Five top restaurants and bars to visit in Rosebank

03 October 2016

As we've launched our exciting new Rosebank stop, here are some of the best restaurants and bars to visit around this cosmopolitan suburb of Johannesburg.

Level Four Restaurant

High tea at Level Four Restaurant is a colourful, mouth-watering affair. (Image: Tsogo Sun)

This sophisticated restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, offers contemporary fine dining, as well as fabulous afternoon high teas. The champagne bar features an extensive wine list and range of cocktails, making this a preferred destination for pre-dinner drinks or sundowners. Dine inside in elegant surroundings, or head for the appealing outdoor terrace.

Its spectacular views of surrounding Johannesburg make this place even more special. If you’re lucky enough to find the table next to the outdoor pool vacant, enjoy your meal or drinks there.

Located at: 54 on Bath hotel, Bath Avenue, Rosebank

Circle Bar

Circle Bar, one of Rosebank's premium hangout spots. (Image: Crowne Plaza)

With its beautifully decorated cocktail bar, this venue is perfect for chilled sundowners or pre-dinner drinks. Its modern interior, great service and cocktail menu make the Circle Bar one of Rosebank's premium hangout spots. Expect funky mood lighting and colour-changing sitting pods.

Located at: Crowne Plaza Hotel, corner of Tyrwhitt and Sturdee avenues, Rosebank


Katzy's is an old-style cigar lounge in the heart of Rosebank. (Image: Katzy's)

This old-style cigar lounge in the heart of Rosebank offers a great selection of whiskeys, cognacs and, of course, cigars. Open for dinner only, the menu is that of the famous Grillhouse steakhouse on the same premises. Head to Katzy's for its five-nights-a-week live acts, ranging from local bands to international acts. You'll be dancing the night away.

Located at: The Firs, corner of Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue, Rosebank


The sunsets at Marble are almost as good as the food. (Image: Marble)

This light, airy and rustic open-plan restaurant is perfect if you're looking for a modern venue to enjoy South African cuisine and some pretty mindblowing cocktail concoctions, such as the Grigio Fumo, comprising bacon-infused bourbon, maple syrup and bitters.

The restaurant has a grand wood-fired grill as focal point, and award-winning chef David Higgs's culinary creations are not to be missed.

Located at: Trumpet on Keyes, corner of Keyes and Jellicoe avenues, Rosebank


Koi is known for its delectable sushi. (Image: Koi)

In a comfortable, relaxed setting, Koi is great for lunchtime or pre-party drinks. Grab a table outside in the summer and enjoy delicious contemporary Asian cuisine with Western-style hints (the restaurant is particularly well known for its delectable sushi) and a great selection of wines and cocktails.

Expect outstanding service and quality, as well as great people watching.

Located at: The Firs, corner of Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue, Rosebank