Five Best Restaurants in Morningside


Morningside – a bustling commercial and residential suburb of Johannesburg – has some surprisingly quality restaurants in its midst.

Here are five of the best eateries to dine at in Morningside, Johannesburg:

#1 Signature Restaurant

Situated within the trendy Morningside Shopping Centre, one finds the oh-so-suave Signature Restaurant. This elegant fine dining establishment offers memorable food and wine alike.

Their menu incorporates ‘Signature dishes’, as they serve up a truly incredible dining experience in absolutely stunning, luxurious surroundings.

In particular, dishes like Signature Greek Salad, Monk fish (with seafood risotto) and Curry lamb shank stand out… But, suffice to say, their extensive food and wine menus offer something to impress every palate!

Be sure to book (at least a week in advance) to enjoy a truly wonderful experience at Signature Restaurant – you won’t regret it!

Contact: +27 (011) 884 8888/(087) 940 3880,


Address: Signature Restaurant, Morningside Shopping Centre, Shop U13, Corner of Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

#2 Pomodoro Ristorante

Stefano – a former engineer – and Marina Mas are the brains and heart behind this vibrant Italian restaurant.

With stylish, yet minimalist decor, warm hospitality and, above all else, a passion for food and customers – this husband-and-wife team have created a truly unique space within Morningside Shopping Centre.

If you are craving authentic, classic Italian food, enhanced by excellent wines… look no further than this beautiful, contemporary eatery!

Contact: +27 (011) 883 1854


Address: Pomodoro Ristorante, Morningside Shopping Centre, Shop U36, Corner of Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

#3 Ri’Stretto

At Ri’Stretto Al Fresco Cucina, cuisine and play meet. This means, it is one for the whole family – especially the kiddies!

With a branch situated in both Morningside and Midrand, this popular eatery offers guests delicious food (off a great menu), a relaxing venue and a truly winning restaurant atmosphere to boot!

Not only do they have some excellent options but Ri’Stretto also runs some great specials, like the Cake and Cappuccino deal for R50 (available seven days a week) – or the Monday Kids’ Special, which grants any free meal off the kiddies’ menu per child attending with an adult.

For those after a fun, family-friendly restaurant in Morningside, head to Ri’Stretto!

Contact: +27 (011) 783 1090


Address: Ri’Stretto Al Fresco Cucina, Cullinan Cl and Rivonia Road, Morningside, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

#4 The Green Peppercorn Bistro

Located within Morningside Shopping Centre, this casual, contemporary bistro is a favourite among locals.

They have an extensive and varied menu, complemented by good service, fine wines and outstanding food presentation.

If you are looking for an elegant and truly solid, all-round dining experience, be sure to try out The Green Peppercorn Bistro as soon as possible!

Contact: +27 (011) 326 5703

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Address: The Green Peppercorn Bistro, Morningside Shopping Centre, Shop U47, Corner of Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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#5 Love Fish

Known for its excellent service, great food and affordable prices, Love Fish is a lovely Meditteranean-themed restaurant located within Morningside Shopping Centre.

They offer a good wine selection, great kingklip and some good sushi too… So visit Love Fish for a taste of the ocean and a warm atmosphere to remember!

Contact: +27 (011) 326 8212,

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Address: Love Fish, Morningside Shopping Centre, U27, Corner of Rivonia and Outspan Roads, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Next time you are in Joburg, be sure to head to Morningside and try each of these lovely restaurants!

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