Whether it’s your first date, or your 10th wedding anniversary, if you’re looking for somewhere special to have a romantic meal, in Joburg then boy have we got a treat for you. With loads of great restaurants signed up on the site, myLocali has the scoop on the best secret foodie spots in Johannesburg and today they’re giving us the down-low on their favourite Joburg spots for a romantic date with your special someone. Here are their Top 5 picks for most romantic restaurants in Joburg.
The Lobster Trap is a small, owner-run restaurant in Bryanston that combines an intimate atmosphere with exquisite seafood dishes. The inventive and flavourful menu uses only freshly-caught seafood, and the wine list features a selection of boutique wines. Enjoy vanilla butter poached crayfish salad or the traditional favourite of Mozambique-style king prawns, or order sushi and enjoy watching the deftly-skilled sushi chef preparing it.
Find it at Naturally Yours Centre 453, Corner of Main & Culross Roads, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Enjoy a moonstruck evening and head to La Luna of Melville. This enchanting restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine, made by internationally trained chefs, with an emphasis on using local ingredients. Indulge in the home-made pastas such as the pumpkin ravioli with brown butter, pine kernels and amaretti, or sample the meze zite con ragu di cotica, which is pork braised until meltingly tender and served over pasta. Don’t forget to browse their choice of delicate desserts either.
Find it at 9, 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.
Enjoy organic, farm-fresh ingredients and passionate, dedicated service at Coobs in Parkhurst, an eclectic bistro with a quirky menu and a vibrant atmosphere. Chef James Diack takes pride in every dish he serves for an extraordinary culinary experience. Interestingly, close to 75% of the ingredients used come from Coobs’ organic farm in the Magaliesburg. Treat your date to duck with coriander and chilli in a coconut lemon grass broth, or a sticky smoky grass-fed sirloin served with bourbon. The vegetarian menu options are delicious as well.
Find it at corner of 4th Avenue and 14th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
Ok, this one isn’t Joburg exactly but it’s worth the drive! For an incredible Mediterranean experience, from the imaginative menu to the sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, Prosopa in Pretoria receives rave reviews from diners. The superb menu, which includes gorgeous meze and their speciality, slow-cooked lamb Kleftiko, as well as delights like chocolate chilli beef fillet, is matched with an award-winning wine list.
Find it at Waterkloof Heights Shopping Centre, 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof, Pretoria.
A good steak and an excellent wine are an irresistible combination and a recipe for a perfect date night. Trumps Grillhouse in Sandton has recently had a makeover, but this upmarket restaurant’s reputation for serving only the best grain-feed steaks remains intact. Peruse the extensive wine list for an accompaniment to one of their many meat, seafood or game dishes, and finish up with a nightcap from their list of over 50 whiskies.
Find it at Shops 12, Nelson Mandela Square, 8 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton.
Connecting you with the perfect place to have a lazy sundowner, a sumptuous meal, a quirky cocktail or some exotic cuisine, myLocali is an innovative new online booking service that makes booking the right restaurant as simple as a few quick clicks. All of these restaurants and more can be found and booked on the myLocali.com website.