Jazz in Joburg: First Sundays at Ten Bompas

Jazz in Joburg

The Orbit Braamfontein Image courtesy of The Orbit
Katzy’s, The Firs, Rosebank Image courtesy of Katzy’s







Guests often ask where they can listen to jazz in Joburg and of course the Orbit in Braamfontein is the first place to go. Being in Braamfontein in the heart of the student area, there’s always a great buzz here.  There’s jazz every night from 8.30. Also check their Science and Cocktails on the last Tuesday of every month. It’s a brilliant initiative. 

You can also check what’s on at Katzy’s in Rosebank where the rich and famous hang out.  Sharing a menu with The Grillhouse, one of the very best steakhouses in Johannesburg, you can always get a good meal. There is quite a hefty cover charge.

And one of the oldest pubs in Joburg, the Radium Beerhall in Orange Grove (not the most upmarket art of town) has jazz every first Sunday. They serve fabulous Portuguese food – their chicken peri-peri and their chicken livers art to die for.

First Sundays Jazz at Ten Bompas


Peaceful garden setting at Ten Bompas Rd
Peaceful garden setting at Ten Bompas Rd Source Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

For mad foodies and those that love their jazz, First Sunday Jazz at Ten Bompas Rd is a real win. Enjoy a three course meal in the gardens while listening to chilled jazz. At R425 a head it’s not a cheap event but it’s incredibly good value when you’re converting from US dollars or British pounds!

Ten Bompas Rd is 4 blocks from Liz at Lancaster so drinking and driving is not even an issue.

Their home page opens with this quote by Virgina Woolf:

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well’.

And for sure at Winehouse you will dine sumptuously with gourmet food.  Liz includes it in her recommendations for special occasions and guests have never been disappointed

Lunch at Winehouse

Death by chocolate at Winehouse Ten Bompas Source
Death by chocolate at Winehouse Ten Bompas Source Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

I recently attended a Social Media course run by Writer’s Write and the venue was Ten Bompas Rd.  So I was able to experience at first hand some of the food that guests rave about when they have dinner at Winehouse. I had the most superb fish, beautifully presented and the roast potatoes (3 times roasted) were sublime. The chocolate mousse complete with gold leaf looked decadent beyond belief and the cheese board was also a visual (and gastronomic) delight.



Next Sunday Jazz day: 

  • 4 June

Space is limited and booking is essential 011 325 2442  reservations@mix.co.za

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4 thoughts on “Jazz in Joburg: First Sundays at Ten Bompas

  1. The Radium has jazz every Friday night, and its free of charge ! Love T Rev

    The Radium Jazz band, who play every Friday night are a Jazz trio of piano, bass and drums, who play traditional jazz with a modern touch. Very popular vibey evening, not to be missed. No cover charge

  2. Hi there Sorry about the delay in replying. Agree entirely locals are more important but as a guesthouse I have a lot of international guests who convert from dollars and pounds. That comment is addressed to them. More foreign currency that comes into SA the better. So this comment was not to forget about locals (I for example can’t afford it in rands… so was more a comment of awareness that this is expensive for locals.)

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