2019 Archives | Best of Joburg

2019

Best Weekend Getaway – Sun City

‘A weekend well spent brings a week of content,’ the saying goes, and we couldn’t agree more! We’ve learnt when Joburgers want to escape the rat race, they head to Sun City (best weekend getaway). There are many leisure activities from water park fun to...

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Best Theatre – Teatro at Montecasino

Joburg’s passion for the arts runs deep – and luckily, world-class productions are regularly staged on our doorstep. For a whopping 10 years, the Teatro at Montecasino (best theatre) has scooped Joburgers’ vote in our Best of Joburg competition. This theatre at the Montecasino entertainment...

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Best Spot To Take Out-of-Towners – Joint Winners: Maboneng Precinct & The Wilds Municipal Nature Reserve

Joburg gets many visitors ... and while there’s much to do, see and explore in our City of Gold, two spots come up trumps. Maboneng Precinct and The Wilds Municipal Nature Reserve (joint winners of best spot to take out-of-towners) are seriously trendy places to visit....

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Best Spot to Watch The Big Game – Boktown at Montecasino

When it comes to the really big rugby games, the TV screen at home just won’t do. You need a place with a big screen ... we mean a really big screen. You need fellow supporters around so you can cheer together, celebrate together and,...

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Best Special Event Venue – The Park House of Events on 7

Some events are just too big to host at home (huge birthday bashes, massive bar mitzvahs, large weddings) –  and corporate events always need a suitable venue. Enter The Park House of Events on 7 (best special event venue) ... a grand space that can...

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Best Radio Station in Jozi – 947

A drive on our city’s streets is not the same without 947 (best radio station) – which, can you believe, has been on our airwaves since 1964. This station has scooped a win in the Best of Joburg competition for 20 years! It’s said to...

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Best Radio Show – 947 Breakfast Club

Mornings in Joburg simply wouldn’t be the same without Anele, Frankie, Thembekile, Alex and Cindy giving us our morning wake-up call on the 947 Breakfast Club (best radio show). How’d 947 describe them? ‘They’re full of laughs, loud and impossible not to love.’ Clearly Joburgers...

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Best Radio Personality – Anele Mdoda

With her radio station and show bagging the titles of best in the city, it’s no wonder Anele Mdoda (best radio personality) is Joburg’s fave on the airwaves. (In fact, back in 2008 she was rated the ‘hottest thing on radio’ by legend, Alex Jay.)...

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Best Local TV Programme – Carte Blanche

The only way to round off the weekend... When you say the words ‘carte blanche’ to a Joburger (make that a South African), the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the meaning of the word (the freedom to act as you like). We think...

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Best Sports Presenter – Nick Mallett

The ref has thoroughly ticked you off. Or the rugby game’s not going too well and you need someone to restore your sense of calm. Or the match is going brilliantly. Who do you turn to? Joburg turns to Nick Mallett (best sports presenter) on...

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Best Local Sports Hero – Caster Semenya

She’s a whizz on the athletics track – have you seen her run the 800m? Gasp! She has a string of gold medals. Now she has one more (very important) victory – she’s won Joburgers’ hearts. Who are we talking about? Come on ... the...

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Best Instagram Celeb & Best Local TV Personality – Bonang Matheba

We always need a little inspo and motivation to kick-start our day ... and luckily The Gram gives us just that, especially style icon (and Jozi’s favourite) Bonang Matheba (best Instagram celeb) and (best local TV personality). Being recognised as a trendsetter isn’t new to...

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Best Hotel – Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

We Joburgers have gotta know where the very best hotels are when friends and family from afar come to stay ... and we’d like to have our own mini escape within the city for a night or two. Joburgers’ choice lies with the Four Seasons...

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Best Gym – Virgin Active

Sit-ups. Push-ups. Runs on the treadmill. It’s time to beat the bulge ... so step into your local Virgin Active (best gym). We find we actually enjoy working out at this gym – which is just what Virgin Active is on a mission to do...

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Best Golf Course – Randpark Golf Club

Calling all golfers ... how would you sum up the perfect golf course? According to Randpark Golf Club (best golf course), it  ‘should be a true test to the professional golfer, yet friendly and forgiving enough to the everyday member, posing a good challenge to...

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Best Food Market & Best Craft Market – Fourways Farmers Market

The market vibe is all the rage ... and if it’s a Friday evening (or plan to go on a Sunday), we know just the market you need to be at. Don’t trust us? Then trust Joburg ... the Fourways Farmers Market (best food market)...

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Best Cinema Complex – Nu Metro Hyde Park Corner

Thrills. Spills. Romance. Salty popcorn. Eyes glued to a big screen. And waves of excitement. Is there any better way to kick back for an afternoon (gosh, any time from morning to night!) than to watch a movie and find yourself transported to another world?...

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Best Car Brand – Mercedes Benz

Slide into a luxurious Mercedes Benz (best car brand) and count your blessings. Sleek. Safe. And seriously luxurious designs ... this brand has been in the country for the past six decades. You’ll find smart cars, passenger cars, trucks, buses and even vans in the...

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Best Boutique Hotel – Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Escape to Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (best boutique hotel), and you’ll undoubtedly feel as though you’ve escaped into a fairytale. A gorgeous garden. A manicured lawn that almost looks like a carpet. A crystal clear, über-relaxing pool. And that’s just the outside area! The suites are...

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Best Art Gallery – Goodman Gallery

If you have a taste for escaping into a world of art, then the Goodman Gallery (best art gallery) is where you’ll find the very best local and international art ... in fact, it’s on a mission to grow the arts in SA. This gallery...

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Best Stationery Store – CNA

Don’t forget to pick up new pens and notebooks on the way to the office. CNA (best stationery store) is at the top of the list when it comes to popping in to get what you need for the office or home and for the...

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Best Sporting Goods Store – Sportsmans Warehouse

An extra snooze would be great ... but it’s time to get up and at ’em. Jump out of bed and pull on trendy gym gear and takkies – from Sportsmans Warehouse (best sporting goods store), of course! Did you know this company’s been around...

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Best Shopping Mall – Sandton City

If you’re like us, then the perfect way to spend an afternoon (scratch that ... a whole day), is browsing stores. Sandton City (best shopping mall) has more than 300 of the most desirable brands. Take a stroll through the Diamond Walk – trust us,...

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Best Pharmacy – Dis-Chem

Gone are the days when you’d just pop into the pharmacy for essentials ... we could (and do) spend hours in Dis-Chem (best pharmacy). Need something for your health and well-being? This store’s got plenty of choice. Beauty products? You’ll find them here. Health foods...

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Best Outdoor and Camping Store – Cape Union Mart

We find we don’t really need to book a camping (glamping) trip to find a whole load of desirables at Cape Union Mart (best outdoor and camping store) ... but we do know if it’s camping you’re after, you’re gonna find what you need here....

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Best Optometrist – Spec-Savers

We simply can’t do business (or anything, for that matter!) without being able to see – and what’s a pair of glasses without a trendy frame? Head over to Spec-Savers (best optometrist) where you’re sure to find good quality eyewear without breaking the bank. Wanna...

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Best Local Shopping Centre – Thrupps Illovo Centre

Convenient. Hassle-free. A place with offerings that suit our lifestyle. That’s what we’re after when we consider our local shopping centres. Thrupps Illovo Centre (best local shopping centre) offers all this (and more), with retailers who are really helpful. With so much development on Illovo’s...

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Best Local Online Shopping Site – Takealot

With technology at our fingertips, it’s so easy for shopaholics like us to buy things from the comfort of – well, just about anywhere! Takealot (best local online shopping site) makes it super-easy to find anything you desire ... think TVs, laptops, cellphones, kitchen appliances...

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Best Local Florist – Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers

‘The earth laughs in flowers,’ said poet Ralph Waldo Emerson ... and we couldn’t agree more. When you’re looking for something to brighten up someone’s day – even your own – you can’t go wrong with a bunch of flowers. Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers (best...

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Best Kitchen Essentials – Adams Discount Centre

A fry-up simply wouldn’t be the same without the very best cooking utensils (and our breakfast table wouldn’t look the same without gorgeous crockery). Luckily, Joburgers have guided us to Adams Discount Centre (best kitchen essentials). Aimed at everyone who loves good quality kitchenware by...

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Best Home Decor – Mr Price Home

The sound of the alarm clock jolts you awake and you become aware of your surroundings. Cosy duvet. Divine décor pieces. Stylish home accessories ... all from Mr Price Home (best home décor). This furniture, homeware and décor store champions top designs and is also...

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Best Hardware Store – Builders Warehouse

If you’re less of a ‘done for you’ and more of a ‘do it yourself’ kinda gal or guy, Builders Warehouse (best hardware store) is a one-stop shop where you’ll find absolutely everything from tools to patio furniture – even plants. Seriously, we could spend...

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Best Gift Store – Typo

When you need a special little something for an associate, friend, family member or even your partner, to show you care, head to Typo (best gift store). You’ll find a whole host of lovely things from the unusual and quirky to something personalised. You’re sure...

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Best Garden Centre – Lifestyle Home Centre

When you’ve finished your cuppa, take a stroll through Lifestyle Home Garden (best garden centre) ... with more than 30 years of experience, this spot knows how to beautify your gardens. (If you’re anything like us, you need all the help you can get!) The...

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Best Furniture Store – Coricraft

What’s a family-style breakfast without sitting round a really gorgeous dining table? Or a breakfast bar without bar stools? And we must have a comfy couch in our home! Joburgers choose Coricraft (best furniture store) to find the very best pieces ... no matter what...

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Best Computer and Electronics Store – Incredible Connection

Whether you’re a techno fundi or someone who just uses technology as a necessity, Incredible Connection (best computer and electronics store) is sure to help you with all your gadget needs. With an ambition to ‘make tech easy’, the store has ‘techxperts’ on hand to...

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Best Car Dealership – Jaguar Land Rover Sandton

Fewer things scream luxury, elegance and class than a Jaguar or a Land Rover (a Landy is the choice of the Royals after all!). While both vehicles are sure to thrill you, deciding which one is just right for you could create a bit of...

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Best Bridal Shop – Bride & Co

One of the biggest days in a girl’s life is surely her wedding day ... and to really be the belle of the ball, she has to look and feel her best. Brides flock to Bride&co (best bridal shop) to say yes to the dress...

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Best Bookstore – Exclusive Books

The kids are playing sport or enjoying afternoon activities, it’s time for you to escape into a world of wonder with a good read. (In fact, any time is a good time to do this!) Enter Exclusive Books (best bookstore) where it’s not just about...

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Best Underwear Shop – La Senza

American actress Rachel Bilson believes, ‘You can tell a lot about a person from his underwear.’ So what can we tell from Joburgers’ choice of La Senza (best underwear shop)? That we have a taste for the hottest, most fashionable, world-famous lingerie and nightwear. We...

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Best Tattoo Parlour – Sally Mustang Tattoos

Getting inked is not just about a moment one fine afternoon ... it’s a lifestyle. This is how the artists at Sally Mustang Tattoos (best tattoo parlour) view tattooing. It’s an ethic that’s won Joburg’s hearts. Walk through the door and you’re bound to feel...

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Best Shoe Store – Aldo

There’s only one way to put a stylish spring in your step – and that’s with a really great pair of shoes. Whether you’re looking for something smart, casual or even a little funky, Joburg men and women go to Aldo (best shoe store) –...

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Best At-Home Pampering Products – The Body Shop

 Time to get ready for your day ... turn to The Body Shop (best at-home pampering products) to find a really indulgent range of skincare, bath and body products. Seriously, using them feels like a spa experience in the comfort of your home! It also...

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Best Make-Up Brand – M·A·C

Bold. Provocative. Proud. These words sum up M·A·C (best make-up brand) which inspires loyalty through constantly evolving to keep up with consumer demands. No wonder it won Joburgers’ votes. With more than 200 shades and eight different lipstick textures, choices are pretty endless for all...

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Best Jewellery Store – Browns Jewellers – The Diamond Store

Diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend and Joburgers know just where to find the perfectly cut stone in gorgeous designs – think rings, tennis bracelets, earrings and so much more. At Browns Jewellers – The Diamond Store (best jewellery store), the designers draw...

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Best Hair Salon – Carlton Hair

We all know there’s nothing worse than a bad hair day (does anything go right when your hair’s a mess?). Joburg women give thumbs-up to Carlton Hair (best hair salon) to tame their locks – even to give them the latest runway styles! This company...

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Best Men’s Clothing store – Markham

When men want to follow the latest fashion trends, they turn to Markham (best men’s clothing store). We can see why ... especially for those who don’t particularly like to shop. Casual wear? Exercise clothes? Something a little more formal? Markham has it all –...

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Best Fashion Boutique & Best Women’s Clothing Store – Nicci Boutiques

When it comes to fashion, Joburg women choose styles that embrace their individuality and ensure they look super-stylish but feel comfortable too. That’s why they shop at the multi-brand chain, Nicci Boutiques (best fashion boutique) and (best women’s clothing store). Whoopee! The range is extensive...

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Beauty Mecca & Best Nail Bar – Sorbet

Let’s be honest, who has time in the morning to tweeze, pluck or even shave? Not us! Thank goodness for Sorbet (best beauty Mecca) and (best nail bar) – which has scooped top nail spot in the Best of Joburg competition for 10 years! This...

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Best Men’s Grooming & Best Barber – Sorbet Man

Even the men in our lives need a bit of TLC when it comes to grooming ... and Sorbet Man (best men’s grooming) and (best barber) is the ultimate man-cave. It’s a one-stop shop for haircuts, waxes, shaves, massages ... even manis and pedis. The...

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Best Accessory Shop – Lovisa

How do you take your outfit from drab to fab? With accessories! Luckily, Lovisa (best accessory shop) is driven by a passion for that perfect accessory. Now Joburgers have jewellery boxes and drawers crammed with these gorgeous items! We know we can find the latest...

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Best Toy Store – Toys R Us

When it’s time for a break from school, it’s play time – and kids know they’ll find just what they need to have fun at Toys R Us (best toy store). Mums and dads love this store too – after all, its focus is not...

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Best Kids Take-Away and Beat-the-Budget – McDonald’s

 Collect the kids from school ... and their tummies are rumbling. Luckily, Joburg kids know exactly what they want for a quick hunger fix and adults also flock to this spot, especially when their bank account’s not looking too healthy. McDonald’s (best kids’ takeaway) and...

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Best Private Primary School in Joburg – Valbonne College

Intimate, nurturing and quality education is what kids can expect at Valbonne College (best private primary school). Here, children are said to not only grow academically but they’re also taught how to grow into good people with well-rounded education, love and attention. It’s clearly a...

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Best Public Primary School – Bryandale Primary School

It’s not hard to get the kids to want to go to school when it’s a place where children come first ... like Bryandale Primary School (best public primary school). There’s a healthy mix of learning and playing here, with many extracurricular activities and sports,...

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Best Creche or Pre-Primary – Buttercup Pre-School

When you picture your little loves going off to pre-school, surely you want to find one that feels homely and staff who have a love for children and a passion for education. Mums and dads, rest easy – there is such a school, and it’s...

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Best Kids’ Restaurant, Best Kids’ Party Spot & Best Ribs – Spur Steak Ranches

They’re messy. They’re probably not the best choice for a first date. But when ribs taste as good as those at Spur Steak Ranches (best ribs), how could one resist? With a whopping 52 years in the bag, this restaurant knows how to make our...

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Best Private High School – Redhill School

Free To Build is its motto and building support is just what Redhill School (best private high school) does. Children who go to this school – which has a pre-preparatory, preparatory and high school – learn to develop solid academic, cultural, sporting and leadership skills....

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Best Public High School – Greenside High School

Three cheers for Greenside High School (best public high school). With the aim to uphold and uplift its excellence in education, sports and culture, this school creates a really great balance for learners. Its feats in the cultural area have been enormous and it has...

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Best Fashionable Kids’ Wear – Cotton On Kids

Make no mistake ... Joburg kids are super-trendy. When they’re not running around in their school uniforms, they’re kicking back in Cotton On Kids (best fashionable kids’ wear). Can we blame these young fashionistas? What’s not to love about the designs for kids from one...

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Best Back to School Goodies – Bidvest Waltons

When the school year starts (or even midway through the year when kids have misplaced their necessities), where do you go to find stationery, books and school bags? Bidvest Waltons (best back-to-school goodies). We know we can find just what our children need for their...

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Best Baby Essentials in Joburg – Baby City

What does it take to look after your baba? A whole lotta caring ... so it’s lucky that ‘caring’ is just the tag line of Baby City (best baby essentials). Talk about putting mums’ and their babies’ needs first – this store seems to have...

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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant – Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

If you haven’t yet relished a beetroot falafel at Lexi’s Healthy Eatery (best vegetarian restaurant) and (best vegan restaurant), then you’re seriously missing out. With two stores in the northern suburbs – one in Gwen Lane in the heart of Sandton and another in Rosebank...

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Best Thai restaurant – Simply Asia Thai Food & Noodle Bar

Roasted chilli tamarind duck. Green curry. Basil and chilli stir-fry. Is your mouth watering? You’ll find these Thai specialities (and SO much more) at Simply Asia Thai Food & Noodle Bar (best Thai restaurant). You’re bound to find one close to you, as there are...

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Best Sushi – Wasabi Sushi and Grill

So you love sushi (we couldn’t live without it!) ... but have you ever considered springbok carpaccio in sushi? How about a drizzle of cranberry sauce or balsamic reduction over it? How about dressed in biscuit crumbs? Talk about revolutionising sushi in Joburg! This is...

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Best Steak House – Turn ’n Tender

If it’s steak night, Joburgers know where to turn – Turn ’n Tender (best steak house). Even if you go craving a steak, the menu’s bound to persuade you to try a hearty potjie or combo dishes. But if you’re stuck on steak, choosing isn’t...

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Best Spoil Yourself Restaurant – Marble

You’ve just got that promotion at work. It’s a milestone birthday. Or you just want to treat yourself and your partner to a really (and we mean really) lovely meal ... then Joburg knows just the spot. Marble (best spoil yourself restaurant) – which is...

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Best Seafood Restaurant – Ocean Basket

Seafood fans know they really can’t go wrong with the scrumptious offerings from the deep blue prepared at Ocean Basket (best seafood restaurant). It’s won this category of our competition for a whopping 20 years. It’s easy on the pocket too ... something that was...

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Best Romantic Restaurant – Signature Restaurant

There’s one restaurant that’s spot on at turning up the heat on romance – Signature Restaurant (best romantic restaurant). It’s exclusive. It’s sophisticated. It’s seriously classy fine dining in Sandton’s Morningside. The menu doesn’t stay the same for long (innovation, innovation, innovation) but you’re sure...

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Best Portuguese Restaurant – Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant

You don’t have to get on a plane to experience an afternoon or evening in the south of Portugal (yay!). There’s a much-loved restaurant right on our doorstep (actually, there are 14 of them dotted around the country). Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant (best Portuguese restaurant) is...

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Best Pizzeria – Col’cacchio

Wood-fire pizzas. Italian-inspired dishes (think the tastiest pastas). And a downright homely feel. Col’cacchio (best pizzeria) never ceases to keep us guessing with the innovative items on the menu ... it’s even taken the guilt out of pizza with its carb-conscious options! Let’s ululate (and...

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Best New Restaurant – Daruma By Oskido

What do you get when a seriously successful SA DJ ventures into the restaurant business? A winning formula! That’s how, within a few months of opening, the already popular Daruma By Oskido (best new restaurant) in Waterfall Corner won Joburgers’ votes (and taste buds). What’s...

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Best Outdoor, Neighbourhood and Business Lunch – Nostimo by Mythos

There’s one Mythos in particular that comes up trumps for its true family-oriented, neighbourhood vibe, and that’s Nostimo by Mythos (best neighbourhood restaurant) and (best outdoor dining spot) ... note, it was also joint winner of (best business lunch!). It’s big. It’s family-friendly and it’s...

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Best Mexican Restaurant – Salsa Mexican Grill

One tequila. Two tequilas. Three tequilas. More! (And unusual craft ones at that – think cranberry and ginger or a dessert like toasted caramel.) Or sip a margarita (the jalapeno watermelon is delish) and you just can’t leave without trying the moreish G&Ts (the strawberry...

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Best Lunch in the Country – Casalinga Ristorante Italiano

We love Jozi ... but sometimes, even we die-hard city fans need to escape the hustle. So grab a buddy (or your date), take a drive into the countryside and ... breathe. Casalinga Ristorante Italiano (best lunch in the country) – which has scooped an...

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Best Kosher Restaurant – Anat

Our mouths water when we think of pita bread stuffed with beef, chicken or lamb, chopped veggies and a drizzle of tahina sauce ... and Joburgers know where to bite into the best of them. Anat (best kosher restaurant) is inspired by middle-eastern food and...

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Best Indian Restaurant – The Raj

When you visit The Raj (best Indian restaurant), you can rest assured you’re tasting authentic north Indian cuisine ... think butter chicken, tandoori grills and traditional curries. How do we know this? For one, the chefs are from India, and these restaurants aim to be...

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Best Hotel Restaurant – Piccolo Mondo restaurant in the Michelangelo Hotel

What’s giving a gift without spending time with a special person? And a colleague’s birthday is surely a great excuse to get out of the office and celebrate. Luckily, Joburgers let us in on a real treat. It’s the Piccolo Mondo restaurant in the Michelangelo...

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Best Halaal Restaurant – Istanbul Kebab & Shwarma

Chicken chops. Lamb chops. A traditional Turkish shwarma ... these are three of Joburgers’ top choices on the menu at their favourite spot for authentic Turkish food, Istanbul Kebab & Shwarma (best halaal restaurant). There are a few if these restaurants around and you can...

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Best Greek Restaurant – Mythos

Traditional Greek recipes. Crispy lamb chops. Kingklip. Falafel pita. Saucy prawns with linguine. Baklava with ice cream. Our stomachs are g-g-grrr-umbling for all the delicious Greek delights at Mythos (best Greek restaurant) ... and clearly it’s Jozi’s favourite too. Step into this leisurely restaurant ......

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Best French Restaurant – Paul South Africa Melrose Arch

Think about these stats. A French baking tradition that dates back 120 years and five generations. A classically French offering with a continuing touch to add something new and special. Four hundred-odd bakeries serve more than five million happy French customers a month. Now ponder...

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Best Chinese Restaurant – Red Chamber Mandarin Restaurant

If you’ve got a palate for different spices and enjoy sharing meals, then you’ve just got to try the Red Chamber Mandarin Restaurant (best Chinese restaurant) in Hyde Park Corner – voted top by Joburgers in this competition for 10 years! (Bookworms, you’d be correct...

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Joint Winners Best Business Lunch – Tashas & Nostimo By Mythos

Don’t let the boardroom create boredom ... switch things up like other Jozi business people and crunch numbers over the salt and pepper at Nostimo By Mythos or Tashas (joint winners of best business lunch). We know Mythos for its authentic Greek experience – the...

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Best Breakfast & Brunch – Tashas

Tashas (best breakfast) and (best brunch) gives us the perfect excuse not to have to set foot into the kitchen in the mornings. It’s warm, inviting and homely, but with an air of sophistication. There are a few of these dotted around Joburg, each with...

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Best Italian Restaurant & Best Bistro – Pronto Italian Restaurant

According to the popular saying, ‘Cooking is love made visible’ ... and Natasha Maciel, owner of Pronto Italian Restaurant (best Italian restaurant) and (best Italian restaurant) has gone one step further by stamping her motto of ‘Made with Love’ on everything this owner-run spot serves....

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Best Kids’ Takeaway & Beat the Budget – McDonald’s

Collect the kids from school ... and their tummies are rumbling. Luckily, Joburg kids know exactly what they want for a quick hunger fix and adults also flock to this spot, especially when their bank account’s not looking too healthy. McDonald’s (best kids’ takeaway) and...

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Best Neighbourhood Pub – Keg & Beagle

Of course you could also always meet up with your gang at the Keg & Beagle (best neighbourhood pub). There’s nothing quite like a pub lunch or dinner and at this spot in Linksfield, you’re sure to enjoy the good food with pub classics and...

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Best Joburg Local Band – The Parlotones

'Push me to the floor, make me think that you’re the one that I adore...’ Oh we could sing along – hell, rock out – to The Parlotones (best local band) all day long. So imagine our joy knowing Joburg agrees! Actually, it’s just another...

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Best Bottle Store – TOPS at SPAR

If biltong’s in one hand as you watch the game ... surely a beer’s in the other! Where do Joburgers stock up on their booze? TOPS at SPAR (best bottle store)! No matter the vibe you’re going for ... beers for the big game, G&Ts...

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Best Cocktail Spot, Best Pick-Up Spot, Best Bachelor Party, Best Bachelorette Party & Best Nightclub – Soiree

As the sun goes down, our mood picks up ... it’s time to party. Whether it’s cocktail hour, time to brush up on our pick-up lines, groove to a beat or even celebrate one last jol as a singleton, Soiree (best cocktail spot), (best pick-up...

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Best Tea Garden – The Silver Birch Restaurant

Afternoon tea? Yes, please. Head over to The Silver Birch Restaurant (best tea garden) in Lifestyle Home Garden. Relax in really pretty gardens where you can escape the Joburg rush for a while, sip something sweet and nibble something sweeter ... it’s sure to be...

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Best Takeaway Pizza – Deboniars

If you really want to ‘try something amazing’ (as its slogan goes), grab a slice at Debonairs (best takeaway pizza). We’re quite sure it’s the delicious flavours and family-style designs that entice Joburgers’ taste buds – have you tried the Triple-Decker or Crammed-Crust pizzas? They’re...

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Best Takeaway Chicken – Nando’s

When they’re in the mood for chicken, Joburgers go for the legendary flame-grilled peri-peri chicken – and a host of other treats – at Nando’s (best takeaway chicken). And we’re right beside them ... not only drooling over the menu but also giggling at the...

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Best Supermarket – Pick n Pay

You’ll also want other snacks and thirst-quenchers before the game ... and while you’re getting them, there’s a chance to stock up with much-needed household items. For everything from your kitchen to your bathrooms and patio, Pick n Pay (best supermarket) has it all. There’s...

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Best Ribs, Best Kids’ Restaurant & Best Kids’ Party Spot – Spur Steak Ranches

They’re messy. They’re probably not the best choice for a first date. But when ribs taste as good as those at Spur Steak Ranches (best ribs), how could one resist? With a whopping 52 years in the bag, this restaurant knows how to make our...

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Best Patisserie – Patisserie de Paris

We love afternoon high tea ... but we have to admit it’s really an excuse for us to tuck into a tasty pastry and a slice of cake. When the craving for these sweet treats sets in, Patisserie de Paris (best patisserie) in Blairgowrie is...

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Best Ice Cream Parlour – Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream

What’s a meal without a sweet treat to follow? Our sweet tooth can’t get enough sugary delights. In summertime (hell, any time), we can’t resist a cone ... and luckily we know the perfect spot. At Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream (best ice cream parlour), we’re...

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Best Takeaway Burger, Best Sit-Down Burger & Best Gourmet Milkshake – RocoMamas

We Joburgers live busy lives ... so if you’re looking for a burger on the go or for a little sit-down and break from the hustle, RocoMamas (best takeaway burger) and (best sit-down burger) and (best gourmet milkshake) was voted best in the city in...

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Fresh Produce – Woolworths

No time to waste in the early morning – grab a bottle of water and on-the-go fresh fruit as a pre-exercise snack (love the coconut). Thank goodness for Woolworths (best fresh produce) ... it really adds so much convenience to every day. Fresh and flavoursome...

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Best Food Market & Best Craft Market – Fourways Farmers Market

The market vibe is all the rage ... and if it’s a Friday evening (or plan to go on a Sunday), we know just the market you need to be at. Don’t trust us? Then trust Joburg ... the Fourways Farmers Market (best food market)...

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Best Fish Deli – Fisherman’s Deli

In the mood to turn up the heat in the kitchen and tuck into a piece of salmon at home? Joburgers frequent The Fisherman’s Deli (best fish deli) and we can see why! Fresh fish (like Cape and Mozambican), frozen fish (like kingklip and yellowtail),...

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Best Doughnut Spot – Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme (best doughnut spot) believes it’s created ‘the happy place we all deserve’. Clearly, Joburg agrees. The stores are well decorated. The selection is mouth-watering. But it’s the first bite into one of the fresh, soft, sweet doughnuts that brings to life the brand’s...

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Best Coffee – Mugg & Bean

Your workout may be done but has the day really started before a morning cup of coffee? We think not. Head over to Mugg & Bean (best coffee) ... we guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice and never disappointed in the brew you choose. This...

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Best Chocolate in Joburg – Lindt

Our day wouldn’t be complete without at least one piece of chocolate ... but we can’t promise to stop at just one! Enter Jozi’s fave, Lindt (best chocolate). If you enjoy fruit in chocolate, you just have to try the new Fruit Sensation choccies (once...

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Best Chips in Joburg – Steers

Who can resist a deliciously seasoned, perfectly cut chip? Not us! And we know just where to find our favourites ... at Steers (best chips). What makes them the best? They’re hand-cut, never frozen and the seasoning is ... To. Die. For! Try them alongside...

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Best Caterer – By Word of Mouth

We love to host ... but can’t imagine pulling off a polished party on our own. That’s why we (and most of Joburg) thank our lucky stars for By Word of Mouth (best caterer). And let’s raise a glass as it’s the 20th year the...

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Best Butchery & Best Continental Deli – Thrupps & Co

Whether you love sport or aren’t the biggest fan, there’s no denying we Joburgers tend to make an event of the big games ... even the small ones. Whether it’s night soccer matches, Saturday rugby games or Sunday Formula 1 ... there’s always an excuse...

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Best Biltong – Sloane Meat Market

What would yelling at the ref on the TV screen be without a stick of biltong in your hand? The biltong at Sloane Meat Market (best biltong) is irresistible! This Bryanston butchery’s been in the meat business since 1975 ... and while biltong is an...

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Best Bakery – Fournos

It’s off to work we go – but first, it’s time to treat our colleagues. Why bake when there’s a bakery that’s been in the business of making our mouths water for the past 30 years? Yep, we’ve just celebrated this milestone with Fournos (best...

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