Roving Bantu Kitchen

The upbeat and infectious vibe at the Roving Bantu Kitchen epitomises summer, and its food reflects the warm season too. Hearty soul food fills the menu with South African faves — from koeksisters to samp, beans and morogo. If South African summer dining is what you’re after, the Roving Bantu Kitchen is the place to be!

Baha Taco Restaurant

California dreaming? Be sure to give Baha Taco Restaurant a try. Not only will their delicious food transport you to Baja, California, it will also send you into a scrumptious food coma. Traditionally prepared and spiced, their nachos, quesadillas and tacos have become local legend! If you’re in the mood for delicious Mexican-esque food, make your way to Baha Taco for a meal that you are sure to remember. Overlooking the lifestyle hub of The Leonardo building, AURUM Restaurant offers more than just a culinary journey but caters to a variety of patrons and experiences. With a pool to swim in and dine around, a supervised kids’ play area, a sundowner spot at Octo Bar, a fully stocked wine library, and the adjacent Legacy Balance spa, it is a unique spot for guests to experience AURUM Restaurant in multiple ways.

Aurum Restaurant

With its beautiful terrace and raised bar,  Aurum Restaurant is the perfect spot to soak up the sun while enjoying the Sandton skyline. Some of the key dishes to look forward to including a beetroot starter with the superb use of artisanal Stracciatella cheese, Prawn Risotto, wonderfully light yet full of flavour, and the Ricotta Gnocchi, a bowl filled with timeless deliciousness. Overlooking the lifestyle hub of The Leonardo building, Aurum Restaurant offers more than just a culinary journey but caters to a variety of patrons and experiences. With a pool to swim in and dine around, a supervised kids’ play area, a sundowner spot at Octo Bar, a fully stocked wine library, and the adjacent Legacy Balance spa, it is a unique spot for guests to experience AURUM Restaurant in multiple ways.

Summer dining

Ferguson’s 5th Floor

A rooftop breakfast. Doesn't that sound like the perfect summer dining experience? Ferguson’s offers up a colourful harvest table and a brilliant breakfast. Dining here is affordable, simple and delicious — a winning formula. Had a rough night? Then the morning breeze, perfectly roasted coffee and The Hangover (toasted egg, bacon, tomato, chili, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan) is sure to make you feel good as new.

Olive and Plates

Olive and Plates is the ultimate eatery for summer fine dining. The dining room is lit with natural light coming in from the huge window overlooking the summer greenery. Their menu features items that are perfect for summer dinings like the Falafel and Lemon Tahini salad and their Mediterranean sesame-crusted feta. Situated inside Hyde Park Corner's Exclusive Books, Olive And Plates offers a beautiful view of the northern suburbs.

KCC La Vie en Rose

If there was ever a restaurant that was made for summer, it's La Vie en Rose. This place has a menu fitted for summer dining on the lawn in a 60's dress with the girls. We are talking high teas and canapé's for events and an a la carte menu filled with light meals for dining out. The setting compromises pristine white linen on the patio under the shady trees. This is the epitome of summer love.

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