What's new in Joburg? From fine-dining to buns, bbq and 'tjips'
Joburg is forever upping the culinary game.
From indulging our palettes and engaging our taste-buds, it always approaches food with vigour and gusto. But Jozi eateries also have a sense of humour, making simple dishes like hot chips stand out above its more complex counterparts.
Here are some cool new and new-ish spots to check out this year:
Aurum Restaurant - Sandton
An epicurean culinary experience focusing on a modern interpretation of European cuisine, Aurum is the slickest new cat in town. The perfect spot for a romantic dinner, the quality here deserves many gold stars. Dishes are nostalgic, almost to the point of influencing diners on an emotional level - mainly because it's all just so beautiful!
The decor is also rich and divine in every way.
BunsOut - Linden
TV personality, Maps Maponyane opened this cool burger joint last year in the very happening burb of Linden. And he's not just stopping there, as he recently opened another shop in Durban's Umhlanga. This new venture offers a lot of great options for meat-eaters as well as veggies - so go check it out!
Biru BBQ-Hotpot-Braai - Rivonia
Unleash your inner chef at Biru as this Japanese concept restaurant incorporates the pleasure of braaing and fine dining. Yes, you cook your own meat.
TJIPS - Bank City
Who doesn't like a nice plate of hot chips? The ultimate chips shop just opened up in Bank City - and be sure to look out for their food trucks all over the city, too.
Bistro Dolce Vita - Morningside
Situated inside the Regent apartment building, this new spot offers delicious breakfast and brunch menus. Expect fresh, organic ingredients! Also check out their small deli section in the back of fine imported Italian ingredients.