Where to celebrate 2017 New Year’s Eve in Johannesburg

Whether it’s brunch or dinner, hail in the new year by booking your spot. We bring you our Jozi list of places to eat at this New Year’s Eve.

Central One Bar and Restaurant (Sandton)

New Year’s Day Brunch: At only R295 per person, you can celebrate the New Year with a brunch at the Gautrain Hotel. Tuck into freshly baked breads with pâtés and dips; farfalle pasta salad with olives, pineapple, peppers and sunflower seeds; lamb chops with thyme and garlic; and aged beef rump steaks basted with barbecue marinade. Finish off with dessert options of pavlova with Chantilly cream and fresh summer berries, vodka-infused Parisian watermelon, a chocolate mousse tower and dark and white chocolate dipped strawberries. Booking is essential. Call 0112861000 or email

Chicago’s Piano Bar (Randpark Ridge)

Welcome in the new year with a masquerade ball with a three-course menu, live entertainment and bubbly. Expect items like prawns in lemon-butter sauce served with a citrus salad; flame-grilled steak with mushroom sauce, baby potatoes and vegetables; and ice cream cheesecake and fruit kebabs. The cost of dinner and the dance is R480 per person and to attend the dance without dinner would be R220 per person. Booking is essential. Call 0117943383 or email

Chief’s Boma (Fourways)

Dine and dance the night away at Chief’s Boma this New Year’s Eve. Choose from the buffet dinner options, including starters of spiced wings and honey-and-mustard beef short ribs; mains like chargrilled lamb chops served with creamy mint sauce; and desserts such as Amarula crème brûlée, traditional trifles and koeksisters. The cost per person is R495 and R990 per couple. Booking is essential. Call 0118406600 or email

Luke-Dale Roberts X The Saxon (Sandhurst)

Enjoy a set menu with a welcome drink and live entertainment at The Saxon this New Year’s Eve for R2875 per person. Booking is essential as seating is limited. Call 0112926000 or email

Seabass prepared and served at Luke-Dale Roberts X The Saxon. Photo supplied.

Vivace Restaurant (Sandton)

Count down into the new year with a five-course dinner menu at Vivace Restaurant at The Radisson. The offer includes a welcome drink upon arrival and live entertainment. The cost per person is R485. Enjoy starters of braised short-rib arancini, mains of grilled loin of lamb with roasted garlic and mushroom stuffing, and desserts of white chocolate mousse with chocolate brownie soil and berry compote. Bookings are essential. Call 0112458000 or

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