Wining and dining in Ekurhuleni

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Aurelia’s milk tart truffles with a cinnamon meringue, vanilla coffee ice cream, hazelnut praline and apple mousse. (Image: Aurelia’s Restaurant)


Did you know Ekurhuleni is home to a world-renowned, award-winning fine-dining restaurant? If not, you should certainly head out there and give it a try.  

There are also several other good eateries (not necessarily fine-dining establishments) in the area. Here are a few of our favourites: 

Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill

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Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill in Alberton. (Image: Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill, Alberton )

Not sure if you’re in the mood for seafood, a succulent steak or chicken? Or if you’d rather opt for a salad, pasta or curry? 

Then Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill should be your go-to family restaurant in Ekurhuleni, formerly known as the East Rand.

The menu offers a myriad of choices – from a variety of calamari, fish and prawn dishes and seafood platters to T-bone, fillet, rump, sirloin, spare ribs and kebabs. 

Still can’t decide? Try the combo grill dishes: six medium prawns served with either 600g of ribs, 300g of rump or 200g of fillet. Each of these dishes are served with seasonal vegetables and a choice of potato wedges, rice, mash or baked potato.  

The restaurant also has a comprehensive wine list, some served by the glass, as well as craft beers and cocktails. 

Find Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill restaurants here: 

  • Corner of Mercury and Sapphire streets, Benoni
  • Lemon Tree Shopping Centre, corner of Swartkoppies and Heidelberg roads, Alberton
  • Corner of Terrace and Hudson Road, Edenvale

Casa do Campo

For a taste of Portugal, visit Casa do Campo. This restaurant offers traditional Portuguese dishes as well as pub lunches and is ideal for a business lunch, corporate event or social outing.

Starters include chicken livers or giblets, calamari, pickled tuna and a variety of seafood dishes. 

For your main meal, there’s a choice between poultry, meat and seafood dishes. Do try one of the typical Portuguese meals such as the trinchado or the Portuguese steak.  

Find Casa do Campo here: 

239 Rondebult Road, Farrar Park, Boksburg.

Aurelia’s Restaurant

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Lamb and impala deuce: sweet soya lamb rack, waterblommetjies impala wellington, truffle mash potato and braaied cauliflower. (Image: Aurelia's Restaurant)

Ekurhuleni boasts an award-winning fine-dining restaurant, Aurelia’s Restaurant at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.

Aurelia’s has been named the 2018 regional winner in both the Fine Dining Cuisine: Southern Africa and the Luxury Hotel Restaurant: Southern Africa categories in the World Luxury Restaurant Awards. 

Aurelia’s five-star cuisine is a combination of international trends and bold African flavours.

Think calves’ liver with sweet potato scratchings and apricot marmalade, bototie ravioli, stout-braised beef short rib, Karoo-braised lamb shank bredie, open vegetable lasagna, milk tart truffles, vanilla-baked malva pudding, and the list goes on ...

Is your mouth watering yet? 

The restaurant offers breakfast from 6.30am to 11am, lunch from 12.30pm to 4pm, dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm, Saturday high tea from 2pm to 4pm and Sunday buffet lunch from 1pm to 4pm.

Find Aurelia’s here:

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park. 

Pigalle

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Rich, slowly braised pork belly plate. (Image: Pigalle Bedfordview)

Let’s move to the fine-dining scene again, but this time to Pigalle Bedfordview that serves seafood, meat and poultry dishes with a focus on exceptional Portuguese cuisine. 

You’re spoilt for choice with a variety of (mainly seafood) starters and main meals that include fish and shellfish dishes and seafood platters. The meat-based dishes are a carnivore’s dream come true with ribs, lamb and venison shank, fillet, pork belly, Portuguese steak, slow-roasted duck, and much more. 

Find Pigalle here:  

Village View Shopping Centre, corner of Kloof and Van Buuren Roads, Bedfordview.