Five Must-Visit Restaurants in Hatfield and Menlyn

  Head to one of these eateries in Menlyn and Hatfield for delicious food, fantastic drinks and the best company.

Papa’s Real Food

Papa’s Real Food in Duncan Yard has always been a favourite for its eclectic architecture and design in the outside piazza area. The cosy, comfortable space is the ideal ambience for a laid-back pub lunch and drinks with friends. Tuck into a scrumptious and hearty lamb shank, but if you prefer something lighter, choose from an array of café meals: salads, wraps, burgers, fish and chips and a super-tasty chicken and mushroom pie.


Started in 2006, Mythos, located in Central Square in Menlyn Maine, is a proudly Greek restaurant, serving up traditional dishes that are family recipes passed down through the generations. This authentic cuisine has led to three consecutive Best of Joburg titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and a Best Neighbourhood Restaurant award in 2015. It goes without saying that the familial dishes – including keftethes, souvlakia, prawns saganaki, dolmades, kleftiko, mousaka and baklava – need to be shared with a large group, with a few bottles of Greek wine to wash them down. On a side note, we’re slightly obsessed with Mythos’ interiors – a contemporary twist of the Greek blue and white.

Something’s Cooking By J'Something 

The soulful voice of Mi Casa, J’Something, has opened up his first restaurant at Time Square in Menlyn, Something’s Cooking By J’Something. It seems inevitable that he would eventually open a restaurant, as both his parents were in the food business – his dad worked as a food and beverage manager, while his mom first worked in a diner and then eventually started her own eatery.

Though there isn’t one particular theme, but the food is honest and flavour filled, and you can find inspiration from Portuguese, South African and Japanese cuisine. We’re craving the Bra Hugh Burger – a chunky beef patty topped with cheese and crispy bacon in a soft, spongy brioche bun. Yum.


Baobab Cafe And Grill

Watch the sunset over the Pretoria skyline while indulging in a sumptuous African dinner at Baobab Café and Grill in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre. We’re talking grilled rib eye steak, oxtail potjie, ribs, lemon butter sole and xai xai chicken. Complement the meal with a wine or a craft beer – and don’t forget to end off with one of their desserts. If heading out at night during winter isn’t your thing, they are open for breakfast and lunch too.

Moo Moo

Moo Moo, situated in Menlyn Park, do meat. Only Meat. They select only the very best beef, and then age and cut it themselves. So best you come hungry, because they serve a mean steak with all the trimmings, juicy burgers and speciality cuts that will leave you salivating for more. On their Wall of Wine you’ll find well-known and lesser-known wines, which they change up regularly, so you never know what gem you’re going to discover. For the sweet-toothed, they also have freakshakes on their me nu. Mmmm.