Top Outdoor Restaurants In Joburg


1. La Campagnola

La Campagnola is known for its Italian cuisine, so why not embrace the Italian way and have a get-together with family and friends at this inviting spot? With its large umbrellas and shrubs the terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy the warm summer weather. If you’re dining inside don’t forget to admire their large display of wines and colourful and interesting murals on the wall. And, if you like your cigars, why not visit their cigar bar and have an after-meal cigar? Dinner reservations are essential.

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2. Il Giardino Degli Ulivi

Homemade pastas, seasonal vegetables and good meat, fish and chicken dishes are what Il Giardino is all about. Named the ‘garden of olives’, owing to its olive trees, enjoy a cocktail or two and a delicious lunch outside in the courtyard under the olive grove. And, for your entertainment, live music ranging from Gypsy jazz, country rock to bluegrass will be available on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday during lunch. Booking is essential.

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3. Roots At Forum Homini

Looking for five-star service, wine, beautiful scenery and good food? Then pay Forum Homini’s restaurant, Roots, a visit. This is the place to enjoy dishes inspired by Asian, French and African cuisine. Dine out with family and friends and enjoy their popular five-course Saturday brunch or six-course Sunday lunch, with or without wine teasers. To avoid disappointment, booking is essential.

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4. The Secret Garden (Fourways)

Looking for a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city to relax and enjoy a good meal? Then give The Secret Garden a try. Whether you’re looking for a place to have a delicious breakfast with family, or afternoon high tea with the ladies, this is the place to enjoy the lovely warm weather. Let the children play in the play park, while you relax on the terrace.

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5. Al Fiume

On the banks of the Hennops River, relax and sip on a glass of wine on Al Fiume’s shady wooden deck surrounded by beautiful scenery, and the soothing sounds of the flowing river. A good place to enjoy a day out with family, friends, or for a romantic date with that special someone. Al Fiume is ideal for any occasion.

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6. Doppio Zero (Greenside)

If you're out in the city, and looking for a good place to have a meal in the open, try Doppio Zero in Greenside. With freshly-baked croissants, muffins, ciabattas and other breads, and delicious pizzas and pastas, you won’t be stuck with what to order. Enjoy summer in the city under shaded tables with a cocktail or a delicious glass of wine.

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7. Salvationcafe

For any occasion, be it breakfast, birthday celebrations or anniversary parties, pay Salvationcafe a visit. On those hot summer days, sit outside on the patio under the olive trees for shade, and enjoy something delicious from their daily specials board. For breakfast, try something from their selection of sweet, savoury and healthy breakfasts or choose a one of their salads or sandwiches for lunch.

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8. Moyo (Various Branches)

Experience African culture at Moyo with their selection of African fusion cuisine, enjoy a glass of wine from their great selection, and bask in the African sun in their outside areas. Everything about Moyo is African, from their décor and staff’s uniforms, to the face painting and live entertainment. From personal experience, this place captures the true essence of South African culture and great cuisine.

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