The Course

4 Reviews
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Modern, Seafood, Steak
Phone Number 0104425967 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm


R180 avg main meal
Modern, Seafood, Steak
R50 for Wine, R100 for Champagne
R180 avg main meal
Bar scene, Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Special occasions
Mastercard, Visa, Zapper
Breakfast, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, WiFi

Location and contact

Corner of Rivonia Road and West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish


The Course is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfasts are simple and stylish, with a focus on doing fewer items well. The Course hot breakfast is the most popular: eggs with oven-baked baby potatoes, crispy bacon and roasted cherry tomatoes (and at R60, you can understand its popularity). If you’re looking for something a little more fanciful, the brioche French toast served with mascarpone cheese, maple syrup and a strawberry compote is scrumptious, as is the classic benedict.

What is wonderfully appealing about The Course is that, despite its rather exclusive location in the heart of Sandton, it offers a dining experience to suit every pocket: the chicken liver main portion with homemade flat bread comes in at R80; the 350g rump steak is just R130 (sides are an additional cost); and all salads are under R85. Plus the sides (coming in at R32) are delicious: the roasted vegetables are beautifully roasted and caramelised, and the skinny fries are crispy perfection.

If you’re looking to spoil yourself, opt for the salmon fish cakes served with a tomato-and- fennel salsa and mild curry aïoli, or the tomato-and-pea arancini in Napolitana sauce to start, followed by the chargrilled rib-eye on the bone with a pearl onion tarte tatin and marsala mushroom sauce. For lunch and dinner, the quarterly pairing menu offers something fun and different for cocktail aficionados, and the elegant small plates are refreshingly generous and beautifully plated.

For dessert, the frangipane tart with vanilla mascarpone cream, dried strawberry tuille and seasonal berries is just delightful.


It’s cocktail hour every hour, with cocktails for every occasion: classic cocktails, brunch cocktails, quarterly themed cocktails paired with small plates and collaboration collection cocktails. Some are beautifully simple, others wonderfully OTT – whatever your mood, there’s something for you. The wine list is small and easy-going.


Friendly and efficient. The waiters know their stuff.


The Course has won a number of design awards and you can understand why: it’s gorgeous. The entrance opens onto a plush bar dappled in bronze and gold, with art deco lighting and finishes. The restaurant’s every detail has been thought through meticulously and executed beautifully. Light and inviting, the space works for experiences in the morning, noon and night.

Best for…

Business breakfasts and lunches, after-work drinks and brunch.


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User reviews

4 Reviews
    The restaurant is visually appealing and it has good aesthetics BUT the managers are not professional and I have had very bad service. 1. First time I was there during happy hour and they messed up the bill and I had to FIGHT with the manager for them to correct my order. 2. Then I went there again with a colleague and she asked for a strawberry daiquiri and they brought her a strawberry mojito TWICE. Finally the manager came to her and told her they don’t make strawberry daiquiri. She then asked for a strawberry Pina Colada and it tasted Terrible. Clearly they can’t make cocktails. Then they sold us expired beers. 3. The last time I ordered from them(today), I ordered a honey mustard salad and the greens I received were only stalks, I unfortunately can’t attach a picture. I’m so disappointed
    The waitress and the manager were lovely, paid attention to us. Wonderful service, the food is amazing and affordable. Definitely falls under my favourite restaurants ?
    The course at slow in the city is a beautiful location in the heart of sandton. The restaurant is beautiful with its marble tables/bar and it’s modern furniture. It’s extremely enjoyable sitting in the restaurant watching the rush hour of sandton at 4 pm whilst the sun begins to set. The food is deliciously and reasonable priced for the portions that you receive. There is a quarterly menu that changes every 3 months, this menu pairs with a tapas menu. Currently they using Glenfiddich cocktails for their first quarterly menu. The cocktail menu was designed by one of the best mixologists in the country and they are incredibly delicious

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