10 Must-visit restaurants that are OPEN on Mondays in Johannesburg

March 12, 2018 (Last Updated: March 13, 2018)
10 Must-visit restaurants that are OPEN on Mondays in Johannesburg

It’s very well-known that most restaurants will close on a Monday, to allow its staff to rest after a busy weekend.  However, there are still some amazing restaurants that choose to open their doors on a Monday. So, if you are looking to grab a bite on a Monday, here are 10 restaurants that are open on Mondays in Johannesburg.

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10 restaurants that are open on Mondays in Johannesburg

  1. Marble Restaurant, Rosebank

Marble, situated on the Keyes Art Mile, offers something different to its diners. Chef David Higgs and Gary Kyriacou have chiselled out a fiery culinary destination in Jozi’s dining scene and pay homage to our national (and natural) pastime of open-flame cooking.

The centre stage of the kitchen is the much talked about Grillworks, a wood-fire grill that enables you to control the flame and heat by elevating the grills on a pulley system. There is also a wood-burning oven where breads are freshly baked and the vegetables cooked. The menu at Marble Restaurant is not dominated by meat, vegetarians and pescatarians will find a wide variety of choices on the menu.

Get the Marble menu here.


Monday – Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00

Call 010-597-5550 or visit marble.restaurant to make a reservation.

Gemelli restaurants open on a Monday in Johannesburg

Dessert at Gemelli

  1. Gemelli, Bryanston

Gemelli, a haven of wonderful food, wine and warmth that makes you feel like you’re coming home.

The courses on the Gemelli menu are laid out in traditional Italian style – primi piatti (appetisers), pasta and risotto, secondi (mains) and dolce (desserts). Each dish was developed by a contemporary artiste with a fine-tuned appreciation for delicate fusions.

If you are looking for great Italian restaurants that are open on Mondays in Johannesburg, then Gemelli in Bryanston is definitely a winning choice!

Get the Gemelli menu here.


Monday andTuesday: 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:30 – 21:00

Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 15:30 and 17:30 – 22:00

Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00

Call 010-591-4333 or visit gemellirestaurant.co.za to make a reservation.

  1. The Local Kitchen, Bryanston

At The Local Kitchen, they are all about flavour! The menu offers a great selection of American barbeque favourites with a contemporary South African twist. The famous pulled pork BBQ sandwich is a must-try! This little gem is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Get The Local Kitchen menu here. 


Monday and Tuesday: 07:00 – 21:00

Wednesday – Friday: 07:00 – 21:30

Saturday: 08:00 – 21:30

Sunday and public holidays: 08:00 – 16:00

Call 011-463-0721/25 or visit thelocalkitchenco.co.za to make a reservation.

  1. La Boqueria, Parktown North

For another great Joburg restaurant that is open on Mondays, follow the lady in the twirling skirt and enter the marketplace… La Boqueria restaurant in Johannesburg has brought international street fare to the heart of Parktown. Let the flavour fiesta begin! La Boqueria showcases cuisine with Hispanic influences from Spain, South and Latin America. But wait, there’s more… expect, among others, a hint of India and a pinch of Peru in the mix too, because these four walls hold no confinement.

Get the La Boqueria menu here.


Monday – Saturday: 11:30 – 23:00

Sunday: 11:30 – 17:00

Call 011-325-0011 or visit laboqueria.co.za to make a reservation.

Hussar Grill Montecasino Gemelli restaurant open on a Monday in Johannesburg

Pork belly at Hussar Grill Montecasino

  1. The Hussar Grill, Montecasino

Opened in December 2017, The Hussar Grill Montecasino presents the tried and trusted authentic grill room dining experience in a comfortable and intimate setting that has proven such a recipe for success. Whether it’s a casual gathering with friends, a joyous birthday celebration, romantic anniversary or a successful business lunch, The Hussar Grill’s top class cuisine combined with the ambience of Montecasino ensures a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Get the Hussar Grill menu here. Please note that this menu may vary between restaurants.


Sunday – Friday: 11:00 to 23:00

Saturday: 10:00 to 01:00

Call 011-568-4517 to make a reservation.

  1. Turn ‘n Tender, Parktown North

The Turn ‘n Tender story began in 1977 when four brothers opened the first Turn ‘n Tender in Parktown North, Johannesburg. Since then they’ve become known for their love of great steak, excellent taste in wines and warm and welcoming atmosphere where customers become friends. If you’re looking for a restaurant in Joburg that’s open on a Monday and serves a great steak, reserve a spot at Turn ‘n Tender!

Get the Turn ‘n Tender menu here.


Monday – Saturday: 11:30 – 22:00

Sunday: 11:30 – 21:00

Call 011-788-7933 or visit turnntender.co.za to make a reservation. Please note that this menu may vary between restaurants.

  1. Fresh Earth, Emmarentia

Fresh Earth is a food store and boasts a vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten-free, Banting and diabetic-friendly restaurant and deli. “With our love of great food and the inherent understanding of the importance of conscious eating, we have done our best to bring you an eating and shopping experience that adds value to your life in every possible way,” states Fresh Earth owner, Matthew Ballenden.

Get the Fresh Earth menu here.


Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 15:00
Public holidays: 08:00 – 15:00

Religious holidays: Closed

Call 011-646-4404 or visit freshearth.co.za (please note: no bookings)

  1. The Big Mouth, Nelson Mandela Square

A must-visit when you are in Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton – the indubitably delicious The Big Mouth Sushi & Grill. The speciality sushi is not for the faint-hearted – with delectable embellishments like deep-fried rock shrimp, black bean sauce, spring onion, teriyaki sauce and more, you’ll understand why they give you the option to ‘upsize’ from eight pieces to 10. For those looking for something other than sushi, their flavoursome grills are bound to hit the spot.

Get the Big Mouth menu here. 


Monday –Thursday: 12:00 -23:00

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 -23:00

Sunday: 12:00 -22:00

Call 011-783-4097 or visit thebigmouth.co.za to make a reservation.

La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria restaurant open on a Monday in Johannesburg

La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria interior

  1. La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria, Montecasino

Mexican restaurants are popping up all over Johannesburg and as luck would have it, La Rosa is one of the best Mexican restuarants that are open on a Monday in Johannesburg! Expect all of the Mexican classics on the La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria menu: from burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and nachos to quesadillas and more. The Tequileria (tequila cocktail bar) upstairs offers 42 different 100% agave tequilas. For dessert, only churros would do and, smothered with salted caramel, it was the perfect way to end off a fiesta Mexicana!

Get the La Rosa menu here. 

OPENING HOURS (Montecasino):

Monday – Thursdays: 11:00 to 23:00

Friday: 11:00 to 23:00

Saturday: 10:00 to 01:00

Sunday: 11:00 to 23:00

Call 011-465-0408 (Montecasino), 011 675 2544 (Weltevreden Park) or visit larosamexican.co.za to make a reservation.

  1. Fireroom, Montecasino

Sushi like you’ve never experienced it before, literally. Fireroom is easily Montecasino’s most exciting dining experience and it is one of the Montecasino restaurants that are open on Mondays. If sushi is not your thing, you can enjoy a meaty main from the grill. Here cocktails become Liquid Fire, with a sea of flames that signal, “you’ve entered the excitement zone!” Sophisticated lounges invite you to explore the finest indulgences life has to offer. Cognac, cigars, single malt whiskeys and the opportunity of having Fireoom’s executive chef bring to life your very own “Fireroom Signature Dish”.

Fireroom is one of the many spectacular restaurants that are open on Mondays in Montecasino.

Get the Fireroom menu here.


Sunday to Friday: 11:00 to 23:00

Saturday: 10:00 to 01:00

Call 011 465 0587 to make a reservation.

And there you have it – 10 of our favourite restaurants in Johannesburg that are open on Mondays!

*Please note: menu and restaurant trading hours may change. Please contact the restaurant before arriving to confirm the menu and trading hours.

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