Top Restaurants To Visit In 2021

Make the most of 2021 by delighting your taste buds at some of the best restaurants in the city! Try something different and be inspired by these unique must-try restaurants in Johannesburg.

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Rodeo Bar & Grill

If you really enjoy your steaks and also like visiting new restaurants in the city to see what they’re all about, then you’ll be happy to hear that we have a brand-new steakhouse in the heart of Sandton! Welcome to Rodeo Bar & Grill, which can be found on Victoria Avenue. Here, you’ll find everything from meaty dishes and cosy vibes on those chillier days to friendly staff, a soon-to-open bar upstairs to round off your week on a good note, as well as some karaoke vibes and good tunes. Also, don’t miss their Happy Hour, everyday from 18:00 – 19:00, where all drinks will be half price!

Details: 110 Victoria Avenue, Parkmore, Sandton, Johannesburg.


Now, tashas may not be a newbie on the food scene, but they have given their classic menu a lovely revamp which you most certainly need to explore and try out! Since March, this exciting menu update offers their diners with six new, fresh dishes for a splash of freshness, four tasty new smoothies,  as well as a brand-new hot drink to keep the upcoming winter chills at bay — a delicious homemade Honeybush Chai. Visit your nearest tashas restaurant and sample and savour these new additions for yourself.

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Old Town Italy

For great Italian cuisine, a must-visit is Old Town Italy. You can find a branches in Menlyn Maine and Melrose Arch (their newest location). To ensure that you get to experience a culinary journey like no other, Old Town Italy hosts a number of delicious cuisine events that you most certainly do not want to miss. One of these said events is their La Dolce Vino wine and dinner pairing evenings as well as Acoustic Fridays, which is a grwat place to get your weekend started. Click here to see what other events they have lined up this month.

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La Parada

Now, if you’re looking to welcome the weekend in style, then be sure to make your way to La Parada. They kick off weekends with uplifting live music, refreshing drinks on tap, delicious tapas and the best vibe, thank to their Sunset Sounds, every Friday! It’s definitely a vibe that you don’t want to miss out on! You can find your nearest La Parada restaurant at Parkhurst Square and Waterfall Corner.

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Embarc Restaurant

Right out the gate! We are incredibly excited to add this one to our new restaurants in Johannesburg list. Proven as a diamond in the rough, Lisa de Beer caught our eye when she proved her palate as sommelier and sous chef at Aurum Restaurant in Sandton. When Lisa announced that she will be opening her restaurant in Parkhurst we nearly fell off our yoga balls (because office chairs are terrible for your back, you know) out of excitement. Meet Embarc Restaurant. The menu is set to take on the big players in the Joburg culinary scene with entries such as ‘Beef and Beer’ carpaccio served with yeasted mayo and popped barley.

Address: Corner 4th and, 13th Sreett, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

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Marshall’s Craft Eatery

Marshall’s Craft Eatery is a very sociable and family/friends orientated local restaurant with a particular focus on artisanally produced offerings on both the menu and taps behind the bar. Marshall’s Craft Eatery offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can arrive in shorts and a T-shirt and be at home. In support of local craftsmen and artists, the eatery has live music every Friday night. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is particularly aimed at the local outdoor activity enthusiasts that swarm around Emmarentia, with traditional and healthy options available. Marshall’s Craft Eatery is a surefire entry on our new restaurants in Joburg list.

Details: 3 Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Pablo Sandton

In case you missed it, Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar closed its doors in Melville and have reopened with a trendy and stylish new spot in the Mint Hotel, right in the heart of Sandton. This is just the spot to visit if you’re craving Middle Eastern-inspired flavours, tapas and mezze perfect for sharing, as well as wood-fired delights (including pizzas, chicken schnitzel and beef fillet medallions). Pair that with a few refreshing cocktails, seating on the pool deck along with the amazing sights of Sandton and summer sunlight, and you have a wonderful setting to spend your leisurely Saturday afternoon! Be sure to pay them a visit and check out the new space.

Details: Mint Hotel, 84 Katherine Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Sotto Sopra

Get excited! Sotto Sopra has officially reopened their doors after all the unpredictability and uncertainty the pandemic has brought along with it! Here, diners can tuck into hearty and oh-so moreish modern Italian cuisine that’s sure to delight the senses. Enjoy Roman-style pizzas and flavourful pasta prepared with handmade in-house pasta in a vibrant, open and relaxing dining area on the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank.

Details:  Trumpet on Keyes, corner of 19 Keyes and Jellicoe Avenues, Rosebank, Johannesburg

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