Verdicchio is located in the heart of Montecasino and provides patrons with a Tuscan experience but with wines from all over the world. When we say the wine list is extensive, we mean it! They house over 300 labels of assorted wines and their food menu is also extensive, featuring Mediterranean flavours. This award-winning wine bar is a very romantic setting and perfect for a night out for two.
LBV Bistro and Wine Bar, located in Bryanston, is a must-try if you haven’t yet. This French bistro-type restaurant is small and contemporary. The menu may be short but is the definition of à la carte fine-dining. The restaurant also allows you to customise dishes to suit your preferences and LBV believes in showcasing the best of South African produce. The wine cellar is curated and features a range of South Africa’s best varietals.
Am.Biance in the heart of Sandton combines African cooking and flavours with French cuisine. They also have a sophisticated wine list with the best wines from around the country. If you’re not a wine person, they also stock amazing ports and sherries and heavenly cocktails.
Urbanologi is one of the more interesting restaurants on this list and is situated in the 1 Fox Precinct. They are one of those restaurants selling wine by the glass which is perfect if you’re looking for a quick drink. Their bar is also quite extensive and they add a bit of adventure to their range of cocktails. Their brewery, The Mad Giant, is also located on-site which might please craft beer drinkers. The place does tend to get really busy, though.
Level Four in Rosebank is all about fine dining. But, the Perrier-Jouët champagne bar is a real highlight. It’s sophisticated and unique, and offers an array of champagne, cocktails and wines accompanied by delicious bar snacks to nibble on. The bar overlooks the terrace garden, providing an amazing view to enjoy while sipping your drink. This bar is perfect for sundowners or pre-dinner drinks. Make sure to book in advance to avoid a wait.
View restaurant at The Four Seasons The Westcliff is a sophisticated culinary experience with a wine list to match. Their sommelier and chef have travelled throughout the South African winelands to find a variety of over 120 of the finest wines in the country. Not only do they match the View’s menu perfectly, but they stock some of the more exclusive offerings from the Cape and around the world. The best part? The view that the restaurant gets its name from. It has amazing panoramic views of Johannesburg.
Marble is one of those restaurants where the bar has tongues wagging as much as the kitchen. Located at the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank, the bar has a cosmopolitan vibe true to Johannesburg. Wine lovers can enjoy their familiar favourites or discover rare gems under the guidance of sommelier Wikus Human. They also offer some of the best cocktails and spirits on the market. It’s one of those places where you can pop by for after-work drinks without a reservation.