06 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Johannesburg

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Trendy see-and-be-seen on Joburg’s hippest street

1. Espresso

Trendy see-and-be-seen on Joburg’s hippest street

Our favourite place to eat

Parkhurst’s main road is a foodie’s pilgrimage. The restaurant that made it that way is Espresso, a pavement style eatery that spills out onto the street with the city’s youngest and hottest. Peri-peri calamari and prawns are their speciality – and their sauce is legendary. PS Bring cash. This is, perhaps, the only restaurant not to take cards!

4th Avenue, Parkhurst

Tel: +27 11 447 8700

City of Gold’s gold standard

2. DW11-13

City of Gold’s gold standard

One of SA’s Top 10 restaurants, this leads the culinary charge in the country’s most bustling city. Its award-winning menu continues to surprise keeping regulars both returning for their favourites and to try something new. Expect simple dishes that explode with flavour, wine teasers and a contemporary, yet unpretentious atmosphere.

Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Avenue   Tel: +27 11 341 0663

Joburg’s “must-eat” meat

3. Chaf-Pozi Soweto

Joburg’s “must-eat” meat

Looking for the authentic? Chaf Pozi is as real as it gets, presenting its meat-mad menu, Shisa Nyama – or flame-grilled - style. Choose from delicious cuts, prepared and cooked in front of you. Wash it down with local beer. For the daredevil, there’s a bungee jump between two brightly painted cooling towers. And it’s right next to the stadium, making it your perfect pre- or post- event spot!

Orlando Towers, Cnr Kingsley Sithole & Nicholas Street   Tel: +27 72 629 6640

Out of the city, out of this world

4. Silver Orange Bistro

Out of the city, out of this world

Take a lunch break from Joey’s and drive out to Hartebeespoort Dam. Not only is this one of the area’s most scenic spots but it’s home to one of its finest restaurants. Everything at the S.O.B. is just swell: the entrance’s grand wine display, the masterfully plated food and the dazzling interiors. Naturally, that also makes the wine award-winning – and, if there was a prize for afternoon sun, this place would grab that too!

R513, close to the Mfula Intersection, Hartebeespoort   Tel: +27 82 378 2948

Contemporarily French meets New York style

5. Thomas Maxwell Bistro

Contemporarily French meets New York style

Sandton is Johannesburg’s new CBD – and this gem of a restaurant shows that in just ten years, the area has developed with world-class confidence, delighting guests from every corner of the world with its unique and inspirational approach. The menu is simple and uncomplicated, with quality and seasonal ingredients, executed extremely well. And if you like your wines, nay, if you truly love them, make sure you book at the Thomas Maxwell.

140 11th Street, Sandton   Tel: +27 11 784 1575

 
 
 
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