Che Argentine Grill:
The Che Argentine Grill is a truly authentic little Argentina where the Argentinian owner’s, Oscar and Bernardo, never fail to delight their customers with their homemade recipes, top class grills and their flamboyant, welcoming personalities to match!
The Che is situated in Parkwood (128 Jan Smuts Drive to be exact) – a quick 15 minutes Uber ride away and caters for home deliveries too.
The Marabi Club, also a boutique hotel, is tucked into the basement of award-winning British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye’s Hallmark House and evokes the vibrant history of 1920’s Johannesburg where, in the wake of one of the world’s richest gold rushes, the Marabi lifestyle came to be – prompted by the need to escape the hardships of the working week and defined by illegal shebeens, where fierce talk of politics was accompanied by the soundtrack of jazz.
Upon entering, guests are greeted with a wonderful sense of nostalgia created via the many careful details of the club’s interior alluding to this era of the Marabi lifestyle. Add excellent food, a long bar, jauntily dressed wait staff offering friendly and slick service, and live jazz and you’ll get why most people who visit this Maboneng landmark remark on the electric atmosphere.
101 on Fraser:
Looking for a casual lunch spot to grab a quick bite to eat and don’t feel up to driving anywhere? Head over to 101 on Fraser, located diagonally opposite and within walking distance of The Franklin at FNB’s Bank City.
The restaurant is the home of authentic and traditional Durban family curries, each made from a secret recipe passed down from generation to generation.
On the menu you’ll find delicious, traditional curry and rice creations, as well as dishes with a difference such as curried sandwiches, roti rolls, breyani and bunny chows. Steak rolls and burgers are also available.
Saint Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge:
If you’re looking for a glamorous experience then Saint Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is where you want to be…there is something to delight at every turn and no expense has been spared – it’s dazzling! 3D projectors map out artworks on the pressed dome ceiling and across the bar, floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide views onto Sandton’s bustling streets, and the open-plan kitchen, decked out with imported, top-of-the-range pizza ovens mosaicked in gold, offers one of a kind kitchen-theatre entertainment.
The menu, developed by Head Chef David Higgs, is centred on Italian cuisine with a bit of an edge or. The wine list is extensive and beautifully curated by award-winning sommelier Wikus Human – a good mix of local boutique wines, imported Italian gems and serious showstoppers for special occasions. Talk to Wikus or one of his team members for fantastic pairing recommendations that will elevate your dining experience. Also recommended are the signature cocktails.