Restaurants With A View In Pretoria, South Africa

restaurants with a view in pretoria
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Pretoria is undeniably one of the most handsome cities of South Africa. Also referred to as the ‘Jacaranda City’, owing to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted all over; the city has a very welcoming vibe, which tourists find very pleasant. There are many places of interest that include architectural wonders, nightclubs, shopping malls, restaurants and much more. In the matter of restaurants, Pretoria has a lot of offer. Don’t you think that great food along with a great view can take your dining experience to a different level? If yes, then Pretoria is the right destination for you. Check out the top restaurants with a view in Pretoria, that we have enlisted for you.

1. Moonshot Cafe

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Posted by Moonshot Café on Tuesday, 11 September 2018

This cafe has a very interesting way of describing themselves - having the “best coffee in the solar system, breakfast for all-day orbit and lunch for afternoon velocity.” The cafe offers a wonderful setting but what makes it worth is the gorgeous view that you get while you are sipping hot coffee or gorging on any of their delicacies. There are different categories of the menu like the Weekly Harvest Menu, Breakfast and Grab & Go Menu and the Lunch Menu. Some of the very delectable dishes are Biltong and Blue Cheese Fettuccini, Harvest Table Chicken Tomato and Basil Pasta among others.

Moonshot Cafe

Address: Menlyn Corporate Park, Block A, 4th Floor, Cnr Garsfontein Road & Corobay Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

Website: Moonshot Cafe

Average price of meals from USD4

Opening hours: 07:30 am - 6:00 pm (Monday to Thursday); 07:30 am - 9:00 pm (Friday); Closed on Saturday and Sunday

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2. De Kloof Restaurant

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Posted by De Kloof Restaurant on Saturday, 1 August 2015

Positioned on the Waterkloof Golf Course, the view from here is extremely elegant and over the east of Pretoria. An architectural delight, the rooftop gives a secluded and cosy dining experience. During the evening, you can stargaze while enjoying a sumptuous dinner. The menu here is strongly focused on specific South African flavours. Millionaire’s All Sorts is a wonderful blend of Prawn, Scallop and Foie Gras that is served with a Sambuca-and-blackberry All Sort. Also, other dishes like Crayfish Tank and Something Fishy are simply awesome. There are a lot of options for wine and dessert lovers too.

De Kloof Restaurant

Address: Waterkloof Golf Estate, Johan Rissik Drive, Eclipse Rd, Pretoria, 0027

Website: De Kloof Restaurant

Average price of meals from USD11

Opening hours: Monday - 6.00 pm - 9 pm, Tuesday-Saturday - 12.00 pm - 9.00 pm, Sunday - 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

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3. Forti Grill & Bar

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Posted by Forti Grill & Bar on Friday, 18 August 2017

Equally gorgeous inside and outside, this restaurant is an amazingly beautiful place with scintillating views enveloping Pretoria East. You can be a part of a Boutique Wine Festival and on Mondays and Tuesdays, there is Date Night, which you can pre-book. When it comes to the menu, there are different categories like a menu for functions, business-specific menu, a Halaal menu and Food, Wine & Cigar menu. There is also a fantastic walk-in humidor for cigar lovers having exceptional choices. The place welcomes diners on all days of the week, which makes it more favoured.

Forti Grill & Bar

Address: Time Square Sun International Casino c/o Aramist Avenue and Corobay Avenue, Menlyn Maine

Website: Forti Grill & Bar

Average price of meals from USD11

Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:45 am - 10:00 pm ; Friday-Saturday 11:45 am - 12:00 am

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4. Brassiere de Paris

Posted by Brasserie De Paris on Saturday, 10 January 2015

There are very few restaurants, which can offer you a romantic view, which you get from the rooftop of this place. With sweeping views of the Waterkloof Ridge, this is a magnificent restaurant if you are looking forward to some French Dining experience. There is unique blend of architecturally adorned interiors, the hand-selected floral arrangements on the tables and the meticulously cooked dishes, that not only display the Chefs’ culinary skills, but also the staff’s attention to detail. The menu comprises of some exotic French dishes of which, Brasserie de Paris style Beef Fillet with a port sauce is highly recommended. Also, there is an extensive collection of South African as well as several international wines.

Brassiere de Paris

Address: 381 Aries Street, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa

Website: Brassiere de Paris

Average price of meals from USD13

Opening hours: (Lunch) Monday-Friday - 12.00-2.30 pm, (Dinner) Monday-Saturday - 6.30-10.00 pm

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5. Priva Gastrolounge

Posted by PRIVA Gastronomic Lounge on Thursday, 8 November 2018

Priva Gastrolounge has a very sophisticated atmosphere, which makes you feel invited. From this place, you get a breathtaking view that will surely enhance your dining experience. While here, you can enjoy at the temperature-controlled, walk-in cellar from where you can hand-pick a wine. The much favourite delicacy here is Pork Belly and there is so much more on their menu. It all is about your appetite and the time of your visit. The team at this restaurant is always working to maintain a charming atmosphere, by introducing new flavours, to keep the diners impressed as well as surprised.

Priva Gastrolounge

Address: 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria

Website: Priva Gastrolounge

Average price of meals from USD15

Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday - 4.00 pm - 1.00 am (Kitchen open till midnight), Friday-Saturday - 3.00 pm -2.00 am; Closed on Sunday and Monday

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6. Grill and Skybar


Posted by Summit Grill and Skybar Menlyn on Wednesday, 4 October 2017

If you are more into city living and love the view of high-rise buildings, then this place is apt for you. The view that you get from here is expansive and spreads over huge portions of Pretoria East. Their menu is an all-embracing one and includes signature cocktails, steaks and platter and much more, which are of varied kinds and very interesting. This place surely offers you the perfect feel of fine dining.

Grill and Skybar

Address: Shop G151 Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein and Netcare Roads, Moreleta Park, Pretoria

Website: Grill and Skybar

Average price of meals from USD4

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7.00 am - 2.00 pm, Saturday 8.00 am - 2.00 pm , Sunday 10.00 am - 8.00 pm

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7. Blue Crane Restaurant

Posted by The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Blue Crane can boast about offering some of the most pleasing views to its diners. The place has a formal dining section next to the fireplace, and an extended restaurant with the bar upstairs, having its own deck, which gives you a view of the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary and a dam. Blue Crane has an exhaustive Wine Menu, a Canape Menu, a Kiddies Menu and much more. Additionally, there are different venues including Waterfront Deck, Top Deck, Boma, A La Area, which have been designed spectacularly.

Blue Crane Restaurant

Address: 156 Melk Street, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa

Website: Blue Crane Restaurant

Average price of meals from USD8

Opening hours: Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm; Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday and Public Holidays 9:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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8. Rhapsody's Centurion

Posted by Rhapsodys Centurion on Monday, 10 August 2015

Considered to be the restaurant with the most breathtaking views in the area, Rhapsody’s Centurion offers a mouth-watering and wide-ranging menu and an exhaustive range of wines that you would fall in love with. The stylish and elegant decor has a very lively feel about it. The team at this well-known franchise is working round the clock to exceed your expectations. Enjoy a lazy late lunch, or let it stretch till the evening, where you enjoy the sunset or a cosy dinner while gazing at the stars and the fabulous lighting of the restaurant.

Rhapsody's Centurion

Address: Shop 5, Centurion gate, Corner John Vorster Drive & Akkerboom Street, Centurion, Pretoria

Website: Rhapsody’s Centurion

Average price of meals from USD5

Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 7.00 am - 2.00 am, Saturday - 8.00 am - 2.00 am

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9. Carlita's Restaurant

Posted by Carlita's Restaurant on Monday, 8 May 2017

Carlita’s Restaurant will definitely give you one of the most magical views from its verandas. As it is positioned in the Hills Game Reserve Estate, there is a lot of landscaped view surrounding it. Furthermore, this Portuguese-themed restaurant provides you with a view that goes beyond an extremely well-maintained lawn, across a dam, and also you get to see a bit of the residential suburbs of Pretoria East. You can spend a late afternoon till the place bathes in the sunset. A yummy platter with cocktails to start with and may finish it with a seafood pasta.

Carlita's Restaurant

Address: Royal Albatross Road, Pretoria, South Africa

Facebook Page: Carlita’s Restaurant

Average price of meals from USD7

Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10.00 am - 8.00 pm; Friday 10.00 am - 8.00 pm; Saturday 9.00 am - 8.00 pm; Sunday 9.00 am - 8.00 pm

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10. Tin Roof Cafe

Posted by Tin Roof Café on Saturday, 21 November 2015

How about enjoying your meal while looking at a picturesque garden as well as a fountain? This is what Tin Roof Cafe, a country-style restaurant has in store for you. It perfectly matches with the serenity of the countryside that it is surrounded with. This place is apt if you want to indulge in a long lunch or a calm dinner alongside a fireplace. You can find an extensive Pizza menu here as well as the Pear and Halloumi Salad, the Parma Ham are much-recommended choices.

Tin Roof Cafe

Address: 289 R223, Plot 198 Mooiplaats, Pretoria, South Africa

Website: Tin Roof Cafe

Average price of meals from USD8

Opening hours: Lunch: Friday - Sunday - 12.00 pm - 4.30 pm Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday - 6.00 pm - 10.30 pm

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The View Matters

Pretoria SBD, c, vanaf Fort Wonderboom
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user JMK used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Good food and swift service are the topmost things that we usually expect when we enter a restaurant or a cafe. But how about getting stunning views like glorious sunsets, soothing landscapes or picturesque countrysides, while enjoying a delicious meal? So, while you are in Pretoria, don’t miss these amazing eating joints.

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