What Is It?

Higher Ground Restaurant, on the St Stithians property, offers a unique dining experience that you need to try at least once in your lifetime. Book your spots, gather your friends and family, and enjoy a delicious meal up in the sky. You read correctly 30.48 metres in the air to be exact.

The lift accommodates 22 people around the table for every session, with three staff in the middle to ensure you're catered and tended to. There are a number of different sky dining options to choose from, and each ticket includes your meal, the sky-high experience as well as the spectacular views of Joburg. Drinks are not included, but a cash bar is available.

Guests need to arrive one hour prior to lift time booked in order to register.

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When Is It?

The Sky Dining events take place every Saturday, catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For further information on dates and times, click here.

Here's March to May's 2021's event dates: 

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

Please note: Booking are essential! To book your seat/s, contact [email protected] and 084 449 6040. Also, click here to see what's on the menu. 

Where Is It?

Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College Property, 40 Peter Place, Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

This experience costs between R495* and R975* per person, depending on which option you pick.

Please note: prices are subject to change.

Contact them on 084 449 6040 or via email at [email protected] to book now. Or click here to book your seats online. There's limited space available (eight lifts each Saturday, catering to 22 people per lift), so hurry.

Sky Dining

For More Information

For more information or to make a booking for the Higher Ground Restaurant Sky Dining, visit www.sky-events.co.za.

You can also contact them on 084 449 6040 or via email at [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook for the latest news, announcements, Sky Dining events and more.

The Westcliff: Four Seasons Hotel

If you want to dine somewhere suburban and modern, then The Westcliff might just be the perfect venue for you. The hotel boasts five modern restaurants, bars and lounges but the special places with magnificent views are Flames and View. View serves contemporary dishes, while the urban-casual menu at Flames features upscale fare with fresh regional and seasonal ingredients.

The San Deck: Sandton Sun

Loved by many Sandton residents, The San Deck is the perfect rooftop spot for summer and winter. Summer is best for enjoying the warm sun with cocktails under the umbrellas, while winter is great with the outdoor heaters and glorious firepits to keep you warm in the evening. Either way, you’ll be mesmerised by the Sandton skyline while you tuck into food prepared by Executive Chef Garth Shiner.

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The Living Room

Take a drive down to the Maboneng Precinct and enjoy the sunset and hipster buzz with a cocktail in hand at The Living Room. This nature-inspired and vibrant rooftop venue is perfect for sundowners, indulging in a meal with friends and sharing some good laughs while enjoying the panoramic vista of the city. The food is delicious and includes homemade deli-style meals, eclectic tapas and weekly specials, so arrive hungry!

Marble Restaurant

Carnivores and flame-grilled enthusiasts this one's for you. Marble Restaurant on Keyes Avenue in Rosebank offers fine dining that features eating around an open flame with meat, seafood, and veg on the grill. You can look forward to quality food that's authentically South African but different at the same time. The dishes are to die for, and don’t even get us started on the dessert and cheeses. Marble Restaurant is situated at the top of the Trumpet building, so you can expect one of the best views of the city.

Higher Ground Restaurant

Situated on the St Stithians College grounds in Bryanston, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the stunning vistas of the city while sipping cocktails or feasting on delicious Meditteranean food. And as they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can appreciate the views at all hours of the day.

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District Six

Hearty stews, soups and curries all under one roof. We can't stop talking about District Six in Emmarentia because it's so, so, so good. The food is warm and filling and the hospitality something on par with breaking bread at your gran's house. Make sure you try the bredie!

Mugg & Bean

Tasty tea floats and hearty soups are just some of the treats that you can expect from Mugg & Bean's winter 2016 menu. It seems that they've kept the focus on flavour and comfort, and we're extremely happy about that! Be sure to pay them a visit and give some of their new menu items a try.

Kong Roast

The heroes at Kong Roast in Fourways have put together a winter tasting menu which consists of lamb gyoza, pork and prawn sui mai, butternut soup, spicy prawn soup, lamb massuman curry, chicken basil chilli, malva pudding and chocolate pancakes. All this for R250 per person is a deal times 10. The winter tasting menu will be available from 09 May to 31 July 2016.

Countess

Thursdays and Friday will see the steampunk themed restaurant, Countess, at 27 Boxes in Melville kick off its Burger Festival. That's right, a complete menu stacked with the best and most creative hamburgers you've ever seen. If we may suggest, the slow cooked rib burger with bourbon caramel sauce is amazing.

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EB Social Kitchen & Bar

Why not grab the family and head to EB Social in Hydepark. Their fireplace is warm and inviting and their head chef is planning a winter menu so special that they didn't even want to spill the beans after we asked them very nicely. It's all good because we're all in for a great surprise.

Higher Ground

Situated on the grounds of St Stithians College, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy some heat with friends or for an intimate dinner with loved ones. Sit by one of their two fireplaces to keep the chills away as the night rolls in. Our top dish at Higher Ground would be the fillet saltibucca pasta which consists of scallops of beef fillet pan fried in white wine with garlic, rosemary and sage.

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Are you looking for Restaurants With Fireplaces in Joburg? No sweat, let's introduce you to our top picks when it comes to wining and dining during winter.

Da Vincenzo

For some authentic Italian cuisine, beautiful views, a warm atmosphere and friendly service, what more could you want to make your night out on the town any better? There are several fireplaces to keep you warm and snug during those chilly nights while setting a romantic ambiance for an intimate dinner for two. Choose from a selection of pizzas and pasta or from the good selection of vegetarian dishes available. Sip on a glass of your favourite wine, sit back and relax near a fire and melt away winter’s chill.

For more information, click here.

Restaurants With Fireplaces

moyo

Known for their African cuisine, great ambiance and service, moyo is a great place to be. With a fun ambiance, live entertainment and a variety of unique and delicious dishes to choose from, moyo is the perfect place to chase away the winter blues with family and friends. Sip on some wine and keep warm in front of their cosy fireplace (Zoo Lake), or enjoy the warmth from their several fire bins in their outside eating area (Melrose Arch).

For more information, click here.

2Thai4

Make chilly nights a thing of the past and visit 2Thai4 for some Thai cuisine with family and friends. Grab a seat in a cosy spot, enjoy the warmth provided by the fireplace,and order some delicious curry to keep the winter night at bay. 2Thai4 is now a Wi-Fi spot, perfect for getting some last minute work done. Choose from their selection of Thai, seafood or vegetarian dishes and selection of interesting wines and alcoholic beverages to take the edge off and warm you up.

For more information, click here.

Beach Blanket Bohemia

With a sophisticated atmosphere with crystal chandeliers and a selection of delicious Mediterranean dishes to choose from along with great service, Beach Blanket Bohemia in Sunninghill is a great place for you to unwind. Cosy up to the fire and melt away the cold night chill or sit outside and soak up the warm sunlight on their terrace during the afternoon. Relax with a classic cocktail off their cocktail list while chilling in the social lounge taking in the sweet tunes from their live DJ and musicians.

For more information, click here.

Restaurants With Fireplaces

The Bull Run

Visit the Bull Run in Sandton to keep warm this winter along with delicious T-bones, ribs, steak and prawn combos among others! Enjoy the warmth from their roaring fire lit during the cold months as you feast away on one (or more) of the many meals on offer!

For more information, click here.

Higher Ground

Situated on the grounds of St Stithians College, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy some sundowners with friends after a long day at the office or for an intimate dinner. Take in the beautiful sights of our lovely city from their deck or terrace area during the warmer hours of the day or sit inside by one of their two fireplaces (one in the bar and the other in the restaurant) to keep the chills away as the night rolls in.

For more information, click here.

The Terrace Restaurant At Fairlawns Boutique Hotel And Spa

Relax indoors this winter at the Terrace Restaurant at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa. With a cosy sandstone fireplace in the bar area and a great award-winning selection of wines, both local and international, you are sure to forget that it’s winter. Indulge in a long and lazy breakfast, light meals for lunch, and a romantic dinner for two.

For more information, click here.

The Baron (Fourways)

With great food, a cosy atmosphere and good service, the Baron will make you feel right at home. Sit back in their comfy black leather booths, warm up by their wood-burning fireplace while you watch the latest sport on their two large screens and sink your teeth into a juicy steak from their grill. There is no better way to spend your cold winter night!

For more information, click here.

The Silver Birch

Join in at this amazing award-winning 450 seater restaurant situated in the heart of the iconic Lifestyle Garden Centre. Choose from their nostalgic inside seating or sit outside flanked by the smell of fresh roses, while relaxing in the shade of one of their largest trees. This place is for the whole family, they have a children's play area to keep the kids entertained. Enjoy all of this while staying warm and cosy beside the fire place. It's like a home away from home.

For more information, click here.

Bosheuvel's Cattleman's Kitchen

Do you want that farm look and feel while dining out? We are die-hard fans for such settings and are in love with this true city gem. Bosheuvel's Cattleman's Kitchen was conceived to reach out to city dwellers and provide a true "Farm to Fork" experience. They serve wholesome, delicious and innovative meals. And this winter, there's no need to worry about the chills because they have just the right fireplace. So, head over and enjoy this amazing place.

For more information, click here.

Bosheuvel's Cattleman's Kitchen

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Da Vincenzo

For some authentic Italian cuisine, beautiful views, a warm atmosphere and friendly service, what more could you want to make your night out on the town any better? There are several fireplaces to keep you warm and snug during those chilly nights while setting a romantic ambiance for an intimate dinner for two. Choose from a selection of pizzas and pasta from their menu, and there is a good selection of vegetarian dishes available. Sip on a glass of your favourite wine, sit back and relax near a fire and melt away winter’s chill.

For more information, visit here.

Moyo

Known for their African cuisine, great ambiance and service, Moyo is a great place to be. With a fun ambiance, live entertainment and a variety of unique and delicious dishes to choose from, Moyo is the perfect place to chase away the winter blues with family and friends. Sip on some wine and keep warm in front of their cosy fireplace (Zoo Lake), or enjoy the warmth from their several fire bins in their outside eating area (Melrose Arch).

For more information, visit here.

2Thai4

Make chilly nights a thing of the past and visit 2Thai4 for some Thai cuisine with family and friends. Grab a seat in a cosy spot, enjoy the warmth provided by the fireplace, and order some delicious curry to keep the winter night at bay. 2Thai4 is now a Wi-Fi spot, perfect for getting some last minute work done. Choose from their selection of Thai, seafood or vegetarian dishes and they have an interesting list of wines and alcoholic beverages to take the edge off and warm you up.

For more information, visit here.

Beach Blanket Bohemia

Sophisticated atmosphere with crystal chandeliers and a selection of delicious Mediterranean dishes to choose from along with great service, Beach Blanket Bohemia in Sunninghill is a great place for you to unwind. Cosy up to the fire and melt away the cold night chill, or sit outside and soak up the warm sunlight on their terrace during the afternoon. Relax with a classic cocktail off their cocktail list while chilling in the social lounge taking in the sweet tunes from their live DJ and live musicians.

For more information, visit here.

Higher Ground

Situated on the grounds of St Stithians College, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy some sundowners with friends after a long day at the office or for an intimate dinner. Take in the beautiful sights of our lovely city from their deck or terrace area during the warmer hours of the day, or sit inside by one of their two fireplaces (one in the bar and the other in the restaurant) to keep the chills away as the night rolls in.

For more information, visit here.

The Bull Run

Visit the Bull Run in Sandton to keep warm this winter and enjoy delicious T-bones, ribs, steak and prawn combos and more! Enjoy the warmth from their roaring fire lit during the cold months as you feast away on one (or more) of the many meals on offer!

For more information, visit here.

The Terrace Restaurant At Fairlawns Boutique Hotel And Spa

Relax indoors this winter at the Terrace Restaurant at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa. With a cosy sandstone fireplace in the bar area and a great award-winning selection of wines, both local and international, you are sure to forget that it’s winter. Indulge in a long, lazy breakfast, light meals for lunch, and, if you wish, a romantic dinner for two.

For more information, visit here.

The Baron (Fourways)

With great food, a cosy atmosphere and good service, the Baron will make you feel right at home. Sit back in their comfy black leather booths; warm up by their wood burning fireplace while you watch the latest sport on their two large screens; or sink your teeth into a juicy steak from their grill. There is no better way to spend your cold winter night!

For more information, visit here.

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