Johannesburg, also known as The City of Gold, is the largest city in South Africa. After long years of development, the city has now grown into a vibrant city with busy streets and breathtaking skylines that present nothing but potential on an international level. While you are here, there are a few things that you must not miss. For instance, you must not miss the chance to try out bungee jumping at Orlando Towers. You must also check out the graffiti gallery in Newtown, one that represents the local artistic talent and will help you learn more about the locals’ culture. But above all, you must not miss out the opportunity to check out these restaurants with a view, all the while indulging yourself in the delight of local delicacies. Read on to find out which restaurants have made it to our list of restaurants with a view, that you must not miss in Johannesburg.
1. Ferguson's 5th Floor
Located strategically in the center of Sandton, Feguson’s 5th Floor provides you with a breathtaking rooftop view while you take your time to enjoy the freshly roasted coffee and a menu of lavish breakfast to accompany the view. Coming at different times will allow you to witness a different kind of scenery on the rooftop, each of them unique. The coffee is definitely a must-try when you are here. You can also try out their lunch, all made passionately by local chefs and served with great hospitability.
Ferguson's 5th Floor
Address: 35 Ferguson Rd, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg
Website: Ferguson’s 5th Floor
Enjoy one of the best grilled burgers you can find here in Johannesburg as you let your mind wander with the peaceful atmosphere, coupled by a breathtaking panoramic view of Johannesburg; this is the dining experience you will get to enjoy here in Flames. The French-style deli provides you with a range of street food that you can enjoy either out in the open air or in the casual courtyard. The hilltop views alongside the spacious dining setting, makes the restaurant an ideal spot for social gatherings between friends and families.
Address: 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa
If you are looking for a restaurant with fine dining, View is the one you are looking for. Set foot in a sophisticated dining experience with lavish set menus alongside creative dishes, all delicately prepared by the chef. Not only that, but you will also be engulfed in an impressive interior setting that shouts of nothing but extravagance. The beautiful view you will witness from the restaurant is one that’s breathtaking, definitely grandiose enough to enhance your dining experience in Johannesburg. While you are here, don’t miss out on the Karoo lamb and foraged mushrooms, both being local delicacies that you will not eat elsewhere.
Address: 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa
4. EB Social Kitchen
EB Social Kitchen enjoys the honor of being nominated as 2016’s Boschendal Style Award, giving credit to its quirky fusion alongside lofty space that is nothing but inviting to anyone who sets foot in the restaurant. One step into the restaurant will immediately expose you to a 40m span of glass that gives you a panoramic view of Johannesburg’s wide area of urban forest, adding value to the mouthwatering cuisines you are to enjoy.
EB Social Kitchen
Address: 156 Hyde Ln, Hyde Park, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
Website: EB Social Kitchen
5. San Deck
San Deck is the perfect dining spot for those who are looking for a boost on a rooftop restaurant that will give you an unconcealed view of the city of Johannesburg. The menu in this restaurant presents to you some of the authentic local flavors, enhanced with a pinch of creative flair yet not losing its local taste by the use of locally sourced ingredients. Regardless of whether you are here for the main course, a snack, or just for a drink, San Deck has a range of dishes ready for you to choose from.
Address: Sandton Sun Hotel Corner Fifth Street and, Alice Ln, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
Website: San Deck
6. Island Bar
This is one of the best places to enjoy a boost in Johannesburg! Take this opportunity to relax as you enjoy cocktails, all the while witnessing the beautiful sunset from the open-spaced area that this bar offers. If you are looking for a place to unwind after your exploration in town, this is the place you should look out for. Come over and enjoy a quiet drink with your friends, or you could also take a dip in the open-aired swimming pool just right outside the bar if you want.
Address: Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton, 1st Road, Hyde Park, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
Website: Island Bar
7. Sky Dining at Higher Ground Restaurant
Enjoy sky dining at Higher Ground Restaurant, where you can enjoy the local delicacies accompanied by breathtaking sceneries that allow you to be surrounded in a tranquil green environment, bringing you away from the buzz of the city. Here, you will get to choose from a range of a la carte menus, alongside daily specials that will often come as an exciting surprise to your taste buds. The restaurant is also an ideal dining spot for large traveling groups due to its spacious setting.
Sky Dining at Higher Ground Restaurant
Address: 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton, 2060, South Africa
8. Moyo Zoo Lake
Enjoy authentic African cuisines here at Moyo Zoo Lake, a great getaway option from the city where you get to enjoy a wildlife-style dining experience in the middle of the forest. The restaurant is family-friendly and it is surrounded by vibrant souls who intend to brighten up your day by providing you with the best hospitability they could afford. Come over now to enjoy the local atmosphere to the best, and while you are at it, don’t forget to take pictures with the very creatively dressed staff, for remembrance, before you leave.
moyo Zoo Lake
Address: Zoo Lake Park 1 Prince of, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa
Website: moyo Zoo Lake
9. Marble Restaurant
Marble Restaurant is passionate to serve you with some of its creatively made local delicacies that embody the affection of South Africans towards culinary arts. The restaurant is located in Keyes Art Mile and it offers over 90 dishes alongside 150 recipes that will bring you through an exciting adventure to discover more of the wonders of South Africa’s very own local dishes. Aside from that, the highlight of this restaurant is, of course, the beautiful city view that you can enjoy during your meal. Regardless of whether you are here with your friends or family, you are definitely up for an amazing food adventure at Marble Restaurant.
Address: Trumpet on Keyes, 19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Website: Marble Restaurant
This elegant 1905 Edwardian-styled restaurant will bring you right down an antique memory lane that you often see on movie sets. You are bound to be amazed by the unique interior setting, which will only enhance your dining experience. While you indulge in the English Renaissance elegance, don’t forget to also set your eyes on the beautiful city view which you can witness right from the restaurant itself, alongside a range of dishes with authentic local variations.
Address: 15 Jubilee Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
A combination of contemporary and traditional in Johannesburg
The beautiful thing about Johannesburg is how it manages to preserve its traditional, authentic local style within the contemporary, modernized innovation of development, not only on the streets but also in restaurants. The list of restaurants we have recommended above embodies both these unique qualities, which is what makes them so great. So while you are here in Johannesburg, don’t miss the chance to try out the delicacies in any of these restaurants.
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