Top Restaurants for Summer Dining

There is nothing quite like summer feasting, especially when the food is delicious! Johannesburg, the city of gold, has a handful of golden restaurants that offer up enticing menus, tasty cocktails and jaw-dropping desserts that set the tone for friendly feasting. 


Roving Bantu Kitchen

The upbeat and infectious vibe at the Roving Bantu Kitchen epitomises summer, and its food reflects the warm season too. Hearty soul food fills the menu with South African faves — from koeksisters to samp, beans and morogo. If South African summer dining is what you’re after, the Roving Bantu Kitchen is the place to be!

Baha Taco Restaurant

California dreaming? Be sure to give Baha Taco Restaurant a try. Not only will their delicious food transport you to Baja, California, it will also send you into a scrumptious food coma. Traditionally prepared and spiced, their nachos, quesadillas and tacos have become local legend! If you’re in the mood for delicious Mexican-esque food, make your way to Baha Taco for a meal that you are sure to remember.



At Craft, you can expect decadent desserts that will leave you wholly satisfied! Think rich and hearty dishes that are fragrant and delicious. These portions are not for the faint of heart. What could be better on a warm summer afternoon than a rich and creamy caramel milkshake filled with crème brûlée and topped with caramel disks, cheesecake, chocolates and caramel sauce.

Ferguson’s 5th Floor

A rooftop breakfast. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect summer dining experience? Ferguson’s offers up a colourful harvest table and a brilliant breakfast. Dining here is affordable, simple and delicious — a winning formula. Had a rough night? Then the morning breeze, perfectly roasted coffee and The Hangover (toasted egg, bacon, tomato, chili, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan) is sure to make you feel good as new.

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Olive and Plates

Olive and Plates is the ultimate eatery for summer fine dining. The dining room is lit with natural light coming in from the huge window overlooking the summer greenery. Their menu features items that are perfect for summer dining like the Falafel and Lemon Tahini salad and their Mediterranean sesame crusted feta.

KCC La Vie en Rose

If there was ever a restaurant that was made for summer, it’s La Vie en Rose. This place has a menu fitted for summer dining on the lawn in a 60’s dress with the girls. We are talking high teas and canapé’s for events and an a la carte menu filled with light meals for dining out. The setting compromises pristine white linen on the patio under the shady trees. This is the epitome of summer love.

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