Why you should book at these hot Sandton spots

Sandton is an opulent area in Johannesburg, with its name coming from a combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. It’s fast become a popular spot on the Jozi restaurant scene. Our easy-to-use app can help you secure your table at all of these hot spots.

Amuse-Bouche at Fairlawns (Morningside Manor)

Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or dress up for an evening and enjoy the finer things in life, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel’s flagship restaurant is the ideal spot to do so. Boasting an à la carte menu for a sophisticated palate, guests can also request to have their meals paired with some of the award-winning wines.

Chilli-salted squid prepared and served at Amuse-Bouche. Photo supplied.

Asanka Restaurant (Rivonia)

This contemporary spot has taken South African cuisine to new heights by combining African and Western flavours. Expect to tuck into dishes like the slow-braised Habanero-infused oxtail pot with bell peppers, or the smoked Okra stew with poached eggs and sautéed spinach.

BBQ Workshop (Rivonia)

Open since 2015 and still a crowd favourite, BBQ Workshop is the go-to spot for ribs, steaks, burgers and more. Showcasing a strong Mediterranean influence, this spot prides itself on introducing advanced coal-style cooking into South Africa’s restaurant industry.

Bella Anima (Sunninghill)

A celebration of Italian culture is what you’ll find at Bella Anima (which translates to ‘beautiful soul’). It’s the perfect spot for the whole family or for that long-awaited lunch catch-up session with friends.

Bellagio (Illovo)

A familiar face in the Eat Out 500, Bellagio always strives to remain consistent in the quality and standard of their food. You can look forward to dishes like seared salmon, prawn stir fry, Thai-style kingklip and more.

Bukhara (Sandton)

At Bukhara, flavour is everything. Experience dishes from North Indian heritage as well as some from the South of India. Our best advice is to go hungry.

Inside at Bukhara in Sandton. Photo supplied.

Café Cru (Montecasino)

Simplicity is key at this chic eatery. Café Cru is great for early-morning or late-afternoon meetings, a quick bite to eat or that much-needed caffeine fix to give you a kick-start to your day.

Inside at Café Cru. Photo supplied.

Café Del Sol Botanico (Bryanston)

A great new addition to the already exceptionally executed menu at Café Del Sol Botanico is their pizza section. They offer a mouthwatering selection of thin-based pizzas and boast a list of both national and international wines to accompany your choice of pizza. Friends, family and even the fussiest foodie is bound to find their favourite dish here.

Inside at Café Del Sol Botanico. Photo supplied.

Capital P (Fourways)

Nothing beats the freshly made pasta at Capital P, which they do in-house daily. They make five different kinds of pasta for you to choose from and, to top it all off, you’re able to choose your own sauce to pair it with. Ideal for fun intimate dates or dining with the family.

Inside at Capital P. Photo supplied.

Carnelian (Magaliessig)

Situated upstairs from The Rock – a casual diner-style spot – is this chic space. The Carnelian is an ideal place for hosting parties or simply ending off a long week with some tapas and a few great cocktails.

Inside at The Carnelian. Photo supplied.

Chaplin’s Grill (Sandton)

Though their menu is extensive, craft beer, wine and steaks are the order of the day at Chaplin’s. Grab the family for lunch or escape them to enjoy a quiet dinner.

Steak prepared and served at Chaplin’s Grill. Photo supplied.

Col’Cacchio (Dainfern and Hyde Park)

Known for their fresh thin-based artisanal pizzas, Col’Cacchio has come quite a long way and is now a firm favourite for many people. There are several branches across the country, meaning you’re sure to find your favourite wood-fired pizza in your neighbourhood.

Pizza options at Col’Cacchio. Photo supplied.

Del Forno (Sunninghill)

At Del Forno, expect traditional Italian flare in the form of pizzas, pastas and salads, as well as grills, sandwiches and coffees. The traditional wood-burning oven and sleek rustic decor, together with their wide selection of wines, will keep you hooked.

Épicure by Chef Coco (Morningside Central)

This is the brainchild of multi-award-winning chef Coco Reinarhz. Elegant décor, good service and fine food is what guests can expect when stepping into this space. Although the menu may change often, chef Coco’s cuisine focus is purely on African food.

A fish dish prepared and served at Èpicure by Chef Coco. Photo supplied.

Hard Rock Café (Sandton)

Think hot fudge brownies, huge cheeseburgers, hickory-smoked pulled pork and the list goes on. This American-style diner seats up to 200 guests and has something for everyone, even the kids.

Inside at Hard Rock Café. Photo supplied.

LBV Restaurant (Bryanston)

Open since December 2013, LBV still firmly believes in using and showcasing only the best seasonal produce South Africa has to offer. They pride themselves on their hand-curated wine cellar, their exceptional menu and friendly and efficient service.

Inside at LBV Bistro. Photo supplied.

Luca’s popularity is no secret and the restaurant’s success stems from the inspiration of family, friendship and love for authentic Italian food. They offer an extensive menu with a wine list to match.

Unlike the other restaurant at Fairlawns, this spot features more casual al fresco dining in a contemporary setting. The restaurant is elegant yet homely, and the menu features a few café-style meals. There’s also a tea trolley serving delicious sweet treats.

Inside at Manor House Bistro. Photo supplied.

Muse Champagne Room (Sandton)

Fairlawns’ latest addition is in collaboration with French champagne house Perrier-Jouët – the Champagne Room. It’s a luxuriously modern and elegant. The adjoining courtyard is the perfect place for late-afternoon sundowners.

Inside at Muse Champagne Room. Photo supplied.

Punchinello’s (Fourways)

Venetian cuisine is what you can look forward to when dining at Punchinello’s. Choose from a variety of chicken dishes, pasta dishes, vegetarian options and much more. They also have great specials on offer.

Roxanne’s Rum Eatery (Fourways)

Best suited for functions, birthdays, bachelorettes and many other special occasions, Roxanne’s can seat up to 200 guests. They serve everything from tacos to Buddha bowls, with a few vegetarian options available as well.

Signature Restaurant (Morningside) 

At Signature, floor-to-ceiling windows frame a panoramic view of magnificent sunset, making for a romantic setting. Of course no sunset is complete without their Signature cocktails.

Simply Asia (Bryanston)

This popular countrywide Thai and noodle bar is everyone’s go-to last-minute dinner options. This affordable spot serves delicious and filling options of Tom Yum soup, duck spring rolls and so much more. They’ve also got plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

A dish prepared and served at Simply Asia. Photo supplied.

The Brazen Head (Sandton, Fourways)

The Brazen Head offers guests an Irish atmosphere and service. Their mission is for guests to feel as if they’ve entered an Irish pub, where one of the greatest attractions is the freshness and purity of the food.

The Course at SLOW in the City (Sandton)

SLOW in the City showcases an impressive collection of distinctive and versatile event spaces able to adapt to any corporate function. The space was designed to imitate the city grid and has various rooms with names like 7th Avenue, City Park Entrance and The Interchange. The menu has been tailored to mirror the many different cultures in Sandton.

Food prepared and served at The Course at SLOW in the City. Photo supplied.

The Rock (Magaliessig)

Situated inside the Design Quarter in Fourways, The Rock is a vibrant diner-style restaurant. Expect a menu of light starters, mains like burgers, ribs and steaks, as well as a great selection of desserts.

Inside at The Rock. Photo supplied.

Tiger’s Milk (Bryanston, Cedar Square)

Delicious gourmet burgers, pizzas and great craft beers is what you can look forward to when stopping by here. The brand began in Cape Town and has since spread its wings through to Gauteng, bringing along the same vibrant and warm atmosphere.

Inside at Tiger’s Milk. Photo supplied.

Wombles Steakhouse (Bryanston)

The menu at Wombles reunites old fans with their famous beef stroganoff, as well as steak tartare made with beef fillet and a touch of cognac, lemon meringue ice cream, and the light and fluffy crêpes Suzette.

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