Eating Out in the Gauteng Province

Although it is the country’s smallest province, Gauteng remains one of the busiest and most diverse. This is also the starting point for millions of international tourists every year, who descend on Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, at the ready for a South Africa adventure of a lifetime.

Did you know? The hipster city, sited by Rough Guides as the number one city to visit in 2015, Johannesburg is sprawling, wired, culturally and historically rich, and the commercial heart of the country.

Gauteng is home to Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Centurion, as well as many smaller towns and areas. The streets of these bustling metropolises are flanked by vibey restaurants for weary shopaholics, tourists that are perusing and photographing the streets of the city, and those with discerning palates and a hankering for all things delicious.

These cities boast restaurants of all kinds and their menus reflect influences from other countries around the world as well as strong ties to the lip-smacking traditional South African dishes. They range from pubs and cocktail bars to silver service restaurants; from take-away outlets to charming country spots with old-world charm and appeal. They are ideal for a quick lunch with the kids, an outing with friends, celebrating a special event, or a corporate get-together.

The surrounding mountains and plains of South Africa are simply beautiful, and it is a joy to explore these at leisure. Travellers will, no doubt, discover farm stalls, coffee shops, and unique little restaurants nestled amongst the villages of Gauteng, which always makes these sojourns all the more interesting and rewarding.

After booking the perfect Gauteng acommodation for your holiday or business trip, find the perfect restaurant in Gauteng. Browse through featured restaurants below or view more at Gauiteng Restaurants, Cafés & Eateries (a collection of Cafés, Eateries and Restaurants as submitted or recommended by site users).

Restaurants in Gauteng

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Recommended Gauteng Restaurants

Roots Restaurant & Gallery

Overnight? Stay in Soweto
Roots, which seats 100 patrons, attracts local ­residents and tourists ­alike because it not only serves genuine township food but has an added vibe that celebrates ...

Dine at De Hoek Country House

Overnight? Stay in Magaliesburg
The cuisine and 5 star service at De Hoek in Magaliesberg is internationally acclaimed. Michael Holenstein oversees his kitchens with much aplomb and finesse. The ...

Tres Jolie Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Ruimsig
Très Jolie is a beautiful country style restaurant with tranquil gardens and wide-open surroundings. Our venue offers a haven of peace and serenity to everyone who ...

De Kloof Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Waterkloof
With a kitchen buzzing with dedicated, qualified, creative and talented chefs, De Kloof offers uncompromising quality. Known for their gourmet burgers and craft ...

Bruno's Restaurant, Bar & Deli

Overnight? Stay in Centurion
Bruno’s Restaurant, Bar and Deli opened in 2008 and has been delighting diners with scrumptious meals ever since. This is the restaurant of the popular Centurion ...

Piccolo Mondo

Overnight? Stay in Mandela Square
Dining here, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, is a sophisticated experience, complete with a renowned menu. Even though it does celebrate opulence, the ...


Parktown North is one of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs and is a historical residential area. It is also home to The Foundry, which pairs fine craft beers and ...

District Six Eatery

Overnight? Stay in Emmarentia
Cape Town’s area of District Six is one of deep history and culture, where the realities of the old South Africa and the Apartheid regime are offset by the modern ...

The Steamworks Gastropub

Overnight? Stay in Lonehill
Gastropubs have long been the places to go in Britain, but this approach has hit South Africa with a bang, and is undergoing a constant evolution. This concept is ...

Bistro Michel

Overnight? Stay in Melrose
Bistro Michel is the passion and brainchild of Michel Morand, who is acclaimed for having hosted the likes of late president, Nelson Mandela, Mrs Mbeki, Bill ...

Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar

Overnight? Stay in Melville
In the heart of Melville, Johannesburg, is an all-day breakfast, brunch and juice spot with a difference. Pablo Eggs Go Bar is a vibey, laid-back venue for the ...

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