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Best Breakfast- Wimpy

Bacon, eggs, sausages and grilled tomatoes ... that’s one way to have us up bright and early. And when we can get a quick and delicious brekkie on the run, we’re even happier. With Wimpy (Best Breakfast) you’re always guaranteed a tasty start to your...

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Best Sit Down Burger and Best Gourmet To Go – RocoMamas

We’ll admit, we don’t always feel like cooking after a long day at the office. It’s always tempting to stop by our local RocoMamas (Best Sit Down Burger and Best Gourmet To Go) for a Chilli Cheez Bomb smash burger and shoestring fries. Whether to-go...

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Best Vegetarian – Leafy Greens

Take a trip to the countryside for a breath of fresh air, a wander round gorgeous gardens and the most delicious, plant-based food in Joburg. Leafy Greens (Best Vegetarian) serves a selection of vegan and vegetarian food made from the organic fruit and veggies grown...

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Best Hotel Restaurants – Grei and Qunu

Joburgers love good food so much they couldn’t settle for only one restaurant in this category (and we don’t blame them). The Saxon is home to two world-class restaurants ... Grei and Qunu (Best Hotel Restaurants). Grei’s six-course tasting menu, paired with top local and...

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Best Sushi – Fireroom

There are sashimi and handrolls, maki and California rolls and then there’s sushi that’s set on fire (yes, really!) – and we just cannot get enough. Think a crispy California roll with salmon, jalapeño, Kewpie mayo, cream cheese and yakitori sauce, set ablaze in front...

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Best Kosher Restaurant – Friends Restaurant

We all know how difficult it is to find a quality kosher restaurant, so when we do find one, we treasure it. Friends Restaurant (Best Kosher Restaurant) is our (and our readers’) go-to. The food is fresh, fab and (obviously) Kosher-friendly. Be sure to pop...

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Best Bistro – Pronto

There’s something about Pronto (Best Bistro) that feels like home every time we step through the door. From the friendly, attentive service to the mouth-watering selection of sandwiches, pastas (of which 70 000 are made each year!), pizzas and wine options, this local hang-out has...

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Best Steakhouse – Turn ‘n Tender

Medium-rare with roasted butternut and creamed spinach, and a side of pap (because we can never choose only one), with pepper and mushroom sauce (both, because again, we can never choose) and a glass of Merlot. Yes, please! Turn ‘n Tender (Best Steakhouse) has been...

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Best Halaal – Istanbul Kebab

When we think of healthy, traditional Turkish food, some of the first things that come to mind are shwarmas and kebabs (with all those delicious sides), baklava and sutlac (yum!). Hungry yet? If so, head over to Istanbul Kebab (Best Halaal) for top Turkish food...

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Best Outdoor Dining Spot – Buitengeluk

Sit outside beneath the magnificent trees in the gorgeous gardens (and take a deep breath), while enjoying a bite to eat from the oh-so-tempting Buitengeluk (Best Outdoor Dining Spot) menu. A great place for the entire family to get together and the littlies to run...

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Spoil Yourself – Marble

With gorgeous views of the city, a seriously impressive interior and food that’s to-die-for ... let’s not even get started on the cocktail selection ... it’s no wonder Marble (Spoil Yourself) was voted the ultimate spoil by our readers. Whether it’s a date night, celebratory...

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Best Romantic Restaurants – Pigalle and Café Del Sol

If it’s date night and you’re looking for the perfect spot (or two) that’s impressive, has consistently good food, great wine (of course) and fabulous service ... then we have two places for you. Pigalle and Café Del Sol (Best Romantic Restaurants) get our, and...

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Best Portuguese – Adega’s

There are few things we love more than Adega’s (Best Portuguese) prawns, swimming in lemon butter sauce with fries on the side (for dunking in the sauce, of course). From the LM-style chicken to the trinchado, prawns and seafood platters (a must for sharing with...

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Beat The Budget, Best Mexican and Best Neighbourhood Restaurant – Salsa

If you’re on the lookout for a dining spot that’s vibey, great for groups of friends and has easy-eating, great-for-sharing menu options that won’t break the bank, Salsa (Beat The Budget, Best Mexican and Best Neighbourhood Restaurant) is just the place. Think nachos, quesadillas, tacos,...

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Best Seafood – Ocean Basket

Fish and chips, a dozen prawns, fried calamari, oysters or sushi ... whenever we feel like fresh fish in a casual setting we head straight off to Ocean Basket (Best Seafood). Plus, the prices are always excellent. It’s easy to see why this one gets...

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Best Chicken – Nando’s

Mild, medium, hot or lemon and herb ... this is Nando’s (Best Chicken) we’re talking about, obviously. Whether it’s a full chicken and a side of pap; a chicken, avo and pickled red onion wrap; chicken livers or a juicy burger we want, we just...

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Best New Restaurant – Roxanne’s Rum Eatery

Neon lights, on-trend decor, sassy quotes on the walls, leather, a tattoo room, perfect selfie spots set up just for you, and seriously devilish food ... it’s easy to see why Roxanne’s Rum Eatery (Best New Restaurant) wins this category hands down. It’s sexy and...

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Best Indian – Raj

Sometimes it feels the only way to survive winter unscathed is with a really hearty, butter chicken curry ... or a lamb korma or prawn masala ... with extra samoosas and naan bread, of course. When all we feel like is an extra-spicy, belly-warming curry,...

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Best Thai – Simply Asia

For all things Thai ... think Thai green chicken curry, tom yum soup and pad Thai noodles ... the first place that comes to mind is our favourite too, Simply Asia (Best Thai). A night with Netflix would never be the same without that red...

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Best Chinese – Red Chamber

Red Chamber (Best Chinese) is our go-to for sweet ‘n sour pork, kung pao chicken and dumplings ... our mouths are watering at the thought.

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Best Italian – Jamie’s Italian

Delicious, rustic Italian food made with only the finest, ethically sourced, organic ingredients is what Jamie’s Italian (Best Italian) stands for ... and these are only a couple of the endless reasons why we love this spot so much. The relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and affordable...

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Lunch in the Country – Casalinga

From romantic fireplaces and intimate dining spaces to rolling lawns and views of the farm, Casalinga (Lunch in the Country) holds a special place in all our hearts. And the food ... hearty, home-made-style, Italian cuisine at its best! It’s the perfect excuse to momentarily...

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Best Greek – Mythos

Greek food features high up on our list of favourite dining options ... hummus, tzatziki, olives, pita bread, halloumi, moussaka and all those dishes that have us dreaming of hot Greek summers beside the Med. Another reason we’re such massive fans of Greek fare is...

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