Fourways Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Fourways

December 31, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

The district referred to as Fourways (which is a collection of suburbs, including the traditional suburb of Fourways) is the fastest-developing commercial and residential hub in northern Sandton, north of Johannesburg, South Africa. The main access routes to Fourways are off the N1 at R511 William Nicol Drive, or alternatively along R564 Witkoppen Road. It is located mostly in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It is roughly as far as one can go in the city before metropolitan Johannesburg dissolves into rolling hills, gamefarms and the capital Pretoria, 55 kilometres to the northeast. Hartebeespoort Dam and the Magaliesburg Mountains lie half an hour to the north-west. It is bordered by Bryanston to the east and south and Randburg to the west.
Things to do in Fourways

1. Pigalle Sandton

Maude Street, Sandton | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Sandton, South Africa Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$392 +27 11 884 8899
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Pigalle Sandton

Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. The venue reflects the Goncalves brother's Mediterranean flair for life with its sumptuous vibe, specializing in exceptional seafood and superb international cuisine. There is something extraordinary for every palate at Pigalle with a sensational menu including impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. Pigalle Sandton showcases elegant decor which sets a chic, up market ambience as well as successfully exhibiting and almost decadent yet exceptionally impressive urban-Baroque flavour. Lavish imported Italian fabrics, rich timber and gilded frames complete the opulent look and feel, while the smoking section boasts a breezy balcony with panoramic vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline.

Reviewed By sandra n - Lemont, Illinois

Thank Goodness! The hotel our tour group stayed at here was nothing to write home about, but...at least we splurged on dinner our last night in Johannesburg! Dinner was wonderful, dessert was delightful, everyone was very well pleased with everything that night. I loved the traditional decor, very elegant and pleasing to the eye. The staff were gracious and we were a large group to handle all at once, yet they handled it quite well. If you are looking for a very nice fine dining experience, do go and maybe celebrate a special occasion!

2. Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant

88 Hobart Road | Shop G9 & G10, Hobart Grove Shopping Centre, Bryanston, Bryanston 2193, South Africa Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$235 +27 11 463 8558
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant

Wombles is a destination restaurant which comfortably caters for corporate groups whilst simultaneously accommodating intimate diners.

Reviewed By frank_zillmann - Lampertheim

Perfect ambient, perfect service, perfect food!
Located in Bryanston, this restaurant shows the old colonial ambient. And it's huge. Outside you have a fireplace.
The service is extra ordinary. Three different waiters were responsible for our table. And each waiter was a specialist in his profession and high motivated.
We tried the Kudu-fillet, the ordinary beef and several types of carpaccio. Absolute perfect!
Good wine and a good whisky were offered too.
We will come back, definitely.

3. Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery

Nelson Mandela Square | Shop 11, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, Grill, American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$133 +27 11 784 2366
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 996 reviews

Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery

Established in 1994, we have become a favorite amongst the locals and business people in and around the Sandton area. We've hosted many local and international guests— you may even spot local and international celebrities too. Trumps is popular with many tour operators and airlines; we are frequented by customers from British Airways, Qatar, Virgin, Lufthansa, and others. We are the number one seller of Karan Beef in Johannesburg and all our beef is aged on the premises in a cold room, for 21 days. What can our patrons expect? Affordability, consistency, excellent service and outstanding meals. We pride ourselves on being able to create the highest quality meals, all at affordable prices. We have an extensive menu that has taken years to develop. Our food can be described as top notch. At Trumps, "It's all about the meat." A variety of steaks, including Fillet, Rump, Sirloin, and Prime Rib are a must for meat lovers. Our famous BBQ ribs are another favorite amongst our customers. Otherwise we have a variety of seafood and chicken dishes to suit every customer's liking. With all the experience over the years and a great and competent team back and front of house, we have the ability to produce consistently excellent results, no matter how busy we may be. We have an extensive wine menu, to cater for all tastes. Our passion to bring new and exciting meals and wine to the world has driven us to source our wines from around the world. Our newly built cellar offers a host of local and international wines, impressive for even the most sophisticated palate. With a new in-house butchery opening at the end of October, many of our patrons will soon be able to take a piece of Trumps home with them. We have two Private rooms available for both corporate and personal functions. The Johnnie Walker Private Room, and our Glenfiddich Private Room. Whether it's a company meeting, year end, or even just a special occasion that needs to be celebrated, dine in comfort and style. Each room is customized to offer an experience worth remembering!

Reviewed By GypsyTraveller94 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This place has it all. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, local game, great beef, nice wine, and wonderful desserts. It’s so popular that a quiet conversation may not be possible, but you’re not yelling at each other. By the way, it’s not connected to the current US president. Recommend.

4. Plaka Restaurant Cresta

Shop U224, Entrance 12, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Dr, Northcliff, Johannesburg 2194, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 11 478 0392
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

Plaka Restaurant Cresta

Reviewed By africanaddict - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

We've always enjoyed Plaka restaurant, but felt that the food quality at Eastgate surpassed the Cresta location. It's caught up!!!! We've been to the Cresta branch twice this week for lunch and enjoyed both times greatly. Our favorite dish is the meze vegatable platter for...MoreHi Africanaddict, thank you for your excellent feedback and great review. We're glad to hear that Plaka Cresta surpassed your expectations and that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5. The Local Grill

7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$157 +27 11 880 1946
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 452 reviews

The Local Grill

Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse championships. Offering kitchen tours and beef courses. Beef all aged on the premises and cut to order.

Reviewed By 1959Hennie - Pretoria, South Africa

We went to Local Grill for my birthday an was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service. This is really a place worth visiting again and again.Our waiter Daniel deserves special mention!!Thank you for sharing your special day with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. Daniel is grateful for the mention.

6. Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$110 +27 +11 482 5572
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 333 reviews

Lucky Bean

Reviewed By 2onholiday - Manchester

An excellent restaurant. I had hake which was delicious and the amount was fantastic. If I had Known how much fish I would have I may have missed the superb calamari I had for starter. The meal for two including aperatifs and a bottle of Sauvignon cost about £35. Great value. Setting and ambiance also excellent.

7. Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar

Whiteley Road | The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$196 +27 11 684 1162
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar

Reviewed By DMSCAD - London, United Kingdom

Went to Mezepoli with my wife for dinner. We sat outside. Food is Greek tapas style but tables are way too small to accommodate such tapas dishes; therefore the table required a lots of reorganising throughout the mean with the waiter explaining that the glass water bottles often end up falling and breaking due to the lack of space.
The food was on the whole very average. The Greek salad was nice but was seasoned with parsley, not traditional Greek salad herbs or at least some oregano. The hummus and pita breads were tasty and the beetroot ok. The anchovies (also covered in parsley) were very tart and the squid had a weird flavour and wasn't very hot (we didn't eat it and hence weren't charged). We then ordered the chicken wings (very delicious indeed) and the beef souvlaki (we had asked for no parsley but it arrived cold and with parsley. We sent it back).
Service was friendly, however.
On the whole, I was a bit disappointed. I expected a bit more from a place which has such strong reviews on TA.
I would not return.

8. The Grillhouse Rosebank

C/O Oxford Road & Bierman Avenu | Shop 1, The Firs / Hyatt Shopping Centre, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 11 880 3945
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Grillhouse Rosebank

Welcome to The Grillhouse, Johannesburg's most loved and well established premium steakhouse. Established in 1995, The Grillhouse offers the perfect quadfecta in dining - great food, a huge selection of fine wines and malts, stellar service and an upmarket yet warm and hospitable atmosphere. Please check our Facebook page for details of opening and closing times during the festive season and other holiday. The Grillhouse Rosebank Team 22 years of reminding you why you work so hard!

Reviewed By 763Kiwi_traveller007 - HKT

With an extensive & expansive menu, The Grillhouse delivers. The service is second to none. Although the setting is a little dark + dated the food is not just delicious but what your expecting. Not OTT on prices but not cheap. I’d certainly recommend it...MoreThank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you back again soon :)

9. The Grillhouse Sandton

11 Alice Lane Precinct, Bldg 1, Piazza Level, 156 - 5th Street, Sandhurst, | Gauteng, Sandton 2196, South Africa Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Validated Parking Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +27 11 783 6132
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

The Grillhouse Sandton

Welcome to The Grillhouse Sandton, Johannesburg's most loved and well established premium steakhouse. Established in 1995, The Grillhouse offers the perfect quadfecta in dining - great food, a huge selection of fine wines and malts, stellar service and an upmarket yet warm and hospitable atmosphere. Please check our Facebook page for opening times over the holiday periods. The Grillhouse Sandton Team Reminding you why you work so hard!

Reviewed By chrisrod1 - Beira, Mozambique

A friend of mine invited me to the Grillhouse. All dishes we ordered were simply excellent. The place was super crowded but it still felt like one has privacy. The waiters were all helpful. They also have a good cigar selection. I booked online by...MoreThank you very much for your awesome review. We are happy to hear that you had a great dining experience with us, and hope to see you back again soon.

10. Signature

Morningside Shopping Centre, Sandton, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +27 87 940 3880
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 403 reviews

Signature

Reviewed By mark h

Had a very relaxing dinner with my wife. Great live jazz background music with fantastic views.
Calamari stater and shushi were fantastic!! Lamb rump was okay, I had the duck orange before which I my view is there signature dish! Coffee and desert good! Service always good and staff very attentive .
Best wine list in Jhb, but expect to pay top $!
Wine glasses are Riedel so worth spending on a expensive wine.
Well done! Signature is a special place regardless being expensive!!

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