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The six best lunch places in Johannesburg

You will not be disappointed.

lunch food eatout johannesburg

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Whether you have to entertain a business contact over lunch, hang out with some friends, or simply want to spoil yourself, Johannesburg has it all.

We’ve rounded up the best lunch spots in good ol’ Jozi, with the help of Tripadvisor. The city offers such a wide variety, it’s any foodie’s dream! What will you be having for lunch today?

The Grillhouse, Rosebank

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The Grillhouse is open a seven days a week from 12:00 until late. Book a table online and ensure that you don’t miss out on the cullinary delights this award-winning restaurant has to offer. The Grillhouse is famous for their steaks and ribs but they cater for vegetarians too.

Address: C/O Oxford Road & Bierman Avenue, Shop 1, The Firs / Hyatt Shopping Centre, Johannesburg

Contact details: 011 880 3945 and website.

Newest review: The grillhouse in Rosebank is an institution in the city…probably one of the best places to get a steak in Joburg. The bread they serve is amazingly fresh, you will be hard pressed to not finish it all. I generally have a fillet steak with blue cheese sauce & mashed potatoes…steak is made to perfection everyone! – Sharima B

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Cafe del Sol Classico, Olivedale

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Also known as the best Italian Restaurant in the area, Cafe del Sol will not disappoint. If superb food and a relaxed atmosphere is what you’re after, this is the place to be. In the business for more than a decade, you can rest assured that your tastebuds will be in for a treat. Don’t forget to book in advance.

Address: Olivedale Corner Centre Corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Johannesburg

Contact details: 011 704 6493 and website.

Newest review: This family owned restaurant is exceptional in every way. Exciting and innovative menu with an ambience hard to beat. Expensive and it could be said that you get what you pay for. Have done breakfast, lunch and dinner and in each case was wowed !!! – Dtomaz


Mo-Zam-Bik, Linksfield

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Perfect for everything from special occasions to group dining, to business meetings and birthday parties. The food is a mix of African and Portuguese. There is a smoking area and an outside area. Don’t worry about the kiddos, there’s a spot for them too and the Linksfield branch is load-shedding friendly. Bonus! Walk-ins welcome but bookings recommended.

Address: 110 Linksfield Drive On the corner of Club and Linksfield Road.

Contact details: 011 264 1131 and website.

Newest review: Went this time with the whole family for a birthday. Excellent service. Busy as always but you still get good service. Kids enjoyed playing. They had fun. Excellent food and fair size portions. Just missed the music. Outside you don’t seem to hear it if it is playing. It is a very relaxed place to eat. – Bell6408

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The Local Grill, Parktown North

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Walk-ins are welcome. The Local Grill opened its door in 2002. Voted for South Africa’s Best Steakhouse twice, their passion for food is evident. There is also an outdoor seating area, and the restaurant is kid-friendly.

Address: 7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg, 2193.

Contact details: 011 880 1946 and website.

Newest review: Great restaurant; excellent meat restaurant! This mid-size restaurant is in a vibey neighborhood. The meat is amazing & has a wide range of cuts, aged – both wet & dry. If you are a beef connoisseur, this is your dream restaurant. Provides other varied options for someone that isnt looking for beef. – thumper234


Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery, Sandton

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Trumps opened its doors back in 1994 and has evolved over the years from a restaurant into a grillhouse, butchery and wine establishment. The decor is warm and inviting, the extensive wine cellar is stocked, and the food is of the highest quality.

Address: Shop 11, Nelson Mandela Square, Maude Street, Sandton.

Contact details: 011 784 2366 and website.

Newest review: Great food!! Best hospitality and thanks to Mr. Marvellous for his excellent service . Really enjoyed dining. Highly recommended. – Ansh98

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Quills, Kempton Park

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South Africa’s fine dining at its finest. The restaurant is open 24 hours per day and specialises in local foods. You’ll find springbok, kudu and crocodile on the menu, as well as a superb collection of SA wines, cocktails, ciders and beers.

Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park. (Arrivals.)

Contact details: 011 961 5400 and website.

Newest review: We had dinner and breakfast at Quills on our overnight stay on the way to a Safari. For dinner Quills has a great selection and everything we had was great. The good service and drinks added to an enjoyable dining experience. For breakfast Quills offered a large selection both with the menu items and the breakfast buffet. – Samuel M

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