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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The aroma of freshly baked breads entices you to walk into this delightful cafe located within the 44 Stanley. The artisan bakery is passionate about its breads and takes effort to ensure a perfect loaf, from sourcing locally to using premium ingredients. From ciabatta to baguettes and foccaccia, bread lovers won't be disappointed. Apart from this, there's a range of light bites like portobello mushroom panini and rare roast beef sandwich on offer. The large selection of breakfast favorites like creamy scrambled eggs and chicken liver breakfast panini, make mornings here, a busy affair. Enjoy with a selection of coffees, teas and other beverages. Drop by for a refreshing break from shopping at the center.
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.
A charming restaurant located in Melville, Lucky Bean offers a selection of modern South African favorites in an elegant setting. Choose from specialties such as the sprinkbok pie, ostrich burger and boerewors and umngqusho. Apart from South African favorites, the menu also has a smattering of other dishes like scottish salmon, vietnamese 5 spice chicken, udon noodles and lamb shank rogan josh. Safe to say, that there's something for everyone here. The interiors, done up in cool hues and subtle lighting, are an elegant affair. Highlight of the space is the striking mural of a tree on one of the walls, lit in the evenings. The relaxed lounge space offers a selection of cocktails and other spirits to unwind with. Check website for more.