Must-Visit Restaurants In Johannesburg: April 2024


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, re-openings and brand-new seasonal menus to try during the month of April 2024. Be sure to arrive hungry!

Restaurante Parreirinha

At Restaurante Parreirinha, guests are treated to a celebration of authentic Portuguese flavours. The menu showcases a diverse array of dishes that honour tradition while embracing modern culinary trends. From succulent steak options to fresh seafood and shellfish delicacies, each dish is meticulously crafted to deliver a symphony of flavours that tantalises the taste buds.

Guests can even find dishes recommended by the family. Some of their recommended starters include the irresistible Rissois de Camarão (Prawn Cakes) and the signature Parreirinha Platter. The name “Parreirinha” is derived from the Portuguese term for “little grapevine,” a nod to the restaurant’s humble beginnings and its connection to the rich cultural heritage of Portugal.

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Black Horse Brewery

For beer enthusiasts, a visit to Black Horse Brewery is a must! But that’s not all; they also offer delicious food that will leave the whole family satisfied. At Black Horse Restaurant, you’ll find a welcoming space to unwind, enjoy something refreshing, and indulge in scrumptious dishes. Choose from a menu featuring pizzas, breakfasts, burgers, salads, mega milkshakes, and delightful options for the kids.

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Maverick and Jane

Located at The Zone in Rosebank, Maverick and Jane is a South African start-up passionate about gourmet popcorn. They exclusively use the finest corn sourced from a small farm in the lush lands of Nebraska, dating back to 1893, and incorporate wholesome ingredients to flavour their popcorn. But that’s not all; Maverick and Jane is also the perfect dessert spot.

Their gelato is crafted the authentic Italian way, made from scratch using pure, seasonal, and wholesome ingredients, mirroring the quality of their famous popcorn. Maverick and Jane churn their gelato in small batches, offering both dairy and vegan options for lactose intolerant individuals.

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Orinoco Flavours Mexican Kitchen

Orinoco delivers an authentic taste of Mexico, whether you’re in for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. With fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this local catering service crafts your favourite Latin American and international dishes. From breakfast and lunch at the Fourways Farmers Market to dinner and lunch at the Prison Break Market, Orinoco has you covered at every meal. Get ready to keep coming back for more!

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Sebule Restaurant

Looking for a new dining experience? Located at African Pride, Melrose, Sebule offers a unique dining experience. With an open-plan kitchen, guests can watch as their food is expertly prepared while savoring the rich aromas that fill the air. Every detail, from the colours to the textures, has been meticulously considered, creating a space that envelops you in comfort and warmth. At Sebule, indulge in a vibrant feast influenced by African flavours, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.

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Blu Bam Boo

Introducing a new addition to Johannesburg’s foodie scene: Blu Bamboo! A standout feature of their menu is the extensive sushi selection. From classic rolls to innovative combinations, their sushi menu showcases the chef’s skill and creativity.

If you’re in the mood for something heartier, their main and ramen dishes promise comfort and complexity in every bite. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat-lover, there’s something for everyone here.

What sets them apart? Blu Bamboo offers a unique twist by blending Asian culinary techniques with locally sourced South African ingredients. Dive into their signature dishes for a culinary experience unlike any other.

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Foodies Feast Market

Even though they’ve been open since late 2023, we couldn’t resist adding The Foodies Feast Market to our list of must-visit foodie spots. Located at Morning Glen Mall, this market invites you to step into a world of gastronomic delights. With artisanal food stalls, wine and gin tastings, fresh flowers, and cosy seating, it’s a sensory journey perfect for both food enthusiasts and casual visitors.

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