by Daryll Williams | November 19, 2019
2 min read

Chapter 1: Our Favourites

 

Marble


David Higgs, formerly of Five Hundred at The Saxon and Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch, is one of South Africa’s best chefs, and his latest culinary creation promises something new for “meat and flame enthusiasts”.

Why go?

Marble is a celebration of South African enthusiasm of cooking over a flame, whether it’s meat, fish, shellfish, poultry or vegetables.

Details

  • a: Trumpet on Keyes Corner, Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank
  • t: +27 10 594 5550
  • w: https://marble.restaurant
  • h: Monday—Sunday: 12–10pm
Marble

Photograph: Marble


DW Eleven-13


Experimental cuisine with interesting twists on familiar dishes. The menu is updated regularly, showcasing seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce that’s sourced locally.

Why go?

Chef Marthinus Ferreira is not only a wildly gifted chef and a crucial mentor in the South African food industry, but he’s also one of the stalwarts who has enjoyed time on every restaurant award list, both locally and abroad.

Details

  • a: Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Dunkeld West
  • t: +27 11 341 0663
  • w: www.dw11-13.co.za
  • h: Tuesday—Saturday : 12pm‒2.30pm, 6.30pm‒10.30pm, Sundays: 12pm–3pm
DW Eleven-13

Photograph: DW Eleven-13


44 Stanley


The most established precinct on the edge of downtown Joburg, 44 Stanley’s shady arcades and green courtyards are placed between what was once a series of industrial 1930’s buildings, to make for Johannesburg’s most unique spaces.

Why go?

Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat or a beautiful setting in which to enjoy Sunday lunch, 44 Stanley in Milpark has the eatery you’ve been looking for.

Details

  • a: 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf
  • t: +27 11 482 4444
  • w: www.44stanley.co.za
  • h: Monday—Sunday: 9am–5pm
44 Stanley

Photograph: 44 Stanley


La Boqueria


The tapas categories are divided into nibbles, bruschetta, ceviches, fried street food, skillets, soul bowls, live-fire barbequed dishes, kebabs and paellas—it’s a culinary journey that stretches from Japan to Mexico, from Italy to Argentina. Once you understand the formula, you’ll enjoy the ride.

Why go?

This uber-trendy, mostly-Spanish-inspired eatery takes its cues from iconic food markets, such as London’s Borough Market and Barcelona’s La Boqueria on Las Ramblas.

Details

  • a: 17 3rd Ave, Parktown North
  • t: +27 11 325 0011
  • w: www.laboqueria.co.za
  • h: Monday—Thursday: 12pm‒10pm, Friday—Saturday: 12pm–11pm, Sundays: 12pm–5pm
La Boqueria

Photograph: La Boqueria