My favourite Jo’burg eateries
Johannesburg – the City of Gold, where the streets are filled with bloggers, fashionistas, trendsetters and not-so-ordinary residents. It is famous not only for its arts and culture, but also for the variety of bars and restaurants on offer: from vegetarian to Asian to grill houses, this city has it all.
I pride myself on searching out and exploring different restaurants. There are, of course, far too many to mention, but I would like to share a few of my personal favourites.
Life Grand Cafe
Life is a beautiful restaurant at Hyde Park Corner, perfect for breakfast and lunches. It has a great menu selection, and if you’re feeling a bit ambitious, you can make your own salad. Its high tea is popular, while there's also a gift store should you wish to splurge a little.
Contact details: + 27 (0)11 325 4350
Address: Shop MM24, Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park
Lovely restaurant in Parktown North that serves delicious food and has a lively atmosphere. Perfect for going to with a group of friends. I like the extensive food selection on the menu. Enjoy a succulent fillet and great wine that is smooth on the palate.
Contact details: + 27 (0)11 447 5828
Address: Shop 7, Parktown Quarter, 3rd Avenue, Parktown North
Trendy, elegant décor and great ambience define this restaurant. Add to that great service, mouth-watering cuisine and an awesome cocktail menu. Be sure to try the Gucci Martini – I absolutely loved it.
Contact details: + 27 (0)11 706 0991
Address: 432 Nicolway Bryanston, Corner Wedgewood Link and William Nicol Drive, Bryanston
District 6 Eatery
Influenced by Cape Town’s District Six, this restaurant celebrates Cape Malay cuisine, from spicy lamb curries to boboties. It is uniquely South African.
Contact details: + 27 (0)11 486 7226
Address: Corner Greenhills Road and Barry Hertzog Avenue, Emmarentia
This restaurant has a great recipe to keep its customers happy: elegant decorations, fully stocked bar, exceptional cocktail and wine menu, and exquisite cuisine. Enjoy an early dinner, stick around for drinks and try out the various cocktails on offer. Be sure to have a designated driver for the night.
Contact details: + 27 (0)11 234 8807
Address: Corner Rivonia Boulevard and 11th Avenue, Rivonia
Category: Food & Wine