Restaurants in JohannesburgJohannesburg's role as the economic hub of South Africa, if not the entire continent, has attracted businessmen and investors from all over the world and a wealth of restaurants to cater for them. Johannesburg restaurants offer a wide range of cuisine, with ethnic African fare and traditional Afrikaans dishes, as well as international options to satisfy every craving imaginable. Dining out is a fun and important part of Johannesburg's social culture and should delight tourists.
Eating out in Johannesburg offers not only variety in cuisine ethnicity but price and quality too, with a range of upmarket, casual, fast-food, and street vendor options. Upmarket Johannesburg restaurants, featuring both local and international menus, are located in areas like Rivonia, Sandton, Illovo, and Melrose Arch. More casual eateries, such as cafés and steakhouses, can be found in Parktown North and Benoni.
There are fast-food outlets throughout the city, as well as various local street vendors selling savoury pies, boerewors (sausage) rolls and flame-grilled mealie (maize) cobs. The more adventurous diners could venture out to Soweto to dine at one of its numerous shebeens (communal bars/canteens). This huge variety of Johannesburg restaurants makes eating out in the City of Gold quite a rewarding experience.
Many restaurants are closed on Mondays, and reservations are recommended for fine-dining venues. Credit cards are almost always accepted at restaurants, but American Express cards are sometimes declined. A service fee may be added for large tables, but a tip of minimum 10 percent is expected by waitrons for good service.
Address: 5 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch; Telephone: 011 684 1477
Address: 88 Hobart Road, Bryanston; Telephone: 011 880 2470
Address: 21 Wessels Road, Rivonia; Telephone: 011 803 5544