Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg will end 2019 on a festive high note this December. They have prepared a programme of culinary delights and entertaining special events to celebrate the silly season and ensure an authentic and memorable South African Christmas. There is no better place to create holiday memories and enjoy the magic of the season than at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff.

Festivities will be hosted at the hotel's two premium locations - Flames Restaurant and View - from Christmas Eve straight through to the New Year. Expect to be entertained by the Soweto Choir during Christmas Eve Dinner, while dancing away and celebrating with a live DJ on New Year’s Eve.

Masterminded by food maestros, Chef Daniel Payne and Chef Keith Frisley, the festive season menu delights in traditional tastes of the season, but with a uniquely South African twist.

Please note: bookings are essential! Space is limited, so book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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Flames Restaurant

Indulge and revel in the festive cheer under the African skies at the famed Flames restaurant. Expect a generous display of sumptuous treats that sets the tone for this season of delights. Each meal includes several stations that add to the culinary experience. A charcutier station; cured, raw and smoked station; a live station, serving freshly shucked oysters; as well as the ultra-indulgent caviar and blini station are available at each option.

The festive menu highlights include 21-day aged Angus beef and confit salmon, in addition to teasers of ahi tuna and crayfish. End your feast with a cheese board, celebrating the best in local produce and a selection of festive puddings and desserts.

Various dining options are offered from Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, Boxing Day Brunch, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Brunch.

Visit www.flamesrestaurant.co.za to view the menus.

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View Restaurant

Celebrated for its extraordinary views over the city, View Restaurant is hosting a sophisticated tribute to the festive season through its fine-dining selection. View presents the gold-standard in dining; six-course tasting menus, served with champagne, which are available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The menus feature recreated seasonal delights, from the delicate scallop tartare accompanied by Beluga Siberian caviar, to the Bourbon glazed gammon with chargrilled pineapple.

Visit www.viewrestaurant.co.za to view the tasting menus.

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Jacaranda Hill - New Year’s Eve Party on the Hill

Guests of Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, as well as dinner patrons, are provided complimentary access to the best New Year’s Eve party in the city. Hosted at the exclusive Jacaranda Hill, Arcadia ballroom, guests can look forward to live music courtesy of a well-known DJ, a dessert bar and a midnight toast. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff – Party on the Hill is the only place to usher in 2020 in style. Doors open at 11:30.

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For More Information

For more information about Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, visit www.fourseasons.com or call 011 481 6000.

For festive season bookings, email [email protected].

For accommodation, book at www.fourseasons.com.

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Randlords

If you're looking for an exclusive rooftop bar to enjoy your afternoon or evening, then Randlords should be at the top of your list. Located in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg, you get to enjoy the city's buzz while watching a spectacular sunset, and seeing the city lights come alive on the Nelson Mandela bridge is a bonus you won't want to miss. This, coupled with a great drink and great company, sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us.

Details: Randlords | 011 403 1833 | 22nd Floor, South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Elevate: The Reef Hotel

Take a trip down to Marshalltown for a brilliant evening at The Reef Hotel. This spot should definitely be high up on your list given their fabulous Elevate Rooftop Venue. This space can also be hired out for events and guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. So, if you're planning on hosting a fabulous rooftop bar event, why look anywhere else? Alternatively, you can go to simply enjoy the view, some drinks and good food. Either way, it sounds like a win to us.

Details: Elevate Rooftop Venue | 011 689 1000 | [email protected] | 16th Floor, The Reef Hotel, 58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg.

The Living Room

If you're all about trendy, then pop on over to the popular Maboneng Precinct and enjoy the sunset and hipster buzz with a cocktail in hand at The Living Room. This nature-inspired rooftop bar is vibrant and perfect to enjoy sundowners with friends, take photographs and share some good laughs. Also serving tasty food, your experience here will be unforgettable.

Details: The Living Room | 082 370 9284 | [email protected] | 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.

Copper Bar

The Copper Bar offers a trendy hangout, but it's also a great place if you want to catch some of the most beautiful sunsets and views from Main Street and grab a few cocktails. Just keep in mind that this spot is usually closed to the public except on select Thursdays, when they host their Copper Thursdays.

Details: Copper Bar | 071 516 4846 | [email protected] | Corner Main Office Park, 02 Payne Road, Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Westcliff, Four Seasons Hotel

If you're craving something a bit more suburban and modern, then The Westcliff might just be the perfect venue for you. Imagine being served succulent tapas and delicious drinks while you enjoy a stunning sunset overlooking leafy Joburg. Sounds fabulous, doesn't it?

Details: Four Seasons Hotel | 011 481 6000 | 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.

The San Deck at Sandton Sun

Loved by many Sandton residents, The San Deck is the perfect rooftop bar whether in summer or winter. Summer is best to enjoy the sun with some gorgeous cocktails under the umbrellas or on the couches. Winter is also great with the outdoor heaters and glorious fire pits to keep you warm after the sun goes down.

Details: The San Deck | 011 780 5000 | [email protected] | Sandton Sun Hotel, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Island Bar

Need an after-work hangout spot or just looking to miss the traffic? Either way, the Island Bar at the Southern Sun Hyde Park pool deck is a lovely place to unwind, sip on icy drinks and catch some of the most unforgettable Highveld sunsets the city has to offer. Their cocktail menu is quite impressive, so there's no doubt there'll be something for every taste.

Details: Island Bar | 011 341 8080 | Southern Sun Hyde Park, Corner Jan Smuts and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Sir James van Der Merwe at Katy's Palace Bar

Sir James van der Merwe at Katy's Palace Bar in Kramerville is just the place to be on a Wednesday night. The venue is trendy, hip, eclectic and lively – and so are the cocktails. Then there's their perfect view of Sandton... just stunning! They tend to host lots of cool and exciting events, so make sure you keep an eye out on Facebook to see what they have coming up.

Details: Sir James Van Der Merwe | 072 607 4235 | [email protected] | 06 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Know of other great rooftop bars not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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What Is It?

Steven from Yoga Works will teach an invigorating morning yoga session in the Rose Gardens, with stunning views over the city. After the yoga session you can expect the catering team from Four Seasons Hotel - The Westcliff to treat you to a selection of healthy fruits, snacks, juices, smoothies and teas/coffees which you can enjoy on the lawns of the amazing location. This is a great way to start your day make sure you do not miss it.

When Is It?

Saturday, 09 June 2018 from 09:00 - 11:00.

Where Is It?

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg, 7 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R300 per person at webtickets.co.za.

For More Information.

For more information click here or contact 011 481 6000.

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