Sip & Dine On The Wild Side in Craighall Park


We’re always on the hunt for new, interesting and exciting restaurants to visit in our beloved Joburg. And if you happen to find yourself in Craighall Park, looking for a great spot to grab a bite, we highly suggest The Wild Side!

Take A Walk On The Wide Side

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Craighall Park, The Wild Side offers a culinary experience that promises to tantalise your taste buds and have you coming back for more. This hidden gem on Johannesburg’s bustling dining scene is more than just a place to eat; it’s a destination for food enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Whether you’re looking for a spot to start your day with a hearty brekkie. Or simply want to unwind with a refreshing cocktail after a long week. This is the spot for you.

On the Menu: A Fusion of Flavours

At Wild Side, the menu will certainly tantalise and delight your taste buds. They offer a wide range of dishes, ranging from juicy burgers, chees pizzas, something sweet, as well as something tasty from the grill. And if you’re looking to sip on an amazing cocktail, there’s sure to be something to suit your taste and preference.

Tip: Visit them on Fridays for their Friday Half Price Cocktails from 16:00 to 19:00!

Must-Try Dishes You Can’t Miss

  • The Wildling Burger: Tuck into this delicious burger, crafted with a beetroot bun, and filled with a homemade beef patty, streaky bacon, matured cheddar, wild relish and onion rings. Of course, it comes with a side of fries!
  • Running Wild Salad: For something tasty yet healthy, this salad is a must. It’s a vegan bowl, filled with quinoa, tender-stem broccoli, roasted chickpeas, sauteed spinach, avo, hummus, and sweet potato wedges.
  • Face Smasher: And to end off your meal on a high note, dessert! We love the Face Smasher – Mexican churros, served with chilli chocolate sauce.

Why Wild Side is a Must-Visit

Ambiance and Decor

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere where the wild and rustic meet contemporary chic. The restaurant’s decor will have you feeling as if you are in the middle of the jungle, walking on the wild side. Colourful, vibrant, unique, and welcoming.

Exceptional Service

At Wild Side, hospitality is paramount. The staff’s genuine warmth and attentive service ensure that every meal is a memorable experience.

Operating Hours: Plan Your Visit

Wild Side welcomes diners from Tuesday to Sunday, with doors opening at noon and the vibrant atmosphere continuing until late. Here’s when you can join the adventure:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 – 22:00
  • Friday and Saturday: 09:00 – 22:30
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

Closed on Mondays, the restaurant uses this time to prepare for the week ahead, ensuring every dish served is fresh and every ingredient is of the highest quality.

For More Information


You can also contact them calling 082 506 0616 or emailing

Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news, information, offers, excitement and more.

Address: 6 Burnside Avenue, Craighall Park, Randburg, Johannesburg.

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