Local is lekker: eating out in Craighall Park

Local is lekker: eating out in Craighall Park

  • Toni’s Pizza – is a 3 minutes’ walk from Liz at Lancaster. Great deck for summer outdoor eating. Excellent pizzas and they sometimes do a ‘to-die-for’ nougat dessert. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 12.00 to 21.00 and Sundays 12.00 – 15.30 Tel +27 11 447-1318
  • Cnr Cafe

    Cnr Cafe

    Cnr Café – Corner Buckingham and Rothesay Aves 2 and a half blocks away; closed Sundays evenings +27 11 880-2244 Excellent food and nice outside pavement venue and of course very convenient . Consistently voted one of Joburg’s best neighbourhood restaurants

  • DW 11-13 in the Dunkeld West shopping centre is one of only 3 Gauteng restaurants to make it into the top 20 restaurants nationwide Eating Out awards. We have regular foodie guests who come all the way from Pretoria to have a a meal at DW 11-13. Dunkeld West Shopping Centre Cnr Jan Smuts Ave and Bompas Rd  +27 11 325 2843 www.dw11-13.co.za  Open daily lunch and dinner daily except Sunday evening and Mondays
  • Pronto at the Colony

    Pronto at the Colony

    Pronto At the nearby Colony Centre; Outstanding Italian menu with tables outdoors; great pastas. +27 11 447 4346; Open every day for lunch dinner except closed Sunday and Monday evening

  • Also at the Colony is Hodges a family run relaxed outdoor café and coffee bar which is a great summer venue for lunches and evening meals.  In winter it’s warm and toasty inside with the wonderful aroma of coffee and baked goodies. They make a great Sunday lunch roast. Highly recommended +27 11 880 5010
  • Red Chilli Spice  which serves North Indian dishes is upstairs in the Colony +27 11 447 8386
  • Giles – Has become a very popular meeting place, especially on Thursday evenings and for those TGIF evenings after work – either in the pub or to have a meal out on the deck. Congenial home fare. +27 11 442-4056
  • Osteria Tre Nonni – popular Italian restaurant;  Acoustics make it quite noisy so try to go in summer and sit outside. Ask to see the specials menu. 9 Grafton Ave, next door to Giles +27 11-327-0096
  • Burnsides Café – 6 Burnside Ave Craighall Park Owner run and located in a converted home, enjoy a small seasonal menu in a tranquil environment with low noise levels. Open Tuesday to Saturday; Sundays Lunch only . Need to book in advance for evenings. +27 11 326-3970
  • Modo Mio – 339 Jan Smuts Ave Good Italian fare, reasonably priced with an affordable R40 a bottle corkage fee. Open Monday to Sunday +27 79 343 6729
  • If you want a great cup of coffee and a good bistro salad or light meal,  join the creative on their laptops at Warm and Glad The tagline of this local coffee shop says it all:  ‘food, media, culture’. 357 Jan Smuts Ave (cnr St Albans Rd) +27 11 781 0455 www.wamandglad.com Closed Sundays open other days and Thurs & Fri evenings till 8.
  • Delta Cafe 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster

    Delta Cafe 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster

    If you’re staying at Liz at Lancaster with children then Delta Café is a must. Located next to the garden nursery and on the edge of Delta Park, it has a small playground  ideal for younger kids and a great menu for kids including boiled eggs with soldier toast!! If you just want to chill in a quiet laid-back outdoor environment there’s lots of choice on the menu for adults. It’s only a 5 block walk from Liz at Lancaster. 20 Marlborough Rd +27 79 482 5286 Open daily till 5 except Mondays

So there are plenty of local restaurants to suit all palates, pockets and profiles.  For restaurants in neighbouring suburbs see http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/the-best-restaurant-neighbourhoods-in-joburgs-suburbs.  Also

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