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.
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.
Belonging to the popular restaurant chain, Baglios delights you by offering a variety of delectable flavors and topping. Housed at the Nelson Mandela square, this restaurant is the first restaurant of the chain and has been operating since 1994. You can choose from the creamy ice creams or indulge in the fruity sorbets, you are in for a blissful treat. Baglios doesn't let its guests go thirsty and offers a refreshing menu of fresh fruit concoctions. Their warm service and casual ambiance let you enjoy the heavenly treat and truly is a paradise for dessert lovers.
Inspired by cuisine from "God's Own Country", Kerala, the menu here is authentic regional Indian cuisine served with a modern twist. Savor a variety of Indian tapas as you sample an array of delicacies from crisp onion bhajias, and chicken malai tikka to the aromatic chicken Chettinadu and signature Thava prawn fish curry. The aromas, flavors and textures of Indian spices come alive under guidance of the talented chefs, and the restaurant's open plan keeps you entertained with views of the lively tandoor where breads are roasted in a traditional oven at a rapid speed and served piping hot at the table. Dining is a social experience; come share a dinner where who you dine with is as important as what you dine on.
The original Papachinos in Fourways, Sandton, this restaurant has been a fast favorite since it opened in 2003. The casual dining spotis known for its hearty comfort specials, prepared with the freshest ingredients. A personal touch is evident in each of their culinary creations, with a focus on natural and organic preparations. Share moreish appetizers like the trinchado, beef strips simmered in red wine and garlic with potato roasts, followed by the flavorful Mama Lanza, a flame-grilled cut of prime beef on a bed of rocket. If you prefer pizza, their Rozanna pizza and the Bossa Mussolini are worth a try. Save room for dessert, the affogato and the Waffle Valentino are simply divine. There is an excellent selection of wines to accompany your meal, while the kids will appreciate signature shakes like the Nutella Whiz and Bubblegum Shake and a variety of fresh juices.
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.
Starting out as a warm, welcoming restaurant in Capetown, Sarasota Spur now has branches all over Africa as well as in the UK, Australia and Mauritius. This family-friendly steakhouse has a warm, welcoming ambiance, friendly staff and delicious American style steaks, burgers, ribs and grills. There are several interesting and exciting offers for kids, a kids menu as well as family discount cards to promote the family atmosphere in the restaurant. The company also organizes several competitions and activities for kids across the country.
Housed inside the four-star hotel property of Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel, Twist pampers your palate with delectable cuisine from around the world. Here, you can enjoy local African delicacies or try the continental dishes which carefully prepared by the expert chefs with the freshest and finest quality ingredients, you are in for a delicious treat. Open since 6:30a, this restaurant is a great place for a wholesome breakfast before starting off with your hectic schedule. Twist doesn't let its guests go thirsty and offers a list of impressive concoctions, fine wines and more to accompany your meal. In case you are feeling a little more indulgent, Twist interests you with some heavenly sugary delights on their dessert menu. Its beautifully decorated interiors and warm hospitality are just perfect for some intimate conversations with your loved ones on a romantic date.
McDonald’s is the first name that pops out when there is any talk of "burgers". With several thousand stores all over the world, McDonald's enjoys an enviable global presence. South Africa too has its fair share of McD outlets. Located at the intersection of Marshall and Rissik Streets, one of their CBD outlets in Joburg, overlooks Gandhi Square. On offer here are McDonald's signatures such as Big Mac Sandwich, McRoyale, Quarter Pounder and lots more. The place also includes McCafe which serves a great range of coffees, teas and baked goodies.
Like so many other cities of the world, Johannesburg too has fallen for the charms of that Italian seductress called 'pizza'. Yolo Pizza, in Melville caters to this addiction of JoBurg. Located on the 7th Street, the modern pizzeria offers a range of delicious, freshly-baked pizzas. The menu here boasts of several poultry, meat, seafood and even vegetarian pizza pies, thus appeasing a wide demographic of patrons. At Yolo, a traditional wood-fire oven, freshly-spun dough and stellar, gourmet ingredients such as full-bodied extra virgin olive oil, Fior di latte Mozzerella, San Marzano tomatoes, organic herbs and such combine to create magical offerings that will simply have you coming back for more. If you're looking for pizzas that will make your heart sing, head here!
Say hello to good times with your favorite bunch of people and delicious drinks at Six Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. This cocktail bar impresses you with its refreshing concoctions offered on their beverage list. In case you feel hungry, this bar entices you with flavorsome delicacies ranging from salads, rolls, falafels and more and is popular for serving their signature Decadent Nachos. One of the most popular places, this bar pleases you with a pocket-friendly menu and happy hours and is usually crowded by youth. Its lively atmosphere, friendly service and cozy interiors make this an ideal spot for unwinding after a busy day.