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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cozy, homey place to catch up on your daily dose of caffiene, Kaldi's is located on Jeppe Street, right opposite Museum Africa. The charming cafe sports a laid-back, casual vibe that immediately makes you feel at home - whether you're a tourist or a professional in middle of your work day. Kaldi's serves a range of sensational Ethopian blends that are roasted to perfection - just the kind of hauntingly awesome cuppas that will keep you coming back for more. Apart from these intense and refreshing coffees, Kaldi's Cofee also has as selection of snacks and vegan-friendly chow.