Top Restaurants To Tuck Into This Winter

Time to huddle around fireplaces and sip on hot cuppa Joes, as the cold is finally settling in! But, if you’re looking to head out on a chilly day instead of being cooped up indoors, then be sure to check out our list of cosy winter restaurants to visit this winter. 


Pomodoro Ristorante

What better to delight your senses during the winter than with a bottle of fine wine paired with an authentic plate of Italian goodness? Pomodoro Ristorante serves up top-notch pizzas and pastas that are sure to satisfy those winter cravings. Be sure to check their specials menu for further indulgence.

Where: Morningside Shopping Centre, corner of Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, Johannebsurg.

Eatery JHB

Want to tuck into fine food and wine in a wonderfully intimate space? Well, then, this is your place! Eatery JHB is a sleek spot that offers up seasonal haute cuisine, plus local wines and beers to match. Just be warned, it’s pretty small – so book a table to secure your spot.

Where: 108 Victoria Avenue, Parkmore, Johannesburg.


Tucked away in the Post Office Centre in the bustling suburb of Illovo, you’ll find Assaggi. This small and cosy Italian eatery is the perfect place to stop by for hearty pastas and tasty meats, made with much passion and love. And be sure to save room for dessert – they offer up some seriously decadent specialities!

Where: Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Johannesburg.

The Hussar Grill

For some of the very best steaks in our city, you can’t go wrong with The Hussar Grill. Pay this elegant but at the same time comfortable spot a visit for a night filled with red wine and world-class meats. Apart from the top food, the service is remarkably knowledgeable.

Where: Morningside Shopping Centre, corner of Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, Johannebsurg.


Perfect for a cold winter’s night, Bellagio is a consistently excellent higher-end restaurant that serves up some of the best seafood, meat and pasta around! Pair your dish with a top-notch wine from their cellar, and you’re all set for an intimate evening of indulgence.

Where: Unit 1 Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg.


Wombles is a well-loved establishment recently made a move to the stylish Hobart Grove Centre, where they’ll soon be serving up all of your favourite fragrant meats and superb seafood dishes! What’s more is they now even have an elegant bar area, for when you’d just like to pop in for a drink or two. How divine?

Where: Hobart Grove Centre, corner of Hobart & Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

By Candice May

Do you have any other great restaurants you’d recommend to keep warm this winter?

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