Time-tested favourites: The first-timer’s guide to eating in Joburg

Coming to the City of Gold for the first time ever is exciting and intimidating. You could easily go broke trying to visit every restaurant in the city, but while there will always be plenty of people chasing the next hot things – unicorn hot chocolate and black charcoal burgers – there are certain restaurants … Continue reading Time-tested favourites: The first-timer’s guide to eating in Joburg

Olives & Plates Hyde Park: Farm to table … and table to soul

Amid concrete, skyscrapers and the Gautrain, the harvest table at the new Olives & Plates Hyde Park proves that people crave the flavour and nutrients of natural ingredients – even if there isn’t a farm in sight. With the owners being Greek, you can bet that they understand freshness and flavours – you’d be pressed to … Continue reading Olives & Plates Hyde Park: Farm to table … and table to soul

Winner Winner Jozi: In the mood for a finger-lickin’ feed?

Fried chicken joints are like pigeons, post boxes and discarded copies of the Sunday Times in Joburg – they’re bloody everywhere. But quantity doesn’t always ensure quality and seeking out the best birds in town requires a little research. We put in the legwork and found the perfectly breaded and well-seasoned wonder in the heart … Continue reading Winner Winner Jozi: In the mood for a finger-lickin’ feed?

Aurum Restaurant: A gold standard for luxurious dining

The room is among the city’s most grand, chef Darren O’Donovan mans the kitchen and the service is famously mannered. But esteemed chef and culinary consultant Paulo Santo’s heady, epic ‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ menus are the true heart of Aurum Restaurant, the newest addition to Joburg’s dining scene set to open its doors soon.  Aurum … Continue reading Aurum Restaurant: A gold standard for luxurious dining

Bring a hot date to Basalt – the hottest new restaurant in town

Brassy, energetic and classily cosmopolitan, the new addition to The Peech Hotel mixes Gallic joie de vivre with snappy Jozi-style customer service in a glammed-up setting. Melrose meets Montmartre on a dinner menu that’s just the ticket for that special date – the red wine poached figs are guaranteed to melt the hardest of hearts. … Continue reading Bring a hot date to Basalt – the hottest new restaurant in town

Social Parkwood: Good fun … yet slightly disreputable

Spain’s tradition of kicking back with a glass of wine and small plates of tapas has become a welcome culinary fixture here in Joburg thanks to the city’s bustling, hurried lifestyle. Social Parkwood, the new spot on Parkwood Corner, dishes out rustic morsels like braai broodjies with hummus and chakalaka dip, plump sriracha grilled prawns … Continue reading Social Parkwood: Good fun … yet slightly disreputable