Experience a myriad of worldly flavors at this charming cafe-style restaurant located in Milpark. The food menu has no specific focus, with chef Claudia Giannoccaro taking inspiration from her travels around the globe, and offers a delightful choice of specialties. Honest food without pretense is the only theme to the menu. House favorites include 5 spice calamari, Thai Style Fish Cakes and Salvation Gourmet Beef Burger. There's a small selection for kids as well. Don't forget to check their daily specials. Their breakfast menu has loyal following with patrons who just can't seem to get enough of the perfectly poached eggs benedict. Bring the delicious treats to your party with the catering service on offer. The restaurant can also be rented for private events. Check website for more.
Set in a charming old farmhouse, which has been converted into a thriving restaurant, Browns is tucked away in a tranquil garden, a stone's throw from the city hustle and bustle. The restaurant gives you the opportunity to dine amongst 45,000 bottles of wine in a cellar accommodating 40 diners in comfort or to enjoy the airy patio, if the weather permits. The menu includes shellfish, game and superb steaks.
Il Giardino D'egli Ulivi or the Garden of Olives is a wonderful peaceful Italian restaurant set in an olive garden. The restaurant is warm and inviting with blue walls, checkered floors and chandeliers lighting up the room. You can even sit out and enjoy a little bit of nature while you dine. Do not miss the Caprese Salad, Melanzane Parmagiana and especially the Foccacias. Follow that with the Cozze Marinara, a mussel hotpot or even the pastas and you can finish your meals with Il Giardino's Dolce Della Nonna, which is delicious mix of Amaretto biscotti, nuts, chocolate and cream. The restaurant is known for its pizzas and other snacks as well so do try them. For more details on Sunday lunches and other information, do call ahead.
Katzy's is a friendly piano bar modeled after the piano bars in US. It specializes in whiskeys, cognacs and cigars which you can enjoy comfortably in the oversize leather sofas. The art-deco ambiance and live music make for a very soothing environment. The dance floor gets going once the live music starts around 9p. Katzy's at the Grillhouse is open daily and like all bars in Jo'burg stays open till late.
The Radium Beer Hall in Orange Grove is a happening jazz bar and restaurant. The restaurant has live jazz bands playing on most days. The Radium is practically a tourist attraction and has a Joburg feel to it owing to its long history—it was started as a tearoom in 1929 and turned into a bar in 1944. The bar also serves snacks and spicy Portuguese food which you can enjoy on the long bar just like in the old days of mining!
Indulge in a premium range of coffees at Bean There, located within the 44 Stanley, at Milpark. Ethical sourcing is one of the primary philosophies at Bean There, which procures all its coffee through Fair Trade. A keen eye for detail, right from the sourcing of single bean coffees to the roasting process has resulted in the cafe offering consistently good brews. Roasting happens on site in small batches guaranteeing the freshest coffee experience. Enjoy the brews at the intimate seating area or carry a pack home to make your own cup of heaven. Check website for more.