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!
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.
Bridge Diner On Broadway is a great place to pamper your taste buds. This restaurant serves a delicious array of food along with cocktails and refreshing drinks that make for a perfect lavish course. Entertainment for guests is well taken care of here with the amazing lineup of musical events and live performances that are visited here. All in all, this place assures a fest to the senses. Call them for further details.
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.
Tucked away at a street intersection in Braamfontein, Father Coffee brings in the connoisseurs with its dedication to the fine beverage. The roastery and coffee bar has garnered numerous accolades and awards for its delicious blends. There's a choice of baked goodies for company. The cafe's smart interiors study in minimalism, with wooden slats engulfing everything from the bar to the walls. Folding wooden platforms attached to the walls take care of the seating and tables, while bare bulbs suspended from the ceiling give an air of warmth to the place. A regular haunt of professionals and students in the area, it's a comfy space to get your caffeine fix. Their blends are also available for purchase.
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.