The Fat Zebra
Linden is the perfect brunch spot for any suburb dweller. Escape from the big city vibes and pull in to The Fat Zebra for a relaxed bite to eat and a great cup of coffee or tea. The pastries and cakes on display are all delicious, you can’t go wrong. Our favourite breakfast is the Eggs Benedict – their hollandaise sauce is out of this world.
Steyn City has a lot to offer, and one of its most prized possessions is the five-star Nineteen, the clubhouse restaurant and bar, set on the golf course. The interior design is modern African-inspired, while the food and service are world-class. We recommend their lamb potjie for a traditional kick to the taste buds.
Salsa Mexican Grill
Who would have thought that Parkhurst would be the home of Mexican cuisine? Salsa Mexican Grill brings a twist to traditional Mexican food by allowing patrons to construct their own food from ingredients on the menu, all of which are sourced locally. Salsa focuses on quality and being a health-conscious restaurant.
Perron in Bryanston prides itself on having a wide variety of Mexican food, not only the usual fare of tacos, nachos and enchiladas. Any meal at Perron should be accompanied by a shot or two of their excellent tequilas.
This top restaurant in the northern suburbs deserves your attention. For quite some time now Gemelli has been feeding flocks of people the best Italian food we’ve had in ages. The vibe is awesome, the wine is good and the food is even better. Check out their wagyu beef – best, buttery meat out there.
AJ’s In The Park
Feel like kicking a picnic without actually doing the whole picnic vibe? Then AJ’s In The Park is just the place for you. Their pizzas and other comfort food is off the hook and will be a hit with the whole family. Our top pick would be the prosciutto pizza – absolute brilliance.
In Ferreirasdorp next to Newtown, there’s an Asian fusion restaurant that brings art, design and food together not only within the confines of its walls but also in its food creations. Urbanologi is the inner city’s experimental foodie hotspot, set inside a local brewery. Our favourite is the marjoram-cured lamb rib kushiyaki. Sold? We thought so!
By Shawn Greyling
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