Flames, Westcliff Hotel
The open flamed food of the Flames restaurant is fuelled by the warm spirit of Johannesburg. Head to the Westcliff Hotel for a gourmet rendition of our classic shisanyama variety. A traditional braai won't be a braai without good beer, right? No worries, Flames has that covered.
Level Four, 54 on Bath Hotel
From high tea to lunch and dinner filled with all things necessary to pull off the perfect date, Level Four is the venue to grab grub at. It's the kind of place where the champagne flows like water and the chef know his way around the kitchen. Level Four also stocks auction wines catering to collectors.
Piccolo Mondo, Michelangelo Hotel
What's there not to love about an Italian styled a la carte menu put together by British born executive chef Rob Creaser? If fine dining is what you're looking for then look no further than the Piccolo Mondo and their amazing gourmet dinners. The hotel restaurant is a proud member of the Chaine de Rostiesseurs, a stalwart society governed by the special mantra fine dining demands. Besides, there's nothing cooler than saying you're having dinner at the legendary Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton.
AURUM Restaurant, The Leonardo
By far one of our favourite hotel restaurants in Johannesburg, AURUM Restaurant boasts all the glitz and glamour that comes with dining inside the tallest building in South Africa. With its new summer menu, AURUM Restaurant is set to climb the ranks in popularity, especially among hotel restaurants in the area. With a pool to swim in and dine around, a supervised kids’ play area, a sundowner spot at Octo Bar, a fully stocked wine library, and the adjacent Legacy Balance spa, it is a unique spot for guests to experience AURUM Restaurant in multiple ways.
Archer Bar & Eatery, Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch
Located inside the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Archer Bar & Eatery acts as the perfect hangout right at the top of Whiteley Road in Melrose Arch. Savour the local flavour and artisanal craft of Johannesburg's culinary fare at Archer Bar & Eatery. Driven by authenticity and modesty, this social space in Melrose Arch invites the precinct to stroll in and linger.
Qunu, Saxon Hotel
Fine dining to the max! That's what Qunu at the Saxon Hotel is all about. The portions are much bigger than one would expect and the vibe is brilliant and beautiful. Be sure to make a booking in advance as the restaurant is in high demand.
OneNINEOne Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Hotel
In Rosebank, there is a stylish, modern restaurant that is the sensation of Johannesburg. The OneNineOne Restaurant is a cosmopolitan setting with a modern, ethnic surrounding offering a menu reflecting the inspired cuisine that is a benchmark of this amazing restaurant.
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By Shawn Greyling