Where to Eat in Roodepoort: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 7, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Roodepoort is a city in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Johannesburg's most famous botanical garden, Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens (now renamed Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden), is located in Roodepoort. Formerly an independent municipality, Roodepoort became part of the Johannesburg municipality in the late 1990s, along with Randburg and Sandton.
Things to do in Roodepoort

1. Tony's Spaghetti Grill

Honey Crest Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, cnr Duiker Avenue | Randpark Ridge, Randburg 2156, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 11 795 3698
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

Tony's Spaghetti Grill

Established in 2001, Tony's is one of Johannesburg's most popular restaurants. A South African restaurant with strong Italian influences, we serve delicious al'fresco style meals ranging from antipasti, salads, pizza and pasta, to tasty meat and seafood dishes. Our modern and spacious double volume restaurant, with a wide Terrace on two sides, is the perfect spot for socializing and enjoying great food. Owner Tony, has been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, and believes that Italian cuisine offers the broadest spectrum for innovation. At Tony's, life is delicious!!

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We stopped for a light meal and had the creamy chicken livers and the calamari and we were not disappointed at all. But Shepherd was not the ideal waiter at all. He didnt bother introducing himself to us, would leave drinks,food and bill on the...MoreThank you for your feedback. We will definitely help Shepard improve his skills.

2. 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!

3. 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.

4. Restaurante Parreirinha

No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg 2190, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 11 435 3809
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Restaurante Parreirinha

Run by the Da Cunha Family.

Reviewed By Howard L - Johannesburg, South Africa

I have reviewed Parreirinha before and now that I live in Midrand I sometimes wonder why a person would drive all the way to the South of Joburg to have a meal but when the food arrives you just know it was worth the great trek. We normally have the 12 prawns but decided to order a seafood platter for 2. At R425 it is really great value, 2 small crayfish, 12 prawns, kingklip, calamari, some small shellfish, rice and chips. All cooked under the watchful eye of the mama in the kitchen. Service as usual was tops. Area is not great but they have security outside.

5. Tres Jolie

22 Peter Road | Ruimsig, Roodepoort, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 011-026-0153-011-026-0521-011-794-2473-011-794-2944
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Tres Jolie

Reviewed By Euterpe_K - Johannesburg, South Africa

Booked this venue to celebrate two birthdays. Even though it was very full, there is more than enough space, so it doesn't feel cramped. Lots of activities to keep the kids busy, also some farm animals to feed.
Food was not bad. All in all our afternoon was very enjoyable.

6. Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards African, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$141 +27 11 536 1379
Excellent
24%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 299 reviews

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Sakhumzi Restaurant is located in Soweto - the largest black township in South Africa. Vilakazi Street, the tourist Mecca of Soweto, is where Sakhumzi opens its doors to anyone and everyone - from locals, to tourists and even corporate groups. Sakhumzi is a restaurant with true 'kasi' flavour. Kasi, meaning township - a vibrant community welcoming everyone in for lively local tunes and authentic home cooked Soweto food!

Reviewed By nauj63 - South East England, United Kingdom

Having enjoyed a 3 hour escorted tour of Soweto culminating in a visit to Nelson Mandela's home pre & post incarceration, we rounded things off with lunch at a 'typical (?) Sowetan eatery. Certainly there was a vibe about the place and the food was...MoreThank you so much for such a great message.

7. Founders Grill Florida

Gordon Rd | Florida North, Roodepoort, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +27 11 672 3975
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Founders Grill Florida

Reviewed By TakenForARide - Johannesburg, South Africa

If you're looking for a no-frills, cozy pub lunch with hearty and tasty fare, look no further. Head for Gordon Road off the N1 towards Ontdekkers and just before the junction you'll find this unpretentious gem.
There used to be a Founders in Cresta years ago, but that succumbed to modernity and fast food chains. Pity, but commercial realities are like that.
Don't expect starched napery and heavy fake cutlery. Simple sit-down at tables or benches outside if your that way inclined. Gordon Road is busy, so unless you don't fret about noise and fumes it can be better inside. Except of course that the music (?) can be overpowering if you don't ask them to turn it down or even off. The staff are friendly, obliging and understanding of one's foibles.
But get down to the food - salads, steak, ribs, oxtail, pies - every imaginable pub fare, far too much to sample in one go. We had ribs, ox tail and fillet - all perfect, with veggies and chips (real chips without funny stuff on it!) - sauces to drool over and and too many to remember. But leave some space for desert, or try one of their real Irish Coffees if you're not the designated driver.
Gone are the days when one could get a pub lunch for under R200 (about 15-20 Euros or Dollars at today's tourist exchange rates) but the specials go for as little as a third of that. But then who wants bad food in a swanky place at three times the price?
I'll hitch a ride on this one again when the opportunity comes along!

8. Les Delices De France

Corner Gordon Road & Keith Ave, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 11 027 8668
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Les Delices De France

Reviewed By Kat W

Off the beaten track, odd decor, excellent service, great bonhomie from tbe hosts, authentic and supremely delicious French fare. Really enjoyed our first visit, after hearing great things, and will certainly go again.

9. Papachinos Clearwater

208 Christian de Wet Street, Roodepoort 1724, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 11 457 2977
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Papachinos Clearwater

Reviewed By Venessa N

Papachinos has a relaxed atmosphere - great for families and children who need to run around a bit. Great mojitos!

10. MV Cafe

14th Avenue, Randburg 2170, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 11 476 2720
Excellent
34%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

MV Cafe

Reviewed By andries_steyn - Roodepoort, South Africa

I love this place. The food is good. Great coffee and cake. Staff is friendly. Staff just need to pay more attention to the customers. Customers have to wave the hands around to get the waiters attention. Why is nobody watching the floor. Come on guys. Your food is great. Please do something about your floor attention.

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