Johannesburg restaurants

Top Choice Tex-Mex in Johannesburg

Calexico Vinyl Lounge and Restaurant

A California-inspired Tex-Mex restaurant with a hint of craft beer and vinyl mixed in. The mix is delightful. The simple menu (nachos, ribs, sandwiches), the album covers, the neon signs, the Lucha Libre mural, and …
Top Choice African in Johannesburg

Yeoville Dinner Club

Jo'burg's most memorable meal out is in this artily decorated cramped room with a balcony overlooking Rockey St, heart of the much-bad-mouthed, inner-city area of Yeoville. Sanza Sandile is your host and chef, and w…
Top Choice South African in Johannesburg

Marble

Currently one of Jo'burg's hottest restaurants, this is braai (barbecue) given a luxe makeover. Chef David Higgs and his cloth-capped team in the open kitchen allow the quality of meat and fish (and occasional veget…
Top Choice Cafe in Johannesburg

Breezeblock

The designers have a done a grand job transforming this old Chinese restaurant into a pastel-shaded haven of mid-century cool amid the gritty 'burb of Brixton. Many come here for its delicious breakfast dishes, whic…
Top Choice Fusion in Johannesburg

Urbanologi

Even if Mad Giant's very quaffable beers are not your thing, do not pass over on the microbrewery's fabulous restaurant. Serving an inventive range of delicious Asian-inspired tapas dishes, you really can't go wrong…
Top Choice French in Johannesburg

Patisserie de Paris

Patisserie de Paris owner Paul Zwick spent 30 years in the television business before moving to France to train as a chef. He eventually returned to South Africa and opened the Patisserie, which produces delectable …
South African in Johannesburg

Bergbron Plaaskombuis

Bergbron Plaaskombuis serves authentic Afrikaans cooking at rock-bottom prices in a setting right out of the South African Karoo. Modeled after a traditional padstal, or roadside stall, the Plaaskombuis' centerpiece…
Italian in Johannesburg

Il Contadino

Chef James Diack owns several restaurants in Jo'burg, serving food primarily from his family's farm in the nearby town of Magaliesburg. Il Contadino is his Italian offering (with some Spanish and French thrown in), …
Tapas in Johannesburg

NGC

In a city filled with high-end tapas bistros, NGC is among the best. Situated on an unlikely corner in the quiet suburb of Blairgowrie, NGC (which stands for Neighbour Goods Cafe) offers the perfect mix of casualnes…
Bistro in Johannesburg

La Boqueria

Taking inspiration from global street food, La Boqueria serves up gourmet snacks and meals in a dramatic double-storey space with walls covered with plants and giant murals. Try tapas with one of the craft gin cockt…