Restaurants

Top Choice Asian in Johannesburg

Great Eastern Food Bar

If you think Jozi is a dud at creative Asian food, prepare to eat your words – and everything in sight – at this exciting, well-priced, obscenely delicious eatery located on the roof of the trendy Bamboo Centre. Own…
Top Choice Steak in Johannesburg

Grillhouse

Get an honest-to-goodness Jozi steakhouse experience at this New York–style institution inside The Firs. Rub elbows with other red-meat lovers and choose your cut: prime sirloin, T-bone, spare ribs or fillet. Thick …
Top Choice Steak in Pretoria

Carbon Bistro

This places oozes hipster chic, with its minimalist decor, craft-beer taps, gin bar and cuts of steak you've never heard of. Knowledgeable, friendly staff will explain the meaty menu and pour bespoke cocktails featu…
Top Choice Bistro in Johannesburg

Thomas Maxwell Bistro

The king of bistros in Parkmore, bustling Thomas Maxwell is never short of a discriminating mob. That’s all thanks to three winning details: its rustic-chic decor; the uplifting Jozi-meets-NYC mood; and of course th…
Top Choice Deli in Johannesburg

Eat Your Heart Out

The best spot in Maboneng to start the day. The Israeli breakfast – omelette, toasted pita, diced salad, pickled cabbage and cottage cheese – is the highlight, while the bagels and cheesecakes will leave your taste …
Top Choice Steak in Johannesburg

Smokehouse & Grill

Students, hipsters, moms and pops: everyone dives into this busy steakhouse for a rockin’ feed. Get messy with slow-pit-smoked ribs, slabs of juicy steak and succulent burgers, or watch the waist with the lightly se…
Top Choice Modern African in Johannesburg

Lucky Bean

Low lighting, slick tunes, a decked-out cocktail bar and waiters who happily skip down a flight of stairs to serve – Lucky Bean is easily the most atmospheric place in Melville. The food is spot on, too – light any-…
South African in Pretoria

Pacha's

Fashionable Pacha's is the address of choice for those looking for both style and substance. It's a pleasant modern restaurant with large picture windows, an aquarium and quality furniture, but high-quality meat dis…
International in Pretoria

Kream

A bold concept in a conservative city, Kream, in many ways, is the cream of the crop. The uber-trendy menu features exotic starters and the usual grilled suspects for main course. The white-chocolate and passion-fru…
Cafe in Johannesburg

City Perk Café

Good luck at securing a seat at this super-popular cafe that makes splendid breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, grills and salads, as well as serving decent coffee at affordable prices. Lunch for under R80? Count us in! …