Dining Out, Our Top 5

Our top 5 reasons to schedule more business lunches

Oct 3, 2018, Author: Bianca Spinner

HJ being office-bound is so 2001. We’re more into working remotely and doing business, touting over a leisurely luncheon. Not only will you be more persuasive when buying your client lunch, but you’re also guaranteed to win them over! Try our fabulous top five picks for business lunches in the city of gold that are sure to close the deal, and hey we don’t even charge commission. 

Perron – Bryanston 

If you’re hankering for somewhere cool and casual this is the eatery to be, and all your cavernous cravings will be satisfied. 

What to order: so firstly, it is vital you go on a Tuesday because of Taco Tuesday, arriba arriba. You’ll get a generous serving of five to six tacos that are unique to this special. And they’re ridiculously affordable at around 60 bucks. So, for young business entrepreneurs celebrating a success or a nippy lunch meeting, this location is perfect. Also, you don’t have to pay for parking and there are always available bays. It’s a quick entrance and an even quicker exit. Winning. 

Hobart Grove Shopping Centre, Cnr Hobart Road and, Grosvenor Rd, Bryanston

011 706 7841


La Boqueria – Parktown North 

It’s a love letter on a plate so if you really want to schmooze your lunch date then this is the place to be. 

What to order: because this location is one of the trendiest in town and they’re fairly new, we think your guest will be impressed. Set the scene with a glass of Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc and order a few tapas. Try the artichoke and fennel croquettes, (request them without the garlic aioli of course), the beef and pork meatballs, the pan-fried calamari and squid heads and the tuna ceviche with a chilli and pomegranate ponzu and candied ginger and basil oil. 

17 3rd Ave, Parktown North

011 325 0011

Turn n Tender – Illovo 

Meat is meat and a man must eat, right? So, if your business lunch includes a dapper carnivorous fellow, we highly recommend this spot. 

What to order: located in Thrupps Illovo Centre you’ll be surrounded by Jozi’s finest. There really isn’t anything not to order off this classic steakhouse menu. From juicy steaks and sauces to succulent ribs, burgers, salads and the best creamy spinach and butternut in town, you’ll appreciate it all. Ribs at lunch over business though? We vote no, so rather save those for a date night. Also, did we mention you can lunch like a boss from Monday to Friday? From 11:30 – 16:00 you can order a 200-gram sirloin smothered in red pepper salsa sauce and a side of your choice for only R85. It’s a no-brainer. 

204 Oxford Rd, Illovo

011 268 2107


The Bull Run – Sandton 

This exquisite space has just been renovated and it’s in the wealthiest square mile in the city. That should be reason enough to visit. 

What to order: initially you’ll be mesmerised by the new design and décor, perched opposite the brand new and exclusive Marc building and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, this restaurant will influence, astonish and motivate any business partner. 

Rub shoulders with leading ladies and gentlemen whilst you indulge in one of the best steaks the city has to offer. Lunch and tapas are served from 12:00 – 17:00. From a steak baguette and salmon on rye to a burger wrap or quesadilla, they have a variety of delicious options. 

20 Maude St, Sandown

011 884 1400

Signature – Morningside  

A lot of deals have been made over a great meal and because their motto is to celebrate life, there’s no reason they won’t sign the dotted line.  

What to order: this is the crème de la crème, the winning trophy, and the star of the show. It’s not only alluring but elegant and sophisticated too and if you’re wearing your ultimate tux, this is the professional meeting space for you. Order one of their four salmon dishes or opt for a sushi platter. Whatever you choose you’re guaranteed a party on your palette. 

Morningside Shopping Centre, Rivonia Rd, Morningside

087 940 3880


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