What To Do In Bedfordview
Bedford Centre is the place to be and to be seen. Bedford Centre is one of Johannesburg’s premier fashion and shopping destinations in the heart of Bedfordview, offering its discerning shoppers a unique, elegant, European-inspired shopping, living, working and dining experience. Always with its finger on the pulse, Bedford Centre constantly meets the demands of its clients by continuously enhancing its ever-growing collection of luxury brands and offering unique campaigns tailored to fashion aficionados.
Situated near Bedford Gardens, East Gate is a super mall packed with one of the most beautiful food courts (as far as malls go), widest range of retail outlets, and entertainment facilities for the entire family. If there’s something you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. East Gate boasts 122 000m² of shopping delight. The recent revamp of the mall’s façade adds to the luxe environment of Bedfordview.
Village View Shopping Centre is stylish and trendy, located in the heart of Bedfordview on the corner of Kloof and Van Buuren Roads. This centre boasts hand-picked tenants selected for their attention to detail and uncompromising quality. Stores include Woolworths Food, a wide range of stunning boutiques and a delectable range of restaurants like Tashas, Pigalle, Rodizio, as well as Turn ‘n Tender.
Where To Eat In Bedfordview
Nestled inside Bedford Centre, Fournos is one of Jozi’s most trusted and praised bakeries and breakfast spots. Poached eggs served with salmon, croissants stuffed to the max and build-your-own breakfast buffets are just a few of things that are going on here.
Quite a popular brunch spot, View Cafe has invested an ample amount of time into working with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavour and soul – which shines through in their food. Beyond the presentation of their infamous continental breakfast, View Cafe is a beautifully decorated venue. It’s one of those places that looks like it’s been frozen in spring all year round.
Pigalle Bedfordview serves exceptional seafood, meat and poultry dishes with a focus on Portuguese cuisine. They place a strong emphasis on personalised silver service with the intention of creating an unforgettable fine dining experience. Surf ‘n turf is the name of the game at Pigale. They are also your one-stop shop for all things bubbly. With an extensive list of MCCs and champagnes, you’re in for a treat.
Bedfordview is known for its Greek community, andthe Greek family restaurant Mythos finds itself quite at home so far away from the Mediterranean. Built on authentic family recipes all the way from Mykonos to Mikines, Mythos is the place to get your dolmades, spanokopetas and kotas on.
Imagine pizza and pasta like from the old country, the kind Don Corleone would be proud of. Vini’s has a wide selection for those hearty meat eaters, vegetarians and those with a sweet tooth. They indulge in keeping some old-time favourites on their menu and include new dishes to titillate the taste buds. Taking inspiration from seasonal vegetables, fruits and meats, Vini’s takes great care with the presentation and flavour of their dishes.
Where To Sleep
Munday Bed & Breakfast
The Munday is perfectly situated in a tranquil up-market residential estate in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. The only entrance to this peaceful estate is through three controlled, boomed-off gates with CCTV cameras and it’s guarded 24 hours, creating a peaceful environment.
Located in the quiet suburb of Morninghill, Bedfordview Hallbury Estate’s distinctive contemporary styling coupled with exceptional levels of service, safety and facilities have made them the venue of choice for guests seeking a comfortable home-away-from-home experience.
The Mercure Johannesburg Bedfordview is an affordable hotel with 120 air-conditioned rooms and apartments. Unlimited wi-fi is available to guests throughout the whole building, and there are three boardrooms and a self-service business centre for your convenience. Guests can lounge on the terrace or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or grab a drink at the bar. The restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. The hotel is situated opposite Eastgate, making it a central place to hang your hat.
Garden Court Eastgate
Situated 15 minutes from O. R. Tambo International Airport, the Garden Court Eastgate is an ideal base of operation for any visiting businessperson or adventurer. The hotel’s 157 en-suite rooms offer a range of amenities, including air conditioning, free wi-fi, an electronic safe, a writing desk and 18-hour room service. Rooms are furnished with double or queen size beds, ensuring maximum comfort and relaxation. The subtle contemporary decor throughout the hotel enhances your sense of comfort from the moment you arrive.
By Shawn Greyling