The chillier days are coming up and a roaring refuge sounds like exactly what’s needed. These are the restaurants in Jozi where you can warm up beside a fireplace while enjoying a delicious meal.
A very hearty fireplace turns the main restaurant section into the warmest, most convivial place in winter. Pair with comforting eats like prime beef fillet, pastas and slow-roasted lamb shank.
This grand clubby pub is full of stuffed leather sofas and it’s very warm inside. Warming yourself at the fire with a whisky in your hand is recommended. They have long lists of cognacs, cigars and the ilk from which to choose – but they also do a jolly good fish and chips.
This unique spot has a fireplace in the dining room. Stay extra warm by ordering the springbok pie or tender lamb shanks. You’ll be so warm that you’ll be tempted to give the vegan spicy pumpkin ice cream a try. Go for lunch or dinner Mondays to Sundays.
It’s charming and fun to sit wrapped in a blanket at Moyo in the great Joburg outdoors beside a flaming fire, as you’re surrounded by drum beats.
This family-friendly spot provides somewhere warm for the family to gather beneath fairy lights with comforting food. Go for breakfast or lunch from Mondays to Saturdays, and don’t mind the chickens and pigeons roaming outside.
Cathedral-like in proportions, this place has a huge and soaring fireplace to warm you through. Sip on a fabulous coffee or steaming latte and grab warm bread from the on-site bakery before you go.
Trendsters brave the outdoor breezes for more social exposure, but inside it’s cosier by the fire. You’ll want lots of the hot, cinnamonny American pancakes for breakfast and the super-comforting five-spice tempura calamari for lunch. End with a Belgian chocolate hazelnut brownie. The coffees are very good, too.
Enjoy the outside despite the chill in the air at Wombles. With the exterior fireplace, you can stay warm as you enjoy your order of sizzling steak.