FireRoom Sushi & Grill

For one of the most delicious and theatrical sushi experiences you'll find in the city, head to the FireRoom Sushi & Grill at Montecasino. It's a must for your foodie bucket list. As for meetings and date nights, hell yeah, it's a must-do for sure. They prepare and serve sushi like you’ve never seen it before – ON FIRE! Literally. But if you're not too keen on the flaming Fire Roll or Sushi Braai, they have a selection of traditional options and of course, their signature dishes. The African Platter is scrumptious and offers a little bit of everything in 18 pieces — Springbok Roses, Fire Rolls, Sweet Tiger Rolls and Dragon Rolls.

Special Alert: From Tuesday to Thursday during lunchtime all traditional sushi is HALF-PRICE.

Details: FireRoom | 011 465 0587 | [email protected] | Shop no. 64, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, corner William Nicol and Witkoppen, Fourways, Johannesburg.

John Dory's

You CANNOT go wrong with sushi from John Dory's. Not only do they offer a wide variety of sushi but they also have plenty of other delicious goodness on the menu for those who don't appreciate good sushi. Sorry, we're a little biased. But back to the sushi! A few of our favourites we recommend are the Prawn Avalanche — a California roll with prawn filling, topped with half a tempura-rolled prawn and spicy mayo sauce; the Snow Crab Rolls — crab tempura rolls with mayo and sweet chilli topped with avo, Sriracha mayo and caviar and last but certainly not least, the C & C Bombs — crab and cream cheese bombs crumbed, deep-fried and topped with smoked mayo and caviar. Yum!

Special alert: It's HALF-PRICE sushi on Wednesdays! This offer is only available for eat-in. Terms and conditions apply. OR on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 16:00, choose any three green plates from the sushi belt for R99.

Details: John Dory's | Branches nationwide | Joburg office: 011 287 5300

The Big Mouth Sushi & Grill

It's all about the sushi at The Big Mouth Sushi & Grill at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. It's slightly more expensive here, but believe us, it's SO worth it! You can expect to tuck into a wonderful selection of world-class sushi, no matter which kind you prefer. Take your pick from moreish poké bowls, new-style sashimi, a few traditional classics and plenty of interesting signature choices. One of the signature sushi options that really caught our attention was the Chicago Roll — Panko rock shrimp, cream cheese, tobiko, teriyaki, sweet chilli jam, tempura chilli, kewpie mayo, garlic flakes and spring onion. Sounds quite different, right?

Details: The Big Mouth | 011 783 4097 | [email protected] | Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar

If you happen to be in the inner city when your sushi craving hits, then make your way to The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in the hip and happening Maboneng Precinct. This place fuses African flavour with Japanese cuisine and creates mouthwatering dishes that'll keep you coming back for more. Sushi is on the menu throughout the week and on the weekends, guests can enjoy a delicious prawn braai. And if you're REALLY into sushi, you can take a sushi-making master class with their very own Vusi Kunene and The Blackanese chefs.

Special alert: 50% Tuesday Sushi Special where selected sushi is available at HALF-PRICE.

Details: The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar | 072 729 6456 | [email protected] | 299 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg CBD.

Yamada

If you're looking for sushi that will not bust your budget, then make sure you check out Yamada. They've got a conveyor belt so, if you don’t feel like ordering from a waiter, you can just pull up a bar chair and help yourself to the variety that's spinning around and around! Once you're done, they stack up your plates and tally up the cost. Easy! We love their lunchbox, which comes with 15 pieces of mixed sushi but change it to salmon only. Trust us, it’s a feast!

Special alert: All-you-can-eat sushi buffet, every day, all day, from R175 per person*!

Details: Yamada | Rivonia: 011 039 8188 or 011 047 8668; BluBird Shopping Centre: 011 039 6777 or 11 068 8888; Waterfall Corner: 011 075 7777 or 011 047 8668 | [email protected] | Click here for addresses.

Hashi

Hashi is a fab spot to head for fusion sushi with a twist. They’ve got all sorts of interesting creations that you need to try out like the Taku, which is tofu tempura, cream cheese, avo, spring onion with mango/strawberry/kiwi and wakame, on a bed of spicy sauce and Hashi’s secret sauce. Another delicious option is the Udon Japanese Noodles (if you’re not a sushi purist, that is), stir-fried with chicken, prawns or veggies. And a for dessert, make sure you try the chocolate spring rolls!

Special alert: On Wednesdays, it's half-price sushi! Valid on sushi only and selected items. Also, check out their lunch daily specials.

Details: Hashi | 011 888 0330 | [email protected] | 32 7th Street, corner 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.

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So Yum

After all the retail therapy in Hyde Park, surely you need to grab a bite to eat to replenish your energy levels? And we know just the place. So Yum has lots of dim sum on the menu — we like the pork and mushroom filled parcels. But that's not all! Their sushi is great, especially when eaten with a side of edamame beans. How about some tuna roses and a rainbow roll or two? The latter comes with crab, avo, salmon, tuna, caviar and mayo – basically, it’s the works.

Where: So Yum | 011 325 5360 | [email protected]Hyde Park Corner, corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

JB’s Corner

While JB’s is not a sushi restaurant per se, they do have a menu dedicated entirely to the delicacy. What’s really great about it is that you can swap the stock-standard white rice for healthier brown rice – health freaks, rejoice! Their fashion sandwiches are to-die-for. Another interesting option we found on the menu of the Melrose Arch branch was the Chirashi. It's a cake of sushi rice (looks like a rice cake almost) that has spicy salmon, avo, cucumber, caviar and sesame seeds stacked on top.

Details: JB's Corner | Melrose Arch: 011 684 2999; [email protected] Sandton City: 011 784 1810; [email protected] | Click here for addresses.

Yamitsuki

Bedfordview’s Yamitsuki has a conveyor belt, so you can choose whichever dishes catch your eye if you're too hungry to wait to be served (fair enough). The quality is great and their salmon and cream cheese fashion sandwiches are sublime. Another must-have is the Salmon, Strawberry & Cream Cheese Rainbow Philadelphia Roll... once you try it, you'll be hooked. And for dessert — dessert sushi! It's a crêpe sushi roll with fresh strawberries, Nutella, cookies, honey and your fortune!

Special alert: They offer quite a few specials during the week:

Details: Yamitsuki | 011 455 0380| [email protected] | 53 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

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What Is It?

From on-trend fashion to the latest in tech, Eastgate Shopping Centre with its prestigious brands will give you more bang for your buck on the biggest bargain-based shopping day of the year – Black Friday. With longer trading hours and a COVID-19 SAFE Shopping Centre certification, all your needs are accommodated.

Not only can you SAVE big, but you can also WIN big with Eastgate’s Black Friday competitions. There are so many ways to win a R500 Eastgate Gift Card, as well as participating tenant vouchers. You can either get spotted dining at the Piazza, get spotted wearing a funky mask, get spotted at the Aquaponics Farm, or simply snap a picture of your Black Friday purchase and tag Eastgate to stand the chance of winning. Follow them on our social media pages for more information on how to win.

Ts & Cs apply.

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When Is It? 

Friday, 27 November 2020 between 09:00 and 21:00, with selected stores trading from as early as 06:00.

Where Is It?

Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Germiston, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about Eastgate Shopping Centre, visit www.eastgateshops.com.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 479 6000.

Don’t forget to follow and like them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with their latest news, information, events and Black Friday offers.

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Soul Souvlaki In The City!

Across Athens, street corners are buzzing with vendors selling souvlaki, the perfect quick bite, impeccable street food. Owner, Dino Vlachos, saw a gap in the Joburg food scene: South Africa’s take-away industry had become synonymous with cheap fast food and he sought to change that. He believed all it would take was quality ingredients and the personal touch.

From a single stall at Maboneng’s Market on Main, Soul Souvlaki has expanded to encompass six flagship stores, each distinctive and unique. Whilst most franchises push for uniformity, Soul Souvlaki celebrates individuality. There’s no centralised kitchen, meaning every dish is freshly-prepared to order and their friendly counter service lends itself to a faster, more efficient dining experience.

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What's On the Menu?

Soul Souvlaki is known for its integrity and authenticity: Greek street food at its best. It is all about the food, created with the fresh ingredients, made to order.

Each of Soul Souvlaki's venue features a one-page menu, offering guests simple yet delicious Greek-style street food. They use traditional Greek recipes that have been given a little twist to compliment the South African palate.

The emphasis in the Soul Souvlaki kitchens is on cooking with passion, by feel rather than by measurement. There’s no centralised kitchen, and that’s the point: the beauty of home-cooking lies in the slight imperfections, in being handmade.

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As the name suggests, their souvlaki is renowned. Here, you can expect to indulge in marinated pieces of chicken and lamb, grilled to perfection on skewers, and served alongside fresh and vibrant Aegean slaw or rolled in artisanal warm pitas with tzatziki, rocket, tomato, red onion and chilli. They have other specialities up their sleeves too, which includes grilled bifteki, skinny lamb chops, and their famed grilled chilli feta parcels. A new favourite among their diners recently is their range of vegetarian and vegan items.

As for something to end your delicious meal on a sweet note, their dessert selection includes baklava, saragli, chocolate melomakarona and kourabiedes, all artisanally and lovingly made by a local Greek Mama and hand-delivered to each of their stores daily.

Soul Souvlaki Rosebank

Their coffee grounds are imported from Greece and are prepared in traditional brikis (AKA copper pots) over an open flame to produce the ultimate rich and refined Greek coffee. A must-try are their frappés: coffee and milk, whipped to perfection, sweetened to your liking and poured over ice.

All their drinks come in glass bottles because it just tastes better. Their beers are craft, as are all of their juices and ice teas available in store. Be sure to try one of their Greek imported beers, perfect for a refreshing drink on those hot days. They believe in small batch brewing, cold pressing and supporting small businesses.

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For More Information

For more information about Soul Souvlaki, visit soulsouvlaki.co.za.

Don't forget to follow and like them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, dishes and offers.

You can contact each of the Soul Souvlaki restaurants with the contact details below:

Soul Souvlaki

Tammy Taylor Nails

Ensuring top class nails to all who visit the salon, Tammy Taylor Nails is just the place if you're looking to get sandal ready toes, just in time for Spring! You can find a Tammy Taylor Nails salon within various suburbs throughout the city, including Oakdene, Killarney, Meyersdal, Broadacres, Bedfordview, Rosebank, Parkhurst, Randburg, Sandton – quite literally anywhere in the city! As for toe treatments, they offer the following:

Details: www.tammytaylornails.co.za | [email protected] | Facebook

Sherbet Angel

Specialising in indulgent boutique beauty treatments that'll leave you feeling like a queen, Sherbet Angel in Linden is a must-visit for all your beauty needs. Their treatment menu consists of practically everything you can think of when it comes to visiting a salon — massages, facials, microblading, luscious lashes, waxing, pre- and post-natal pampers and much more. But we're here for the nails, so here are the deets:

Express Pedicure

Details: www.sherbetangel.co.za | 011 447 1741 | [email protected] | Shop 5, 50 4th Avenue, corner of 8th Street, Linden, Johannesburg

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Sorbet 

We know, a pedi article wouldn't be complete without giving Sorbet a mention! They offer a variety of manis and pedis to suit every budget. A Mini-Me Pedi is perfect for those of us who are always too busy to treat ourselves. It's a quick soak, file, buff and paint and you get to carry on with the rest of your day. But, if you're looking to indulge a little, there are more thorough and relaxing pedi treatments to choose from. Sorbet also offers a Power Mani, which is a full manicure treatment, including exfoliation and massage. This is the manicure a girl should get when she's really spoiling herself.

Details: www.sorbet.co.za | 011 202 7940 | [email protected]

Nail Studio and Beauty

From gel, acrylic, fibre and silk nails to waxing, facials, teeth whitening and false eyelash extensions and more, Nail Studio and Beauty is the place to go when you're looking for a little beautification and pampering. Their qualified nail technicians are passionate about making customers look and feel fabulous and will happily give you stunning toes to show off in your favourite pair of sandals.

Details: nailstudiosalon.co.za | 011 432 4958 | Comaro View Shopping Centre, corner Soetdoring and Comaro Street, Bassonia, Johannesburg

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Bedazzled Beauty Studio

Bedazzled Beauty Studio is a unisex spa that aims to please. You can expect to experience quality service and attention to detail for anything you request. A few of their beauty treatments include massages if you're feeling a little tense, aesthetics (think laser, skin peels and weight loss aids), body wraps, facials, waxes, tints and many others. And with regard to their nail treatments, you will be spoiled for choice:

Details: bedazzledbeautystudio.co.za | 081 833 2354 | [email protected] | 11 Boeing Road West, Bedfordview, Johannesburg

Head To Toe Beauty Spa

Make your way to Head To Toe's nail studio to get those tootsies primped and prepped for spring. There's a HUGE variety of colours for you to choose from and you can decide how you want to have them done — gel, just a simple paint, au naturel, French pedicure or nail art here and there. Another treatment worth mentioning is the lash extensions! Kim got hers done here and she absolutely loved them!

Details: www.headtotoebeautyspa.com | 011 792 5799 | [email protected] | 7 Phillip Le Roux Avenue, Malanshof, Randburg, Johannesburg

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Perfect 10 Nail & Body Studio

The name says it all. You'll step out of this salon with 'Perfect 10' nails that'll be the envy of your friends! All you need to do is buy some pretty flip flops to show them off. And no matter your budget, they'll have the perfect treatment for you. You can take your pick from the following:

Details: www.perfect10.co.za |  086 111 2222 | [email protected]

Plush Nails & Beauty

For the ultimate pedi experience, book an appointment at Plush Nails & Beauty in Roodepoort. You'll pay a smidgen more than our limit but trust us, it's worth it. You need to check out their Instagram and Facebook pages to see what amazing nail art they create.

Details: 072 863 5405 | [email protected] | 179 Ontdekkers Road, Horison Park, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

We head to east of Johannesburg and explore everything Ekurhuleni has in store for all.  The East Rand comprises of Kempton Park, Bedfordview, Edenvale, Alberton, Benoni, Brakpan, Boksburg and Linksfield. If you’re planning a visit to Ekurhuleni, click your suburb of interest below and view our guide to the area, covering everything from interesting restaurants and must-visit retail hubs to hotels if you wish to spend the night (or weekend) and more.

What Are You Looking For? 

Kempton Park
Bedfordview
Edenvale
Alberton
Benoni
Boksburg
Brakpan
Linksfield

Kempton Park

Kempton Park is the suburb of convenience! From thrilling entertainment and thriving business hubs to international travel, top-notch accommodation, exquisite dining, and so much more, Kempton Park has it all. This bustling area is home to one of the two airports in the province of Gauteng – O.R. Tambo International Airport – as well as the ever-popular casino, Emperors Palace; and Festival Mall, the biggest shopping centre in the suburb. And with the airport being so close, Kempton Park is brimming with bustling business and accommodation offerings for those visiting.

Explore Kempton Park.

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Bedfordview

For some of the best entertainment and food in the East Rand, Bedfordview is the suburb you need to visit. Combining the family-friendly lifestyle with European-inspired luxury, this is the perfect place to call home or even explore over the weekend. A few popular spots to visit include Bedford Centre and Eastgate Shopping Centre if you're looking to indulge in some retail therapy. These malls also offer a lovely selection of restaurants to delight your taste buds. As for entertainment, the area offers an exciting collection of family fun, nightlife hot spots and sporting venues.

Explore Bedfordview.

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Edenvale

Known for its sprawling tree-lined avenues, quaint cafes, abundance of retail offerings and vibrant restaurant scene, Edenvale has something for everyone. Edenvale comprises a number of residential suburbs ideal if you're looking to settle down and raise a family, as well as a few industrial corners. A few points of interesting tin the area includes Greenstone Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in the east; De Molen Pancake House tucked inside the local landmark of the Dutch Windmill; Rush Trampoline Park is the kids want to blow off some energy; or simply enjoying the outdoors and taking a leisurely stroll through the market at Horwoods Farm.

Explore Edenvale.

Restaurants in Edenvale

De Backery and De Molen Pancake House. Photo credit: Heather Mason.

Alberton

Primarily characterised as a residential suburb in the south of the East Rand, Alberton offers families a lovely space to wind down, relax and make happy memories. Being within close proximity of neighbouring business centres and major freeways and routes, most residents commute to work in surrounding cities and suburbs. Here, residents and visitors can enjoy a slow side of life, enjoying a variety of outdoor recreational activities and even a spot of shopping. A few venues and location to note for your next visit includes the well-kept Alberton Driving Range if you're keen to practice your swing; the Jackson Dam perfect for an afternoon hike, fishing, walking your furry four-legged companions and getting some sunshine; and the Rietvlei Zoo Farm offering a Picnic Park, as well as lots of space to mountain bike, hiking or joining a park run; and lastly, the Alberton City Shopping Centre, complete with a dynamic mix of local and international brands from over 98 stores.

Benoni

Situated alongside the N12 Highway, diverse and historic Benoni is well-known as being the setting of the 2005 MTV-inspired movie, Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni. And let's not forget, the Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, was born in Benoni. It is also known as a great suburb for first time home buyers due to the area's properties being great value for money. Other than making a great residential area, there are also a few great places to visit. Northmead Square not only offers a lovely retail experience for visitors and residents alike, but also brought movie cinemas back to the suburb (in case you didn't know, the last cinema closed in the 80s). Next up, if you'd like to brush up on some local history, be sure to visit the Benoni Museum. And have you ever visited a mall that's located on a steam boat? If not, Lakeside Mall on the southern banks of the Civic Lake is an absolute must.

Lakeside Mall in Benoni

Boksburg

Boksburg came to been when gold was discovered in the area in 1887. These days, it boasts a diverse industrial and mining scene as it is known as one of the most important gold-producing areas on the Witwatersrand. If you'd like to revisit the past, there are a number of old historical building to visit including a few old gold mines, the St Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, the Old Post Office which was built in 1898 and the Law Court which has been standing from 1890. But if you're looking for entertainment of the modern day kind, locals and visitors can spend a Saturday morning strolling and shopping through the Bokkie Park and Bunny Park Food and Craft Markets. During the hot summers, Wild Waters is just the place to keep cool while having a blast on the water slides and rides. And lastly, shop up a storm at one of the Joburg's biggest malls, East Rand Mall.

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Brakpan

During the Gold Rush boom in the late 1880s, Brakpan was just considered as a suburban area within Benoni and only became it's own little town in 1912. Situated between Benoni and Springs, this town also centres around the industrial and mining industry, but boasts many distinct areas filled with activities and entertainment and residential communities. One of the top attractions in the area is the exciting Carnival City, shaped just like a circus marquee! This entertainment hub offers visitors everything from a buzzing casino floor and family fun to restaurants, concerts and much more. Other than letting the kids blow off some steam at the Magic Company at Carnival City, why not let them bounce themselves tired at Wi:Jump, the East Rand ultimate trampoline park! Need to do a little bit of shopping? The Mall @ Carnival is sure to have whatever you're looking for.

Carnival City

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Linksfield

As part of Edenvale, Linksfield can be found tucked between Fairwood, Cyrildene and Sydenham. This urban hub is an elegant residential suburb ideally located within close proximity to many attractions and amenities in neighbouring areas including Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. A few features worth mentioning includes the Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre, perfect for those after work errands and weekly grocery shopping. Another feature to look forward to is the development of The Neighbourhood, a brand-new residential lifestyle estate complete with its very own unique social, retail and leisure hub – The Neighbourhood Square – offering quaint restaurants and coffee shops, as well as boutique stores.

Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre

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There are a number of municipal services available in Bedfordview, including the super convenient drive-through licensing station at the Bedfordview Licensing Department. Let's take a closer look at the services on offer in the area.

What Are You Looking For?

Bedfordview Police Station
Ted Kirby Fire Station
Bedfordview Licensing Department
Bedfordview Municipal Clinic

Bedfordview Police Station

The Bedfordview Police Station is situated on the suburb's main avenue, making it accessible in emergencies. The station assists in criminal investigations, security and safety services and patrolling the area. You can also visit the station to certify your documents or sign an affidavit.

Visit the Bedfordview Police Station.

Ted Kirby Fire Station

The Ted Kirby Fire Station in Bedfordview stands as an icon of dedicated service. The station offers emergency rescue services, disaster management and rapid response services. The fire station is also a popular spot for school tours, offering learners the opportunity to get a first hand experience of a working fire house and its operations.

Visit the Ted Kirby Fire Station.

Bedfordview Licensing Department 

Need to take your learner's or driver's licence test, renew your driver's licence or apply for a temporary licence? Visit the Bedfordview Licensing Department. Remember that you must renew your licence at least four weeks before it expires. Bring along a copy of your ID, four ID size photos and *R280 in cash, as well. You can now book to renew your license at the Bedfordview Licensing Department. Alternatively, swing by the Bedfordview Drive-Through Licensing Station to renew your car and motorcycle licenses. This speedy service takes approximately 15 minutes or less.

Visit the Bedfordview Licensing Department on 37 Nicol Road, Bedfordview. 

Bedfordview Municipal Clinic 

The Bedfordview Municipal Clinic provides free health services to the nearby community. The clinic offers management of acute and chronic diseases, maternal and child health care, immunization, reproductive health care, TB services and HIV/AIDS care. The clinic also provides mental health and rehabilitation services. Operating hours are from 08:00 - 16:00.

Contact the clinic on 011 999 0075 for more information.

Do you know of any other municipal services available in Bedfordview? Let us know about them! 

If you've ever visited Fireroom at Montecasino you'll know what's in store at their Bedfordview branch - flaming sushi, fine steaks and an atmosphere unrivaled. However, this iteration of the Fireroom brand offers a few surprises as well, for both old customers and new. Fireroom Bedfordview opened its doors in 2019, joining the legion of popular sushi restaurants in the area. But this is no ordinary seafood and grill. Here you will find a wonder world of sushi fusion, grills and and divine dim sum. Fireroom offers a unique spin on Asian classics, infusing South African flavours into all array of well known dishes. It is also one of the top theatrical restaurants in the city - astounding its guests with a spectacular show of fire and flamboyance. If you're after the unexpected, look no further than Fireroom Bedfordview.

Fireroom bridges the gap between fine dining and family-friendly by offering a bit of something to everyone. The atmosphere is alive with vibrancy and excitement, as guests sit down to enjoy the fire displays. Fireroom Bedfordview offers both indoor and terrace dining, as well as two private guest rooms. These private nooks are ideal for birthday parties and celebrations such as year end work functions. You can also enjoy a personalised whisky and cigar experience at Fireroom Bedfordview. Their head chef will help you curate your own signature dish to perfectly pair with your selection of fine whisky. This is a place for the high rollers, curious foodies and families looking for a fun night out. All in all, Fireroom Bedfordview is a must-visit for anyone with a love of good food and fabulous dining.

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What's On The Menu?

Fireroom boasts an extensive menu, covering a broad range of cuisines and flavour combinations. However, you really should kick off your dining adventure with a plate or two of their signature flaming sushi. This is what Fireroom is all about - the presentation of something truly unique and bold. We highly recommend the Sushi Braai; an assortment of tasty rainbow rolls drizzled with port and sesame seed reduction. The balance of salty, sweet and sour will have your palate singing. If you're weary of having your sushi set alight, try out their smoked sushi instead. A deep smoky flavour is imparted into your choice of poached pear and salmon tartare, langoustine nigiri or crocodile carpacio. Yum!

Fireroom's menu also features a variety of traditional sushi dishes to appease the traditionalists. Choose from a fine selection of maki rolls, sashimi, fashion sandwiches and hand rolls. Alternatively, tuck into hearty stir fry or health conscious poke bowl. We haven't had a chance to try it, but we've heard rave reviews about the Fireroom Poke bowl - chilli marinated diced tuna, naked edamame beans, sushi rice and peppadew confit. Sounds like heaven in a bowl.

Fireroom understands that not everyone is a sushi lover. The big meat eaters will be impressed by their chicken, seafood and steak offerings. Order their signature Tomahawk Steak for a truly mouth-watering experience. Pepper crusted and flambéed at your table, this is a meal fit for royalty. Paired with one of Fireroom's fine wines or bubblies, we couldn't picture a more perfect evening out.

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Sweet treats 

Fireroom never skimps on flavour, which is why their dessert menu is well worth mentioning. Their Bar One Sliders are legend from Bedfordview to Fourways - deep-fried Bar One nuggets served with caramel sauce and strawberry sorbet. However, our ultimate Fireroom dessert is the Inside Out Cheesecake; a deconstructed gin-infused cheesecake on an Oreo biscuit base, topped with cherry glaze and popping candy. It's simply spectacular and completely wacky. But what would you expect from one of the most unconventional restaurants in the city?

Fireroom in level 3 lockdown

Fireroom is back! From Monday, 6 July 2020, your favourite sushi fusion joint will be open for sit down dining. With the strictest health and safety measures in place, Fireroom guarantees that you will be able to enjoy your meal with peace of mind. However, if you aren't quite comfortable eating out just yet, Fireroom is still offering delivery on their entire menu, including wines and champagne. While you may not be able to enjoy the full fiery experience you've become accustomed to, you can still tuck into Fireroom's signature sushi, dim sum, stir frys, grills and desserts at home. Place your order here.

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For More Information

Visit fireroom.co.za/bedfordview for more information about Fireroom Bedfordview or to book a table. You can also follow Fireroom on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates on their specials and new menu features.

Details: (Tel) 011 465 0587 | Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road and, Kloof Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Bedfordview is the entertainment and restaurant hub of the East Rand, making it the ideal stopover for business trips and vacation stays. There are a number of five-star hotels and cosy lodges in the area, fit for any budget. So, whether you're looking for premium luxury or a self catering option, there is bound to be an accommodation suited to your needs in Bedfordview.

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Hotels

Mercure Hotel

The Mercure Hotel is situated directly opposite Eastgate Shopping Centre. This family-friendly hotel offers accommodation for business and leisure, welcoming in its guests with a warm atmosphere and luxury services. Enjoy 24-hour free WIFI, an outdoor swimming pool and free parking on the premises. The Mercure Hotel restaurant also serves up a delicious all you can breakfast buffet. A 15-minute drive will see you to the airport from here.

Visit Mercure Hotel Bedfordview.

Nicol Hotel and Apartments

Luxury hotel room or self catering apartment? Nicol Hotel and Apartments offers both! This is one of Bedfordview's most frequently visited hotels, often booked by couples looking for a romantic night away from home and business travelers. The Nicol Hotel is located in central Bedfordview, close to a number of popular restaurants, bars and shopping centres. There is a direct airport shuttle to and from the hotel as well, making your stay super convenient, safe and hassle free.

Visit Nicol Hotel and Apartments.

St Andrews Hotel & Spa

St Andrews Hotel and Spa offers five star accommodation to business lodgers and tourists. Tucked away in the St Andrews Estate, the hotel borders the tranquil Gillooly's Lake. Book yourself into the spa for a day to relax and rejuvenate or soak up the sun on the hotel's rooftop deck. St Andrews Hotel and Spa prides itself on providing guests with ample privacy and value for money. Stop by the on-site restaurant for five star dining after a long day's business or sight seeing around the area.

Visit St Andrews Hotel & Spa.

The Giglio Boutique Hotel

An idyllic urban haven, the Giglio Boutique Hotel is among Johannesburg's finest luxury hotels. Located a mere ten minutes drive from OR Tambo International Airport, the Giglio Boutique Hotel is the ideal accommodation for business travelers and international visitors. With its quiet sophistication this five star hotel offers an escape from busy suburbia and city life. There are a variety of luxury amenities offered at the hotel, including an outdoor bar, fine dining restaurant, conference rooms, transport services and concierge.

Visit Giglio Boutique Hotel.

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Guest Lodges and BnBs 

The Mediterranean 

The Mediterranean Hotel and Conference Centre offers family-friendly accommodation at affordable rates. Ideal for business people, couples and tourists, this homely bed and breakfast offers a range of amenities and services. One of the few accommodations with a full garden and custom family rooms, it feels less like a hotel than a home away from home. The Mediterranean is also situated nearby Bedfordview's best shopping centres, restaurants and central highways. You can easily take a short trip to the airport, Joburg Central, Sandton or Pretoria from here.

Visit the Mediterranean.

Acacia Grove Guest House

Acacia Grove Guest House is all about offering its guests a homely environment furnished with all the trimmings you could possibly want. The guest house can accommodate up to three couples in its exclusive double bedrooms complete with en suite bathrooms and private entrances. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and garden to relax in between business meetings or sightseeing adventures.

Visit Acacia Grove Guest House.

Goodnight Guest Lodge 

Goodnight Guest Lodge is the ideal stay over spot for travelers and tourists. With 12 private lodges, lush country style gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and free shuttle service to nearby malls and restaurants, this guest house offers all you could need and more. It's country-like feel is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area and is reminiscent of typical game farm lodges. Nevertheless, you can still pop out to nearby restaurants and shopping malls to enjoy a taste of city life.

Visit Goodnight Guest Lodge.

125 on Van Buuren Road Guest House 

Pam and John Amis lovingly run a guest house on their property which is located on Bedfordview's central avenue. 125 on Van Buuren Road Guest House is the perfect backpackers accommodation, offering private rooms and shared living spaces. Take a dip in the swimming pool in the warmer months or cosy up by the fireplace in winter. Pam and John serve up a delicious continental breakfast each morning as well, which you can enjoy out on the terrace in the warmth of the morning sun.

Visit 125 on Van Buuren Road Guest House.

AirBnB

Looking for accommodation that’ll fit right in with your budget while also being central to all of the entertainment, restaurants and exciting retail destinations available within the area? Take a look to see what AirBnB has to offer in the suburb of Bedfordview.

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Bedfordview is one of the top schools districts in Johannesburg. From pre-primary schooling through to tertiary education, the area offers a wide range of options.

What Are You Looking For?

Pre-Schools
Primary Schools
High Schools
Tertiary Institutions

Pre-Schools

Bedfordview Pre-Primary School

Bedfordivew Pre-Primary School is an independent pre-school and pre-primary centre in Bedfordview. The school prides itself on providing a warm, safe, caring and informal environment. Encouraging a gradual adjustment from the home to school, Bedfordview Pre-Primary understands that every child learns and grows at their own pace. Independent learning and confidence skills are therefore fostered at BPPS, helping prepare Grade R learners for the leap into 'big school'.

Visit Bedfordview Pre-Primary School.

Kings Castle Pre-Primary 

There is so much to learn before entering primary school, which is why it is vital to enroll your little one in a well reputed pre-school or pre-primary learning centre. Kings Castle Pre-Primary is one of Bedfordview's most trusted pre-primary schools. Their classes cater to children aged three months to six years of age and cover a range of topics, including reading, writing and music.

Visit Kings Castle Pre-Primary.

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Primary Schools

Bedfordview Primary School

The oldest school in Bedfordview, BPS was established in 1919. This was the first public school to be built after Bedfordview was declared as a suburb. Originally located at the spot where the Bedfordview Police Station now sits, BPS boasts a rich history and culture of achievement. The school offers classes from pre-primary age to grade 7 and schools approximately 900 learners.

Visit Bedfordview Primary School.

Bedfordview Christian College

BCC is the and junior prepatory school of Reddam House. In their quest to discover each child's talents and passions, the school offers a range of subjects including Singapore Mathematics, Languages, Arts and Culture, Physical Education, Computer Literacy and Life Skills. Students are also encouraged to get involved in a large variety of extra-mural activities as part of the school's holistic education principles.

Visit Bedfordview Christian College.

Crawford International Bedfordview 

Crawford International Preparatory School offers classes from pre-primary age to grade 7. One of the only schools in the area to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Crawford offers high quality international education to its small body of students. The school grounds are well-equipped with tennis and netball courts, sports fields and a swimming pool. There is also an aftercare facility on the premises providing supervised homework sessions, nutritious meals and play activities.

Visit Crawford International Bedfordview.

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High Schools

Bedfordview High School

Bedfordview High School is the only public high school located in Bedfordview. The school offers both academic and technical subjects, catering to over 800 students. Learners are encouraged to participate in a range of cultural and sporting activities, including netball and traditional dance.

Visit Bedfordview High School.

Reddam House

Reddam House is a private co-educational senior primary and high school, offering a diverse and inclusive education to its students. The expansive grounds and modern classrooms reflect the school's ethos of valuing each child for their skills and talents. The arts and sports feature strongly in the school's education programme. The school offers a diverse range of subjects including specialist subjects such as Drama, Art, Music, Computer Literacy, French, Portuguese, Italian, Ecology, Dance, Sports Science and Sound Engineering.

Visit Reddam House.

St Benedict's College

St Benedict's College for boys is one of the most prestigious Catholic private schools in Bedfordview. The school is run on holistic Christian principles and prides itself on providing a solid religious grounding for its students. St Benedict's College is well known for its academic and sporting achievements in tennis, rugby, hockey and swimming among others. The school offers boarding on the grounds for boys in grades 7 - 12.

St Benedict's College.

St Andrew's School For Girls

St Andrew's School for Girls is a top independent Christian girls-only private day and boarding school situated in Bedfordview. The school also offers co-educational preschool learning, with a total student body of about 1100. Founded in 1902, St Andrew's is one of the oldest private schools in the suburb. However, modern technology is well integrated into the classrooms at St Andrew's and is seen as a means to enhance the student's learning and interaction with their education.

Visit St Andrews School For Girls.

SAHETI School

SAHETI School was established in 1974 by a group of founders under the leadership of Advocate George Bizos. It is  is an English-medium, co-educational independent school dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, whilst promoting the ethos and values of Hellenism. The school's motto - Know Thyself - echoes through in all its student's academic and sporting pursuits. By fostering self awareness, the school aims to raise unique and innovative citizens. SAHETI School offers classes from pre-primary age to matric.

Visit SAHETI School.

Leeuwenhof Academie 

Leeuwenhof Academie is a duel-medium pre-primary, primary and high school located in Bedfordview. Established in 1996, Leeuwenhof was the first Afrikaans private school on the East Rand. This history is reflected in many of the school's sporting and cultural activities, which include many family fun days and inter school sporting events.

Visit Leeuwenhof Academie.

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Tertiary Institutions 

Boston City Campus

Boston City Campus offers degrees, diplomas and higher certificates in a number of disciplines. Business majors, accountants, IT wizards and lawyers count themselves as alumni of this institution. Boston City Campus Bedfordview is conveniently located opposite the Virgin Active Club and Bedfordview Country Club, offering students ample opportunity to fit in daily exercise and downtime. The campus is also situated just a stone's throw away from Bedfordview's entertainment centre, making it a top choice for students who enjoy socialising.

Visit Boston City Campus.

Pearson Institute for Higher Education

Just across from St Benedict's College sits the Pearson Institute of Higher Education. This private educational facility offers courses in graphic design, the humanities, accounting, IT and business management. The campus offers a range of student activities as well, including various SRC events and clubs. Pearson offers a hands-on learning experience as classes are kept small. Many students from Bedfordview's elite private high schools enroll here as the university is close to home and nearby to a top restaurants and malls.

Visit the Pearson Institute for Higher Education. 

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Are you searching the web to find a lekker Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview to take the fam to? Guess what? We've got you sorted! From good old steakhouses to fish and chips hangouts, we've got them all! But before the kids start screaming for chicken nuggets, let's get started, shall we?

John Dory's 

John Dory's at Bedford Centre provides the ultimate family-friendly dining experience. With a separate play area for the kids and yummy family platters on sushi, seafood and grills, there is no better place to enjoy dinner out with the family. The restaurant also boasts quite an impressive view so you and your partner can enjoy a spot of romance while the kiddies play.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 3846 | [email protected] | Shop M13, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Spur 

Who hasn't enjoyed family dinner at Spur? This beloved family-friendly restaurant chain has two branches located in Bedfordview. Treat the kids to a night out and come and enjoy premium cut steaks, burgers and ribs at Spur. Little ones are kept out of trouble by Spur's colouring activities, play centres and tales of chiefs of a bygone era. For those nights you simply can't juggle being parent and chef, Spur is the perfect dining option.

Spur Bedford Centre: (Tel) 011 616 1353 | [email protected] | Shop U45, Bedford Centre, Smith Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Spur Eastgate: (Tel) 011 615 5002 | [email protected] | Shop U63/66, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Wimpy 

Saturday morning breakfast with the kids can be a nightmare. Everyone wants something different to eat and no one can agree on what to watch on television. Round up your brood and bring them to Wimpy at Bedford Centre instead! Here each one can pick and choose their own delicious brekkie and have a jolly good time. Whether you are a waffles in the morning type or eggs and bacon addict, Wimpy is the ideal family-friendly breakfast destination.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 7149 | Shop U56, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston. 

Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview

Chevy Lane

Chevy Lane

Now for something a little bit different. Chevy Lane is a quirky 1950s inspired American diner located at Bedford Centre. Their menu features an array of indulgent waffles, burgers, pizzas and hotdogs, as well as the best milkshakes in Bedfordview. Bring the kids to Chevy Lane after a jump session at Gravity or a movie at NuMetro Cinemas. It's the perfect spot for birthdays and celebrations. P.S: There is a separate cigar lounge and whisky bar for parents to enjoy.

Details: (Tel) 074 919 2739 / 011 615 2450 | Shop M7, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Mochachos 

Does your bambino love Mexican-inspired cuisine? Pop by Mochachos at Key West Centre to pick up a family fiesta. The menu here features both family-style meals and separate kiddies' meals. Our top pick is the Family Fiesta meal - a full chicken, served with chips or wedges, coleslaw or a garden salad and four rolls. Mochachos also serves a variety of desserts, so you can enjoy a full family dinner without the added fuss of cooking and clearing up.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 3356 / 011 450 3638 | Shop 8, Key West Shopping Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Mozambik

How about a taste of Afro-Porto fusion and oodles of family-fun? Visit Mozambik Restaurant on the piazza at Eastgate Shopping Centre to experience the flavours of Mozambique. Let the kids play on the outdoor jungle gyms while you soak up the beachside atmosphere and sip on a cheeky cocktail (or two). The Tipo Tinto and Sparletta Sparberry mix cocktail jug is said to be heavenly. Don't be surprised if this becomes you and the kid's top weekend hangout.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 0304 | [email protected] | Eastgate Shopping Centre, Shop R14, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview

Mozambik at Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Piatto

Another one of Eastgate Shopping Centre's top child-friendly restaurants, Piatto offers an extensive kiddies' menu. From breakfast to supper, Piatto caters to little tummies. Serving up wholesome meals packed with flavours the kids will love, Piatto is our number one spot for Sunday lunch with the family. Sip leisurely on a glass of red or white while the kids play on the piazza. You'll surely feel relaxed and ready for the manic week ahead after dining here. Piatto is the is one of the best when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 011 622 3009 | Store R12, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Adega

Adega is one of Bedfordview's many popular Portuguese restaurants. Known for its delicious seafood platters, grilled chicken and spicy rich dishes, Adega is also a great place to take the kids out for a bite to eat. Above and beyond the sumptuous food offerings there is a play area just outside the restaurant to keep them entertained. Adega offers specials throughout the week and on weekends, so you're always sure to get a good deal fit to feed the whole family. The monk knows best! That's why they're on the list when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 4646 | [email protected] | 1 Park Street, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Kiddilicious

Sometimes the very last thing you want is to cart the kids off to a restaurant cramped inside a mall shopping centre. If your little ones could use a good dose of the outdoors, bring them to Kiddilicious - an outdoor kid's play centre, party venue and restaurant. Parents are welcome to sit on the deck to enjoy a breakfast platter or mid-morning mocktails while the children play to their heart's content in the gardens. Their kid's menu is also known to appease even the fussiest of eaters, so be sure to visit as soon as you can.

Details: (Tel) 076 358 6003 | [email protected] | 15 Nicol Road, Bedfordview, Germiston. 

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Happily Ever Laughter

Moms and daughters, we are sure you could use a break from the boys every now and then. For when you've had enough of Dad's jokes and pestering big brothers, visit Happily Ever Laughter to enjoy a much needed break. Here you will find a delightful kiddies' play centre, party venue and restaurant. Put on your Sunday best and come and enjoy a picture perfect afternoon tea complete with mini quiches, fruit kebabs, chocolate brownies, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, mini cupcakes, mini lemon meringue, scones and tea or coffee. (Dads are allowed too, so long as they promise to behave themselves!) it's all in the name! Happily Ever Laughter is defs worth checking out when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 0711 | [email protected] | 24A Riley Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston. 

Vini's

Vini's has been in the business of churning out happy, satisfied customers since 1992. An Italian meets continental dining experience awaits you at the restaurant's lush outdoor piazza. Bring the kids along to enjoy wood-fired pizza, authentic Italian pasta and delicious family-style spreads. Vini's serves a classic Sunday lunch roast with all the trimmings as well. Join them for a breezy lunch and live music in the summertime or a warming roast to feed the whole family in the colder months.

Details: (Tel) 011 455 1731 | [email protected] | 12 Kings Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

The Fat Mermaid

Bedfordview boasts a number of Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. However, only one can truly call itself kid-friendly. The Fat Mermaid offers an attraction most restaurants simply cannot - a swimming pool! During the long summer school holidays this is the top spot in Bedfordview for fresh, filling meals and ample fun. Soak up the sun while sipping on a refreshing iced coffee and watch as the kids have a ball splashing about in the crystal clear water. It's a definite must-visit.

Details: (Tel) 011 450 0053 | 4 Jasmine Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

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The Fat Mermaid

Fiddlewoods Restaurant

Last but certainly not least on this list is Fiddelwoods Restaurant. Situated at Ryan's Nursery and Garden Centre, this quaint coffee shop and restaurant is geared towards family-friendly dining. Surrounded by the smell and sights of the plant nursery, the restaurant features a kiddies' play area and resident parrot. The menu spans a variety of cuisines, including Italian, Greek and Portuguese. Meet up with other moms, dads and tots here for Saturday brunch or afternoon tea. It's a great place to take a breather from the madness of parenting.

Details: (Tel) 082 865 2528 | Geldenhuis Estate Cnr. Kings Rd and, Skeen Blvd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Bedfordview is a hive of activity over weekends and even holidays as entertainment seekers flock in from surrounding suburbs. There's something thrilling and exciting to entertain all ages in the suburb of Bedfordview.

What Are You Looking For?

Family-Friendly Fun
Bars & Clubs
Athletic Clubs & Sports Venues

Family

Family-Friendly Fun

Bedford Centre

Bedfordview is first and foremost a family-orientated suburb. It's a great place for kiddies of all ages to hang out and have some fun. There are lots of activities for the whole family to get stuck into as well. Whether your brood is the movie going kind or prefer the outdoors, there should be something to keep you entertained. Bring the little ones along to Bedford Centre to spend the day bouncing at Jump Gravity, watching a movie at NuMetro cinemas or tucking into a gourmet milkshake at Chevy Lane.

Visit Bedford Centre.

Eastgate Shopping Centre

The piazza at Eastgate Shopping Centre is ideal for kid-friendly Friday night fun. The open air play area is the ideal spot for the little ones to run around while you enjoy a fabulous dinner at one of the mall's top restaurants. We love Mozambik for their Afro-Porto fusion cuisine and outdoor kiddies' play area. Eastgate Shopping Centre is also home to the only Ster-Kinekor IMAX Theatre on the East Rand. Bring the brood along for epic 3-D adventures and luxury cinema experiences.

Visit Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Bedfordview Night Market 

For a laidback Friday night with the family, visit the Bedfordview Night Market at Jeppe Quondam. This is the largest multicultural food and craft market in the city, perfect for the whole family. With live entertainment, fun activities and yummy eats, it's a definite must-visit for moms, dads and little ones. The market also hosts special events on select Sundays and public holidays. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay up to date with their upcoming events.

Visit Bedfordview Night Market.

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Bars & Clubs

Bailey's 

Singletons, twenty-somethings and party animals often frequent Bedfordview over weekends. This is because there is a great selection of bars, pubs and clubs here. The entertainment scene is well worth getting in on, whether you're into the rave vibe or a more laid back atmosphere. Bailey's stands out as a hub for good food, affordable drinks and great live entertainment. Join them for their awesome live music events and karaoke sessions.

Visit Bailey's. 

Ivy Champagne Bar

If you're looking for a contemporary, chic party experience, get yourself in the door at the Ivy Champagne Bar. This rooftop cocktail bar is one of Bedfordview's most popular spots for sundowners and late night events. Overlooking the suburb below, you'll think you're right in the heart of the city.

Visit the Ivy Champagne Garden.

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Athletic Clubs & Sports Venues

Jeppe Quondam Sports & Social Club

Bedfordview is a sporting town through and through. This shows in its many athletic clubs, sports bars, gyms and training fields. Jeppe Quondam is where soccer fans meet rugby fanatics, tennis champs match up against squash masters and swim meets take on a whole other level of competitiveness. If you're a total sports maniac, check it out.

Visit Jeppe Quondam Sports & Social Club.

Bedfordview Country Club

Bedfordview Country Club offers a range of sporting activities for all ages. Come and make lifelong friends (or natural sporting enemies) here. You may also find your latest hobby or sporting challenge. All in all, this is the place to be for sports fans and athletes.

Visit the Bedfordview Country Club.

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Fireroom

Voted as one of our top soosh spots in Johannesburg, Fireroom offers the ultimate theatrical dining experience. Come and experience sushi like you never have before - set aflame! This contemporary fusion restaurant buzzes on Friday nights as sushi, grill and steak lovers flock in from around Bedfordview and nearby suburbs. We recommend the Village View platter to share - 6 Springbok roses, 4 Dragon rolls, 4 Tiger Rolls and 4 Fire rolls. A delightful combination of South African and Japanese flavours, this platter goes down a treat with a bottle of Fireroom's premium wines.

Click here to read our review of Fireroom Bedfordview. 

Details: (Tel) 011 465 0587 | Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road and Kloof Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Yamitsuki

As one of the few teppanyaki spots in Joburg, Yamitsuki is an immensely popular restaurant. Complete with a mile-long conveyor belt and an extensive menu, this is one of Bedfordview's top foodie destinations. Flaming Asian tapas, teppanyaki stir fry and even biltong and cream cheese rolls, Yamitsuki caters to tastes of all kinds. Visit them for an all-round exquisite dining experience and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Top tip: Mondays are Two for One on assorted sushi plates!

Click here to read our review of Yamitsuki Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 086 117 8744 | [email protected] | 55 van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

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John Dory's

Looking for a sushi restaurant that also caters to kiddies? Look no further than John Dory's at Bedford Centre. Their child-friendly menu and kid's play area is ideal for midweek dinner out with the little ones. Pop by on a Wednesday to enjoy half-price sushi while the kids tuck into a plate of hake and chips. Alternatively, order the Family Sushi Deal and let the whole family dig into a sumptuous sushi feast.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 3846 | [email protected] | Shop M13, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith & Van Der Linde Rd, Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Just a hop and a skip away from John Dory's is Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. This all you can eat buffet bar is a must-visit for sushi lovers on a budget. For just *198 per person, you can devour all the soosh you can manage on all days of the week! The sushi menu here is simple but enticing, featuring fashion sandwiches, California rolls, maki, nigiri, sushi parcels, and sashimi. If you're a stickler for authentic cuisine, Kong Sing's sushi offerings will have you shouting from the rooftops.

Details: (Tel) 079 520 6330 | [email protected] | Shop M1, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith & Van Der Linde Rd, Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

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Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki 

寿司 restaurants come and go, but Jungle has stood the test of time. One of the longest-standing restaurants at Key West Centre, Jungle offers an array of sushi and Japanese teppanyaki dishes. We adore their sushi boats, which come in a variety of size portions including a massive 20 piece assorted deluxe boat. So whether you're dining alone or in a party of sushi fanatics, there should be enough to around for everyone. Jungle frequenters will know that there is a secret menu item that you simply must try - deep-fried ice cream! The perfect marriage of deep-fried tempura and creamy dessert, this unique dish goes down a treat after a boatful of sushi.

Details: (Tel) 011 455 5600 | Key West Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Bedfordview is well known for its Italian, Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. However, there's far more on offer. From Brazilian grill to fiery Indian and even Japanese teppanyaki, Bedfordview's restaurant scene is as diverse as its population. The suburb is also a great place to enjoy family-style dining with the kids. So, no matter what type of cuisine you're in the mood for, Bedfordview's restaurants should have something to tickle your tastebuds.

What Are You Looking For?

Italian
Greek
Portuguese
Mediterranean
Asian
Steak & Grill
Mexican
Seafood
American & Fast Food
Vegetarian/Vegan
Coffee Shops & Cafes

Italian

Andiccio 24

For a fast and tasty Italian feast, visit Andiccio 24. Here, you can customise your pizza, choosing from a range of delicious toppings. Andiccio 24 is also well known for its dessert pizzas and sweet treats. Bring the family along on a Friday night for a sit down meal or order for takeaway.

Visit Andiccio 24.

Del Forno 

Another one of Bedfordview's favourite pizza and pasta spots is Del Forno Italian Restaurant. Dine on the open pavement or inside the restaurant for a casual but sophisticated atmosphere. Del Forno offers a variety of Italian delights to choose from, including family-style meals to share. So, whether you're looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion or simply for a mid-week special on pizza, Del Forno is the place to be.

Visit Del Forno Bedfordview. 

Lupa Osteria 

Italian cuisine is both homely and refined. With its luxurious flavour combinations and careful preparation of ingredients, this is comfort food made fabulous. If you're after Italian with a flair of fine dining, book a table at Lupa Osteria at Bedford Square. We've heard rave reviews about their cheesy pasta dishes, freshly made pizzas and fine selection of wines. Definitely a top date night spot!

Visit Lupa Osteria.

PRIMI 

How about sundowners overlooking Bedfordview? PRIMI at Eastgate Shopping Centre is one of our top hangouts over weekends for gourmet Italian-style pizzas, pastas and grills. Bring your group of friends along for jam jar cocktails and more pizza than you can possibly eat. Our favourite is the Johnny B Good - Mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato and garlic with dashes of fresh basil pesto. It's Italian simplicity at its finest.

Visit PRIMI.

Rossa

Rossa is affectionately known as the home of the best pizza in Bedfordview. Bring your friends or family along to enjoy their mind blowing 24-slice pizza! All of their ingredients are sourced fresh and treated with the utmost care. You can expect delectable flavours to reach your table at Rossa. Partnered with their family-friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality, this is definitely one of Bedfordview's finest Italian eateries.

Visit Rossa. 

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Greek

Soul Souvlaki 

If it's authentic Greek street food you're craving, visit Soul Souvlaki Bedfordview. This quaint side street restaurant opened its doors in August 2018, delighting Bedfordview's Greek food lovers. Here you will find the very best flame grilled souvlaki dishes, yiros, salads and tasty flatbreads. However, their stand out menu item is their oven roasted potato wedges. Trust us, you'll never look at the humble potato wedge the same way again.

Visit Soul Souvlaki Bedfordview.

Yia Yia's Kitchen 

What's better than Grandma's cooking? Yia Yia's Kitchen celebrates the authenticity of homemade Greek cuisine in all its dishes. Come and enjoy a taste of the Greek islands in the heart of Bedfordview. Yia Yia's Kitchen also offers catering for private parties and functions, as well as live entertainment. Opa!

Visit Yia Yia's Kitchen.

Plaka Eastgate

Meze has never looked this good - fresh Greek salads, grilled calamari, chicken souvlaki, tangy tzatziki and tons of feta cheese is all that Plaka at Eastgate Shopping Centre has to offer. Savoured with a delicious glass of red or white wine, this is the ultimate Greek feast. There is also a lovely little deli shop here, stocked with all the ingredients you need to whip up your own platters at home. If you've never visited Plaka Eastgate, you've been missing out. So, book a table as soon as possible!

Visit Plaka Eastgate.

Mythos Bedford Square 

Mythos at Bedford Square recently underwent a massive renovation. Bringing your favourite Greek restaurant firmly into the 21st Century, this upgrade has seen the Mythos brand take on a whole new look. Come along to feel like you're dining on a Grecian beach, complete with fabulous meze spreads and tasty cocktails. Oh, and there's a gelato counter too, for all you sweet tooths!

Visit Mythos at Bedford Square.

The Fat Mermaid

Now for something slightly out of the box. The Fat Mermaid is one of Bedfordview's best kept secrets. Tucked away down a narrow street, this Greek restaurant and party venue features something most other restaurants wouldn't ever consider. A swimming pool! Bring the kids along for a splash in the summer while you relax poolside, sipping on one of the Fat Mermaid's famous coffee freezes.

Visit the Fat Mermaid.


Portuguese 

Pigalle

For fine dining with an Afro-Porto fusion feel, book a table at Pigalle Bedfordview. This upmarket Portuguese eatery is situated at Village View Shopping Centre, overlooking one of the suburb's busiest streets below. However, this does not detract from its fine dining air and excellent eating experience. You've never imagined Portuguese cuisine could look this good, trust us.

Visit Pigalle.

Rodizio

While not strictly a Portuguese restaurant, Rodizio Brazilian Grill serves up some of the best seafood platters and grills in Bedfordview. This spot is a meat lover's dream, offering as much slow roasted prime beef, tender chicken, traditional Chouriço, succulent pork and sensational lamb you can eat! Pair with a traditional Portuguese salad of cocktail tomatoes, peppers, onions, crispy greens, cucumber and olives for a well balanced feast.

Visit Rodizio Brazilian Grill.

Vasco's Seafood & Grill 

King prawns, grilled in lemon butter and a garlic marinade - what more could you ask for? Vasco's Seafood and Grill are experts in seafood and Portuguese-inspired cuisine. Offering classic dishes remade into contemporary showpices, Vasco's brings a distinct touch of class to the Bedfordview restaurant scene. Do yourself a favour and order the chef's signature lavender scented crème brulee after your main meal. It's to die for!

Visit Vasco's Seafood & Grill.

Adega 

For a more family-friendly dining adventure, stop by Adega Bedfordview. With an outdoor kiddies' play area and family-style menu, this is the ideal spot to bring the little ones on your night off from the stove. Adega also offers a variety of weekday specials on their seafood platters and grills. Think rump steak, mussels, calamari and king prawns served with spicy Portuguese rice for just R250*! Sounds like an absolute bargain to us.

Visit Adega Bedfordview.

Mozambik Eastgate 

Another one of Bedfordview's best family-friendly restaurants is Mozambik at Eastgate Shopping Centre. With an outdoor kiddies' play area and fun beach vibe, it's the ideal spot for family dining over the weekend. Mozambik also offers a little something for the adults - delicious cocktails! Let their Tipo Tinto and Sparletta Sparberry mix cocktail jug transport you directly to a sunny Mozambican beach side villa.

Visit Mozambik Eastgate.

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Mediterranean 

Doppio Zero 

What began as a bakery and al fresco cafe in 2002, has become one of Joburg's top Mediterranean restaurants. Doppio Zero Bedfordview is a must-visit for health conscious eaters, veggie lovers and bread fanatics alike. Dine on the cool pavement or inside the restaurant's two-storey cafe. Doppio Zero Bedfordview is also dog-friendly, so bring your best four-legged pal along.

Visit Doppio Zero Bedfordview.

Europa

Could this be Tuscany, Provence, Barcelona or Corfu? No, it's Europa! For the ultimate Mediterranean dining experience, take a trip to Bedford Square to visit this much-loved restaurant. Here, conversation thrives over multiple cups of coffee and delicious slices of cake. Don't expect to dine and dash, as this is a true Euro-inspired eatery. So settle down for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy the time as it leisurely passes by.

Visit Europa.


Asian

Yamitsuki

As one of the only true Teppanyaki restaurants in Joburg, Yamitsuki stands as a food mecca in Bedfordview. From sushi set aflame to Western dishes, this popular restaurant caters to a range of tastes. Their unique spin on Asian cuisine is sure to entice you, along with the restaurant's vibrant atmosphere. So, what are you waiting for? Join them for half-price sushi on Mondays or happy hour on Thursdays between 14:00 - 18:00!

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Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki 

Finding authentic Japanese cuisine outside of the city can be challenging. However, there is one spot in Bedfordview that delivers the very best sushi, teppanyaki, stir fry and noodle dishes. Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki is famed for its sushi boats and teppanyaki prawns. However, there stand out dish is the deep-fried ice cream! It's a truly whimsical dining experience at Jungle, so give it a try as soon as you can.

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Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant

How much sushi can you eat in one sitting? Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant serves up all you can eat sushi all days of the week, testing the stomach strength of even the most passionate sushi lovers. Take a seat at their sushi bar or nearby one of the windows to enjoy a spectacular view of the suburb below. The restaurant is fairly quiet despite its buffet-style servings. Bring your sweetheart out for dinner and a spot of romance at Kong Sing.

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The Classic India 

Sometimes all you need to satisfy a craving is a hearty curry. There's no better spot to get an authentic North Indian curry in Bedfordview than at The Classic India. Whether you opt for a classy sit down dinner at their restaurant at Key West Centre or for a quick takeaway, you're sure to walk away from this meal with utter satisfaction. It's supposedly the best curry outside of India, so give it a try!

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Steak & Grill 

Fireroom

Have you ever heard of South African sushi? It's boerewors encased by traditional South African pap garnished with micro herbs and served with a bit of tongue in cheek. Fireroom is one of the most innovative and out of the box sushi and grill restaurants in Joburg. They opened their doors in Bedfordview in mid-2019 and have steadily become a go-to for premium steaks, private dining and elite whisky tasting (and flaming sushi, of course).

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Turn 'n Tender 

What's more mouth-watering than a steak cooked to perfection? Bedfordview's meat lovers flock to Turn 'n Tender at Village View Shopping Centre for the best steaks, grills and wines in the area. This is homestyle food made with absolute finesse. Perfect for when you're in the mood for a braai but have none of the energy to stoke an open fire!

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The Baron 

The Baron has been in the business of fine steaks and family-style dining since 1993. This is a top spot for weeknight dinner with the kids and Friday night beers with the lads. The Baron Bedfordview delivers each order with a smile, echoing their motto that "nothing is too much trouble" for their loyal diners. For this reason, The Baron is a home away from home for many. Join them for excellent service and food that reminds you of mom's homemade dinners.

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Mexican 

Salsa Mexican Grill

Put on your sombrero and head on over to Salsa Mexican Grill at Bedford Square for a fiery fiesta! The party never stops at this Tex-Mex restaurant. Design your very own menu and feast on a variety of tortilla-based dishes, including their ever-popular Cheesy Nacho Stack! Salsa also offers some of the best tequilas in town, so get ready for a fun night out.

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Mochachos

Looking for a little Mexican flavour? Mochachos at Key West Centre offers a wide variety of Tex-Mex takeaway meals. Order yours mild or super spicy for an added kick. Mochachos also caters to the little ones with their Bambino menu. Taco Tuesdays, anyone?

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Seafood 

John Dory's 

John Dory's at Bedford Centre is a favourite for families, seafood lovers and sushi fanatics alike. There is a separate kiddies' play area here, so the little ones can work off some of that energy before tucking into a delectable platter of fresh seafood. Wednesdays are half-price on sushi, drawing in the younger 'hip' crowd. Nevertheless, John Dory's is always abuzz with happy diners no matter the day of the week. Don't miss out!

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Catch Seafood and Grill

With its open air dining area and wondrous scents of seafood cooking in buttery sauces, Catch Seafood and Grill reels in diners with ease. Tuck into fresh oysters, hand rolled sushi or pan-seared salmon at this top seafood restaurant. The fish spread is further complimented by an extensive wine and cocktails menu, presenting diners with a taste journey unlike any other.

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American & Fast Food

Chevy Lane 

Have you wanted to visit a real 1950s American diner? Now you can! Chevy Lane is a quirky American-style diner located at Bedford Centre. Bring the kids along to enjoy an array of gourmet burgers, hotdogs, pizzas and waffles, washed down with the wackiest milkshakes you've likely ever seen. There is also a sophisticated whisky and cigar bar here for the grown ups to enjoy.

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Brooklyn Brothers

Also located at Bedford Centre is the legendary Brooklyn Brothers restaurant. Take a seat on the deck and watch the sun melt over the Bedfordview skyline while tucking into an array of juicy dunked wings, sticky ribs and gourmet shakes. This is American-inspired grub at its finest, so don't miss the opportunity to get stuck in. Warning: you will need multiple serviettes to clean up after yourself!

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Vegetarian/Vegan

Kaylee's Eatery 

The vegan lifestyle has exploded in recent years, seeing more and more people choosing to eat plant-based diets to be kinder to the planet. In early 2019, the vegan trend firmly settled itself into Bedfordview as Kaylee's Eatery opened its doors. This vegan-friendly restaurant serves up some of the best plant-based burgers and salad bowls, catering to both fully fledged vegans and 'flexitarians' alike. If you've been considering joining the movement, visit Kaylee's to get a taste of how good the vegan lifestyle can be!

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Coffee Shops & Cafes

Starbucks 

Bedfordview coffee lovers are spoilt for choice, as there is not only one but two Starbucks coffee shops in the area! Located at Bedford Square and Eastgate Shopping Centre respectively, these Starbucks branches offer a great place to work and meet up with friends. Hop onto the free WIFI to check your emails or post a picture perfect snap of your Starbucks coffee on Instagram.

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Motherland Coffee 

If you're as passionate as we are about homegrown brands, you'll love Motherland Coffee at Bedford Village. The vibe here is one-of-a-kind. It's where contemporary African design meets casual coffee hangout. Give their milktart, caramel and condensed milk cheesecake a shot. Paired with a frothy latte, this is pure indulgence.

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Harpers Restaurant

Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? Harpers Restaurant at Eastgate Shopping Centre serves a delightful selection of tea cakes and pastries paired with your choice of Twinings floral teas. Their coffees aren't too be overlooked, however. Our favourite is the Hazelnut Latte served with cream. You only live once, right? Stop by Harpers on a trip through Eastgate Shopping Centre or book an afternoon tea session for a special occasion.

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If you've never gone on a shopping expedition through Bedfordview, then you're in for an adventure. Whether you are a fabulous fashionista or simply looking for a new spot to do your weekly grocery run, there are more than enough retail options in this suburb to suit your needs. Bedfordview also boasts a number of family run curio shops and boutiques, perfect to find one-of-a-kind gifts and trinkets. So, get on your shopping shoes because we've got a lot to explore.

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Factory Shops

Shopping Centres & Malls

Eastgate Shopping Centre

Bedfordview is home to one of the oldest and largest malls in the city. Eastgate Shopping Centre was constructed in 1979 to offer the suburb's residents a wide variety of retail options at the foot of their doorsteps. The Centre now brings in shoppers from neighbouring suburbs too, such as Kensington, Bruma and Cyrildene. With over 300 stores, Eastgate Shopping Centre is a mecca for all things retail. Stop by to explore the Centre's fashion offerings, its expansive food court and a ton of fun activities for the kids.

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Bedford Centre

Often punted as Eastgate Shopping Centre's biggest rival, Bedford Centre is a favourite shopping destination for Bedfordview locals. While smaller than its sister mall, Bedford Centre is home to a number of popular fashion stores. With its family-friendly atmosphere and European-inspired restaurant square, this is the place to go for a good dose of retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Jump Gravity while you browse around the Centre for your next fashion buy.

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Village View Shopping Centre

Not everyone enjoys doing their shopping at big malls. If you prefer a bespoke retail environment, visit Village View Shopping Centre. Situated along Bedfordview's main avenue, this shopping centre is relatively quiet. Here, you will find boutique fashion stores, a Woolworths food store, and a number of health and beauty shops. The Centre is also home to some of Bedfordview's best restaurants. Pop by on a Saturday morning for a casual brunch before kicking off your shopping escapades!

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Bedford Village Shopping Centre

Another one of Bedfordview's smaller shopping centres is Bedford Village. Just a hop and skip away from Village View Shopping Centre, this retail precinct is all about good food and great eating. Bedford Village is home to Spar Bedfordview - the verified home of the best gelato in the suburb. There is an array of restaurants at the centre, too. Once you've had your fill of yummy eats, pop into La Koufeto Gift Shop. This family run trinket store is the perfect place to find baby's first birthday gift, custom jewellery and one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

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Wholesalers

Bedfordview Meat Centre 

Nothing beats getting your meat cut and packaged by a local butcher. Bedfordview's local butchery is tucked away down a side street, flanked by bustling restaurants. It is quite easy to miss it, but once you know where it is, you'll be unlikely to get your meat anywhere else. Another one of Bedfordview's family run businesses, Bedfordview Meat Centre stands out as an independent grocer amidst the grand shopping centres of the area. Visit them for a taste of old-worldly charm and great customer service.

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Italian Cheese Distributors

How about a bite of mature Italian cheese and delectable deli meats? Italian Cheese Distributors is one of Bedfordview's secret hidden gems that you simply must visit. Come and get your share of Italian deli meats, canned goods, pastas, dairy products and frozen ready meals.

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Meze Emporio

At the far end of Bedfordview, you will find one of the best Greek delis in the city. Meze Emporio stocks all assortments of Greek sweet and savoury delights. Pop by to gather up a true meze selection of cheeses, dips and preserves, as well as the best Greek coffee in town and a few homemade sweets.

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Factory Shops 

Sabers Wholesalers

Sabers Wholesalers sells sweets, savoury snacks and cold drinks to the public at factory prices. Visit their store at Sunview Centre to get hard candies, chocolates, chips and juices in bulk. Sabers is the ideal shopping destination for small retailers and public customers looking for factory prices on all their favourite sweets and snacks.

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Country Pies

Right next door to Sabers is Country Pies. Here, you can purchase a variety of baked snacks and meals at factory low prices. This family-run business has been in operation for 20 years, delivering top quality pies and pastries to the public. Visit them to get your supply of catering goods or a selection of yummy eats for a large party.

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Bedfordview is an affluent suburb located in Western Ekhuruleni. At an area of 11.07 km², it is one of Johannesburg's smaller suburbs. Nevertheless, Bedfordview still offers a wide variety of entertainment, retail, motoring and hotel accommodation offerings. The suburb prides itself on a diverse selection of restaurants and dining options, traversing a number of local and international cuisines. Bedfordview residents value the area for its family-friendly lifestyle. The suburb boasts seven elite private schools, as well as tons of entertainment for the kids. Property is well sought after in this suburb, for both residential and business purposes. Here, you will find expansive family homes, high rise luxury apartments, world-class retail precincts and business offices, all within a square kilometre.

What Are You Looking For?

Shopping
Schools
Restaurants
Entertainment
Hotels & Accommodation
Jobs
Property
Municipal Services

Shopping 

One of Bedfordview's biggest drawcards is its retail destinations. With two exclusive shopping centres in the area, it brings in shoppers from all around the city of Johannesburg. Bedford Centre and Eastgate Shopping Centre provide a world-class shopping experience, right in the heart of the East Rand. Bedfordview is also home to a number of smaller shopping precincts, including the eclectic Village View Shopping Centre.

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Schools

Bedfordivew is a sought-after school district, offering parents their pick of public and private schooling options. A number of the schools in Bedfordview cater to classes from pre-primary age to matric and include a religious grounding in their educational principles. This includes St Benedict's College, SAHETI and St Andrew's School for Girls. Prospective university students should keep in mind that there are two institutions of higher learning in the area as well.

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Restaurants

Bedfordview's Van Buuren Road is a veritable restaurant strip. Careen down the avenue for a taste of the flavours of the world. Whether it's Asian fusion cuisine you're after, flame-grilled steaks or Mediterranean-inspired delights, Bedfordview's many restaurants should have something to tempt your taste buds. Take your pick from popular restaurant chains at Bedford Square, including Mythos, Lupa Osteria and Salsa Mexican Grille. If it's Friday night takeaways you're after, pop into the food court at Eastgate Shopping Centre for quick and convenient meals on a budget.

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Entertainment 

Bedfordview is a hive of activity over weekends as entertainment seekers flock in from surrounding suburbs. With multiple cinema complexes, including a Ster-Kinekor IMAX theatre at Eastgate Shopping Centre, the area is a verified movie lover's paradise. Bedfordview boasts an entrenched sporting culture too, evidenced by its variety of athletic clubs, gyms and sports bars. Jeppe Quondam is by far the suburb's best known sporting club, offering tennis, cricket, rugby and squash training for all ages. The monthly Bedfordview Night Market is held on the premises, transforming the fields into the biggest multicultural food and craft market in the city.

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Hotels & Accommodation

The suburb of Bedfordview is located a short 14 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, making it an ideal stay-over for business travelers. Book your stay at a local B&B or one of the suburb's many hotels. The Nicol Hotel and Conference Centre is the most centrally located and offers ample opportunity to get out and explore the surrounding restaurants and shopping centres. The hotel features a 24-hour gym and outdoor pool for the fitness bunnies, as well as an on-site restaurant. If you're stay is strictly business related, book a room at the Mercure Hotel Bedfordivew. Situated directly opposite Eastgate Shopping Centre, this hotel is the ideal place for speedy Uber pickups to and from your meetings or back to the airport.

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Jobs

Thanks to its many retail outlets and shopping centres, Bedfordview offers many job opportunities to its residents and neighbours. It is a hub for small and large businesses, including doctors and dentists rooms, consulting agencies, construction companies, motor dealerships and real estate agencies. Due to its close proximity to the Germiston city centre and outlying areas, Bedfordview is regarded as a mecca for job opportunities in the East Rand. For many, it provides the opportunity to work near to home as well, as opposed to travelling to and from the Joburg CBD or Sandton each day.

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Property 

Bedfordview property is renowned for its size and stature. Many of the homes here reflect the area's rich history, featuring early 20th Century architecture and expansive outdoor space, ideal for large families. However, Bedfordview's most iconic building was just recently built and completed. The HQ Building and Office Park is a landmark of modern design. Situated adjacent to the Bedford Centre apartment complex, this building lights up brilliantly at nighttime. Bedfordview's property market is coveted for both residential and business listings to rent and buy. Whether you're in the market for a bachelor's apartment, townhouse, forever home or office space, Bedfordview offers prime real estate well worth you're investment.

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Municipal Services

The Bedfordview Licensing Office offers learner's and driver's licence testing, license renewal and temporary licences. Skip the queue and pop by their drive-through renewal centre, which is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 08:00 - 15:00, and on Wednesdays from 09:00 - 15:00. The suburb also boasts a large public library and rates hall situated along Hawley Road. The Bedfordview Municipal Clinic is located just behind the library, offering free health care services to the public.

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Kaylee's Eatery opened its doors in early 2019, becoming one of the only fully plant-based restaurants situated in the quiet East Rand. Situated just next door to the epic Comic Warehouse in Bedfordview, Kaylee's provides vegans of the East with their fill of tasty breakfasts, burgers, salad bowls and scrumptious desserts (their decadent chocolate brownie served with dairy-free ice cream is legendary among vegan sweet tooths). Kaylee's food motto is all about feasting to your heart's desire, as all their ingredients are cruelty-free and kind to the earth. So the next time you feel a hankering for a tasty vegan burger, sandwich or waffle coming along, check out Kaylee's Eatery for a delicious, guilt-free feast.

Kaylee's Under Lockdown

As we entered level 3 at the start of June, we received the excellent news that our favourite vegan hangout would be open again! Kaylee's is now offering walk ins, collections and delivery through Uber Eats. The menu has been compressed somewhat to facilitate contactless delivery. However, if you prefer to visit them in person, you can rest assured that the restaurant is fully COVID-19 compliant, safe and ready to welcome you back. Pop in to get a taste of their special blend almond and oat milk coffees, smoothies, wine, whiskey, beers and wholesome vegan meals.

Kaylee's updated trading hours are as follows:

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All Day Breakfast And Winter Warmers

Kaylee's all day breakfasts offer the ultimate plant-based indulgence. Thankfully, their new menu features a great selection of these tasty and energising breakfasts. Our top pick is the Breakfast Burrito - tofu scramble, roast tomato, salsa, black beans, vegan cheese, spinach, red onion and avocado sandwiched in a tortilla wrap. This is the kind of meal you could wharf down for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plus, it's loaded with healthy proteins and fibre, so you can feel good about what you are putting into your body.

As the season grows colder, you will probably crave warming, hearty dishes. Luckily, Kaylee's Eatery is here to see us through the chilly winter with their hot and hearty vegan meals. We love their Red Pimento and Blush Tomato Pasta. Made with red pepper, garlic and blush tomatoes, served atop linguini, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts, this winter warmer is sure to satisfy your deepest cravings.

Gourmet Shakes

When last did you indulge in a good gourmet milkshake? Kaylee's shakes are all made from a coconut base so you can tuck in without any worry of triggering your allergies or stepping outside of your strict vegan lifestyle. Take your pick from an Oreo, Strawberry, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate Brownie or Coffee shake. Paired with one of Kaylee's Beyond Burgers, this is vegan 'junk' food at its very best.

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How To Order

Now that you've got a taste of what Kaylee's has on offer, you're probably wanting to order from them. You can call them on 011 524 7603 to place your order for collection. Alternatively, download the Uber Eats app and order your Kaylee's meal for delivery. You can also visit the restaurant in person, but please do remember to wear your cloth face mask and maintain a good physical distance from others at all times.

For More Information

Visit kaylees.co.za for more information on their menu offerings during level 3 lockdown. You can also follow them on social media to stay up to date with their COVID-19 safety precautions:

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Details: 147 N Reef Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Buonissimo Deli Pizza

Pizza night, anyone? Buonissimo Deli Pizza in Modderfontein is back up and running, bringing Italian food lovers their favourite tummy-warming dishes for collection or delivery. Their handcrafted pizza bases are amazing - perfectly matured for a fluffy centre and crisp edges. In level 3 lockdown, their kitchen will be open until 8pm, so you have ample time to order your dinner and set the table for a night in. If you live within 5km, get ordering and show your support for their hardworking staff.

Details: Flamingo Shopping Centre, Cnr Queens St & Valley Rd, Modderfontein | (Tel) 011 608 3077 | [email protected]

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Mythos 

How about a little Mediterranean feast from one of Joburg's top Greek restaurants? Mythos at Bedford Centre is open for collection and delivery in level 3 lockdown. You may place your order by contacting the restaurant directly or via the Uber Eats and Mr Delivery apps. Mythos has guaranteed their customers that their kitchens are operating under strict health and safety protocols. They encourage you to avoid visiting their restaurants, however, and to opt for contactless delivery instead to ensure your well-being. Mythos is also offering delivery specials on some of their most popular menu items, including yiros, platters and pizza! Keep an eye on their Instagram page for weekly specials.

Details: Bedford Square, Cnr Van Der Linde and Smith Street, Bedfordview | (Tel) 011 615 2271 / 011 517 2349

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Fireroom

While you may not be able to experience the flaming brilliance of Fireroom at home, you can still enjoy their one-of-a-kind dishes in lockdown. Their Bedfordview branch is offering the full Fireroom menu for delivery, including their signature sushi, poke bowls, dim sum, pizzas, pastas and an assortment of fine wines! Fireroom has opted to deliver using their own staff rather than employ a third party service. This not only keeps their staff in a job, but ensures the strictest hygiene standards are kept from their kitchen to your doorstep. Orders will be open between 11:30 - 17:00 daily, so make sure to place yours in good time.

Details: Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road and Kloof Rd, Bedfordview | (Tel) 011 465 0587

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Masala Indian Restaurant 

Need a little extra spice in your life? Masala Indian Restaurant in Boksburg is open for deliveries during level 3 lockdown. One of our resident foodie writers swears by their Paneer Palak and Butter Naan for cold winter nights in. Pair it with a bottle of Chardonnay from Masala's wine menu and you'll be set for the perfect night in. You can order directly from the restaurant or via the Mr Delivery app. Delivery within a 6km radius is free.

Details: El Ridge Corner Shopping Centre, Corner Ridge and Elizabeth Road, Bartlett, Boksburg | (Tel) 011 894 3546 | [email protected]

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The Victorian Secret 

We all need a sweet treat every now and then. Thankfully, The Victorian Secret in Benoni is open for delivery of their scrumptious bakery delights and select menu items. If you've never tried their macarons before, now's the time to do so. Available in an assortment of flavours, these moreish morsels are simply divine. You can also order custom birthday cakes and high tea kits to celebrate special occasions at home. Bakery items must be ordered a day in advance, while prepared meals should be ordered before 12 noon for same day delivery. Delivery is free around the Benoni area on orders over R400. If you live outside of the area, delivery will cost you R50, but it'll be worth the extra spend, trust us.

Details: 140 Woburn St, Cnr Russel St, Benoni | WhatsApp your order to 078 975 9929 | [email protected]

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For those of you who don't live in the East but are dying for restaurant food, check out these eateries delivering across the city. 

Level 3 Lockdown Update 

As the country entered level 3 lockdown on Monday, 01 June 2020, many businesses and trade sectors were allowed to reopen. As Bedford Centre welcomes back more of their tenants and their loyal customers, stringent safety and hygiene measures will remain in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of all who visit the centre. Your cooperation and support is appreciated during this time.

Safety Precautions In Place At Bedford Centre

There are various health and safety measures implemented across the centre, which include:

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Trading Hours 

Under level 3 lockdown, Bedford Centre has extended its trading hours:

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00

Stores Open In Level 3 Lockdown

Bedford Centre is a premium shopping destination situated in Bedfordview, offering a huge variety of retail stores, two supermarkets, numerous restaurants, family fun and an undeniable European-aesthetic. During level 3 lockdown, most stores will be open at Bedford Centre for grocery essentials, winter clothing and bedding, cellular services, medicines and books. Certain restaurants will also be open for deliveries and collections.

Banking Services

Groceries 

Footwear & Clothing 

Health & Beauty 

Homeware 

Eyecare

Restaurants (delivery or collection only)

Books & Stationery 

Cellular & Gaming

Specialty Stores

Services 

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Stores Not Open In Level 3 Lockdown

Unfortunately, a few stores will not be permitted to trade during this time. These stores include:

Parking Information

To ensure your safety and convenience, parking will be free at Bedford Centre for the month of June. Upon arrival the boom will automatically open and no ticket will be dispensed. When exiting the centre, proceed straight to the booms.

For More Information

Visit www.bedfordcentre.com for more information. Also, follow Bedford Centre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates on their trading hours and store offerings during level 3 lockdown.

Details: Cnr Smith & Van der Linde Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg | +27 11 622 1840 | [email protected]

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*Please note that this information was correct at the time of writing in June 2020.

Who Are They?

Making food daily using only the freshest ingredients has made Osteria Rossa a home name since 2009. All dishes are handcrafted and made to order.

Their dough is made from scratch and given the proper time to rise.

Vegetables are chopped and roasted early each morning and again in small batches throughout the day. Those fresh roasted veggies then make their way into dishes, including many of the toppings on their pizzas.

Their tomato sauces for pizza and pasta dishes are made from scratch daily with their own blend of tomatoes and hand-cut fresh herbs.

Osteria Rossa pride themselves on the authenticity of process, and believe it’s a difference you can taste in every dish on their menu.

What Do They Offer?

Where Are They Located?

Bedford Village, corner Nicol and Van Buuren Roads, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Safety Precautions In Place

Tables spaced 2m apart, sanitising stations for customers, staff have extra sanitising stations, no condiments or sugars on the tables, all is sanitised before and after customer use. All terminals, CC machines and cash sanitised at all times, tables sanitised, staff training, staff have masks and personal sanitisers when they travel to and from work

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

For More Information

For more information, visit www.myrossa.co.za.

Details: 011 455 5912 | [email protected]

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice By Marriott Johannesburg Melrose Arch

There are few places offering as decadent milkshakes as Protea Hotel Fire & Ice at Melrose Arch. With more than 30 milkshakes gracing their menu, you'll be spoiled for choice. Options come in crazy and interesting flavours and include alcoholic options. Some of our favourite options include Ouma en Oupa (carrot cake and rooibos) and the Bee's Knees (dark chocolate, orange and honeycomb). For an alcoholic option, try the Russian Roulette with a dash of caramel vodka.

Details: 011 218 4000 | Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Melrose Arch, 22 Whitley Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg | www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jnbmr-protea-hotel-fire-and-ice-johannesburg-melrose-arch/

Craft

For a yummy Freak Shake that is worth every calorie, head to Craft in Parkhurst. Available in four decadent flavours, these are a must-try. Sip on the Candy Carnival, Turkish Delight, Chocolate Overload and Salted Caramel Delight, all piled high with desserts, sweets, chocolate and sprinkles. If these are a little too over the top and sugar loaded for you, worry not. Craft also has a selection of 'regular' milkshakes, such as the Oreo Cookie and the Rolo Shake.

Details: 011 788 7111 | 33 4th Avenue, Corner 13th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg | [email protected] | www.craftrestaurant.co.za

Kota Joe Roadhouse

This roadhouse has always been famous for their fabulous and interesting milkshakes. Having recently launched a new menu, they'll definitely have something to keep your sweet tooth coming back for more. Popular options on their milkshake menu include Nutella, Cookies & Cream, Ferrero Roche and Oreo & Peanutbutter. But their newer menu items include such gems as Black Forest, Peppermint Oreo, Top Deck, Milk Tart and Custard Crunchie.

Details: Branches can be found in Boksburg, Edenvale and Auckland Park | [email protected] | www.kotajoe.co.za

Milkshake

Hudsons The Burger Joint

If you're close by, do yourself a favour and stop by Hudsons and order one of their magnificent milkshakes. Their milkshake selection features varieties such as the Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel Popcorn, Cookie Monster, Nutella Waffle and Strawberry Candyfloss. Pair this with any one of their gourmet burgers and you're in for a treat. And, if you're vegan, you can delight in the yummy Vegan Oreo Shake with a delectable side of vegan Panko Crumbed Wings.

Details: Branches can be found in Parkhurst and Bedfordview | theburgerjoint.co.za

Brooklyn Brothers

Another burger spot makes it onto this list in the form of Brooklyn Brothers. Milkshakes and burgers has got to be one of the best combos of all time, wouldn't you agree? Crazy Shakes on offer include the Brooklyn Heights (topped with choc fudge icing, whipped cream, a Kit Kat finger and a toasted doughnut), the Harlem Split (caramel and custard blend, choc icing rim, whipped cream, banana, cherries and sprinkles) and the Red Hook (berries, cream cheese icing, candy coated mini chocolates, whipped cream and a sour belt skewer).

Details: 011 615 0536 | Bedford Centre, Corner of Smith Road and Van der Linde Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg | [email protected] | brooklynbrothers.co.za

Dukes

Dukes is yet another spot on this list that pairs burgers and milkshakes. Their range of milkshakes include regular options like Vanilla, Bubblegum and Strawberry as well as gourmet milkshakes like Strawberry Cheese Cake, Nutella & Pretzel and Chocolate Ganache. If it's been a rough week, you can also opt for the alcoholic concoctions, which include the James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne.

Details: Branches can be found in Greenside and Melville | dukesburgers.co.za

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Burgerack

There are four mouthwatering Monster Shake options to choose from at Burgerack – The Waffle Shake (waffle, peanut butter, honey and banana), The Candyfloss & Bubblegum Shake (candyfloss, bubblegum and Astros), The Caramel Popcorn Shake (caramel popcorn and chocolate sauce) and The Choc Crunchy Shake (honeycomb, Astros and chocolate sauce). Apart from these, they also offer eight regular milkshake flavours.

Details: Branches can be found in Klerksdorp, Rosebank, Alberton, Sandton, Benoni and Johannesburg South | [email protected] | www.burgerack.co.za

Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove has been a go-to destination at Sandton City for many years, and for good reason. Their shakes are made with real Italian gelato and comes in nine flavours - Strawberry Cheesecake, Milk Tart, Walnut Brownie, Malva Pudding, Black Forest, Choc Mint, Iced Coffee, Chocoholic and Snowball. If this isn't enough to get you into a sugar coma, then order a decadent cake slice to pair with your drink.

Details: 011 783 6111 | Sandton City Shopping Centre, Corner 5th and Maude Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg | [email protected] | walnutgrove.co.za

Mike's Kitchen 

Mike's Kitchen may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of decadent and indulgent milkshakes. But all that is about to change. Mike's Kitchen offers eight Original Milkshakes, four Supreme Milkshakes and four Over 18 Shakes. Little ones will delight in the Peppermint Crisp Caramel shake (vanilla shake loaded with crushed Peppermint Crisp and caramel sauce) while the adults sip on the Springbok Penalty (vanilla ice cream, mint liqueur and a double tot of Amarula).

Details: 010 492 3793 | Branches can be found in Boksburg, Bryanston, Florida Glen and Parktown, among others | mikeskitchen.co.za

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