Exploring Bedfordview


Bedfordview is home to many socialites, party spots and fancy restaurants. Come with as we explore this exciting suburb.

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Where To Shop In Bedfordview 

Bedford Centre

Bedford Centre is the place to be and to be seen. It’s one of Johannesburg’s premier fashion and shopping destinations. Situated in the heart of Bedfordview, it offers its discerning shoppers a unique, elegant, European-inspired shopping, living, working and dining experience. Always with its finger on the pulse, Bedford Centre constantly meets the demands of its clients. They achieve this by continuously enhancing their ever-growing collection of luxury brands and offering unique campaigns tailored to fashion aficionados.

Eastgate

Situated near Bedford Gardens, Eastgate is a super mall. Packed with one of the most beautiful food courts (as far as malls go). Their wide range of retail outlets and entertainment facilities also cater for the whole family. If there’s something you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Eastgate boasts 122 000m² of shopping delight. The recent revamp of the mall’s façade adds to the luxe environment of Bedfordview.

Village View

Village View Shopping Centre is stylish and trendy. Located in the heart of Bedfordview on the corner of Kloof and Van Buuren Roads. This centre boasts hand-picked tenants, selected for their attention to detail and uncompromising quality. Stores include Woolworths Food, a wide range of stunning boutiques and a delectable range of restaurants like Tashas, Pigalle, Rodizio, as well as Turn ‘n Tender.

Where To Eat In Bedfordview

Brunch

Fournos

Nestled inside Bedford Centre, Fournos is one of Jozi’s most trusted and praised bakeries and breakfast spots. Poached eggs served with salmon, croissants stuffed to the max and build-your-own breakfast buffets are just a few of things that are going on here.

View Cafe

Quite a popular brunch spot, View Cafe has invested an ample amount of time into working with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavour and soul. All of this work shines through in their food. Beyond the presentation of their infamous continental breakfast, View Cafe is a beautifully decorated venue. It’s one of those places that looks like it’s been frozen in spring all year round.

Dinner

Pigale

Pigalle Bedfordview serves exceptional seafood, meat and poultry dishes with a focus on Portuguese cuisine. They place a strong emphasis on personalised silver service with the intention of creating an unforgettable fine dining experience. Surf ‘n turf is the name of the game at Pigalle. They are also your one-stop shop for all things bubbly. With an extensive list of MCCs and champagnes, you’re in for a treat.

Mythos

Bedfordview is known for its Greek community. Thats’ why Greek family restaurant Mythos, finds itself at home here, despite its distance from the Mediterranean. Built on authentic family recipes all the way from Mykonos to Mikines, Mythos is the place to get your fix of dolmades, spanokopetas and koftas.

Vini’s

Imagine pizza and pasta like from the old country, the kind Don Corleone would be proud of. Vini’s has a wide selection for those hearty meat eaters, vegetarians and those with a sweet tooth. They indulge in keeping some old-time favourites on their menu and include new dishes to titillate the taste buds. Taking inspiration from seasonal vegetables, fruits and meats, Vini’s takes great care in the presentation and flavour of their dishes.

Where To Sleep

B&B’s

Munday Bed & Breakfast
The Munday is perfectly situated in a tranquil up-market residential estate in Bedfordview.v The only entrance to this peaceful estate is through three controlled, boomed-off gates with CCTV cameras. It’s also guarded 24 hours, creating a peaceful environment.

Hallbury Estate

Located in the quiet suburb of Morninghill, Bedfordview is Hallbury Estate’s . Their distinctive contemporary styling, coupled with exceptional levels of service, safety and facilities have made them the venue of choice for guests seeking a comfortable home-away-from-home experience.

Hotels

Mercure Bedfordview

The Mercure Johannesburg Bedfordview is an affordable hotel with 120 air-conditioned rooms and apartments. Unlimited WIFI is available to guests throughout the whole building, and there are three boardrooms and a self-service business centre for your convenience. Guests can lounge on the terrace or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Grab a drink at the bar before heading down to their restaurant, which serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Situated opposite Eastgate, the hotel is a central place to hang your hat.

Garden Court Eastgate

Situated 15 minutes from O. R. Tambo International Airport, Garden Court Eastgate is an ideal base of operation for any visiting businessperson or adventurer. The hotel’s 157 en-suite rooms offer a range of amenities, including air conditioning, free WIFI, an electronic safe, a writing desk and 18-hour room service. Rooms include double or queen size beds, ensuring maximum comfort and relaxation. The subtle contemporary decor throughout the hotel enhances your sense of comfort from the moment you arrive.

By Shawn Greyling

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