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If you are self-quarantining or you just don’t feel like going out but you’re still hankering for a little gastronomic decadence, there’s no reason to compromise the quality of your takeouts. Along with sit-down guests, these top fine dining establishments continue to offer gourmet take-outs so that you can enjoy upscale dining in the comfort of your own home. And we will even tell you which tipple to pair with your food that will guarantee to take your in-home dining experience to the next level.


One of Joburg’s hidden little gems, located in the heart of Sandton’s Illovo, Bellagio offers a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining menu comprising of dishes made from the finest and freshest ingredients by chef-owner, Louise Castle, who was classically trained in Italy. The establishment is especially well known for its outstanding seafood. However, there are a multitude of offerings on its menu that will impress. Such as seafood risotto, zucchini fritters and veal marsala. Almost everything on its menu is available for takeaway (except for the soufflés) and a complimentary loaf of freshly baked bread is sent with all orders over R600.

3 of the most popular takeaway dishes include:

  • Fillet special: sliced fillet of beef with blistered cherry tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus and salsa verde – R255
    Suggested wine pairing: Rustenberg John X Merriman Red Blend
  • Sicilian seafood stew – R275
    Suggested wine pairing: Rupert & Rothchild Red Blend
  • Burrata salad – R155
    Suggested wine pairing: Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc

Average price: R250 – R300 per head
Delivery: Delivery is free within a 5km radius, also available for collection, and on UberEats and Mr Delivery
Tel: 011 268 0422 / 011 268 1978 / 011 268 0869
Address: Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Road, Illovo, Sandton

Website: www.bellagiorestaurant.co.za
Instagram: @bellagioillovo

Kream Restaurant

Located in The Mall of Africa in Midrand, Kream Restaurant is a firm favourite for those celebrating something special. This trendy, one-of-a-kind establishment offers an impressive continental menu serving modern cuisine, with something for everybody, including a variety of delicious sushi, starters, salads, meat, poultry and seafood, and of course, delicious desserts.

3 of the most popular takeaway dishes include:

  • Oxtail: mushroom risotto, broccoli, oxtail jus – R249
    Suggested wine pairing: Rupert & Rothschild Classique
  • Lamb shank: parmesan mash, fine beans, baby onions, rosemary lamb jus – R249
    Suggested wine pairing: Warwick 1st Lady Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pork loin ribs: barbecue-basted, onion rings, skinny fries – R239
    Suggested wine pairing: Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend

Average price: R240 – R290 per head
Delivery: Available for collection and on UberEats
Tel: 010 591 0023
Address:  Level 5, Mall of Africa, Magwa Crescent, Midrand

Website: www.kreamrestaurant.co.za
Instagram: @kream_mall_of_africa

The Grillhouse

For over 25 years, The Grillhouse has built a reputation as one of South Africa’s premium steakhouses. It offers discerning diners a multitude of gourmet meals. Although best known for their delicious steak and ribs, their menu caters for all tastes, including a sumptuous selection of fish and poultry, as well as a choice of hearty vegetarian dishes. The Grillhouse has three well-loved establishments in Rosebank, Sandton and in Melrose Arch.

3 of the most popular takeaway dishes include:

  • Fillet on the bone – R250
    Suggested wine pairing: Anthonij Rupert Optima Red Blend
  • Lamb Shank – R269
    Suggested wine pairing: Boschendal 1685 Merlot
  • Seafood Platter: a selection of prawns, calamari, mussels & kingklip – R499
    Suggested wine pairing: Jeanroi Cap Provincial Rosé

Average price: R250 per head
Delivery: No deliveries. For collection only at:
The Grillhouse Rosebank – 011 880 3945
Shop 1, The Firs / Hyatt Centre, C/O Oxford Road & Biermann Avenue, Rosebank.
The Grillhouse Sandton – 011 783 6132
No. 11, Alice Lane Sandton Corner 5th Street, Sandton.
The Grillhouse Melrose Arch – 010 446 1911
The Piazza, Melrose Arch, 38 Whiteley Road, Melrose North, Johannesburg

Website: www.thegrillhouse.co.za
Instagram: @thegrillhouserosebank, @thegrillhousesandton, @thegrillhousemelrosearch

The Rooftop Restaurant

The Rooftop Restaurant boasts the most fantastic views overlooking the Johannesburg skyline, and the fine dining menu is equally as impressive. Designed for discerning patrons, it comprises a fusion of fine dining and traditional African foods, made from only the freshest local and organic ingredients to ensure high-end gastronomy, with a definite local flavour. You can also choose from the takeaway menu, which has been innovatively toned down to accommodate the nature of on-the-go dishes, and features firm fast food favourites with a fine dining twist.

3 of the most popular takeaway dishes include:

  • Buffalo wings: sticky BBQ and sweet chilli mild-spice wings with our house dipping sauce – R69
    Suggested wine pairing: Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Prawn platter: 8 grilled prawns in garlic peri-peri, served with sauteed vegetables and a choice of chips or rice – R400
    Suggested wine pairing: Van Loveren Pinot Grigio Rose
  • Surf and Turf: succulent beef fillet with a spicey grilled prawn shield, served with asparagus and potato fondant – R230
    Suggested wine pairing: Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosè

Average price: R200 per head
Delivery: Delivery is free for all orders of R150 or more within a radius of 7km. There is a delivery fee of R50 for deliveries within a 20km radius, and if it is further than that, the delivery fee is calculated accordingly.
Tel: 010 015 5620
Address: 2nd Floor, 99 Oxford Road, Saxonwold

Website: www.rooftoprestaurant.co.za
Instagram: @The_rooftop_cafe


Words | Antonella Dési @antonella74
Editor | Nikki Temkin @NikkiTemkin
Images | Courtesy of the restaurants. Heading image – Kream lamb shank.