Sunninghill is one of those neighbourhoods where residents rarely have to leave. They’ve got awesome restaurants, rocking shopping centres and a suburban bliss kind-of thing going on.
Eat In Sunninghill
Bosco Ristorane Italiano
Traditional Italian. That’s Bosco Ristorante Italiano in a nutshell. This restaurant sports classic Italian entries that read as if Ezra Pound wrote the menu: finely sliced prosciutto crudo served with slices of fresh melon; grilled strips of beef with a mushroom, port, cream, and garlic sauce… the list goes on and on. Patrons can also expect the usual Italiano suspects such as wood-fire oven pizzas, hearty pastas and antipasti. To add a splash of culture to the mix, Bosco’s founder, Hanlee Louw, often ditches her administrative duties to entertain the crowd with her soprano and coloratura disciplines of singing. May we add that Hanlee’s performance goes well with a bottle or three of bubbly… as do most things in life.
A trip to Sunninghill wouldn’t be complete without popping into the Curry Dheli. Situated around the corner and down the road from ESKOM’s head office, this little gem stocks spices from the orient, as well as fresh rotis. They also build the most beautiful burgers. The service at the Curry Dheli is excellent and for those who don’t want to trek all the way to the shop, you take advantage of their online store, complete with a chat bot. Though this spot is not your usual sit-down restaurant, it is a highlight when it comes to exploring the culinary side of Sunninghill. Also, if you’re within a 3Km radius of the Curry Delhi, you can order your favourite takeaway through UberEats.
Beach Blanket Bohemia
Known for its laid-back and relaxed vibe, Beach Blanket Bohemia is an all-round feast-and-fun type of hangout. With live music, big screen TVs showcasing sports, and a menu made up of bistro style eats, this Sunninghill based restaurant has it going on. With a name like Beach Blanket Bohemia one can expect burgers, pizzas and hot dogs with a Portuguese twist.
Luca’s Ristorante Italiano
It’s always a breath of fresh air when a restaurant sticks to their own food philosophy. Luca’s Ristorante Italiano’s credo comes in three parts: authenticity mixed with inspiration from Italy and cooked in family tradition. These noble pursuits become very evident when scrolling through the menu.
Shop In Sunninghill
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre
One of the key traits that make Sunninghill such an appealing neighbourhood is the fact that its shopping centres are so accommodating. One of our top “Stunninghill” shopping destinations is the Chilli Lane Shopping Centre. With anchor tenants such as Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Virgin Active it offers a well-rounded shopping experience. The retail complex also has a car wash and an art gallery – to toss some diversity into the pot, and restaurants include Doppio Zero, Ocean Basket and Nando’s, to name a few.
Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre
With a list of 75 cherry-picked tenants, Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre adds flair to the neighbourhood. Possessing speciality stores such as a costume shop, Kodak centre and tattoo parlour, variety knows no bounds. Commercial tenants include a glossary of doctors, accountants and learning centres. Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre is also home to the bistro Beach Blanket Bohemia – a great spot to grab some pub grub and watch live music.
Hang In Sunninghill
The beautiful suburb of Sunninghill features a community park complete with playground equipment and a few benches dotted under trees. The park is not totally fenced off, so, while dogs are allowed, it’s suggested they are kept on a leash.
By Shawn Greyling