Top Restaurants for Summer Dining


There is nothing quite like summer feasting, especially when the food is delicious! Johannesburg, the city of gold, has a handful of golden restaurants that offer up enticing menus, tasty cocktails and jaw-dropping desserts that set the tone for friendly feasting. 

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Sidewalk brunching, afternoon snacking and sunset cocktails all mirror the festive air of the summer season, a time to enjoy all the alfresco delights that many restaurants have on offer. Suited for every type of budget from campus student to a couple celebrating their lucky Powerball ticket, here are the top restaurants for summer dining in Joburg:

Roving Bantu Kitchen, Brixton

The upbeat and infectious vibe at the Roving Bantu Kitchen is the epitome of summer, and the food reflects the warm season too! Hearty soul food fills the menu with a splattering of South African favourites – from koeksisters to samp, beans and morogo. If South African summer dining is what you’re after, the Roving Bantu Kitchen is the place to be!

Baha Taco Restaurant, Norwood

California dreaming? Be sure to give Baha Taco Restaurant a try! Not only will their delicious food transport you to Baja, California but it will also send you into a scrumptious food coma. Traditionally prepared and spiced, their nachos, quesadillas and tacos have quickly become a local favourite! If you’re in the mood for delicious Mexican-esque food, be sure to make your way to Baha Taco for a meal that you are sure to remember.

The Good Luck Club, Emmarentia

Do you have a craving for simple but delicious Asian food? The Good Luck Club is certainly the place to be if you’re looking to satisfy those cravings! Simply plated food with exceptional flavours is perfect for summer dining.

Craft, Parkhurst

Decadent desserts that are sure to leave you wholly satisfied are what you can expect to find at Craft! Think rick, decadent and hearty dishes that are fragrant and delicious, and their portions are not for the feint at heart!

Ferguson’s 5th Floor, Illovo

Enjoy breakfast on the roof of Ferguson’s for the perfect rooftop summer dining experience. This bistro offers up a delicious and colourful harvest table, and a scrumptious breakfast, and the perfect summer dining experience – affordable, simple and delicious – a winning formula for summer dining in South Africa.

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