From hearty burgers stuffed with all the toppings and sauces imaginable and cheesy pizzas that'll have you coming back for more, to quick bites on-the-go and romantic dinners out on the town, the suburb of Randburg has everything you need when it comes to culinary delights.
This restaurant may be tiny, but it offers some of the best authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine in the area! You can find this little spot in the centre of Canterbury Crossing on Bram Fischer Drive. They also offer their delicious goodness via Uber Eats. You can also get your hands on some delicious treats on the go such as White Rabbits and Prawn chips by the packet! Click here to find out more about this absolute must.
At the top of Rabie Street is Fusionista, an authentic Asian restaurant that not only offers amazing cuisine, but also indulgent beauty pampers to ensure you feel spoilt and relaxed. The décor will have you feeling as if you stepped right out of Randburg and straight into an Asian paradise. You'll feel absolutely spoilt for choice with their massive menu complete with sushi and hot dishes. Click here to visit their website and see what else they have to offer.
For Japanese cuisine with a unique twist, visit Hashi Fusion Japanese in Linden for something that's sure to have you coming back for more. Their menu is jam-packed with a wide selection of delicious items that'll leave your taste buds tingling. Click here to visit their website and see what's on the menu.
Indulge in a little bit of Paris in the heart of Randburg at the stunning Patisserie de Paris. They offer some of the best breads, pastries and cakes in the suburb and are definitely well worth a spin if you're looking for something decadent to satisfy your sweet tooth. Click here to visit their website and order your choice of incredible edible spoils. You don't need to travel far for some amazing French flair.
For all things baked, delicious and oh-so moreish, pay Not Bread Alone in Linden a visit and do some grocery shopping. Here, you can stock up on your choice of Ouma Breads, Rye Breads, French Loafs, Paninis, Rolls, Banana Bread, Date Loaf and much more. Or you can satisfy your sweet tooth with their decadent Danishes or one of their amazing cakes. Flavours include Bar One Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet, Tiramasu and Cheesecake. Click here to see what they have to offer.
This cafe in the middle of Cresta Shopping Centre has become a popular hangout spot if you're looking to indulge in something sweet or shop for decadent treats to take home with you. So, grab a chair at their little cafe, order the most delicious looking tart or dessert from their display along with a cup of coffee and enjoy something extraordinarily delicious from Chateau Gateaux.
From hearty pastas, cheesy pizzas with all the toppings to delivery with a smile, Del Fornos is just the place if you're looking to grab some Italian for dinner tonight. Their menu is jam-packed with a wide selection of classic and gourmet pastas and pizzas that'll definitely delight your palate. Click here to take a look at what they have on the menu.
Located in the Riverview Centre, Fratelli offers their visitors a unique Mediterranean feel complemented with great music and ambiance. Don't forget to take a look at their weekly deals, offering amazing discounts or specials on their pizzas and pastas. Pensioners get a discount on Tuesdays while the little ones eat for free on Sundays. Click here to find out more about this restaurant.
For American-style (and sized) burgers that has all the toppings imaginable and drenched in your favourite sauce, visit RocoMamas, either at Canterbury Crossing on Bram Fischer Drive or at Appleton's Village on Malibongwe Drive. There's something for all tastes, from chicken and beef burgers to vegetarian and vegan options. There's also a delicious selection of sides if you think you have enough stomach space for it.
One of the country's favourite fast food chains, Nando's, makes some of the best flame-grilled chicken goodness in the country! All you have to do is pick your level of hotness - Lemon and herb, mild, or per-peri - and select your choice of sides to go along with it. Nando's can be found pretty much anywhere in the city, but if you're looking for one specifically in Randburg, take a drive down Malibongwe Drive.
Craving schwarmas or pitas stuffed with fresh ingredients and drizzled with chili and tzatziki? Anat at Canterbury Crossing and Cresta Shopping Centre offers you just the thing! Best of all, you can order it and enjoy on-the-go! All meals are packaged to enjoy anywhere, whether you're seated or on the move. Click here to take a look at what Anat has on the menu.
For some of the best Greek cuisine in Randburg, be sure to visit Plaka at Cresta Shopping Centre and indulge in their wide selection of salads, hearty hot meals and oh-so indulgent traditional desserts. This is a great location if you're looking to enjoy a date night or simply eat out as a family. Click here to find out more about this Greek restaurant and what dishes they have to offer.
Ocean Basket is another one of the country's all time favourites, offering not only some of the best seafood in the city, but also a great atmosphere for you to unwind, relax and enjoy with your loved ones. Enjoy your choice of seafood delights, maybe even a few rounds of sushi and even some baklava to end off your visit on a sweet note. Interested? Click here for more information.
J's Diner in Blairgowrie is a family-run Portuguese restaurant that pride themselves on their authentic Mozambican Portuguese chicken, as well as everything else in between, from steaks and burgers to salads and sandwiches. Here, you can expect the great taste of culture and the friendly service.
Fishaways offers their customers a premium seafood takeaway restaurant that serves the freshest and most delicious grilled or fried fish, calamari and prawns, along with your favourite sides and starches of course. You can always rely on Fishaway to promise convenience, quality and flavour.
The Cape Town Fish Market in Cresta Shopping Centre has been replaced with John Dory's! As their advert goes, everyone loves John Dory's! This restaurant is fun, flavourful and offers excellent value for money for the whole family! Also, be sure not to miss out on their scrumptious seafood specials.
Thunder Gun Steakhouse is just the place if you're looking to indulge in something hearty and meaty! Best known for their menu jam-packed with mouth-watering steaks, ribs and burgers, they also offers a range of starters and desserts, chicken, fish and more, if you're in the mood for something else.
When you think steak, what's the first place that comes to mind? For us, it's Turn 'n Tender. There are many branches throughout the city, but you can find the Randburg branch at Cresta Shopping Centre. This restaurant is ideal for date night, a business lunch or even a Sunday roast.
One the hunt for something delicious and filling, but 100% vegan, then make sure you visit The Fussy Vegan in Blairgowrie or CityROCK (the rock climbing spot on Republic Drive in Fontainebleau). They offer some of the best vegan cuisine in town.
Perhaps the most renowned bakery of the east, Croydon Bakery bakes delectable bread, cakes, tarts and other confectionery on a daily basis. However, it is their pies that they are most famous for. These include steak, pepper steak, Cornish, sausage rolls, curry, chicken and mushroom, cottage and spinach feta cheese. All of their pies are homemade with flaky pastry and flavourful fillings.
This overnight Boksburg sensation stems from the same family tree as Croydon. George bakes the most amazing confections from scratch with the best ingredients available. Their crafts are some of the best we have ever had, from their freshly baked bread, light and fluffy cupcakes, perfect chocolate chip cookies, filling pies and the ultimate cheesecake. There is nothing at this bakery that we do not love.
This Dutch bakery was started in 1963 by William Verhoogt. They still use the same recipes and methods today as they did in 1963, with imported Dutch ingredients. All of their products are made in house with high quality, fresh ingredients. Products on offer include pies, bread, loaves, sweet confectionery, tarts and cakes. Above the bakery is the windmill restaurant, De Molen Pancake House and Restaurant, a replica of the Zeldenrust Molen in Holland.
Also located in Edenvale, the Bread Basket started in 1982 offering fresh baked goods and a quality deli. The bakery now offers quality confectionery which includes cakes, cake pops, tarts, scones, muffins, macaroons, cookies, pies, bread, doughnuts and pastries. Patrons come from far and wide for their delightful cakes, either full cakes, slices, cupcakes or filled cupcakes. We love the Red Velvet, Vanilla Custard, Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Mousse selections.
Another gem tucked away in Edenvale, this bakery and family restaurant serves up homemade meals, artisan breads, delicacies and Greek specialties. Greek confectionery offered include Eliopitas, Tiropita, Kourabiedes, Melomakarona, Bougatsa and Baklava, among others. The bakery also offers more traditional baked goods and an on-site restaurant offering breakfast, toasted sandwiches, omlettes, salads, prego, pizza and souvla.
Fournos in Boksburg offers scrumptious baked goods and confectionery. Here, you can get crusty breads, sweet cakes, a wide selection of pies, crumbly pastries and the best croissants outside of France. These flaky morsels are available in four flavours - plain, chocolate, almond and blueberry. Each one of these are mouth watering and delicious. Another favourite at this bakery are their cakes. The Bar One cake, in particular, is irresistible.
It’s not often that we declare something to be Joburg’s finest – but today we’re doing just that! Here’s why the Quinnies fudge brand is worth investigating…
I have seen many people rave about Quinnies on Facebook, but had not sampled anything from their delectable-looking range. Until Easter. When I was given the most beautiful jar of bunny-shaped fudge.
To be honest, that gift has been both a blessing and a curse – a blessing to my taste buds and a curse to my ongoing weight loss battle. But I can categorically say that it was the smoothest and creamiest fudge I have ever tasted.
What I love most, though, is the story BEHIND the Quinnies brand. In a nutshell, it is purely South African and made the old fashioned way (with the finest ingredients and lots and lots of stirring!)
A Bit About Quinnies...
Like many success stories, the Quinnies brand was never planned! It began in May 2016 with a batch of fudge that was made for family and friends. They liked it so much that they shared it with their families and friends and so, the company began. Their initial success was largely the result of support and purchases from family and friends, but before long, word had gotten out and they were contracted to supply fudge to the exclusive Singita Game Lodges.
It spiralled from there! Corporates began placing orders for clients gifts, big brands such as the 12 Apostles Hotel and British Airways slow lounges soon followed – and yet, each resulting batch continues to be handmade, with lots and lots of stirring!
You guessed it, you can place your order from behind your desk or while wearing your PJs at home. Prices range from R25 upwards and include medium and large jars, packets of fudge and even a bag of fudge ice cream toppings!
With such a magnificent back story, superb product and the fact that the company continues to create and provide employment, makes this a clear winner in our book.
WARNING: It’s addictive, and friends will start demanding fudge at every event, gathering and for every birthday. You have been warned!
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