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Restaurant's & PUbs Near Margaret's PlaceGreat places to eat & share a pint - Kensington, Johannesburg

Margaret's Place - Kensington, Johannesbugr

Restaurants & Pubs Some of the best the area has to offer

When visiting Margaret's Place on a business or any other trip for that matter, you have a wealth of choice when it comes to restaurants, some right on your doorstep, some not too far away and some well worth a little travel to get to. Below is a list of the current selection, reaching to Sandton, Bedfordview to Bruma and Eastgate.

Check out these places to eat or have an entertaining pint in a social crowd.


La Piazza Café

Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bistro
Johannesburg, Kensington
La Piazza Cafe is a trendy restaurant that serves a breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alternatively come in for a great coffee.

Gema Trattoria & Pizzeria

Cuisine: Italian
Johannesburg, Kensington
Resembling a traditional Italian home and run by a genuine Italian family.

Adega Do Monge

Cuisine: Portuguese
Johannesburg, Kensington
Located in a luxurious house in Kensington, Adega do Monge was founded in 1997, providing authentic colonial Portuguese Cuisine.

Nino's (Bedford Gardens)

Cuisine: Italian
Johannesburg, Bedford Gardens
is made from the freshest ingredients, offering an unparalleled taste experience.

Sai Thai Thai Restaurant

Cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian
Location of restaurant: Johannesburg, Bruma


Micky, is the owner of the popular Sai Thai Thai Restaurant in Cyrildene on the corners of Derrick Ave. & Marcia Str. in Johannesburg.

Santana Portuguese Restaurant & Pub

Cuisine: Portuguese
Johannesburg, Bruma
Santana situated on the Island of Madeira between the coastal towns of Porto da Cruz and Porta de S Jorge and opposite the capital Funchal.

Happy Together

Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Johannesburg, Bruma

Plaka (Eastgate)

Cuisine: Greek, Tapas
Location of restaurant: Johannesburg, Eastgate

Cumin and Coriander

A beautifully planned and Exquisitely laid out Restaurant in The quite suburb of Kensington. We specialize in North Indian cuisine but offer a western menu for those that do not like spice. That said however we are one of the few Indian restaurants that do all curries A'la Carte and so are able to make extremely mild curries for the Western palette.

Gema Trattoria & Pizzeria

A family-run trattoria from Northern Italy, which has been trading for 10 years. Gema is situated in a home in the heart of Queens Street Kensington with pressed ceiling, wooden floors like any good Italian home.


Will take you on an exotic journey through India captivating you in its foreign and mysterious selection of authentic North Indian foods. Not only offering a fantastic selection of mouth-watering dishes, but an entire Indian experience.

From the moment you step through the doors, you are transported. Smells of spices and incense greet you, while your eyes dance from one exotic artwork to another and Indian music and images flash before you on a big screen TV.

O Braseiro Portuguese Restaurant

Call 011 622 2083 - Lancaster Square 141 Robert’s Avenue, Kensington, Johannesburg
Cuisine: Portuguese - Ambience: Authentic Culture, Comfy & Casual


Kensington Corner Langerman and Queen streets, Kensington, Johannesburg, 072 918 8824 Chef-patronne Amsale Debela is a political refugee who literally walked to SA from Ethiopia. Her first restaurant was the now legendary Amsale’s at Little Addis in Jeppe Street where she garnered a 2008 Dine Top 100 Restaurant award. Berbere spice-laden doro wat chicken stews with injera sour dough pancakes are the specialty of the house.

Afrodisiac and Voodoo Lounge

Linksfield Nursery Cnr Club St and Linksfield Drive 011 443 990 Like many restaurants that market themselves as serving African food, the menu lists quite standard fare which seems Africanized in name only eg Sowetan oxtail. But there is South African fare like a game platter which includes crocodile, ostrich, springbok and quail. Sophisticated ambience and the Voodoo Lounge is a fashionable cocktail bar where there is often excellent live music.

Abyssinia Restaurant

Kensington, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: A large injera can either be ordered as a vegetarian option with lovely little mounds of yellow pea stew, potato, spinach, cabbage and the like.

Allora Ristorante (Sandton)

Seafood, Contemporary, Italian
Sandton, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: For a light lunch, try a combo of a green salad dressed with generous slices of authentic pecorino, followed by a main course of salmon pasta prepared with walnuts, cream and white wine.

Café Billi Bi

Modderfontein, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: Clifford Correia was the sous-chef at Ile de France before opening The Bell Pepper in Kensington. He’s now back with an establishment dedicated to serving fresh, seasonal food.

Ciao Baby Cucina (Bedford Square)

Buffet, Deli, Light meals, Pizzas, Seafood, Grills, Italian
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: There’s an extensive menu ranging from antipasti, pizza and pasta to house specials like homemade spiced Italian sausage served with sweet pomodoro and wet polenta and lamb shank.

Coffee dot com

Light meals, Pizzas, Grills
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Dino's Restaurant

Continental, Mediterranean
Bedfordview (Gauteng)
Food: Retro deluxe is the name of the game here: expect prawn cocktail (really an avo Ritz of sorts), crumbed mushrooms, oysters Rockefeller and such.

Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill (Edenvale)

Seafood, Grills
Edenvale, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria

Pizzas, Italian
Kensington, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: It’s just what you would expect from a well-run family neighbourhood trattoria with honest fare at reasonable prices.

Jimmy's Killer Prawns (Bedfordview)

Seafood, Sushi
Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Jimmy's Killer Prawns (Stoneridge)

Seafood, Grills, Sushi
Edenvale, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Jungle Sushi

Sushi, Japanese
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: His fans know him as Jungle Sushisan, although those in the know say his real name is Jungle Cong. There’s an extensive sushi list with items not found on every menu in Johannesburg.

L Marina

Seafood, Sushi
Modderfontein, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: La Marina and La Peche provide both the trade and the public with a marvelous selection of specialised seafood, shellfish, cheese, venison and other exclusive products.

Mantovanis (Eastgate)

Light meals, International, South African
Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Mrs'Sippi Blues Restaurant

Pub fare, Grills
Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Olives Bistro

Mediterranean, Italian
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Food: This restaurant presents a cordon-bleu experience with an in-house chef in a desolate shopping arcade and with no passing trade – they appear to be fighting a losing battle

Oyo (Bedfordview)

Grills, Sushi, Fusion, Asian, Thai
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Pigalle (Bedfordview)

International, Portuguese
Bedfordview (Gauteng)
Food: Pigalle’s food is Mediterranean inspired, so expect sardines grilled over an open flame,

Portugalia Restaurant, Coffee Bar and Party Venue

Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Primi Fusion (Stoneridge)

Light meals, Pizzas, Italian
Modderfontein, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Primi is a casual and comfortable family restaurant, inspired by Italian tradition yet shaped by a Cosmopolitan present. The food is fresh and fast, with all menu items cooked from fresh.

Primi Piatti (Eastgate)

Light meals, Pizzas, Italian
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Primi is a casual and comfortable family restaurant, inspired by Italian tradition yet shaped by a Cosmopolitan present. The food is fresh and fast, with all menu items cooked from scratch.

Rich Real Grill Bar

Grills, International
Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Rodizio (Bedfordview)

Seafood, Grills, Portuguese
Bedfordview (Gauteng)
Brazil's party culture and fine cuisine meet at Rodizio. Complement your meal with a variety of splendid wines from the wine cellar or order a cocktail from the bar.

Saffron Indian Restaurant

Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Santana Portuguese Restaurant and Pub

Bruma, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Seafood, Grills
Bedfordview (Gauteng)

tashas (Village View)

Health, Light meals
Bedfordview, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

The Brazen Head (Edenvale)

Edenvale, Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Trents Restaurant

International, Mediterranean, African
Bedfordview (Gauteng)

Vini's (Bedfordview)

Light meals, Pizzas, Grills, Italian
Bedfordview (Gauteng)


Back o' the Moon Nightclub

Located in Gold Reef City Casino
Tel: +2711496-1423

Roxy Rhythm Bar

20 Main Rd, Melville
Tel: +2711 726-6019
R50 cover charge

SAB World of Beer

15 President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg
Tel: +2711 836-4900

The SAB-Miller Beer Museum

R25 for the tour, including 2 free drinks in the pub at the end of the tour

Buzz 9

7th Street Melville, Johannesburg
Tel: +2711 726 2019

The Polo Lounge

The Westcliff Hotel 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
Tel: +2711 481 6026

Santana Portuguese Restaurant and Pub

Shop 1, Bruma, Johannesburg

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool  at Margaret's Place

The main feature in the garden is our large, sparkling swimming pool. Relax alongside the pool with a good book, some office work or a sundowner, you are sure to be rejuvenated.

Thatched Lapa

Thatched Boma at Margaret's Place

Sit in the shelter of the thatched lapa with your take-away meal or have a business discussion with our partner. All told, it is a relaxing environment conducive to getting things done.

Sight Seeing

Sight seeing at Margaret's Place

Visit places in the area, such as Rhodes Park, Bedfordview Shopping Centre, Bruma Lake Flea Market, China Town in Cyrildene, Gold Reef City and all it offers.

Sports, Entertainment & Eateries

Accolades & Recognition

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award Kensington (JHB) 2018

Sleeping Out Badge


Lux Global Travel & Tourism Awards