FOOD & DRINK GUIDES

Here are the Winners of the Luxe Restaurant Awards 2024

The 2024 instalment once again brought together some of South Africa’s finest culinary talent for an unforgettable evening of recognition

Must-Try Restaurants at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

Expect the very best of premium steaks, fresh seafood, fine dining and everything in between at this stylish retail central

Best Father’s Day Lunches in Johannesburg

16 June | Take your pick of any of these delightful lunch options and show dad how much you really care

Sip and Taste the Best Artisanal Brews at the Capital Craft Beer Festival in Pretoria

15 June | Taste a lineup of the best South African craft beers, street food and top local bands at this one-day festival in Pretoria

A Complete Guide to Markets in Johannesburg

To some, markets is a means of getting weekly groceries, catching up with friends, trying different craft beers, or spotting local musicians and crafters

What’s Open on Election Day in Johannesburg + Freebies for Voters

29 May | We list all the special offers and free deals for voters, and some of the venues that are open for trade

Kraal Restaurant at Thaba Eco Hotel

The ideal spot not just for its Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve location but also it’s family-friendly menu and rooftop cocktail bar

The May Events in Johannesburg You Cannot Afford to Miss

May 2024 | As the days grow shorter, and the nights grow longer, the opportunities for entertainment this month remain endless

Ethnic Restaurant: Special Offers at This Pan-African African Eatery in Johannesburg

Try Johannesburg’s newest African eatery hidden away in the heart of Edenvale that celebrates cultural diversity through food

The Best Places to Visit For High Tea in Johannesburg

From extravagant drawing rooms and quirky garden cafes to some seriously sharp sophisticated dining, we bring you a list of the best places to unwind in style.

Gelato Mania Rosebank: Scoops of Flavour at This New Family-Run Ice Cream Spot in Johannesburg

This unique ice cream parlour and gelateria in Johannesburg specialises in traditional home-made Italian style ice cream in elegant surrounds

Great Outdoor Restaurants in Johannesburg

Whether it’s brunchtime meetups, family breakfasts, post work drinks or golden hour cocktails, this is your guide

Kaylees Eatery: Savour Meatless Delights at This Vegan Restaurant in Johannesburg

Hidden away at Wonderland Park in Bedfordfiew is this absolute meat-free gem, serving up great all-day dining and desserts at affordable prices

20+ Mother’s Day Lunches in Johannesburg and Surrounds 2024

12 May | A roundup of the best dining experiences and events in Johannesburg to spoil mom and make new memories. Advance booking is essential!

Where to Try the Best Bottomless Mimosas in Johannesburg

The blend of orange juice and sparkling wine has become one of the most popular cocktails in Joburg’s dine-and-drink scene

Fabulous Places to Book Now for a Treat Easter Lunch in Johannesburg

Whether on your own or with family, Easter lunch is a time to indulge. Check out this line up of opportunities to suit all ages and all palates.

Häagen-Dazs at Sandton City is Offering Free Premium Ice Cream on International Women’s Day

8 March | Score a free scoop of the brand’s ‘Founder’s Favourite’ Vanilla ice cream flavour and celebrate a good cause

Best African Restaurants in Johannesburg

Dine at these top spots that serves cuisine mainly influenced by the continent’s landscape, colonisation, trade and tradition

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa: Special Easter Weekend Experiences in Sandton

29 March to 1 April | Spend your Easter weekend staycation in the lush and cosy surrounds of this luxury food and drink sanctuary right in the heart of Johannesburg

French-inspired High Tea at Liberté

Every Friday | Indulge in an afternoon tea tray with beautifully arranged French-inspired pastries and canape creations

Sip on Starbucks South Africa’s Famous Coffee and Cold Brews This Valentine’s Week

From 12 to 18 February 2024 | Spoil your friends, colleagues or your loved one with Starbucks’ super famous coffee and waffle deals

Valentine’s Celebrations at Hyatt House in Rosebank and Sandton

14 to 18 February 2024 | Whether you’re sweeping a special someone off their feet, or sipping to Galentines with your girls, this aparthotel has all your V-Day celebrations covered

A Dazzling Valentine’s Day Dinner at Vivari Hotel and Spa

Embrace the true language of love with an intimate dinner at Vivari Hotel and Spa in Featherbrooke Estate, Krugersdorp. The hotel’s signature eatery is serving a four-course feast served with a bottle of red or white wine. Plus your special lady or guest for the evening is greeted with a red or pink rose forMore

Mamasamba’s Carnaval: A Celebration of Epic Latin American Food, Tropical Cocktails & Electric Live Acts

16 – 29 Feb | Enjoy ‘Carnaval’ at Mamasamba Restaurant this February with Mi Casa, Lemon & Herb and El Cantante.

Best Valentine’s Day Dining in Johannesburg 2024

14 February 2024 | A vibrant roundup of the most memorable dining experiences in the city and surrounds that will help you score some brownie points

TANG Sandton is Doing a Glam & Theatrical Valentine’s Dinner This Year

14 February 2024 | Celebrate the day of love with a sumptuous four-course Asian-inspired dinner and an elegant performance by Jude Harpster

Book These Romantic Experiences at Indaba Hotel This Valentine’s Day 2024

14 February 2024 | From an outdoor movie night to a singles Sip & Paint event, there’s something for everyone this year at the popular Fourways hotel

Where to Go For Sunday Lunch in Johannesburg

Every Sunday | Pass the gravy, roast cuts and sides and warm up with a good-old-fashioned lunch spread at these family-friendly spots

Wines of Elgin is Hosting a Pop-Up Tasting Event at 44 Stanley

24 January 2024 | Join in on a premium wine-tasting with canapes that features a range of renowned wine farms in the Elgin Valley

Wine Delivery in Johannesburg: Fine Wines Straight to Your Door

Order some of the best Cape wines from the comfort of your home

The Terrace at Ground the Venue in Muldersdrift

This new restaurant makes a statement with its distinctive style and ambience that comes surrounded by sweeping nature scenery in theMuldersdrift surrounds

Curated Lounge

Johannesburg’s first and only cocktail bar is dedicated to the world of whisky, and tucked away in Bedfordview

Nineteen69 Pub and Bistro

The signature at this buzzy bistro is the classic car memorabilia while pouring beers on tap alongside easy pub-inspired plates

New Year’s Eve Dinners in Johannesburg to Celebrate 2024

Book your spot, don your fancy clothes and prepare yourself for the best dining events in the city and surrounds

Hyatt House Johannesburg: Festive Dining in Sandton and Rosebank

25 & 31 December 2023 | Try these inner-city spots for wholesome Christmas lunch in Johannesburg with all the trimmings or a New Year’s Eve dinner party that runs into the early hours

The Best Christmas Lunches in Johannesburg and Surrounds 2023

Bring along the whole family for a special treat and tuck into a range of food offerings with great entertainment lined up for adults and kids

Little Addis Cafe

Time-honed, traditional recipes and quirky yet calming interiors make Little Addis Cafe a standout in the cool part of Braamfontein Werf

Modena Italian Eatery

For this Italian restaurant, Chef and Owner, Vassilios Holiasmenos brings his passion for food though a modern take on authentic Italian cuisine

TANG Sandton is Ranked as One of the Top Restaurants in the World 2023

One of Johannesburg’s top restaurants, TANG Sandton, recently got ranked as one of the TOP 100 Restaurants of the World 2023. The TOP 100 list is a global and yearly showcase of the world’s best restaurants; those that combine superior service and an elevated culinary experience to create truly exceptional dining destinations across the globe.More

TANG Sandton: Pan-Asian Restaurant in Johannesburg

This Asian restaurant takes diners on a culinary journey across Asia while bringing the very best of design, dining and service into a menu of refined Pan-Asian dining

Livy’s: Sip, Savour and Socialise at This New Restaurant in Johannesburg

This all-day bistro and bar bring a fresh twist to ‘social club’ with pop art cocktails and a menu that screams fun

14 Mouthwatering Ice Cream Parlours in Johannesburg

Indulge in the creamiest, artisanal ice cream and indulgent desserts at these top-notch parlours in the city and surrounds

Joburg’s Acid Food & Wine Bar Is Named South Africa’s Finest Taste Trailblazers by Laphroaig

The results are in for Laphroaig’s Taste Trailblazers after a multi-month journey of pop-up food and drink pairing experiences at some of the bestrestaurants in South Africa

Make Your Own Gourmet Cocktails at Home with Luckybird Cocktail Mixers

Luckybird cocktail mixers takes the effort out of crafting a great selection of classic cocktails in the comfort of your own home

Dine on a Decadent High Tea in Sandton and Rosebank with Hyatt House Johannesburg

18 November 2023 | Gourmet sandwiches, fudge-flavoured scones with jam and cream and tiered plates of confectionery for this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed afternoon tea

Pick n Pay Wine and Food Festival 2023 in Johannesburg

From 4 to 5 November 2023 | Explore the best of the Cape Winelands and beyond with endless wine tastings, food pairings, and live music performances for easy weekend vibes

SetteBello Restaurant

Go for next-level pizza and pasta set in a family-friendly vibe at SetteBello, one of the best Italian restaurants in Johannesburg

CHE Argentine Grill

CHE Argentine Grill is one of the most popular steakhouses in Johannesburg and comes truly inspired by the cult of Argentinian steaks

Bombay Sapphire SAW THIS MADE THIS Gin Route: Try These 5 Fabulous Bars in Johannesburg

From 19 to 21 October 2023 | Celebrate International G&T Day with a weekend of creativity, exclusive cocktails, and a chance to win some great prizes

Standard Bank WineX 2023: A Fine Wine Tasting in Johannesburg That Features Over 180 Exhibitors

From 25 to 27 October 2023 | Taste wines, champagnes, Cap Classiques, ports and pot-still brandies from the who’s who of the South African wine scene

Cin Cin Cocktail Bar

Retreat to Cin Cin where chilled evenings, well-crafted drinks, and regular DJ nights take the shine at this stylish cocktail bar in Johannesburg

TANG Sandton: Summer 2023 Fine Dining in Johannesburg

Dive into the sea of flavors with Executive Chef Vixa Kalenga’s Imperial Seafood Platter and discover new Izakaya delights for summer

Here Are the Top Bars in Johannesburg Where You Can Try Negroni Week 2023

From 18 to 24 September 2023 | Celebrate the iconic Negroni cocktail with special menus at top bars like Sin Tax, A Street Bar Named Desire, Mix Cocktail Bar, Smoking Kills, and the glamorous Zioux

Octo Bar at The Leonardo

Sip on refreshing cocktails and cold beer while enjoying skyline views, a 25-meter pool, and woodfired pizza

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg

15 to 17 September 2023 | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg and surrounds that can’t be missed

Saint Restaurant is Back With An Opulent Makeover for Elevated Dining in Johannesburg

Experience the opulent transformation of Saint, one of Joburg’s top upscale dining restaurants, under the artistic direction of Irene Kyriacou

Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: Sensory Food and Whisky Events in Johannesburg

Until September 2023 | The iconic Irish whisky label will host a series of pop-up dinners matching food and drink at unique restaurants across Jozi

TANG Sandton is Planning a Glam Women’s Day Brunch with Fashion and Fine Food

9 August | A stylish runway show with fashion looks from Kat van Duinen, decadent Kaiseki tasting menu, and bubbles from Moët & Chandon to ring in Women’s Day

Old Ducky French Café

Go on a culinary tour of authentic French dining at this relaxed bistro-style restaurant in Johannesburg

Café del Sol

The eatery is popular for wholesome Italian cuisine for pan to plate, and their casual, and a family-friendly atmosphere

Ribs and Burgers: Bite Into Juicy Wagyu Beef Burgers in Johannesburg

The premium, marbled meat cut gets a casual burger do-over with gourmet toppings, plus the restaurant is running a lunch special that’s easy on the budget

Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge 2023: Vote for the Best Pizza in Johannesburg

Until 30 September | Vote and support for your favourite pizzeria in the Cape and win massive prizes in the process

Wine on Route 2023: Explore Handcrafted Cheese and Wine at Van Gaalen’s Social Hike

5 & 6 August | Explore some of the best local wines paired with handcrafted cheese on this vibey social hiking challenge for the entire family at Wine on Route

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg

7 to 9 July | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

Café Picobella Trattoria: Authentic Tastes and Easy Dining at This Italian Restaurant in Melville

Go for casual, Italian-inspired lunches and charmingly romantic dinners at this spot that lures in passers-by with an energetic atmosphere

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg – 23 to 25 June 2023

22 to 25 June | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg + Pretoria & Surrounds – 2 June 2023

1 to 4 June | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

The Westcliff Hotel Just Opened PreView Winter Bar, a New Cosy Spot for the Cold Weather

Indulge in decadent hot drinks, small sharing plates and a warm atmosphere while taking in stunning skyline views

5 Great Reasons To Visit The Specialty Coffee Expo Running at Fourways Mall This May

26 to 28 May | On the cards are leading premium coffee labels, and tasting sessions, cupping demos and classes, and a vibey championship!

Trumps Grillhouse & Butchery

Pop in for casual dining, premium steaks, and a great collection of South African wines at this steakhouse overlooking the iconic Nelson Mandela Square fountain

Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: The Spirit of Islay Meets Local Flavours

Six, hand-picked restaurants across the city are gearing up for Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s Taste Trailblazers culinary experiences.

Explore Premium Vintages and Cellars at the Michelangelo Wine Tasting Event

21 & 22 April | Meet award-winning winemakers and sample some of the best wines in the country

Where to Find the Best Hot Cross Buns in Johannesburg This Easter

A roundup of the best bakeries and cafes in Johannesburg where you can order this Easter classic made with natural, quality ingredients

Great Restaurants in Hartbeespoort

Hearty meals in Harties

Date Ideas in Johannesburg

Fall in love with or in the city

Support Local: Craft Food & Drinks to Shop Now

Enjoy top-quality craft food from local businesses

Plant-based Food in Joburg and Pretoria

Plant-based products for sustainable living

Dining Delights Delivered Directly To Your Door

Prepared meals and groceries delivered straight to your door

Great Burger Restaurants in Pretoria and Surrounds

Five of the best burger joints to visit for your comfort food fix

Top Chocolatiers at Sandton City’s World of Chocolates

Top local favourite chocolate brands to shop at this must-visit Easter event

Independent Bakeries to Spoil Yourself!

Independent bakeries around Gauteng.

Great Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Try Now

Sober and sophisticated wine and ciders made in South Africa

Locally-Made Craft Food and Drinks to Try

Indie food and drinks brands to keep on your radar

Gauteng’s Slow Food Guide

Your guide to food that’s good, clean and fair.

Toast Ale – Africa’s Most Sustainable Craft Beer

Saving the world one drink at a time.

Sugarbird Gin – The Spirit That’s Soaring

Take flight with a local gin (and win).

Six Local Gins to Try this Summer

A spotlight on distilleries making waves right now.