Melrose Arch’s restaurants pride themselves on providing delectable dining using only the highest quality, fresh ingredients in an appealing ambiance to suit every occasion. The buzz and hum of the precinct prove the perfect background to lazy lunches and evening revels alike. With an array of chic cafes, top-rated restaurants, elegant eateries and happening cocktail bars, Melrose Arch offers a menu for every discerning palate.
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Have it your way at Rockets Express. Build your own salad – from base to protein – with the freshest ingredients available. The Rockets Express concept of healthy eating is perfectly positioned for the fast-paced health conscious. The eatery also offers a variety of salads, smoothies, Italian coffees, soups, sandwiches, wraps and breakfasts.
Known for its delicious, flame-grilled red meat, The Grillhouse also stocks a wine cellar worth visiting. Diners will be spoiled for choice with ultra-luxe selections, such as the legendary Kanonkop Pinotage and the fan favourite, Creation Pinot Noir. The wine brags with a special section, called The Red Collection, which is made up of well decorated and award-winning selections, such as Lourens River Valley 2003, Anthonij Rupert Optima and black labelled Meerlust Rubicon.
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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.
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Tiger’s Milk Kitchen/Bar is the epitome of a classic casual bar. Self-professed lovers of “dude food”, Tiger’s Milk offers pizza, burgers, and all manner of delicious bar snacks, as well as a large selection of beers and cocktails. Perfect for a relaxed lunch or a night out.
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The Grind Coffee Shop & The Grind Greenery
Are you looking for vegan restaurants at Melrose Arch? We’ve got you covered. The Grind Coffee Shop has evolved into The Grind Greenery, a stunning restaurant within Arch Cycles, offering full breakfast and lunch menus. The focus is on healthy eating, or “healthy deliciousness” as co-owner Brian Theunissen prefers to call it.
Packing that much-needed caffeine punch, Tiki Tonga Coffee Roastery is the new kid on the coffee block at Melrose Arch. The brainchild of rugby player Brad Barrett, Tiki Tonga can be found in the Middle Retail Galleria and serves freshly roasted coffees, teas, and snacks. Tiki Tonga offers four different blends, with two being classified as sociable blends (Number 9 and Number 12) and two as sports blends (Number 2 and Number 8).
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Seattle Coffee Company
Known as one of the busiest coffee kiosks in the city, Seattle Coffee Co Melrose Arch is the heartbeat of Melrose Boulevard. Serving a wide selection of espresso-based drinks, the coffee outlet also whips up iced drinks, teas, and even hot chocolate! Seattle Coffee Co also stocks a variety of eats such as wraps, sandwiches and pastries – everything you need to get your day started.
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Starbucks, on the corner of High Street and Crescent Drive, offers a core bar, which serves its key beverages including 100% Arabica coffee, a range of Teavana teas, cold drinks, fresh foods and delectable treats. Starbucks ethically sourced coffee from all over the world and is proud to serve exceptional coffee from nine countries in Africa – Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Zambia, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Best known for its amazing range of coffees and fresh, healthy food, Woolworths Cafe is a destination worth visiting. Whether it’s sweet or savoury you are looking for, Woolworths Café has got it for you, at affordable prices. Diners can enjoy omelettes, smoothies, and wraps to name a few.
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Ghazal North Indian Restaurant
Take a trip with that special someone to north India without stepping foot outside of Melrose Arch! Meet Ghazal, our very own authentic Indian restaurant. Known for its rich butter chicken and korma, the restaurant can be found on the square, owing to a secluded feel to your dining experience. With a keen eye to detail, visitors are in for a treat and can expect sitar players, beautiful decor and a relaxed atmosphere as you dine in style. Book in advance as Ghazal Melrose Arch is a popular dinner hangout.
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Cuisino emphasises delicious food, fine wines, and a comfortable lounge experience above all else. Featuring modern and spacious interiors, and a delightful, softly-illuminated outdoor area; Cuisino provides the perfect relaxing bar and lounge experience. The temperature-controlled walk-in glass cellar offers wine lovers the opportunity to shop for the best boutique and commercial wines available. Visitors can expect to see fan favourites, such as Porcupine Ridge and Neil Ellis, in between premium bottles of Meerlust and Alheid. But that’s not all, Cuisino also offers a selection of MCCs, prosecco and champagne up for sale. Not too sure what to purchase? Then ask one of the many knowledgeable shop assistants to walk you through the vineyards of their cellar and help choose a grape variety perfectly suited for your tongue or occasion.
A concept conceived in Italy, inspired by New York and born in Johannesburg, Hello Tomato is a unique brand specialising in authentic Italian pizza and pasta. Launched in November 2015 by John Khoury and Gerry Thomas, Hello Tomato is a fast-casual dining experience. Drawing on elements of authentic modern Italian eating, Hello Tomato is an affordable and unpretentious destination to get your fill of good pizza and pasta.
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Piza e Vino
Everyone’s favourite Italian street food joint, Piza Ē Vino not only serves pasta and salads but also cooks up some of the best pizzas in the City of Gold. With their blinged-out wood fire oven, Piza Ē Vino conjures up classic margaritas, beautiful biancas and everything in between. On top of that, the bar is fully stocked with top-notch local and international beers, a massive wine list and all the spirits your heart desires.
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Grab a slice of Paris from Paul, situated on The High Street. Patrons are spoiled for choice with a wide selection of French pastries and cakes, burgers and pastas, coffee and champagne! With an outside seating area, Paul is perfect for al fresco dining at Melrose Arch.
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Known for their smoothies, wraps and poké bowls, Kauai is a favourite among the health-conscious lunchtime crowd. Swing by the halaal-certified Kauai Melrose Arch and grab yourself real food made with real seasonal ingredients. Patrons can expect additive-, preservative- and GMO-free dishes, drinks and designer salads.
With over a decade of experience in good food and great drink, Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar offers a beautiful wine menu that will soothe your palate. With popular vineyards and vintages in stock, patrons can expect to enjoy labels such as La Motte, Ataraxia and Terra Del Capo. The selection does not stop there by a long shot – best you book a table and see for yourself what this magnificent wine list has in store. Wine is sold by the bottle or glass and the restaurant charges corkage.
You can never go wrong with a classic and that’s why we’re proud of hosting one of the most loved Mediterranean restaurants at Melrose Arch. The Ocean Basket has deservedly earned its reputation as South Africa’s best loved seafood restaurant. With a wide Mediterranean-inspired menu prominently featuring healthy options, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a picturesque location on the Melrose Arch Square, the Ocean Basket Melrose Arch has something for everyone!
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Maybe it’s the extravagantly extra-large wine glasses that make tashas in Melrose Arch the ultimate lunch spot. Paying attention to detail, tashas offers delicious breakfast and lunchtime offerings such as poached eggs, Mexican bowls, paninis and salmon salads to name a few.
Senhor Peri Peri
After launching on the shores of KwaZulu Natal, Senhor Peri Peri brings its love for family and food to Johannesburg with the opening of its second eatery. Senhor Peri Peri’s unique take on well-loved favourites is sure to have diners coming back for more. From the sought-after peri-peri chicken to succulent Mozambican styled prawns, creamy chicken livers and hearty beef prego, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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Are you looking for Restaurants At Melrose Arch? Boasting Brazilian-inspired dishes that will make your taste buds believe you’ve been transported straight to South America, Rodizio is Melrose Arch’s salsa hangout. With that said, Roast Café fans will be delighted to learn that certain favourites on the menu will still be available at Café Rio, such as Roast Café’s delectable cakes, its oft-talked-about breakfasts and several other popular items.