Ever feel like experiencing a different culture in Joburg without having to leave the city? If the answer is yes, then this melting pot of a metropolis has a few hidden food gems that inspire an out-of-Joburg experience. Here are five restaurants to try:
District Six Eatery, Emmarentia
The iconic District Six area in Cape Town has inspired a must-try eatery in Johannesburg that encapsulates the spirit of the historic era. The interior is well thought out and reminiscent of the lively, colourful streets of the Cape. The 10-seater eatery, run by Grace Fourie, offers a Cape Malay menu, great ambience and stand-up comedy on weekends.
People’s Republic of Noodles, Linden
Also known as P-R-O-N, the People’s Republic of Noodles sits cosily on Seventh Street in Linden. The restaurant serves a deliciously healthy menu of Chinese cuisine. Step inside and you’ll be transported to Asia quicker than you can say “instant noodle”.
Morells Boutique Estate, Northcliff
Morells offers “French Provençal appeal rejoicing an old-school vintage allure”. This eatery serves as a venue for events such as weddings and has a stunningly furnished guesthouse.
Moyo, Zoo Lake
This longstanding, well-known spot is home to an African melting pot – in every sense of the word. Locals and tourists frequent the restaurant to get a taste of the spirit of the continent. The menu is eclectic and delicious, and the service unmatched.
Cafe Hemingway’s, Kyalami
This bistro-meets-fine dining establishment is like no other in Johannesburg, with an interior that gives you the sense that you could be in any city in the world. Enjoy artisanal food, high tea or a drink at the handmade copper bar.