusive guest list. The menu and food selection can be The Prawnery restaurant menu, or specially curated for the occasion, including wine pairing, gin paring, whisky

pairing, just about anything you like! Additional services such as décor and photography are also available.