Kempton Park is one of the largest suburbs on the East Rand. As such, it boasts a number of restaurants, bakeries and fast food outlets. The area is also home to O.R. Tambo International Airport and Emperors Palace Casino, each of which offer a wide variety of dining options. Let's take a closer look to find the best restaurants in Kempton Park.

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restaurants in Kempton Park

Oxtail and Karoo Lamb Shank - Tribes Restaurant.


Tribes Restaurant

Tribes Restaurant at Emperors Palace offers diners a modern, ethnic African theme paired with traditional fusion cuisine complete with a unique "Tribal touch". Come and enjoy a fine selection of African-inspired steaks and grills in the restaurant's boma area. Alternatively, book out your own private corner of the restaurant for a romantic dinner.

Visit Tribes Restaurant.

Quills Restaurant 

Quills Restaurant is situated at the popular InterContinental Johannesburg Hotel at O.R. Tambo Airport. The restaurant exudes African culture and the spirit of the continent in its decor and menu offerings. Specialising in local delicacies such as springbok, warthog, kudu and crocodile, paired with outstanding South African wines, Quills Restaurant offers diners a truly unique taste adventure.

Visit Quills Restaurant.


Rosetta's is a buffet restaurant at Emperors Palace. The restaurant pays homage to Egyptian architecture and African cuisine in its decor and generous food offerings. With a 290 seating capacity, Rosetta's is a popular family-friendly eatery for Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations. However, you can visit all year round for fabulous dining at the restaurant's 24-hour bistro. There is a DIY waffle and milkshake station famous for its massive selection of yummy toppings!

Visit Rosetta's.


Aurelia's is one of Emperors Palace's most popular restaurants. Situated at the five-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel, Aurelia's offers a fusion of the latest international food trends expertly blended with bold African flavours. This is the perfect destination for special occasions, a casual meal or Sunday lunch with the family. Come and enjoy five-star dining right in the heart of Kempton Park or risk missing out on a meal to remember.

Visit Aurelia's.

American and Fast Food


Hooters is well known for its all-American and Tex Mex-style menu. Their branch at Emperors Palace upholds the restaurant chain's reputation for being one of the best spots to tuck into hamburgers and wings. Come and enjoy fine service with a smile, paired with delectable gourmet fast food and ice cold beer.

Visit Hooters.

News Café

News Café is far more than just a nightclub. Their branch at Emperors Palace serves up great American and fusion breakfasts, coffees, snack platters, burgers, sandwiches and grills. Try their All American Burger- premium beef patty, fried egg, bacon, cheese, onion rings, tomato salsa and lettuce served on a toasted bun. Paired with a classic News Café cocktail, this is a meal worth savouring.

Visit News Café.

restaurants in Kempton Park

News Cafe's Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey infused smashed beef burger and onion rings.


Sky Chinese Restaurant and Sushi 

Sky Chinese Restaurant and Sushi is a firm favourite among Kempton Park residents for stir fry noodles, fried rice dishes, dumplings and hand rolled sushi. Their menu specialty however, is deep fried ribs! Served on a steaming bed of jasmine rice, these sticky, sweet ribs will have you headed back to Sky Chinese Restaurant on a weekly basis!

Visit Sky Chinese Restaurant.

Taste of Mumbai

If you're after a fiery curry, pop by Taste of Mumbai Restaurant at Emperors Palace. They serve up all you can eat curry dinners, seven days a week. Tuck into a delicious array of vegetable starters, hearty curry mains and an assortment of traditional sides. Finish off your feast with one of the chef's divine desserts. We've heard rave reviews about the blueberry cheesecake.

Visit Taste of Mumbai.




Platia Greek Restaurant at Emperors Palace offers diners a taste of the Mediterranean, paired with traditional South African flavours. Take a seat on the outdoor patio or in the more secluded restaurant interior. Platia's menu features an array of well known Greek starters, mains and desserts to delight your taste buds. Read our review of the restaurant to find out which dishes we thought were simply divine.

Visit Platia.

Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine & Sushi

What do sushi and Mediterranean fare have in common? Not much. However, Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine and Sushi has crafted a wonderful amalgamation of these two very different food styles to bring you a one-of-a-kind eating experience. Their menu specialty is the Tuna Espatada - Tuna steaks grilled and skewered with haloumi cheese, red peppers, green peppers and onions served with rice or chips and Japanese style stir fried vegetables. Give them a visit to go on a cross continental taste journey right in the heart of Kempton Park!

Visit Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine and Sushi.


Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar

If you're in Kempton Park and have a hankering for premium seafood, check yourself into Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar. This Portuguese restaurant serves up the best buttered prawns, oysters and calamari in the area. Besides the food, Jose's also boasts a unique atmosphere. Calling themselves a "vibey casual fine dining restaurant", they set themselves apart from other eateries by combining fine dining food with a warm, welcoming ambiance.

Visit Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar.


Braza combines the flavours and cuisine styles of Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, delivering a flavour explosion on every plate. Situated at Emperors Palace, Braza is the ideal spot for large celebrations, corporate functions and special events of all kinds. Join them for an unforgettable dining experience.

Visit Braza.

Steak & Grill

Italian Kitchen and Grill

Wood-fired pizzas, succulent steaks and hearty pastas await you at Italian Kitchen and Grill. This Italian fusion restaurant is situated at Emperors Palace, welcoming in guests from around the city to enjoy its generous menu offerings. Bring the kids along to share a pizza or let them enjoy a creamy alfredo while you dive into a platter of grilled garlic and parsley King prawns served with butter sauce. Yum!

Visit Italian Kitchen and Grill.

House of Ribs

How about an all you can eat ribs and steak dinner? House of Ribs has firmly established itself as one of the very best buffet restaurants in Gauteng. While their specialty is ribs and premium cut steaks, they also serve an array of other cuisines including salads, burgers and seafood platters. Stop by on a Sunday for all you can eat buffet-style lunch, complete with roast beef and pork, ribs, crispy potatoes, rice and four vegetable sides.

Visit House of Ribs.

Coffee Shops & Cafés

Croydon Bakery 

Ask any Kempton Park resident where to find the best freshly baked breads, cupcakes and pastries and they'll tell you to visit Croydon Bakery. However, you must get there early or risk missing out. Take a trip through early on a Saturday morning to get your hands on just baked bread and the best pies on the east rand. It's well worth getting up at the crack of dawn for. Croydon Bakery also offers sit down coffee and gourmet sandwiches to enjoy while you wait for your baked goodies to be packed up.

Visit Croydon Bakery.

The Bean Bar 

The Bean Bar is an artisanal coffee bar, cakery and cafe situated Cavendish Glen Shopping Centre. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee by yourself or to catch up with friends. You'll feel right at home here, as the cafe's interior resembles your favourite aunt's kitsch living room, complete with mismatched dining chairs and quirky paintings. Order one of their traditional English scones served with strawberry jam and fresh cream to be transported directly back to your childhood.

Visit The Bean Bar.

Looking to explore the East Rand restaurant scene in more depth? Check out the awesome restaurants in Edenvale and Bedfordview

Emperors Palace is the place to be over the festive season, with their sparkling Garden of Lights, the Crafters Fair and festive theatre shows for all. The fun doesn't stop on Christmas Day either, as Emperors Palace invites you to bring the family along for a scrumptious lunch or dinner at one of their top restaurants. Here's what you can expect at Emperors Palace this year:

Aurelia's Restaurant

The award-winning Aurelia's Restaurant is open for business on Christmas Day. Overlooking the spectacular hotel gardens, which will be adorned in merry Christmas lights and Santa's Village, Aurelia's will be hosting a Christmas Eve dinner, as well as a buffet Christmas lunch. Kiddies under 12 will receive a gift on arrival, while adults will be treated to a complimentary mug of traditional eggnog. The restaurant is famed for their African-inspired fusion cuisine, offering diners a rich experience of flavours. Expect an array of classic South African Christmas dishes, served with five-star flair!

Dates: Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 18:30 and Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at 13:00 - 15:30.

Price: The Christmas Eve dinner costs R495 per person, while the buffet lunch costs R795 per person, including free gifts for the kids and complimentary drinks.

* Kids aged 5 and under enter free, while kids aged 6 - 12 years pay half price.

Booking is essential. Please contact Christine Hlatshwayo on 011 928 1908 or email [email protected]

Christmas Lunch


If it's value for money dining you are looking for, book a table at Rosetta's. Offering a full Christmas lunch buffet, this family-style restaurant is ideal for large groups. There is ample space for families to enjoy a private Christmas feast together, while embracing the style and glamour of the opening dining area. Rosetta's serves a variety of dishes inspired by Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisines. Their dessert station is just as enticing, with tall jars of marshmallows, sprinkles and candies. It's the Christmas lunch of your dreams, so don't hesitate to book your slot!

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at 11:00 – 13:30, 14:00 – 16:00 and 16:30 – 18:30.

Price: Rosetta's Christmas lunch costs R395 per person.

*Kids aged 5 and under enter for free, kids aged 6 - 12 years pay R190.

Make reservations on 011 928 1367/1353 or via email at [email protected]

Banquet Christmas Lunch

The prestigious Centre Court at Emperors Palace invites you to their epic Banquet Christmas Lunch. Come and enjoy a long, luxurious lunch without all the added hassle of cooking and cleaning up afterwards. Perfect for moms, dads, kids, grannies and grandpas, this is sure to be a joyous affair, so don't let it pass you by.

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at 11:30 for 12:00 - 16:00.

Price: Adults pay R475 per person and pensioners pay R350 per person.

Contact 011 928 1000 or email [email protected] to make your booking.

Christmas lunch

Oriana At The Peermont Mondior Hotel

Oriana's Restaurant at the Peermont Mondior Hotel offers an elegant Christmas buffet lunch. With tons of festive cheer and themed decorations, you are in store for a real holiday treat. Tuck into succulent roasts, rich gravies, crisp potatoes and all the trimmings here. But, make sure to keep room for dessert! Oriana's American-style puddings will have you rushing back to the buffet table for more. We recommend this venue for smaller families, looking to enjoy an intimate get-together.

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Price: The buffet lunch costs R555 per person. Pensioners pay R400 per person.

*Kids aged 5 and under enter for free, while kids aged 6 - 12 years pay R270 per person.

For reservations, contact 011 928 1000 or via email at [email protected]

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Details: 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Ekhuruleni, Gauteng | +27 (0) 11 928 1000

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Easter Lunches At Emperors Palace

Gather your loved ones and hop your way to Emperors Palace for some scrumptious Easter lunch festivities. Over the long Easter weekend, they'll have TWO festive options for you to choose from:

Easter Saturday High Tea

Join Emperors Palace for a whimsical afternoon complete with decadent treats to match. To find out more about this magical afternoon, email [email protected].

Sunday Easter Lunch at Rosetta’s

Make your way over to Rosetta’s Bistro for a lovely Easter Buffet Lunch perfect for the whole family. And to delight the little ones, they'll get a special Easter treat! To book, contact Rosetta's on [email protected] or call 011 928 1367.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Looking to treat the family to something special in celebration of Easter? Be sure to book your spot at the Fairway's Easter Sunday Lunch. At R495 per person (enquire for children's rates), you'll get  a stunning buffet lunch offering only the best in Easter delights, live music for your entertainment, as well as something fun for the kids to keep them busy. Click here to take a look at what's on the menu. To book, call 011 478 8000 or email [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter At The Maslow's Lacuna Bistro

On Easter Sunday, guests can enjoy quality family time over a mouthwatering seafood spread at The Maslow Sandton, while the little ones can run around with the Easter Bunny to search for chocolate eggs hidden all around the hotel’s magical, lush garden. Guests can expect many delicious items on their festive menu, including half shell New Zealand mussels poached in white wine and herbs with fresh garlic; smoked paprika Norwegian salmon flaked on garden peas and sweet baby corn, cinnamon roasted pumpkin and blue cheese, and a deconstructed Greek salad, just to name a few. To make a reservation, call 010 226 4815 or 010 226 4786 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

Meadow Green Restaurant In Irene

If you're in Pretoria this Easter Sunday, be sure to book your Easter Sunday Lunch at the oh-so stunning countryside setting of Meadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®. They will be putting on a spectacular Easter Sunday feast complete with a buffet lunch, a welcome drink on arrival as well as a special Easter egg hunt for the little ones. To book, call 012 667 6464 or email [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter High Tea at The Michelangelo

To celebrate Easter in decadence and style, be sure to make your way to The Michelangelo in Sandton for a stunning Easter High Tea that's sure to delight your sense. For enquiries regarding the menu and bookings, you can contact Ellen Kunene on 011 282 7463 or email [email protected]. But hurry, space is limited. Booking is essential.

Easter at The Hilton Sandton

Celebrate Easter at The Hilton Sandton! Spoil the whole family with a delicious Easter Sunday lunch buffet filled with an array of culinary flavours, as well as some fun activities to keep the kids entertained, including an Easter egg hunt! For more information and bookings, email [email protected] or call 011 322 1888. Booking is essential.

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Sunday Lunch at Casalinga

How about enjoying an Easter Sunday lunch out in the country? Sounds rather peaceful, doesn't it? Tuck into a delicious treat at Casalinga, which will include loads of Easter favourites such as homemade, oven-baked bread; traditional Italian parma ham; potato dumplings in a creamy truffle sauce; prime beef fillet and a mouthwatering selection of delectable desserts. And, to delight the children, there will be an Easter egg adventure hunt and a jumping castle for their enjoyment. Booking is essential, so contact them on 011 957 2612 or [email protected].

Easter at The Black Eagle Boutique Hotel

Spend your Easter Sunday at the Black Eagle Boutique Hotel. They'll be hosting a delicious Easter Sunday Lunch feast situated in their lush gardens, which will be followed by lovely festivities and fun for the children. They'll enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a colouring competition, a jumping castle and, of course, a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny! To check out their menu, click here. Also, booking is essential, contact them on 011 958 5225 or [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Weekend Specials at Stonehaven On Vaal

If you're looking to get out of the city this Eater, we know just the place. Stonehaven on Vaal are going all-out with the Easter celebration this year! All weekend long, they have awesome Easter Weekend Specials that you and your family don't want to miss. For the kids, there will be Easter egg hunts, all-day complimentary children's activities, a colouring competition and a dedicated kiddies menu. And for the whole family, there's a wide selection of feasts to choose from, whether you would like to stay on land or upon the Vaal River with their cruising buffets. Booking is essential, you can contact them on 016 982 2951/2 or [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch at Carnivore

Easter Sunday lunches are all about spending quality time with your loved ones and of course, feasting! And if you're in search of a beast of a feast, then be sure to book your table at the Carnivore. This lunch has everything you could possibly imagine, from all different types of meat (including venison, crocodile and chicken livers) to salads galore and a decadent selection of desserts to round off your afternoon on a sweet note. Booking is essential, so be sure to contact them on 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237.

Know of other great places for Easter lunch not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Emperors Palace has your Valentine’s Day covered, offering you a choice of two wonderful and romantic dinners for two - and even dinner-and-stay packages if you’re looking to make your evening even more special. Just be sure to make that reservation before it’s too late.

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Don’t Miss These Valentine’s Dinner Packages

Enjoy a romantic dinner with someone special this Valentine’s Day at Emperors Palace. There are two awesome offers available, including:

A Dreamy 6 Course Set Menu at Aurelia’s

Spoil your Valentine at the 5-star, award-winning Aurelia’s Restaurant - an adventure in molecular gastronomy, ideal for foodies! At R1 100 per couple, the 6-course set menu includes a welcome drink and gift, as well as cuisine that will delight your taste buds.

To book your special evening at Aurelia’s, call (011) 928 1908 or email [email protected].

The Perfect Buffet Feast at Rosetta’s

Celebrate your love and feast the senses at the ever-popular Rosetta’s Bistro | Restaurant | Kitchen. At R600 per couple, this special offer includes unlimited wine, soft drink fountain and a Valentine’s gift to make your evening even more special.

To reserve your place, call (011) 928 1367 or email [email protected].

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Dine & Spend The Night With These Valentine’s Dinner & Stay Packages

Make a night of it and book a Perfect Date Hotel package. Take your pick from a range of accommodation options to suit your budget.

The 5-Star Peermont D'oreale Grande - R2 895 per room per night

Treat yourself to untold luxury at the 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel in a Classic Room, with a rose petal turn-down, selected cocktails at Aurelia's Lobby Bar, dinner at the newly styled Aurelia's Restaurant, a bottle of sparkling wine and breakfast at Aurelia's Restaurant.

The 4-Star Peermont Mondior Hotel – R1 910 per room per night

True elegance at an attractive price.  Enjoy accommodation and breakfast for two at the 4-star Peermont Mondior Hotel in a Classic Room. The offer includes a bottle of sparkling wine, selected cocktails in the Silver Moon Bar as well as dinner and breakfast at the Oriana Restaurant.

The 3-Star Peermont Metcourt Hotel – R1 130 per room per night

Relax in style at the 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel and enjoy accommodation in a Superior King Room, including dinner at Oriana and breakfast at the F.L.A.G Café.

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For More Information

For more information about Emperors Palace and their Valentine’s Offers, call (011) 928 1000 or visit their website at

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WIN With Emperors Palace This Valentine’s Month

To make your Valentine’s even more memorable, the Palace of Dreams is giving one lucky couple a luxurious treat during this month of love! If you’re looking for a super special spoil, enter the Luxurious Love competition and stand the chance to win an exclusive get-away for you and your love this February 2017. This prize includes:

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