If you want to dine somewhere suburban and modern, then The Westcliff might just be the perfect venue for you. The hotel boasts five modern restaurants, bars and lounges but the special places with magnificent views are Flames and View. View serves contemporary dishes, while the urban-casual menu at Flames features upscale fare with fresh regional and seasonal ingredients.
Details: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue / 011 481 6000 / https://www.fourseasons.com/johannesburg/
Loved by many Sandton residents, The San Deck is the perfect rooftop spot for summer and winter. Summer is best for enjoying the warm sun with cocktails under the umbrellas, while winter is great with the outdoor heaters and glorious firepits to keep you warm in the evening. Either way, you’ll be mesmerised by the Sandton skyline while you tuck into food prepared by Executive Chef Garth Shiner.
Details: Corner Fifth and Alice Streets, Sandton / 011 780 5000 / https://www.tsogosun.com/san-deck
Take a drive down to the Maboneng Precinct and enjoy the sunset and hipster buzz with a cocktail in hand at The Living Room. This nature-inspired and vibrant rooftop venue is perfect for sundowners, indulging in a meal with friends and sharing some good laughs while enjoying the panoramic vista of the city. The food is delicious and includes homemade deli-style meals, eclectic tapas and weekly specials, so arrive hungry!
Details: 20 Kruger St, 5th Floor, Maboneng Precinct / 084 529 9006 / https://www.livingroomjozi.co.za/
Carnivores and flame-grilled enthusiasts this one’s for you. Marble Restaurant on Keyes Avenue in Rosebank offers fine dining that features eating around an open flame with meat, seafood and veg on the grill. You can look forward to quality food that’s authentically South African but different at the same time. The dishes are to die for, and don’t even get us started on the dessert and cheeses. Marble Restaurant is situated at the top of the Trumpet building, so you can expect one of the best views of the city.
Details: Trumpet on Keyes, Corner Keyes & Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank / 010 594 5550 / https://www.marble.restaurant
Situated on the St Stithians College grounds in Bryanston, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the stunning vistas of the city while sipping cocktails or feasting on delicious Meditteranean food. And as they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can appreciate the views at all hours of the day.
Details: St Stithians College Property, 40 Peter Place / 011 024 3433 / https://www.highergroundrestaurant.co.za/
This 1905 Edwardian gem is located on the highest point of the highest ridge in Parktown North, which means – you guessed it – unbelievable views of Joburg. The Terrace, which offers an à la carte menu and Sunday brunch, is the ideal place for G&Ts or cocktails. And nothing beats ending off the work week with a glass of vino, an excellent meal and a gorgeous sunset.
Details: 15 Jubilee Road, Parktown / 011 544 6900 / https://www.emoyeniestate.co.za/
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