• Are you going to Sandton soon? We looked into some of the best restaurants in Sandton and made a list that we think will help you find a place to eat.

    Sandton is known as the centre of Johannesburg, South Africa’s business world. Since the late 90’s the prestigious suburb has grown to boast some of the best retail stores and hotels in the country. But hidden among all of its history is a small group of world-class restaurants with amazing menus, good food, and great service. We made sure to include all of your favourite Sandton restaurants on this list.

    1. The Grillhouse

    Starting off our list of the 5 best restaurants in Sandton. The Grillhouse Sandton is a family favourite and a frequent lunch spot for local and visiting businesspeople.

    Even though steaks and ribs are the Grillhouse’s claim to fame, the restaurant’s menu features a wide variety of salads, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian options. In addition, they take their booze very seriously and have one of the largest selections of spirits, a comprehensive wine list, and a cellar full of rare bottles.

    Inspired by traditional New York grill houses, the art deco furniture and lighting artfully blend raw face brick, black leather seating, and fine timber to create a cosy, rustic atmosphere. The Grillhouse is a must-see for any steak lover or person seeking a relaxing atmosphere.

    Opening times: Monday – Saturday; 12pm – 10pm
    Their service options: Sit-in and Takeaway
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.5
    Contact: 011 783 6132
    Address: Building 1, 11 Alice Ln, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196

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    2. Marble

    Marble Restaurant is a must-visit destination for food lovers in Sandton. The restaurant features a tremendous wood-fired grill imported from Grill Works in Michigan.

    The open-fire concept is famous internationally, and Marble Restaurant adds a touch of South African flair to the mix. Visitors can enjoy classic South African dishes cooked over an open flame and the restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere.

    Opening times: Monday – Sunday; 12pm – 10pm
    Their service options: Sit-in and Takeaway
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.5
    Contact: 010 594 5550
    Address: Trumpet on Keyes Corner 19 Keyes and, Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196

    3. AURUM Restaurant

    The Leonardo, which houses AURUM’s fine dining establishment, is widely regarded as one of Africa’s finest structures. The restaurant takes pride in serving modern European cuisine and has a carefully curated wine list with an emphasis on regional wines.

    The AURUM kitchen is motivated by the belief that every ingredient serves a purpose and that the best food is made with the fewest, most natural ingredients possible. Every day, they visit local farms to collect herbs, aromatics, vegetables, and rare hybrids to use in their delectable dishes.

    Through this passion for sourcing the best produce and curating the purest flavours, AURUM invites people to visit the restaurant and taste its modern European cuisine.

    Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 4pm; 6pm – 11pm
    Their service options: Sit-in and Takeaway
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.4
    Contact: 076 471 1489
    Address:  Level 7, The Leonardo, 75 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2196

    4. The BULL Run

    The Bull Run is a much-loved establishment in the Sandton area, and for good reason. They offer some of the best steaks in town and a wide variety of menu items that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special event or want to enjoy a great meal, The Bull Run is worth checking out.

    Not to mention, their private dining area is perfect for hosting functions. So if you’re looking for a great restaurant in Sandton, visit The Bull Run!

    Opening times: Monday – Sunday; 12pm – 10pm
    Their service options: Sit-in and Takeaway
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.2
    Contact: 011 884 1400
    Address:  20 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2196

    5. The Codfather – Sandton Skye

    Last on our list of restaurants in Sandton. The Codfather in Sandton Skye is a seafood restaurant famous for its fresh fish counter. However, they also have a large selection of signature dishes, including seafood, aged beef cuts, vegetarian options and crispy peri-peri chicken. The Codfather is a great place to visit for a special occasion or for a casual night out with friends. The restaurant has a rooftop location which offers beautiful views of the Sandton skyline.

    Opening times: Sunday – Friday; 6.30am – 11pm; Saturday 7am – 11pm
    Their service options: Sit-in and Takeaway
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.5
    Contact: 010 020 0286
    Address:  3 Stan Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 2196

    6. San Deck, Bar & Restaurant

    The name “San Deck” conjures images of a chic rooftop bar with roaring fire pits, delicious drinks, and an affluent clientele. Delicious dishes made with fresh, regional ingredients and authentic South African flavours can be found on the menu. Modernized versions of classic Sandton dishes, such as sliders, snacks, and full meals, are also available.

    Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm
    Their service options: Sit-in and Takeaway
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.4
    Contact: 011 780 5000
    Address: Sandton Sun Hotel Corner Fifth Street and, Alice Ln, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196

    7. Pappas On The Square

    The menu at this restaurant focuses primarily on Greek and Mediterranean staples. This restaurant in Nelson Mandela Square is ideal for celebrations with extended family. Below, you’ll find a list of the incredible discounts it offers.

    Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 12am
    Their service options: Sit-in & Delivery 
    Deals: Wrap & soda special R89, Souvlaki Box (Servers 2), R169    
    Rating (Google reviews): 4.7
    Contact: 011 884 9991
    Address: Corner 5th &, Maude St, Sandton, 2196

    8. Monarch Restaurant Sandton

    The Monarch is one of Sandton’s newest restaurants. With its decadent interior, this restaurant aims to bring the best of Sandton’s nightlife. The menu features a wide range of tapas, platters, and grills and an exciting bar menu.

    The Monarch looks to keep its customers fully nourished while entertaining them with the night’s festivities, making it ideal for a birthday party, girls’ night out, or even a special date night.

    Sandton is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for a good meal. The Grillhouse, Marble, AURUM Restaurant, The BULL Run and The Codfather are all great places with delicious food.

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