Dining Out

Mythos

One of our favourite Greek eateries is tucked away at The Zone @ Rosebank. Mythos serves authentic Greek cuisine with ingredients imported from the country itself. Try the Veg Platter for an all-round Greek experience. The platter consists of grilled halloumi, black mushrooms, tiropita, spanakopita, dolmades, kalamata olives, falafels, keftethes, hummus and pita. Finish the meal with a decadent slice of Baklava Cheesecake for a sweet touch.

Contact details: 011 268 0916 / Shop Number: G07 / https://mythos.co.za

tashas

tashas offers simple food made with quality ingredients to create delectable meals worth remembering. Their menu features an array of options such as healthy and delicious breakfasts, light lunches and fulfilling drinks. The Roasted Hazelnut Latte, made with espresso, hot milk and hazelnut syrup, is the perfect drink for an August afternoon. Pair this with the Creamed Avo on Toast, with fennel, labneh, chives, pistachio and cucumber.

Contact details: 011 447 7972 / Shop Number: G28 / https://www.tashascafe.com

Piza ē Vino

For traditional Italian fare cooked with authentic methods, try Piza ē Vino. Menu items include fabulous pizza, delightful pasta and gourmet burgers. Spoil yourself with the Mozzarella Inpanata for starters, followed by the artichoke, cheese and mint stuffed Ravioli in cherry tomato and butter sauce. End the decadence with a vibrant slice of Limoncello Tart with mixed berry sauce, granadilla and toasted marshmallows.

Contact details: 011 447 6569 / Shop Number: G2-4 / http://pizaevino.co.za

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After Dinner

Ice Cream

If the desserts at these restaurants don't spark your appetite, then head over to one of the many ice cream parlours at The Zone @ Rosebank for a sweet treat. Get gloriously sugary ice cream tacos at Paul's Homemade Ice Cream, airy bubble waffles at Plan B Dessertery and mouthwatering sorbets at Häagen-Dazs. These creameries offer ice cream that is so good, you won't need the extra garnishes. Click here to find out more.

The Patisserie

For the ultimate indulgence, whether before or after dinner, head over to The Patisserie. This bakery creates the finest confectionery from quality and fresh ingredients. Experience a taste of Paris with their breakfasts, high teas and baked treats. Their macarons and red velvet cupcakes are famous on the foodie scene. But we suggest getting yourself one of their packed gift boxes, to try a wide variety of their luscious goods. Go on, you deserve it.

Contact details: 011 268 1304 / Shop Number: EG08 / http://www.thepatisserie.co.za

Coffee

Nothing ends off dinner quite as nicely as a rich and bitter cup of coffee, especially after a sweet dessert. The Zone @ Rosebank offers several coffee shops, serving up some of the best java on offer in Joburg. Coffee shops here, besides the aforementioned restaurants, include Motherland Coffee Company, Father Coffee and Starbucks. Click here to find out more about the fantastic brews offered at this mall.

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Entertainment

Movies

For a romantic or fun family night out, head to the movies. The Zone @ Rosebank is home to Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau. Watch the latest in family, animated, thriller, horror, romantic comedy, comedy and drama on the big screen in either 2D or 3D. Or catch more artsy films and live screenings of theatre shows at their Cinema Nouveau.

Contact details: 087 809 1706 / Shop Number: 2F01 / https://www.sterkinekor.com

City Sightseeing

Experience the most fascinating points of interest in Joburg with City Sightseeing. Meet up at The Zone @ Rosebank, then spend the day exploring the city on the big red bus. Places you'll get to see include Constitution Hill, Zoo Lake, the Military Museum, Carlton Centre and the Johannesburg Zoo. You can also choose to extend your trip to a two day tour or have a two hour pit stop in Soweto to explore this unique town with a local guide.

Contact details: 081 744 4491 / Shop Number: KI04 / https://www.citysightseeing.co.za

The Fun Company

This popular fun zone features Spin Zone Bumper Cars with LED lights, comfortable seating, seat belts and the spin feature. They also offer the immersive 4D Theatre which creates a unique sensory experience with the vibrations, water spray, bubbles and smells. Other activities offered are Glow Mini-Golf, Tenpin Bowling, Arcade Games, and a Sports Bar.

Contact details: 011 447 4099 / Shop Number: FF20 / http://www.thefuncompany.co.za

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The Zone @ Rosebank contact details: 011 537 3800 / 177 Oxford Street, Rosebank / [email protected] / https://thezoneatrosebank.co.za

*Photos sourced from The Zone @ Rosebank's website.

The Oreo Jar At The Big Mouth

There are plenty of reasons to stop by The Big Mouth, the trendy Sandton eatery boasts a sublime Nelson Mandela Square location, warm, welcoming staff, and a broad sushi menu. But frankly, we couldn’t care less... we come here for one reason and one reason only: the Oreo Jar. It may not be the most visually appealing dessert, but don’t let that give you doubts, there’s a downright delicious combination going on here! There’s the crunchy crumbled Oreos, and then there’s the smooth, chocolaty Nutella mousse. Served in a jar, it makes for easy eating, and you can be sure that it’ll be love at first mouthful.

Where: The Big Mouth, Nelson Mandela Square, corner of Maude & 5th Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate Torte Slice At The Fat Zebra

The Fat Zebra has always taken desserts seriously. So it’s especially telling that, while the cakes on offer change regularly, there’s one thing that never goes away: their killer Chocolate Torte Slice. The luxurious torte manages to be decadent without being too rich, and is accompanied by a dollop of crème fraische and seasonal berries. The dark, earthy chocolate flavour is mesmerising, and will leave you wanting more every time. As for the chocolaty aroma that wafts out from the minute that you tuck in? Just know that that’s a treat of its own.

Where: The Fat Zebra, corner of 7th Street & 3rd Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate Tart At Café Del Sol

Café Del Sol’s Chocolate Tart could easily masquerade as the signature chocolate cake at a high-end restaurant, and nobody would bat an eye. As simple as it may sound, it’s a chocolaty delight of note! Copious amounts of soft, chocolate truffle make for a high chocolate-to-flour ratio, which fudge lovers will adore. A nutty crust adds some bitterness and provides a divine depth of flavour that melts on your tongue like a straight chocolate truffle and makes for a strikingly balanced bite.

Where: Café Del Sol Classico, Olivedale Corner Shopping Centre, corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Olivedale, Johannesburg & Café Del Sol Botanico, Bryanston Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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The Italian Dark Chocolate Ice-Cream At Tortellini D’Oro

For us, Tortellini D’Oro is, without question, one of the best Italian eateries in Joburg. The owners perfectly combine fresh ingredients and time-tested techniques to present tasty flavours and fine textures in everything they do, but there’s no better showcase for their hard-won skills than the Italian Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. The flavour is intense, with a subtle undercurrent of bright fruit and bitter coffee. It has a powerful richness akin to a slice of dense flourless chocolate cake, with a smooth, silky texture that few sorbets manage to achieve. Served in an ice cup with chocolate biscotti, it’s the perfect after dinner treat.

Where: Tortellini D’Oro, Oaklands Shopping Centre, corner of Pretoria & Victoria Streets, Oaklands, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate Macaroons At The Patisserie

A heavenly abundance of rich, earthy bittersweet chocolate flavour makes these perfect macaroons from The Patisserie stand out from your average fare. With their soft, crunchy shell and plenty of softened, intense chocolate inside, it’s natural to compare them to dense and creamy chocolate truffles. A couple of these will make for the delightful kind of chocolate overload that will make you want an ice-cold glass of milk on hand… but not to worry – one of the friendly waitresses can organise that for you.

Where: The Patisserie, Post Office Centre, corner of Rudd Road & Otto Street, Illovo, Johannesburg.

The Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes At Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove may be best known for their highly praised designer cakes and remarkably stylish atmosphere, but the cupcakes are also stars on their bakery menu. The drool-worthy little cakes possess everything we enjoy in a chocolate treat: a rich flavour, a fluffy texture and a fudgy icing. The Ferrero Rocher cupcakes are particularly divine, whipped up with high-quality chocolate and topped with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate itself. Trust me when we say that you’ll never have an icing more dreamy touch your lips… you’re bound to fall in love at first bite.

Where: Walnut Grove, Sandton City Shopping Centre, corner of Rivonia Road & 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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The Chocolate Den & Trang At Saigon

Saigon is best-known for their steaming bowls of stir-fry and flavourful teas, but we can assure you that their Chocolate Den & Trang is just as much of a standout… once you try it for yourself, you’ll understand perfectly why. The smooth and silky chocolate mousse is made from the finest ingredients, and presents an unbelievably light texture and winning flavours. The milk chocolate is undoubtedly the winner, but the vanilla bean isn’t too far behind. Served together, you get to experience the best of both worlds and let’s be real: it’s the kind of combo that would be good even without the chocolaty canvas of churned sweet cream.

Where: Saigon, Rivonia Junction, corner Rivonia Road & 7th Avenue, Rivonia, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate-Filled Croissant At The Whippet

If you’re a fan of pastries that celebrate the deliciousness of milk chocolate, we assume you’re a sucker for pains au chocolat, perhaps more commonly known as chocolate croissants. In that case, we assume you also know that it’s hard to find good ones locally. The charming little spot that is The Whippet, however, does them amazingly well. While, quite frankly, there isn’t anything on the menu here that we don’t recommend, the light, flaky French-style croissants filled with rich chocolate sure are at the top of our list. Delicious at both breakfast or brunch, order one up with a Crème Brulee latte and you’re in for the ultimate indulgence.

Where: The Whippet, corner of 7th Street & 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.

The Belgian Chocolate Fondue At Licorish Bistro

Last on our list is Licorish Bistro’s bubbling Belgian Chocolate Fondue, which, simply put, is a world of love. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to be set loose into chocolate heaven. Served with fresh fruit and vanilla sponge cake, the fondue is relatively simple but at the same time tremendously satisfying. The chocolate itself is of superior quality, and is as rich and creamy as you could wish for. After a long, hard week of work, there’s nothing better than sharing this dreamy delight with a friend or lover alike. Just be warned: you will leave feeling ‘chocolate wasted’.

Where: Licorish Bistro, Nicolway Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Are there any sinfully rich desserts to sate our chocolate cravings that you can recommend? If so, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

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.

The Oreo Jar, The Big Mouth, Nelson Mandela Square

There are plenty of reasons to stop by The Big Mouth: the trendy eatery has a great location on the Square, warm, welcoming staff, and an extensive sushi menu. But frankly, we come here for one reason and one reason only — the Oreo Jar. It may not be the most visually appealing dessert, but don’t let that give you any doubts. There’s a downright delicious combination going on here with crunchy crumbled Oreos and chocolatey Nutella mousse. Served in a jar, it makes for easy eating — and it's love at first mouthful.

Where: Nelson Mandela Square, corner of Maude & 5th Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate Torte Slice, The Fat Zebra, Linden

The Fat Zebra has always taken desserts seriously. So it’s especially telling that, while the cakes on offer change regularly, there’s one thing that never changes — their killer Chocolate Torte Slice. This luxurious cake is decadent without being too rich and is served with a dollop of crème fraîche and seasonal berries. The dark, chocolate flavour will leave you wanting more, every time.

Where: Corner 7th Street & 3rd Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate Tart, Café del Sol, Olivedale 

Café Del Sol’s Chocolate Tart could easily be the signature dessert on a five-star hotel restaurant menu. It has copious amounts of soft chocolate truffle, creating a high chocolate-to-flour ratio that fudge lovers will adore. A nutty pastry crust adds some balance and provides depth of flavour. This tart simply melts on your tongue.

Where: Café Del Sol Classico, Olivedale Corner Shopping Centre, corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Olivedale, Johannesburg & Café Del Sol Botanico, Bryanston Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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The Italian Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Tortellini D’Oro, Oaklands

For us, Tortellini D’Oro is, without question, one of the best Italian eateries in Joburg. The perfect combination of fresh ingredients and time-tested techniques are present in every dish but there’s no better showcase for the chef's skills than the Italian Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. The flavour is intense with a subtle hint of fruit and bitter coffee. It has a powerful richness akin to a slice of dense flourless chocolate cake and a smooth, silky texture. Served in an ice cream cup with chocolate biscotti, it’s the perfect dessert.

Where: Oaklands Shopping Centre, corner of Pretoria & Victoria Streets, Oaklands, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate Macaroons, The Patisserie, Illovo

The rich, bittersweet chocolate flavour makes these macaroons from The Patisserie stand out from your average desserts. With their soft, crunchy shell and plenty of soft, intense chocolate inside, it’s natural to compare them to creamy chocolate truffles. A couple of these will result in that delightful chocolate overload that will make you thirst for an ice-cold glass of milk  – one of the friendly waitresses can easily organise that for you.

Where: Post Office Centre, corner of Rudd Road & Otto Street, Illovo, Johannesburg.

The Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes, Walnut Grove, Sandton City

Walnut Grove may be best known for their designer cakes and stylish ambience but the cupcakes are also standouts. The little, baked creations have a rich flavour, a fluffy texture and fudgy icing. The Ferrero Rocher versions are particularly divine, whipped up with high-quality chocolate and topped with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Trust me when I say that you’ll never have an icing more delicious touch your lips.

Where: Sandton City Shopping Centre, corner of Rivonia Road & 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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The Chocolate Den & Trang, Saigon, Rivonia

Saigon Vietnamese restaurant is an institution for their steaming bowls of stir-fry and fragrant curries, but we can assure you that their desserts also need a mention, especially the Chocolate Den & Trang. This smooth and silky chocolate mousse is made from the finest ingredients and has an unbelievably light texture and is rich without being cloying.

Where: Rivonia Junction, corner Rivonia Road & 7th Avenue, Rivonia, Johannesburg.

The Chocolate-Filled Croissant, The Whippet, Linden

If you’re a fan of pastries with the added deliciousness of chocolate, we assume you’re a sucker for pain au chocolat, perhaps more commonly known as chocolate croissants. In that case, we assume you also know that it’s hard to find good ones locally. The charming little spot that is The Whippet makes them amazingly well. While, quite frankly, there isn’t anything on the menu here that we don’t recommend, the light, flaky croissants filled with rich chocolate are at the top of our list. Delicious for breakfast or brunch, order one up with a crème brûlée latte and you’re in for the ultimate indulgence.

Where: Corner 7th Street & 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.

The Belgian Chocolate Fondue, Licorish Bistro, Bryanston

Licorish Bistro’s bubbling Belgian Chocolate Fondue is in a class of its own. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to be set loose into chocolate heaven. Served with fresh fruit and vanilla sponge cake, the fondue is relatively simple but at the same time tremendously satisfying. The chocolate is superior quality, rich and creamy. After a long, hard week of work, there’s nothing better than sharing this delight with a friend or lover. Just be warned: you will leave feeling ‘chocolate wasted’.

Where: Nicolway Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Do you know of any other sinfully rich chocolate desserts that you can recommend? If so, share with us in the comments below.

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.

Belles Patisserie

Red velvet cake and cupcakes are signature treats at the elegant little spot that is Belle's Patisserie. What’s more is they even offer a “skinny” version for those who are watching their waistline, and we can assure you that they taste just as delectable as the real deal.

Contact details: 082 968 5389 | Facebook

Walnut Grove

A well-loved Sandton establishment, Walnut Grove is home to some of the very best bakes in our city – and their delicious, generous slices of red velvet cake are no exception. Accompanied by a tall chai latte, it’s the ultimate sweet tooth fix.

Contact details: 011 783 6111 | Shop B38, Sandton City, Cnr 5th Street and Rivonia Road | [email protected] | https://walnutgrove.co.za/

The Secret Tea Garden

The Secret Tea Garden offers diners a lovely, relaxed garden setting where they can tuck into a fresh slice of red velvet cake, perhaps with one of their perfect iced coffees on the side. It’s the perfect spot for girl time or a lengthy catch-up!

Contact details: 011 467 1191 | 16B Penguin Avenue, Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, Fourways, Sandton | [email protected] | https://www.secretteagarden.co.za/

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Fournos Bakery

From the minute you step inside Fournos Bakery, you’re sure to be mesmerised by all of the drool-worthy sweet treats on display, which can be pretty overwhelming. But let us assure you that you can never go wrong with their perfectly bite-sized dreamy red velvet cupcakes.

Contact details: 011 771 2500 | [email protected] | https://www.fournos.co.za/

Voodoo Lily Cafe

A cosy restaurant, Voodoo Lily Café is a great lunchtime option – especially when your meal is finished off on a sweet note with a slice of their freshly baked red velvet cake. We warn that the slices are rather generous, so you may want to share (or not!).

Contact details: 011 442 6965 | 64 St Andrew St, Birdhaven | [email protected].com | Facebook

Royal Coffee Roasters 

For a decadent slice of red velvet cake paired with the perfect cup of coffee, head to Royal Coffee Roasters in Edenvale. If you're a lover of cream cheese icing, then this is the cake for you. Covered in generous lashings of icing with a subtle hint of lemon, this icing is good enough to eat with a spoon.

Contact details: 011 452 2751 | Stoneridge Centre, Cnr Modderfontein and Hereford Rd, Greenstone Park, Edenvale | [email protected] | https://www.royalcoffee.co.za/

The Patisserie

Tucked away in the Post Office Centre in Illovo, you’ll find a charming little spot by the name of The Patisserie. While all of their sweet treats are simply to-die-for, their red velvet cupcakes are one of the first things you’ll want to try. They’re ever so moreish. That’s all we’ll say.

Contact details: 011 268 0022 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Rd, Illovo, Sandton | [email protected] | https://thepatisserie.co.za/

Vovo Telo

Most people associate Vovo Telo with quick breakfasts and great coffee, but our top reason to visit this little Lonehill establishment is for their red velvet cake and that only. Generously sized, each slice is a real treat, and best enjoyed with a frosty milkshake.

Contact details: 011 024 2233 | Lonehill Shopping Centre, 22 Lonehill Boulevard, Lonehill | [email protected] | http://vovotelo.co.za/

George's Bread And Co

There are few bakeries crafting confectionery as perfectly as George's Bread And Co. At George's everything is divine, from the cakes and tarts to the pies and bread. But we can't stop by without getting a red velvet cupcake. With light and airy cake topped with perfectly sweet cream cheese icing, this is an indulgence worth the extra calories.

Contact details: 010 110 7575 | Shop 7, Cnr Northrand and Rondebult Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg | [email protected] | https://gbco.co.za/

Châtea Gâteaux Patisserie

Yet another cake lover’s paradise on our list, Château Gâteaux Patisserie offers diners just about every cake under the sun. However, the best by far (in our opinion, at least) is their red velvet slice. They have a cute little cupcake version on offer, too, which are just as delectable.

Contact details: 031 569 6964 | [email protected] | https://www.chateaugateaux.co.za/

Where is your favourite place to get red velvet cake or cupcakes? Let us know in the comments section below!

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.

Level Four At 54 On Bath

Not only is Level Four in Rosebank an upmarket and snazzy restaurant to visit if you're looking to impress, but it also offers a delectable Afternoon Tea served daily from 14:30 - 17:00. This lovely little 'time-out' offers you a choice of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, moreish pastries and premium tea leaves. Take your pick from the Traditional Afternoon Tea - R290* per person, the Royal Afternoon Tea - R360* per person or Cocktail Afternoon Tea (includes an alcoholic cocktail infused with tea) - R395 per person, complete with a glass of Champagne Afternoon Tea - (includes a glass of Perriet Jouet Champagne) - R420 per person.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 344 8500 or 011 344 8442 | 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

KCC La Vie & Rose

If you happen to be in the area, make sure you make a stop at La Vie & Rose for a spot of tea and some delicious food. Choose between sitting indoors or outside in the lovely garden. And if it's a little chilly, not a problem, they provide warm and toasty blankets for the tables. As for high tea, there are two set menus to choose from. There are far too many delicious goodies to mention here, so click here if you want to suss it out for yourself. But the general details are as follows: cost for either menu is R260* per person; it's all buffet style; each person indulges in 11 pieces each (four sweet & seven savoury OR six sweet and five savoury depending on which menu you selected).

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 6144 | 60 5th Street, Killarney Country Club, Killarney, Johannesburg.

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The Piano Lounge At The Saxon Hotel

For an afternoon of sophistication and delicious delicacies, book a lovely morning tea (Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30) or afternoon tea (Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00) for yourself and/or your friends at the Piano Lounge at the Saxon. Treat yourself to sweet and savoury handcrafted delights from light and fluffy scones to an assortment of pastries and cakes, and learn what the true meaning of what high tea is. This is the perfect way to enjoy a well-deserved break or to hang out with the girls. The cost is as follows: Sunday to Friday - R465* per person; Saturday morning - R465* per person; Saturday afternoon - R520* per person; all complete with the accompaniment of their live pianist. Click here for more information.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 292 6000 | 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg.

The Patisserie

Pretty in pink and white stripes, quaint and cosy, The Patisseriein Illovo is the perfect place for a decadent high tea with your girlfriends. They have a wide variety of sweet and savoury snack options, as well as various hot drinks, juices and teas. An absolute MUST while you're there are their macaroons and red velvet cupcakes, they're to die for, we kid you not! This is the best spot to be if you're looking to spoil yourself with indulgent cakes, iced treats, cupcakes and the deliciously light Mille Feuille. Yum!

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 0022 or 011 268 0044 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Belle's Patisserie 

This one is a given! Whether you're looking to set up your own high tea at home for your loved ones or want to indulge in all things sweet and savoury in store, Belle's Patisserie has everything you need. Their high tea menu options are completely customisable, offering everything from decadent pastries and savoury treats to dainty finger sandwiches and, of course, their freshly baked scones served with clotted cream. We absolutely adore their cupcakes, especially the red velvet ones! If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact them to find out more.

Details: Click here[email protected] | Blubird: 063 685 0896 OR Sandton: 082 968 5389 | Blubird: Blubird Shopping Centre, Corner Athol Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg| On-The-Go Sandton City: Outside Edgars on the lower level, Sandton City, Johannesburg.

Manor House Bistro at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

We love the sound of this classic high tea at the Manor House Bistro at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely classic high tea and savour ribbon sandwiches, traditional scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, and an assortment of pastries served with your choice of tea or coffee, but you can also indulge in champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass. It makes us feel so classy! And best of all, you can pick either the morning or the afternoon tea depending on your busy schedule. They know how to make a girl feel special, so be sure to join in for a Women's Day High Tea in collaboration with L'Oréal, from 12:00 -17:00. At only R495* per person, this includes your welcome drink, all food and entertainment. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 808 7300 / 011 804 2540 / 072 764 2886 | 1 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Palazzo At Montecasino

When we say Montecasino, what comes to mind? Bird Gardens? The Piazza? The casino? All the food and exciting shows? Yes, Montecasino has everything you could ever possibly need to stay entertained, including a decadent high tea at the Palazzo Hotel! There's nothing more delightful than relaxing a little and enjoying a selection of your favourite delectable sweet and savoury treats. The chef’s delicious daily bakes includes a variety of cakes, assorted sandwiches, quiches and scones, all accompanied by freshly infused teas. The Palazzo's high tea is served from 14:00 to 17:00, any day of the week, at R285* per person. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.

Details: Click here | 011 510 3000 | Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

The Silver Teaspoon Victorian Tea Room

Many special occasions call for a special high tea - baby showers, kitchen teas, birthdays, even just for lunch - and if you're looking for a unique place to celebrate, then you need to check out the Silver Teaspoon in Northcliff. This country-style garden venue will take you back in time to the Victorian era with all its antiques, crockery and decor. You can enjoy a spot of tea in the garden in the sun or you can take a seat in the tea room. They have a lovely collection of sweet and savoury treats (think pancakes, tarts, quiche, meringue pie and cheesecake, just to name a few). Make sure you call and book in advance in case there is an event already arranged.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 431 0108 | 266 Weltevreden Road, Northcliff, Johannesburg.

Contessa 

Plan an indulgent afternoon out with the girls at Contessa in Rivonia. Here, you and your ladies will get to enjoy a pot of exotic tea accompanied with a glorious selection of sweet and savoury goodies from their high tea menu. Who wouldn't love to spend the afternoon sipping on tea and tucking into mini quiches, sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes? We know we would! This high tea costs R169 per person and includes an individual pot of exotic tea (two cups) or a specialty coffee if you prefer. Please note that three days notice is required and a R80 deposit per person is requested to secure your booking.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 234 6641 | Corner Rivonia Boulevard & 11th, Rivonia, Johannesburg. 

The Tea Room at Crabtree & Evelyn

Whether you want a traditional afternoon tea or are planning something to mark some of life’s greatest moments (think stork parties and kitchen teas to birthday and kids' parties), the Tea Room offers you a delightful venue for just these occasions. Spoil yourself with delectable cupcakes, decadent cakes and sweet or savoury tartlets along with a relaxing cup of tea. And, if you just want to kick back, relax and delight your taste buds with a selection of confectionery and finger snacks, they serve their traditional English high tea too. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 467 3415 or 076 106 9174 | Shop 147, Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol

For a classic high tea filled with indulgence, elegance and sophistication, Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol has it all. Delight your palate with divine sweet and savoury delights such as smoked salmon sandwiches, strawberries and cream, and the ever-indulgent chocolate truffles that'll leave you feeling satisfied. The high tea is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays out on their stunning terrace. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 783 7816 / 7239 | Corner Stirling and Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham, Johannesburg.

Have you been to one of these places or been somewhere that we have not mentioned in our list? Tell us below.