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5 New Joburg Restaurants to Try Now

A wide variety of great eateries have recently opened their doors in the City of Gold, creating quite a stir on the Joburg restaurant scene.

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A whole host of wonderful eateries have recently opened their doors in the City of Gold, creating quite a stir on the Joburg restaurant scene. With interesting interiors, fresh concepts and delectable menus, these new spots constitute a real treat for the food-obsessed. They also cover a variety of different food offerings ranging from delicious dim sum to carefully crafted chocolate. 

Here are 5 of Our Favourite New Joburg Restaurants 

1. Afrikoa Café

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Located at the Trumpet Building on the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank,  Afrikoa Café showcases the best of African coffee and cocoa. Afrikoa created South Africa’s first bean-to-bar chocolate, which you can experience in its beautifully designed concept store. Expect beautiful pastries, delicious brews of all imaginable coffee variations and an impressive list of sparkling wines by the glass – all of which works to celebrate and complement the brand's award-winning chocolate bars.

Discover more about Afrikoa Café here

2. La Petite Maison

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This little eatery has loads of character and is creating a real buzz in on Melville's famed 7th Avenue strip. La Petite Maison is a bistro-style, fine-dining eatery that can only seat 20 patrons at a time, and it embraces the best of European bistro-style cooking and decor. It's also all about using fine local ingredients from small-scale producers. Expect stylish Italian-inspired dishes such as Magaliesberg pork belly, springbok tartare and prosciutto with figs. 

Discover more about La Petite Maison here

3. Momo Kuro

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The latest addition to the Momo chain of Joburg restaurants is a hidden gem. Momo Kuro, which translates from Japanese as ’black dumpling’, is something of a secret hideaway, with its entrance through a door that reads ‘exit’ on its exterior. Once inside, diners are treated to an incredible interior that features an installation of brass poles backed by a black, high-gloss panel that continues throughout the restaurant, creating wonderful reflections of the extraordinary views outside the windows. Food-wise, expect a sampling of the best of the other Momo restaurants' offerings, as well as poké bowls, tapas-style dishes and elaborate dim sum creations. 

Discover more about Momo Kuro here

4. Van Der Linde

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Taking her cue from farm life, Van Der Linde's executive chef Amori Burger serves up remarkable dishes that are focused on fresh produce – all in in a beautifully designed space. Enjoy generous flavour combinations in dishes such as flame-grilled, North African-inspired roasted carrots, beetroot vine-wrapped sardines and salmon pasta. Van Der Linde has vegan and vegetarian menus and offers delicious sweet treats for a variety of dietary preferences. It's a good idea to book well in advance, especially over weekends, when the morning Harvest Table brings the crowds.

Discover more about Van Der Linde here 

5. Publik

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Publik is a bit of an institution in Cape Town and has now also opened in the City of Gold. The new Publik Wine Bar in the Bolton Road collection of spaces in Rosebank is a charming place that wine lovers will thoroughly enjoy. The menu is simple and makes use of top-notch ingredients. This is the place to snack on delicious charcuterie boards overflowing with cold meats and sip on the wonderful wines that Publik carefully curates to showcase the best of the best independent local producers. 

Discover more about Publik here