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Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in Johannesburg


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Good pubs and clubs are available in the Melville student district, as well as in the Newtown cultural precinct. Posh and upmarket clubbing happens in the Rivonia and Sandton area. Rivonia also contains Liliesleaf Farm, where Nelson Mandela and top ANC leaders once plotted to overthrow the apartheid government.

Cafes/Bars/Pubs

Cafes

Brazilian Coffee Shop
Lower Ground Floor, Thrupps Illovo Centre,Oxford Road
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
+27 11 466 1668
Neighborhood: Sandton

Brazilian Coffee Shop
Shop U48, Upper Level, Sandton City,Rivonia Road
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
+27 11 783 0232
Neighborhood: Sandton

Cafe Gitano
Shop U101, Eastgate Shopping Centre,Bradford Road
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008
+27 11 622 2712
Neighborhood: Bedfordview

Cafe Juice
Shop 43, Cresta Centre,D.F. Malan Drive, Cresta
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2194
+27 11 678 0314
Neighborhood: Muldersdrift

The Conservatory
67 Jan Smuts Avenue,The Westcliff Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193
+27 11 481 6000
Neighborhood: Sandton

Horror Cafe
15 Gerard Sekoto Street (formally Becker),Newtown
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001
+27 838 6735
Neighborhood: Central Business District /Newtown

House of Coffees
226 Upper Level, Randburg Waterfront,P.O. Box 23064, Randburg
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2125
+27 11 465 6439
Neighborhood: Randburg/North Riding

Juicy Lucy
60 Riviera Rd, Killarney,Killarney Mall
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2041
+27 11 646 5808
Neighborhood: Sandton

Nino's Rosebank
Shop 10abc Regent Place,23 Craddock Avenue
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
+27 11 447 4758
Neighborhood: Rosebank

The Polo Lounge
67 Jan Smuts Avenue,The Westcliff Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193
+27 11 481 6000
Neighborhood: Sandton

Shades of Green
25 Cloverdene Road,Cloverdene,Benoni
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1501
+27 11 968 1653
Neighborhood: Boksburg

Tanz Cafe
PO Box 5123,Rivonia
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2128
+27 11 463 3128
Neighborhood: Bryanston

Toni : Cuppa Cafe
Corner of William Nicol Drive & Ballyclare Avenue,Shop 42, Bryanston Shopping Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2021
+27 11 463 8812
Neighborhood: Bryanston

Bars

Buzz 9
7th Street Melville, Johannesburg
phone: 00 27 11 726 2019

Katzy's
The Firs, Oxford Road Rosebank, Johannesburg
phone: 00 27 21 880 3945

Moyo
Shop 5 Melrose Arch Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
phone: 00 27 11 684 1477

Ritrovo
Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton Square West Street, Johannesburg
phone: 00 27 11 282 7000

The Polo Lounge
The Westcliff Hotel 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
phone: 00 27 11 481 6026

Xai Xai Lounge
Shop 7, Melville Gardens 7th Street 7th Street, Johannesburg
phone: 00 27 11 482 6990

Pubs

Back2Basix
167 Perth Rd, Westdene (Opposite the University of Johannesburg (RAU)), ☎ +27 (0)11 726-6857 (info@back2basix.co.za)

Back o' the Moon Nightclub
Located in Gold Reef City Casino, ☎ +27 (0)11 496-1423

Carfax
+27 (0)11 834-9187,  One of the City's main venues for night time entertainment is in the suburb of Newtown.  

Monsoon Lagoon
+27 (0)11 928-1280. Good nightclub with DJ Sebastian.  

Roxy Rhythm Bar
20 Main Rd, Melville, ☎ +27 (0)11 726-6019, R50 cover charge.  

SAB World of Beer
15 President Street, Newtown, ☎ +27(0)11 836-4900 (events.co-ordinator@za.sabmiller.com, fax: +27 (0)11 836-4900).The SAB-Miller Beer museum. R25 for the tour, including 2 free drinks in the pub at the end of the tour (grant@tanzcafe.co.za).

The Manhattan Club
19 Wessels Road, Rivonia (From the N1 take exit 100 (Sandton/M9 Rivonia Rd), follow Rivonia Rd south and turn left into 12th Ave at the second traffic light, turn left into River Rd and follow that until it becomes Wessels Rd.), ☎ +27 (0)11 803-7085 (guyb@manhattanclub.co.za),Thur to Sat, 8PM to after 4AM. Tues and Wed, 9PM to 3AM. Closed Sun, Mon, Thurs. R50 to R70 covercharge depending on day and time. Discounts for students and ladies..  

The Radium Beer Hall
Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove, ☎ +27 (0)11 728-3866, Serving beer since 1929.

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Restaurants

Johannesburg has a wide variety of some of the finest restaurants in South Africa. Choices of cuisine vary from seafood, to traditional African dishes from various regions of the continent, to game,  vegetarian fare, and more. The list below is only a sampling of the many choices available in all price ranges.

Mike's Kitchen (Springs)
Shop 1, Springsgate Shopping Centre,
Cnr Paul Kruger, Connaught and Main Reef Streets, Geduld, Springs
Buffet, Grills, Light Meals, Seafood, Steakhouse, Traditional, Vegetarian (R50+)

Mike's Kitchen (Alberton)
Cnr. Helston Road & Voortrekker Road
Alberton Crossing Shopping Centre, Alberton
Buffet, Grills, Light Meals, Seafood, Steakhouse, Traditional, Vegetarian (R50+)

The Royal Boma (Alberton)
Corner of Ring Road West and Fore Street, New Redruth, Alberton.
African, Buffet, Game, Grills, South African, Traditional (R75+)

Allora Restaurant (Bedfordview)
Bedford Shopping Centre
Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Grills, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

Cumin & Coriander (Kensington)
153 Queen Street, Kensingnton, Johannesburg.
Indian

Macedonia Restaurant (Bedfordview)
Shop M11, Upper Level, Bedford Centre
Cnr Bradford and Smith Street, Bedfordview
Fine Dining, Greek, International, Seafood (R125+)

Pigalle Restaurant (Bedfordview)
Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Kloof and Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview
Continental, Fine Dining, Portuguese, Seafood(R125+)

Primi Piatti Bedfordview
Shop 13
KeyWest Shopping Centre
45 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview
Breakfast, Cocktails, Contemporary, Italian(R50+)

Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant, Bedfordview
Village View Shopping Centre, cnr Kloof & Van Buuren Rds,
Bedfordview
Brazilian, Grills, Portuguese, Seafood (R125+)

Mike's Kitchen (Benoni)
Cnr. Pretoria & Vlei Road
Rynfield Shopping Centre
Benoni
Buffet, Grills, Light Meals, Seafood, Steakhouse, Traditional, Vegetarian (R50+)

Greenfields Restaurant - Sunward Pard (Boksburg)
Kingfisher Corner Shopping Centre
Corner Kingfisher andNicholson Road
Sunward Park, Boksburg
Coffee Shop, Continental, International, Light Meals, South African (R25+)

La Campana Restaurant
261 Kingfisher Ave.
Sunwardpark, Boksburg
Buffet, Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese

Mike's Kitchen (Boksburg)
Cnr Kirschner & Phillip Str
Beyers Park, Boksburg
Buffet, Grills, Light Meals, Seafood, Steakhouse, Traditional, Vegetarian(R50+)

The Brazen Head (Boksburg)
Parkrand Piazza, Shopping Centre
44 Van Wyk Louw Drive, Parkrand, Boksburg
Grills, Light Meals, Pub Meals, Seafood, South African, Traditional, Vegetarian (R50+)

The Royal Boma (Boksburg)
807 North Rand Road,
Beyers Park, Boksburg
African, Buffet, Game, Grills, South African, Traditional (R75+)

Bistro 277 on Main (formerly Ile de France)
Cramerview Shopping Centre, 277 Main Road, Bryanston.
African, Bistro, Contemporary, Continental, Country, European, Fine Dining, French, Fusion, Game, Health, International, Seafood, South African, Traditional, Vegetarian (R75+)

Mike's Kitchen (Head Office, Bryanston)
298 Main Road,
Bryanston Ext 1,
Sandton
Buffet, Grills, Light Meals, Seafood, Steakhouse, Traditional, Vegetarian(R50+)

The Brazen Head (Bryanston)
Bryanston, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre, Cnr William Nicol and Grosvenor Road, Bryanston
Grills, Light Meals, Pub Meals, Seafood, South African, Traditional, Vegetarian(R50+)

Mugg & Bean East Rand Mall
East Rand Mall, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Shop No 92
Bentell Avenue, East Rand Mall
Breakfast, Coffee Shop, Light Meals (R25+)

Mugg & Bean Eastgate
Eastgate, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Shop U11 Eastgate Shopping Centre
Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Breakfast, Coffee Shop, Light Meals (R25+)

33 High Street Restaurant (Modderfontein)
Edenvale, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
33 High Street, Modderfontein
Breakfast, Continental, Country, European, French, German, Greek, Grills, International, Light Meals, Pub Meals, Seafood, South African, Vegetarian, Wine bar (R75+)

Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill (Edenvale)
Edenvale, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
1 Hudson Street (Cnr Terrace), Eastleigh, Edenvale
Grills, Seafood, Steakhouse

Mike's Kitchen (Edenglen)
Edenvale, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Cnr Baker & Haris Str, Karaglen Centre, Edenvale
Buffet, Grills, Light Meals, Seafood, Steakhouse, Traditional, Vegetarian (R50+)

The Brazen Head (Edenvale)
Edenvale, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre, Cnr William Nicol and Grosvenor Road, Bryanston
Grills, Light Meals, Pub Meals, Seafood, South African, Traditional, Vegetarian (R50+)

Billy the Bums (Fourways)
Fourways, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Pine Slopes Centre,
Cnr Witkoppen Rd & The Straight, Fourways, Johannesburg
Grills, International, Light Meals (R50+)

Chiefs Boma at the Indaba Hotel
Fourways, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Corner of William Nicol drive and Pieter Wenning street, Fourways, Sandton
Buffet, Cocktails, Cosmopolitan, Fine Dining, International, Light Meals, South African, Traditional (R125+)

Coco Bongo (Montecasino)
Fourways, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Shop 10 & 11, Montecasino, Fourways
Cocktails, Grills, Seafood, South African, Vegetarian (R125+)

Karma Nirvana
Fourways, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Corner The Straight and Witkoppen, Fourways
Halaal, Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian (R100+)

Kyoto @ Tokyo Sky (Fourways)
Fourways, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Shop 32, Fourways View Shopping Centre,
Cnr Cedar and Witkoppen Roads, Fourways
Contemporary, Japanese, Sushi (R100+)

Manuka Cafe - Cedar Square
Fourways, Gauteng | Johannesburg restaurant
Cedar Square Centre
Cedar Road, Fourways
Lesley 082 333 5470 Rendani 083 560 6697
Bistro, Breakfast, Cocktails, Coffee Shop, Grills, Light Meals, Mediterranean, Wine bar (R50+)

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Update 27/11/2008



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