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9 restaurants with fireplaces in Johannesburg

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.

Casalinga Ristorante (Muldersdrift)

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, pasta, Namibian Atlantic sole and slow-roasted lamb shank.

Churchills (Melrose Arch)

This cosy clubby pub is full of stuffed leather sofas. Warming yourself at the fire with a whisky in hand is recommended. They have a long lists of cognacs, cigars and the ilk from which to choose – but they also do a jolly good fish and chips.

Lucky Bean (Melville)

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.

Moyo (Zoo Lake)

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. Make sure to order from the numerous options available.

Paputzis (Linden)

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.

Salvationcafé (Milpark)

Trendsters brave the outdoor breezes for more social exposure, but inside it’s cosier by the fire. You’ll want lots of the cinnamonny American pancakes for breakfast and the super comforting five-spice tempura calamari for lunch. End with a Belgian chocolate hazelnut brownie and ask for the ice-cream flavour available. The coffees are very good, too.

Winehouse at Ten Bompas (Dunkeld West)

The fireplace at Winehouse at Ten Bompas will keep you warm this winter while you enjoy the delicious dishes on offer. Highlights from the lunch menu include the signature pork belly with fish sauce caramel, lamb shank with potato mousseline and baby root vegetables, and mixed berry crème brûlée.

The fireplace at Winehouse at Ten Bompas. Photo supplied.

Wombles (Bryanston) 🍽

At Wombles you can enjoy the outside despite the chill in the air. With the exterior fireplace, you can stay warm as you enjoy your order of sizzling steak for which the establishment is known.

outside at Wombles

Exterior at Wombles. Photo supplied.

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