Restaurants In Lynnwood And Surrounds

Lynnwood is an established and spacious suburb in eastern Pretoria – and home to some great dining spots. So, if you find yourself in the area, here’s a list of restaurants worth a try.

LeSi Restaurant LeSi Restaurant is located on the premises of the beautiful Casa Toscana multi-venue function complex, offering diners a selection of à la carte menu options that include everything from light meals to hearty dinners. The continental menu, designed by a team of top-notch chefs, is complemented by a wine list boasting more than 150 wine selections, compiled by an in-house sommelier.

LeSi offers diners a choice of seating inside the stylish restaurant, on the veranda or in a private gazebo for the ultimate romantic location. The private setting and Tuscan theme makes LeSi Restaurant a superb place for a special dinner or a business lunch. With great attention to personal service, LeSi provides diners with a truly special dining experience.

Details: 5 Darlington Road Darlington Road, Lynnwood Manor / 012 348 8820 /

Hillside Tavern Grill For more than 25 years, Hillside Tavern Grill has been one of the most well-known steakhouses in the city. This awarding-winning restaurant offers guests a complete gastronomic experience that includes only the best possible food, prepared with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The inviting atmosphere of this establishment is topped off with friendly, professional service.

In recent years, Hillside Tavern Grill has undergone a significant revamp. The addition of a brand new patio and intimate pub – an ideal spot for sundowners – give this much-loved steakhouse a fresh new look, making it as popular as ever.

Details: 320 The Hillside Street, Lynnwood /

Spice – The Indian Kitchen

Situated in Lynnridge Mall, Spice is an authentic Indian dining experience. This quaint restaurant’s specialty is its tandoori dishes. Succulently prepared in the traditional tandoor oven, the Special Platter is a selection of tandoori meats and comes highly recommended. Spice has become known as one of Pretoria’s more reasonably priced Indian restaurants without compromising on quality or deliciousness.

Details: Lynnridge Mall, Jacobson Drive, Lynnwood Ridge / 012 348 0859 /

LM In The East Since 2003, LM in the East has become the place to enjoy tasty, old-fashioned Portuguese flavours. The restaurant offers down-to-earth dishes, with everything from chicken to seafood on the menu, leaving the natural taste of the food front and centre of the meal. If fish is your thing, any of the LM combo meals is a good option. The seafood is authentic on all levels and served with an old-time Mediterranean feel, at an affordable price.

The brickwork walls, chalkboard specials, sports memorabilia and comfy interior lend a relaxed ambience to this reputable restaurant. The flat screens at the bar allow sports fans can keep up with the score while dining.

Details: Lynnwood Galleries, corner of Rosemary & Diana Street, Lynnwood / 012 348 3359 /

Café Beyritz Café Beyritz is reminiscent of a European Bistro, with deep-rooted African foundations. The spectacular Leadwood tree that reaches through the restaurant’s ceiling forms centre stage of the stylish décor. The international menu is selective yet well rounded, and dishes are prepared with care and served in a sophisticated manner. ​

Like most bistros, the ambience of Café Beyritz changes throughout the day. Expect a breezy breakfast and lunch crowd followed by laid-back late afternoon coffee-lovers. Dinner at Café Beyritz promises to be an elegant affair with plenty of mood lighting and Jazz in the background.

Details: Shop 26, Lynnwood Bridge, 4 Daventry Road, Lynnwood Manor / 012 348 2000 /

Carrafa Carrafa Restaurant takes pride in serving Italian food that is good enough for any Italian Mama. Since opening in 1990, Caraffa has become a firm favourite among Pretorians looking for an authentic Italian family restaurant experience. Mother-daughter team owners, Michela and Franca, have created a dining space with a warm, rich atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home.

In keeping with Carrafa’s family-based manifesto, only top-quality ingredients and free-range meat are used for all dishes. The signature Carrafa dish, the Costata Fiorentina, is a 500g T-bone roasted in the flames of the pizza oven and dressed with olive oil, black pepper and a dash of garlic. The pasta and gnocchi are also homemade and are greatly praised.

Details: Corner of Selati Street and Garsfontein Road, Alphen Park/ 012 346 3181 /

By Jana van der Linde