Must-Visit Restaurants In Johannesburg: May 2021

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On the hunt for awesome restaurants to try or fresh and delectable menus to sample within the city? Here's a few must-visits on the block, along with some newbies, reopenings and brand-new seasonal menus to try during the month of May 2021. Be sure to arrive hungry! restaurants in Edenvale


In case you missed it, DAVINCI Lounge, located in the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, has brought back their delightful and decadent Urban High Tea, which will most certainly tickle your tastebuds. Every Saturday and Sunday, between 14:00 and 17:00, you and your loved ones can enjoy a variety of sweet and savoury treats, all complemented by a selection of Rondeveldt teas and Nespresso coffees. Please note that pre-booking is essential.

Details: | 011 292 7169 | [email protected] | Corner 5th and Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Embarc Restaurant

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 got so excited. 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. Click here to take a look at what you can expect when you make your way to this Parkhurst must-visit!

Details: | [email protected] | 081 848 6480 | Corner 4th Avenue and 13th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Marshall's Craft Eatery

Marshall's Craft Eatery is a very sociable local restaurant with a particular focus on artisanal offerings on the menu and on tap. This spot is rather relaxed, a place where diners can arrive in shorts and a tee, and feel comfortable and right at home. In support of local craftsmen and artists, the eatery has live entertainment every Friday night. Breakfast over the weekend is particularly aimed towards the outdoor enthusiasts that explore around Emmarentia, with traditional and healthy options available. Marshall's Craft Eatery is a surefire entry on our new restaurants in Joburg list.

Details: | 010 109 2184 | 03 Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

Old Town Italy

Dine in true Italian style at Melrose Arch's newest restaurant on High Street – Old Town Italy! They've just recently opened their doors last November, where Jamie's Italian used to be. Grab a seat here and indulge in authentic Italian cuisine that's sure to to hit the spot, sip and enjoy a quick brew in between business meetings, or simply just take in the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the precinct after an exciting shopping spree. Also, every Friday, guests can enjoy their delicious meals accompanied by a live acoustic performance. This sounds like the perfect way to start off your weekends! Also, be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information on their La Dolce Vino evenings. Bookings are essential.

Details: | [email protected] | 010 109 8632 | Shop 00513, Building 13, High Street, Melrose Arch, Birnam, Johannesburg | Facebook

Pablo Sandton

In case you missed it, Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar closed their 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: | 078 206 4463 | [email protected] | Mint Hotel, 84 Katherine Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Image from Pablo Sandton via Facebook.


Located on Level 7 of The Leonardo in the heart of bustling Sandton, the AURUM Restaurant is just the place to visit if you're looking for a dining experience like no other! And just in time for the brand-new season, they have just recently launched their seasonal summer menu 2020 that's sure to delight the tastebuds. Wondering what to expect on this divine new menu, click here. We have the pleasure of experiencing it for ourselves!

Details: | 087 536 0100 | [email protected] | Level 7, The Leonardo, 75 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg

Sotto Sopra

Get excited! Sotto Sopra has officially reopened their doors after all the unpredictability and uncertainty the pandemic has brought alone 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 pastas prepared with handmade in-house pasta in a vibrant, open and relaxing dining area on the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank.

Details: | 072 300 6681 | [email protected] | Trumpet on Keyes, corner of 19 Keyes and Jellicoe Avenues, Rosebank, Johannesburg | Facebook

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