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A Bit of Britain: The Best English Spots In Joburg

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Feel like visiting an old English pub or having cucumber sandwiches at an English tea garden? Here's our guide of British spots in Joburg.

The Station

Founded by Neil Basel, The Station is inspired by London style living, complete with decor and design that would make any Brit feel at home. The theme is inspired by the colours, sights and sounds that the London Underground has to offer. The decor features the trademark Underground seating and a station map. There’s also a red telephone booth and even speakers in the bathroom playing the sounds of the Underground.

Tea gardens

Manor House Bistro at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

We love the sound of this Classic High Tea at the Manor House Bistro at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely high tea and savour English-style ham and cheese sandwiches, a slice (or two) of Fairlawns red velvet opera cake, and an assortment of delights served with your choice of tea or coffee, but you can also indulge in champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass. It makes us feel so classy! And best of all, you can pick either the morning or the afternoon tea depending on your busy schedule. Click here to take a look at their Classic High Tea menu. Booking is essential.

The Secret Tea Garden

The Secret Tea Garden at Norscot Manor in Fourways offers a beautiful outdoor garden setting and is an absolute must visit when you feel like having Tea for TwoClick here to take a look at what delights you can expect and indulge in. The Secret Garden offers guests a quiet escape right in the heart of the bustling city.

secret tea garden

The Silver Teaspoon

The Silver Teaspoon in Northcliff offers sophisticated vintage style high tea that will make you feel as if you have stepped into the Victorian era. It also makes a great venue for kitchen teas or baby showers.

Pubs

Founders Grill 

The original Founders Restaurant and Grill was established in 1984 in Florida North on the West Rand of Gauteng. Founders Grill is one of Roodepoort's firm favourite restaurants, serving up delicious grilled meats, seafood and more! A family restaurant with a long history in the area, Founders Restaurant and Grill is the perfect place to come for a sit-down meal with friends and family.

Jolly Roger Restaurant & Pub

From the moment you walk into Jolly Roger Restaurant & Pub, you get the feeling of a traditional British pub. It's crowded, rather loud and can be smokey - but the vibe is homey and friendly. Along with the warm atmosphere, there's also beer on tap, delicious pub food and friendly service. They're famous for their pizzas and the extremely delicious chili sauce that comes with it!

The Baron

Everybody knows The Baron! And luckily, this one can be found all over the city. There's one in Bedfordview, Kyalami, Fourways, Bryanston, Sandown and Woodmead, so take your pick, call up your mates and head down to the bar for a cold one (you can find us at the Sandown and Fourways venues more often than not). You can expect a good atmosphere, outstanding service, vintage wines, interesting cocktails and good food. What's nice about this place is the fact that you can visit as a family for a good meal or for a night out on the town. It's versatile, relaxed and easy-going. Also, it's a FREE WiFi spot!

Hogshead

Hogshead is a great hangout if you're in the mood for grabbing a few drinks and meeting up with your mates. It's one of the more popular restaurant/pubs in the city and offers everything from beer and burgers to a bar and even a kid-friendly section if you're visiting with the family. To help you relax, you can catch various sporting events on their TVs or make use use of their Wi-Fi to update your Facebook check-in or Instagram or even finish some last minute work (if you have to).

Colony Arms

From karaoke and Ribs & Chips specials to live music and beer on tap, Colony Arms has it all to turn your frown upside down when you have the weekday blues. And why not make your visit even better by inviting a few of you colleagues or friends along for a fun evening out? Colony Arms is all about having a good time surrounded by awesome company.

This article is part of our World In Joburg series - a guide to cuisine from all over the world, right here in Jozi.

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