Are you looking for Budget Restaurants in Joburg? On top of that are you looking for Budget Restaurants that offer buffets? We've got you covered. Come with us, and don't forget to wear your bib for this one - it's about to get messy.
Weekend breakfast buffets at Trumps are the best. Whether you are going for super healthy or a full-on boere breakfast, they've got the spread for you. It's not that heavy on the wallet either... and to boot, their coffee can hold its own to the bespoke baristas of Parkhurst. Buffet items range from fresh fruit to pancakes, waffles, bacon (so, so much bacon) and everything in between. There is also a build-your-own-omelette station.
A best buffets article would not be complete without an all-you-can-eat sushi bar showing its face. One of our favourite places to grab sushi at would be Hokkaido. The sushi bar is named after the second-largest island of Japan... an interesting fact to mull over while you munch on your sashimi. We like it because of the conveyor belt stuffed with avo maki, salmon California rolls, fashion sandwiches, hand rolls and more. Trust us, you will leave satisfied.
It's quite interesting. Moyo Zoo Lake made it on to this list because their braai-style buffets are priced pretty well for its quality. The buffets are only available over weekends and are quiet popular. The buffet consists of breads, dips, pickles, portions of braai meats and even some decadent desserts ... besides, you get to have lunch and have your face painted in lekker African style.
At the time of writing, Billy G offers the best price for quality grub on this list. From sticky BBQ ribs to hot and cold starters and a long line of crisp salads, you won't leave hungry. Black, premium and gold Tsogo Sun card holders are eligible for discounts (which you need to ask about in advance... so don't just order a bunch of stuff and say, "hey that guy from joburg.co.za said I can get 90% off on whatever...", because that's not going to work).
Budgets and buffets are words that don't go together, so we've put the best bang for buck list of buffet restaurants in Joburg, just for you. Without further ado, let's dig in and see what this beautiful city has to offer when it comes to bottomless food offers for less, shall we?
Weekend breakfast buffets at Trumps are the best. Whether you are going for super healthy or a full-on boere breakfast, they've got the spread for you. It's not that heavy on the wallet either... and their coffee can hold its own to the bespoke baristas of Parkhurst. Buffet items range from fresh fruit to pancakes, waffles, bacon (so, so much bacon), and everything in between. There is also a build-your-own-omelet station.
Situated on Melrose Arch's the High Street, Rodizio Bar & Grill offers a brilliantly delicious and authentic Brazilian feast. The rodizio (rotation in English) buffet offers meat slowly cooked while turning on an open flame. Bottomless meat on offer includes steak, lamb chops, ribs, sausage and chicken wings. Finish off with something sweet and order a slice of deliciously in-house baked cake from Cafe Rio next door.
A 'best buffets' article would not be complete without an all-you-can-eat sushi bar showing its face. One of our favourite places to grab sushi would be at Hokkaido. The sushi bar is named after the second largest island of Japan - an interesting fact to mull over while you munch on your sashimi. We like it because of the conveyor belt stuffed with avo maki, salmon California rolls, fashion sandwiches, hand rolls and more. Trust us, you will leave satisfied.
One of our favourite buffet restaurants in Johannesburg can be found right outside of the city itself.Moyo Zoo Lake made it on to this list because their braai-style buffets are priced pretty well for its quality. The buffets are only available over weekends and are quiet popular. The buffet consists of breads, dips, pickles, portions of braai meats and even some decadent desserts. Besides, you get to have lunch and have your face painted in lekker African style.
Hey, casinos and buffet restaurants go together like fried chicken and greasy fingers! Get to enjoy amazing and delicious food at Billy G, offering you the best price for quality grub. From sticky BBQ ribs to hot and cold starters and a long line of crisp salads, you won't leave hungry. And black, premium and gold Tsogo Sun card holders are eligible for discounts.
Enjoy food and tranquil indigenous gardens at Chiefs Boma Restaurant. Giving you authentic African cuisine from North African Moroccan Dishes to Koeksisters and Melktert from the Cape. With over 120 dishes, everyone is going to enjoy their favourite meals. This place is a great combination of buffet and tailor-made cooking to suit all tastes. Guess where our next buffet date is, at Boma of course!
This may be Joburg's best kept secret. A shortcut to Jazz Maniacs in Soweto will be worth your while! Mama's cooking is always the best, and this eatery takes Mama's cooking to the next level with soulful traditional African cuisine. Buffet food is their specialty, topped with live jazz music by local musicians on request. What can we say, buffet restaurants and hotels are a match made in food heaven.
The Royal India give the best Indian meals, it is the go-to restaurant for authentic fine dining northern cuisine. Each dish is carefully prepared to make you fall in love, you'll definitely be wanting seconds. Their buffets are oh-so delicious, and you can eat as much as you like.
This is a restaurant depicting the legendary grandeur of a splendid and noble past. Giving you a vivid and conspicuous realisation of the glory of their brilliant esthetical essence. Dine out on authentic Mughlai, Tandori, Live Bar-B-Que and traditional Pakistani cuisine. The La Qila Theme Restaurant allows you to eat your heart out, so bring all your friends and family and enjoy their amazing buffets, your taste buds will be dancing for sure!
We all need to escape the busy city life every now and then. There is no better way than by vising Carvers Restaurant & Pub. This friendly neighbourhood restaurant and pub is nestled in the countryside in a charming Cape Dutch building. The surrounds are so tranquil, you'll believe you aren't in the city. The atmosphere is relaxed, providing a festive buffet, catering to the most precise culinary needs of everyone. So, let's go eat.
Indulge in your favourite red meats at Wombles in Bryanston with their hunting lodge decor, affordable and extensive wine list, and juicy prime cuts ranging from delicious sirloin to rump steak. If you’re looking for something big, why not try their 1kg Man Size Rump? Then select your favourites from a variety of sauces and side orders. After a great meaty meal, there's a mean selection of desserts and dessert wines to give you the perfect ending to your evening.
Turn 'n Tender
From meat right off the grill to poultry, seafood and homemade burgers, Turn ‘n Tender is the place for you if you’re looking for a little bit of everything. Everything comes in a range of sizes, from small and medium to massive! Their Argentinian-style steak (your choice of cut) topped with chimi churri marinade sounds great! Or choose from their selection of meaty combos for the best of both worlds.
The Hussar Grill has a legendary status that extends back to 1964. With their Class-A, grain-fed beef, customers enjoy the very best — not to mention award-winning — quality. Get a 300g rump or sirloin served with delicious vegetables. The beef is basted with their signature basting recipe, which gives your steak that distinctive flavour. Round off with a delightful melting chocolate fondant. Step into this elegantly decorated restaurant and enjoy the upmarket grillhouse ambiance. Joburg has several branches for you to try out.
With an award-winning wine list, a bustling club-like atmosphere and great food, The Grillhouse is the family's and the businessman's favourite steakhouse. With several restaurants in Joburg, one of their recommended dishes is fillet on the bone – two large medallions of tender-aged fillet. While the restaurant is best-known for satisfying carnivore cravings with steaks and ribs, there's also a variety of salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options on the menu. And you'd better save some space for a sweet ending of baked cheesecake or brownies.
Thunder Gun Steakhouse
For over 40 years, Thunder Gun has offered great food, amazing service and excellent value for money when it comes to their well-known juicy steaks, ribs and burgers. Situated in Blackheath, this is a haven for meat lovers with a variety of prime cuts sizzling to perfection on the grill. For the hearty meat eater there's the 500g Big Chief Rump Steak and, for the super hungry, the 800g Mega T-Bone. Definitely the place to come hungry!
The Meat Co.
For a food and wine experience that’s of an international standard, have a carnivorously delicious meaty meal at none other than The Meat Co. From their popular flame-grilled steaks and lamb shanks, to lamb chops and oxtail, you will be spoilt for choice with a variety of meat dishes that will leave you feeling rather indecisive! You can also choose from a range of steak toppings and flavoured butters to add a little more flavour! Their Grilled Rump Escargot sounds like a winner!
With great service, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and fabulous food, what more could you ask for? Join Trumps Grill at Nelson Mandela Square where it is literally all about meat! With every cut of steak that you can think of, ribs, poultry and seafood, there is a large selection to choose from. The 400g Rib-Eye steak served with chips, rice, baby potatoes or vegetables definitely sounds like a treat!
The Bull Run
One of Sandown’s more popular upmarket steakhouses, The Bull Run offers you good food, an extensive wine list, great service, and crisp white linens with an upmarket, professional vibe. There is a vast selection of prime cut meats, from pork, beef, lamb, venison and even ostrich to be grilled and prepared to perfection with your choice of mash, potato wedges, rice, a baked potato or pap.
Chaplin's Grill is the place for both carnivores and herbivores, with a selection that will tickle everyone’s taste buds. You get to choose your cut of meat, choose whether you want it butter basted or rubbed, and decide what sauce you want to accompany your delicious meaty meal. One of their main attractions is the slow-cooked oxtail in a tomato and herb baste on mash. But I would definitely opt for the pork belly slow roasted and served on mash and soy jus.
The Local Grill
While being a paradise for meat lovers, there is a variety to choose from at the Local Grill, as their menu is always changing. Indulge in some great quality prime cuts, from sirloin, fillet, and rump to wing rib steaks that will leave you and your craving satisfied. Choose from Chalmar or Greenfields free-range beef cuts offered either dry or wet aged. The 500g fillet steak served with a complimentary side dish (try their mash) is definitely a hearty meal! If having big, juicy steaks is not your thing, then why not try their popular grilled calamari served with lemon butter cream and sweet chilli jam.
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