Restaurant Week is once again running a nationwide month-long campaign giving South African dining culture a boost. The concept is simple – foodies can explore multi-course lunch or dinner menus from some of the top restaurants at special rates. Bookings must be made directly via the Restaurant Week website. We’ve selected some of the best restaurants in Johannesburg you should consider trying.
Where: The Marc Corner Rivonia and, Maude St, Sandton
Zioux is welcoming keen restaurantgoers to explore its award-winning and luxury fare with a special three-course dining experience served during lunch. You can look forward to South African haute cuisine at its finest, served in one of the most sought-after restaurants in Johannesburg.
Where: Shop no. 3, 66 Tyrone Ave, Parkview, Johannesburg
Bespokery owner and chef Nadia Singh is tapping into the creativity that builds her a following of returning guests. Her fresh sustainable three-course dinner menu is built around a world of flavors and local produce.
CHE ARGENTINE GRILL
Where: 128 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Parkwood’s popular Argentinian restaurant is giving diners a range of starters, mains and dessert options to choose from for either lunch or dinner. Go for the authentic and earnest grub made without the fuss, and stay for the rustic romantic atmosphere that runs throughout the space.
Where: The Marc Corner Rivonia &, Maude St, Sandton
Saint is Head chef, David Higgs’ ode to the greatness of Italian cuisine. For Restaurant Week, the venue suggests a three-course lunch meal with highlights such as beef fillet, their famous Pepperoni pizza, and a bougie tiramisu.
OUI BAR & KTCHN AT RADISSON RED ROSEBANK
Where: Radisson RED Rosebank, Cnr of Oxford and, Oxford Parks, 4 Parks Blvd, Dunkeld, Johannesburg
Do a relaxed dinner in Rosebank, the style central of Johannesburg, with OUI Bar + KTCHN at Radisson RED Rosebank. The restaurant is crafting a special set menu with multiple meal choices for their three courses. Vegan options are also available.
AMUSE-BOUCHE AT FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA
Where: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, 1 Alma Rd, Morningside, Sandton
Amuse-Bouche, the signature restaurant at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, is going ultra gourmet with a four-course dinner menu. Start with a canape-style serving of Wagyu beef with freshly made infusion spreads before moving onto scallops, Springbok tartare, or a vegan option where truffles take centre stage. The rest of the menu features beautiful dishes that show off the chef team’s creativity.
BASALT AT THE PEECH HOTEL
Where: The Peech Hotel, 61 North St, Melrose North, Johannesburg
Chef James Dick’s new five course tasting menu features flavour-led ingredients that are naturally raised and seasonally harvested at his family farm ‘Brightside’ in the Magaliesburg. The elegant Basalt restaurant in Melrose plays host to the experience.
OLD OAK RESTAURANT
Where: Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, 1 Fairway Ave, Linksfield North, Johannesburg
Old Oak Restaurant is all about fine dining for their Restaurant Week menu, with culinary elements from France and Italy. Both lunch and dinner slots are served with a welcoming drink and super creative plating in a relaxed setting.
Where: Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre Jan Smuts and, 6th Rd, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
The slick Hyde Park eatery is doing a lunch offer serving a Sushi Bento Box and Miso Soup Combo for R225. Included is a selection of their popular sushi such as as well as a steaming bowl of miso with your choice of protein.
Where: Trumpet on Keyes Corner 19 Keyes and, Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
For this season of Restaurant Week in Johannesburg, Marble is doing a three-course lunch menu to try during midweek. Think grilled duck breast for starters, a choice of beautifully plated sirloin or line fish for mains, and decadent chocolate for dessert.