The Grillhouse is a New York Style Steakhouse. The interiors are beautifully decorated using green leather seating and fine timber, giving the whole restaurant a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Their wine and beverage list is unending. They also offer premium cigars and imported chocolates. The place can also be rented for any private social or corporate event.
Housed within the imposing Forum Homini Hotel at the sprawling Letamo Game Estate, Roots is a wonderful choice for a memorable dining experience in the heart of Johannesburg. Wooden-finish flooring, crystal-like booths and tables draped in black tablecloths complete a jovial ambiance at Roots. While it specializes in carefully crafted table d'hôte meals offered for dinner, lunch and breakfast, weekend lunches and brunches are also equally popular here. Wine tastings held on Fridays attract wine buffs, while gourmands hop in to relish a mix of cuisines like African, Asian and European. Chef Adriaan Maree has chalked out an intelligently priced bill of fare that does justice to diners' whims and budgets.
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.
Sway to some well-curated live music gigs and dig on some delicious burgers and pizzas at Rumours Lounge, a hip venue in the heart of Johannesburg. Found in the city's Weltevredenpark, this laid-back spot offers cozy lounge-style seating areas and an excellent choice of alcoholic drinks to its guests. The stage is graced by a number of established as well as emerging South African musicians and indie bands who specialize in genres like contemporary, metal, jazz and rock 'n' roll. Large TV screens play live sporting action, inviting all sports buffs to watch their favorite personalities in a relaxed setting.
Koi Restaurant entices your palate with devouring Asian delicacies as you dine here. The restaurant is known for offering a range of Pan Asian variety along with an impressive list of beverages. Enjoy some steaming dimsums or opt for sushi rolls or choose from the variety of delicious noodles and curries. You can pair your meal with the unique African cocktail offerings or enjoy fine wines and other beverages from their menu. Its elegant interiors and cozy furnishings complemented with warm hospitality make this a great spot to catch up with your friends as you unwind after work.
The Brazen Head offers a unique dining experience in Johannesburg. The casual restaurant/pub blends the lively atmosphere and impeccable draft selection of a typical Irish pub with a South African spirit. The spacious restaurant opens up into a charming veranda with picnic seating and a private library where guests can browse that also hosts intimate musical performances by local artists. Sip on original concoctions like the Brazen Head Tropical Tonic or a classic with a twist like the bitter apricot whisky sour. Savor house specialties like the beef and Guinness pie or the balsamic marinated lamb chops and soak in the laid-back atmosphere. Come here on game night for heaped snack platters, pints of beer and to cheer on your favorite team. Kids are welcome during the day, and the restaurant offers a special kids menu as well.
Savor grilled and barbecue favorites at this lively restaurant in the heart of the city. The Smokehouse specializes in American-style barbecue preparations, and delights with a diverse menu. Start off with the Spicy Chicken Wings or perhaps the Jalapeno Bacon Poppers. Main selections include a choice of ribs, burgers and sandwiches. Menu favorites include barbecued chicken quarters and fillets. The drinks list offers a fine choice of beers and wines as well as cocktails. Finish off with the inviting dessert selection that includes Peanut Butter Ice-cream and Creamy Cheesecake. Restaurant interiors are a cozy affair, done up with lots of wooden elements and contemporary decor choices.
This little breakfast cafe is a gem of Braamfontein, situated on De Beer Street. Deleahs Eatery is known for the eclectic menu it serves - there's breakfast, there's lunch, there's coffee and lots more! Open all week, except Mondays and Sundays, between 8.30a and 5.30p, the charming rustic place makes for a good spot to load up on tasty munches and caffeine before hitting work. The breakfast preparations here, such as French toast, breakfast pita, ham and cheese sandwich, are extremely popular with the locals. The prices are moderate, the offerings are delicious and hearty and the service is friendly, definitely worth a try.
WAM Cafe is a refreshing place to settle down for a coffee, after getting your fix of culture at the Wits Art Museum. Sitting in the museum foyer, the cafe is a stylish affair, with an all-white interior theme and design furniture, also in white. The all-glass facade allows ample natural light, while the bare bulbs suspended from the ceiling, add to the minimalistic vibe. To go along with the brew, they offer hearty breakfast choices in the mornings, as well as sandwiches and baked goodies throughout the day. Their heavenly desserts should not be missed.
This country-wide chain of restaurants is popular for its delectable burgers and grilled chicken preparations. The Steers outlet in Braamfontein sits at a busy street intersection, catering to locals and tourists in equal measure. The menu offers a diverse choice of burgers, from classics like bacon and avocado to their signature Steers burger as well as their humongous King Steer burgers. Flame-Grilled Chicken is another specialty at Steers, with classic sides like chips and salads proving to be perfect accompaniments. Kids have their own little combo with comes with a toy, and the heavenly desserts are not to be missed. 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.
This relaxed cafe-style restaurant stands close to the university, and caters to students as well as the corporate crowd from the nearby offices. At Nino's, you'll find delicious Italian coffee, and a fine choice of light bites as well as lunch-time favorites. Breakfast choices are extensive, with everything from eggs and Italian sausages to muesli and oats. Later in the day, you'll find open sandwiches, baguettes, hearty salads, pastas and much more. Their paninis deserve a special mention and should not be missed. For heartier appetites, they offer grilled preparations as well as steaks and burgers. Settle down at the airy patio for delightful people-watching as you enjoy your meal.