Chapter 1: Our Favourites - Updated 2022
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”.
Marble is a celebration of South African enthusiasm of cooking over a flame, boasting an array of fresh ingredients all cooked on our perfectly prepared coals including fish, poultry, vegetables and breads.
a: Trumpet on Keyes Corner, Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank
t: +27 10 594 5550
h: Tuesday—Saturday: 12h00 – 22h00
Shortmarket Club manages to take old-school aesthetics, combine them with dinnertime classics, and filter the whole thing through a postmodern lens. Creating a glamorously plush dining experience overrun in era-bending throwback and cutting-edge flavour.
Shortmarket Club is all about the theatre of dining. Look forward to an upmarket European-style brasserie serving delicious modern European food with Asian influences
a: 1 Oxford Parks, 199 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, 2196
t: +27 10 006 2323
h: Tuesday—Saturday: Lunch: 12h30-13h30, Dinner: 18h00-20h30
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 1930s buildings, to make for Johannesburg’s most unique spaces.
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.
a: 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf
t: +27 11 482 4444
h: Monday—Saturday: 09h00–17h00, Sunday: 09h00-16h00.
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.
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.
a: 17 3rd Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg, 2193
t: +27 11 325 0011
h: Brunch: Saturday—Sunday, 10h00–12h00
h: Lunch: Tuesday—Sunday, 12h00–17h00
h: Dinner: Tuesday—Saturday, 17h00–22h00
The Test Kitchen Carbon
Luke Dale Roberts brings edgy fine dining to Rosebank, Johannesburg, with The Test Kitchen Carbon’s innovative foodie experience. Expect a flight of exciting tasting dishes from head chef, Tyron Gentry, to be paired with flagship wines or a variety of fragrant teas.
An intimate setting ensures guests are part of the lively pass action, with dinner guests being entertained by Resident deejay, Sir LSG. There is also a la carte small plate menu to choose from.
a: 199 Oxford Road, Oxford Parks, Dunkeld, Johannesburg, 2196
t: +27 10 745 3999
h: Lunch: Tuesday—Saturday, 12h00–13h30
h: Dinner: Tuesday—Saturday, 17h30–20h30
h: Sundays, 12h00–13h30 & 17h00–19h00
Signature Restaurant boasts an exquisite lunch and dinner menu, with a local and international wine list for even the most discerning palate. It’s the ideal spot for spending time with family, friends or colleagues celebrating life; birthdays or enjoying a romantic night out.
Delivers an unparalleled mix of attention to detail, flawless service, sumptuous cuisine and some of the best bluesy or jazz sounds on nightly basis.
a: Morningside Shopping Centre Cnr Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, 2196
t: +27 11 884 8888
h: Monday—Saturday: 12h00–00h00, Sundays: 12h00–16h00
Pigalle Restaurant is situated in Sandton, in the Michelangelo Towers, a prominent structure in the Sandton skyline and one of South Africa's elite hotels. The perfect choice for an intimate dinner, catchup with friends or a special occasion.
The restaurant is upmarket and exclusive and the menu hits all the right notes comprising of fresh seafood and classic dishes with Portuguese flair.
a: UO9, Michelangelo Towers, Maude St, Sandton, 2196
t: +27 11 884 8899
h: Monday—Sunday, 12h00–21h00
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