Where to get a pub lunch in Joburg

Whether from establishments with decades of experience or from newer ones with a modern twist, these pub lunches aim to satisfy. Here are a few options from these Joburg neighbourhoods. 

The Fat Ginger (Linksfield)

You can get classics like bangers and mash for R84 here, but The Fat Ginger is most popular for their prime meat cuts. On Rump Day Wednesdays, get a 250g prime rump steak and home-cut chips for only R69.


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Nineteen69 (Boskruin)

This vibey joint with its charming decor is known for live music events, customised platters, and traditional Italian pizzas and grills. The 1969 Prego Roll comes with options for a spicy chicken or tender sirloin with peri-peri or creamy roasted garlic mayo sauce, served with homemade double fried chips for R89. Alternatively, there’s the crumbed pork chops served with mash for R96. 

Hogshead Pub (Douglasdale)

If you’re big on burgers, get an original Hoghead burger with a glass of wine or a craft brew beer for R105. Side options include chips, sweet potato, mash or salad. If you download the Hoghead app, you receive a 5% discount on your order on Mondays.  


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Cesco’s Portuguese Pub and Restaurant (Randburg)

Among varied seafood and meat dishes, you’ll find the epic Portuguese chicken for two served with salad and chips, which goes for R169 on Tuesdays. Meanwhile, Thursdays are reserved for espetada braais. Eat as much as you like of their beef, chicken and pork espetada for only R155. 

Thunder Gun Steakhouse & Pub (Randburg)

Thundergun has been around for over five decades and is still popular for its juicy steaks, ribs and burgers. The Monday Madness special includes a carvery for R120. Pub lunches are a variety of specials ranging from the gammon steak with pine and egg for R88 and curry and rice for R84 to the rib basket and chips for R126. 

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