Family-Friendly Fun At The Venue at Route 162


The Venue at Route 162 is a family fun restaurant and playground. Bring the kiddies along for a fabulous day out. You’ll get some much-needed rest and relaxation while they play to their heart’s content. 

The East Rand is well known for its family-friendly suburbs. Benoni lies at the heart of this corner of Joburg. There are a number of child-friendly restaurants in the area, but none are quite like The Venue at Route 162.

This family style restaurant and playground offers tired parents the opportunity to kick back and relax while their little ones are entertained. If you’ve been searching for an affordable spot to eat out with the kids, this is the place for you. The restaurant also offers live music, as well as an on-site car wash, biltong shop, and curio store. It’s everything you could need and more, so get yourself and the kids down to The Venue at Route 162 now!

All-In-One Family Venue

It’s rare to find a restaurant that offers equal entertainment for children and adults. The Venue is one of these rare gems. As you enter the outdoor seating area, you’ll immediately notice the kids’ play area. A massive sand pit, jungle gyms, swings, and climbing ropes await your little one. The outdoor seating surrounds the play area too, so you can always keep an eye on your children. There is ample seating out here, as well as on the patio and inside the restaurant.

The Venue can get busy, especially over weekends, but you’ll almost always find an available space to sit and enjoy a meal. No matter the weather you will be comfortable as there are shade covers and umbrellas outside. On those rainy days, take a seat inside and let the little ones play in the shade covered areas of the playground. They may get a little wet and muddy, but a bit of dirt never hurt anyone. Alternatively, you can browse around the comic book shop or gift shop with them while you wait for your meal.

Another key feature of the restaurant’s outdoor area is the makeshift live music stage. This quirky repurposed bus sees musicians perform an array of country ballads, rock classics, and pop hits for your entertainment. It’s a great spot to sit back and enjoy a few drinks with friends. Sporting weekends are big here, too. So don’t sit twiddling your thumbs at home next weekend. Visit The Venue for first class entertainment and good times.

Comfort Food Galore

The Venue is all about offering its patrons comfort and hospitality. The menu features a wide variety of comfort style foods, including hearty breakfasts, moreish milkshakes, wood-fired pizzas, and yummy snack buckets. Come hungry because the portions here are generous.

The Venue is super giving with their prices as well. They often run a free coffee special with their breakfasts and their kiddies meal offerings are both affordable and wholesome. Treat the family to a meal at The Venue rather than waste your hard-earned Rands on takeaways. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time together without breaking the bank.

For More Information

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Details: 162 President Brand Road, Rynfield, Benoni | (Tel) 084 516 1406 | Email:

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