If you are looking for sensational new and indulgent dining experience in Johannesburg, then we have the restaurants for you!
Rivonia is one of the most affluent residential and business suburbs of Johannesburg, and regarded as the hub of upstart I.T. companies. The main retail thoroughfare in the area, Rivonia Boulevard, is the location of the Rivonia Square and Rivonia Village shopping complexes as well as many other shops and restaurants.
This also happens to be the home of the famous Browns Restaurant. Formerly a rambling old farmhouse, Browns is a Johannesburg landmark. This spectacular restaurant boasts one of the finest wine cellars in the country as well as offering total tranquility in its private gardens. The large, though intimate, dining area spills out onto an airy patio that is opened up or closed in depending on the weather. In addition, Browns is possibly the first South African restaurant to introduce a French Cheese room boasting over 30 varieties of international cheeses. Browns of Rivonia is not to be missed and will definitely add a unique dimension to your dining experience.
Not only has it been given an Award of Excellence on the 2005 Diners Club International Winelist of the Year (along with Yum and La Campagnola) but the cellar is one of three areas this venue offers diners, who can also choose the patio or a dining room complete with a cosy fireplace.
Recently voted Food24’s Top Restaurant in Johannesburg, Browns boasts a classic menu, with a hint of fusion; one of the largest wine cellars in the country; and a fine fromagerie. To aid digestion after a rich and decadent meal, have a nibble at a cheese platter from the restaurant’s outstanding fromagerie. Situated in an old farmhouse, Browns exudes old-world, understated elegance – a must for those who’re in love with food and wine.
A top dish to try has to be the Ostrich Babotie; crispy fried ostrich blended with malay spices – filled in a wanton pastry topped with tomato salsa… a fusion of flavours and actually a lot lighter and fresher than you would think.
The suburb of Dunkeld is situated in the North of Johannesburg between Rosebank, Melrose and Hyde Park. Dunkeld is central to a number of destinations and places of interest that the visitor to Johannesburg might wish to include in their itinerary. Just a few blocks away to the northeast is the Wanderers Cricket Ground, home to many a test match, and Wanderers Golf Club. The Melrose Bird Sanctuary, where more than 120 wild bird species nest in the indigenous trees and reed beds around a lake.
Christoff van Staden and business partner Peter Aucamp have opened their new restaurant named “Winehouse” in the Ten Bompas Hotel in Dunkeld, in honour of Joanna Flatau’s painting of Amy Winehouse.
Dominik Middlecamp and Andrew Scott Fleet are the chefs at Winehouse, where the delicious menu reflects a distinct French theme.
Middlecamp trained at the Culinary Schools of Cooking in Lubeck and Hannover before gaining practical experience in the kitchens of cruise liners. Scott Fleet has a City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery and has worked in restaurants in the Western Cape, including The Plettenberg and Salt.
The mouth watering dishes at Winehouse have Starters like: grilled asparagus with poached egg and tarragon vinaigrette; rabbit terrine with carrot and orange glaze served with garlic baguette; duck ravioli with porcini mushroom sauce; salmon tartar with poached quail egg, avocado and brunoise of onion and tomato with lemon crème fraiche; organic green salad with grilled pear, blue cheese with walnuts and a port and raspberry dressing
Their Mains are absolutely scrumptious! From the Beef fillet, bone marrow crumble, swiss chard, sauce bordelaise; the Joostenberg duck, baby carrot, dates, carrot puree, duck crumble, to their Lamb loin, smoked brinjal, lemon confit, Moroccan spiced jus. You will be assured to find your favourite at Winehouse.