Fill Up On The Soup Of The Day At These Top Restaurants

There is nothing better than tucking into a hearty, thick soup in the middle of winter. In fact, we love soup so much we could eat it all year round! So, we went in search of the top soupy concoctions out in the city. Here’s where to find the best soup of the day in Joburg. 

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Chaplin’s Grill

Chaplin’s Grill in Hurlingham are known for their high-quality food and wine offerings. However, if you are looking for a no-fuss, home-style soup, they’ve got you covered. Try out their soup of the day which is served with cream and fresh herbs. If this doesn’t quite satisfy your soup craving, inquire with the manager on duty about their pre-cooked dinners supplied by Chalmar Beef. While you dine at the restaurant, you can order a pre-prepared Chef’s Soup of the Day for only *R45.

Details: 61 Woodlands Avenue, Hurlingham | 076 564 5979 |


Marble in Rosebank is all about open-fire cooking. Their open-coal inspired menu doesn’t end at meat dishes. They cook almost all their dishes over the fire, including fish, poultry, breads and even desserts. Best of all, their soup of the day is coal-roasted overnight to produce a delicious smoky flavour. If grandma’s potato and leek soup just isn’t doing it for you, try this one out. After all, what better way to celebrate Joburg winter than by enjoying a hot pot of braaied soup!

Details: 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank | 010 594 5550 |

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Paul is another Melrose Arch favourite. This bustling bakery and restaurant serves up classic French soups to delight your senses. Take your pick from either their Chef’s Soup of the Day, served with the freshest bread or the delightful Paul French Onion Soup served in a bread bowl with melted Emmenthal cheese. Sounds superb!

**Make a booking before you visit Paul, as this eatery is almost always packed at lunchtime and dinner.

Details: Shop 010I3, Corner The High Street & Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch | 010 020 3002 |

Thai Cafe

Thai Cafe in Sandton has a separate soup menu featuring the best Thai style broths. Order yours mild, medium or hot depending on your spice tolerance. We recommend the Tom Yum Soup – this Thai classic is made from homemade chicken stock, fragranced with lemon grass, button mushrooms, and Thai spice. Add chicken, prawns or extra mushrooms to your broth to bulk up the flavour and fill your belly.

Details: 17 11th Ave, Edenburg, Sandton | 072 866 4677 / 078 355 6430 |

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The Fat Zebra

The Fat Zebra in Linden is best known for its scrumptious breakfasts, great coffee, and friendly vibe. That’s why, as the cold weather rolls in, they have added healthy broccoli and courgette soup served with bacon bits and toasty bread to the menu. This is the perfect place to catch up with old friends, so invite the gang around for a soup lunch and a chat. If your buddies aren’t the soup loving kind, don’t worry – The Fat Zebra has loads of other great options to choose from.

Details: 71 7th St, Linden, Randburg | 082 469 5757 |

Doppio Zero – Rosebank

Doppio Zero’s flagship restaurant in Rosebank offers patrons Mediterranean fusion at its finest. They have two soup options on their menu: Goulash or Roast Butternut (vegan option available). You can order a medium or large portion of their soups. Pair your choice with wood-fired rosemary and garlic focaccia. The smoky, salty bread goes oh so well with these thick soups. Pure heaven, we think!

Details: Cradock Avenue, The Firs, Rosebank | 011 447 9538 |


Visit moyo for a unique African-inspired dining experience this chilly season. Their soup selection is distinctly South African, drawing inspiration from home-cooking traditions. Plus, both their soup options are vegetarian friendly. Our vegetarian writer is mad about the Free State Sweet Potato Soup – it comes with sweet potato crisps and a pumpkin bread roll, so there will be no chance of going hungry after this. Alternatively, try out moyo’s turmeric roasted cauliflower soup. Prepared with a hit of garlic, this soup is packed with cold and flu-fighting nutrients. And, it tastes great too!

Details: Shop 5, The High Street Melrose Arch | 011 684 1477 |

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