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The Bannister Hotel launched in 2013.  Ideally situated in the heart of Braamfontein,  Johannesburg’s most vibrant district.



The hotel has just opened its bar & restaurant but here are a number of takeaways and small restaurants.
If your around on Saturday morning/afternoon then visit the Neighbourgoods Market (9am -15h00) directly across the road for good food and beer.

Watching the world go by from the hotel.

Watching the world go by from the hotel.


Bar & Restaurant @ Bannister Hotel. Restaurant currently only open breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Bar open daily till late.

Other good places to eat in Braamfontein are:

Daleah’s 011 403 0243
Office Hours
A great little restaurant just down and across the road.

Love Food
A weekday lunch time eatery with delicious buffet.

’86 Public.
Daily from 10h00-22h00.
The best pizza in Braamfontein.

Smoke House & Grill 011 403 1395  Mon-Sat 11:30-22:30                                                                                               A new venue across the road.  Eat a burger and watch the world go by.

Wits Art Museum                                                                                                                                                                   The large cafe attached to the gallery serves a great value buffet from 11:30 weekdays.

Post Breakfast Lunch: Weekdays 6:30-16:30                                                                      A great place to have a quick bite

Kitcheners Bar: Daily till late                                                                                                                                                      Well priced meals that wont break the bank best served with a beer

Great Dane: Thu- Sat                                                                                                                                                                A clever but simple menu with variations of goodlooking hotdogs

News Café.   011 877 6847  Mon 7am-18h00, Tue- Sun 7am – late.                                                                            

A decent franchise located in the Civic Theatre.

SPUR. 011 339 8955.
Mon-Sat 07h00- Late. Sun 10h00- Late. Steakhouse Franchise.

WITs Art Museum    Mon-Fri  11:30-14h00.

Simple buffet offers great value.  Corner Jorissen & Beartha                                                                                                        

Velo  011 403 0695   Mon-Sat 07h00-16h00.                                                                                 A pleasant eatery serving small meals with changing art exhibitions.. . 



Black Forest Bakery.
German bakery selling bread, pastries and confectioneries. 102 Juta St.

Bonjour Café 
@ Total Garage. 24 hours. Food for the drunk & desperate late at night.

Fateema's Take Away.
Mon-Fri 08h00-16h00. Sat 09h00-13h00. Halaal food. 011 339 6106

Fish & Chips.
Mon-Sat 09h00-19h00, Sun 09h00-17h00. Franchise. 073 671 0131

09h00-22h00. One of the better branches of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 011 403 1858.

24 hours. 073 819 6984
Directions:. Corner Jorissen and Melle St.

Mzitos Kitchen. 
Office Hours. African Style Grill. The long lunchtime queues attest to its tasty & filling meals despite the grubby surrounds.

Mon-Fri 09h30-20h30. Sat-Sun 09h30-17h30. Great Portuguese style chicken. Sit down or takeaway. 011 339 8871/2, 28 Melle Street.

Pick & Pay. 
Mon- Fri 7-19:30. Sat 7-18:00. Sun 9 – 15h00 hours. A huge shopping chain that also serves the cheapest take aways.

Mon-Fri 07h30-16h00 Sat 07h30-13h00. Authentic Indian food to eat in or takeaway, free delivery. 011 403 9618.

The above mentioned Post; The Great Dane and Kitchener's


A taxi ride away:

Also about 5km away but has several bars and restaurants. Our favourites are Lucky Bean Restaurant, Glory and Hell's Kitchen

Parkhurst and Parktown North: 
About 10km away but several good restaurants and bars but closes early.  Check out the The Local Grill,  Espresso, The Foundry, Hudson's and Craft

Its a vibey and bohemian neighbourhood with many restaurants. We recommend Brian Lara, Rosto, The Whippet.

Maboneng Precinct:
Its about 5km away but well worth a visit for its galleries, market and roof top bars on the weekend

Also about 10km away. Several bars and good restaurants spread over the suburb.

About 25km away. Very 'mall' oriented and glitzy. Several bars and good restaurants spread over the suburb.