New Kids On The Block: October’s Must-Try Restaurants

Looking for a new place to have a bite? Check out one – or why not all? – of the Jacaranda City’s recently opened restaurants.

Summit Grill and Skybar, Menlyn

Summit Grill and Skybar is a supper club-meets-wine bar concept that has the feel and look of a fine dining restaurant. The newly opened Menlyn locale is the second venue bearing the swanky Summit name. The beautifully lit terrace, chic décor and live music make a great backdrop for afternoon cocktails or a dressy date night.

Though Summit Grill and Skybar Menlyn officially opened on 7 September, it's quickly becoming one of P-town hottest hangouts, and hosted a pretty smart affair: Meet The Semi-Finalists of the Top Model 2018 competition.

Summit Grill and Skybar Menlyn is currently also running a great breakfast special; check out Facebook for more details.

Details: Shop D(G)001, Building 5, Summit Place, 221 Garsfontein Road / 012 998 1847 /


Cowfish was opened at the end of June and is a shining example of how modern eateries are leaning more and more towards a fusion of cuisines. Chucking convention out the window, Cowfish offers a fresh combination of what people simply love to eat: burgers, sushi and dim sum. The burgers are served with a generous amount of toppings and the Asian-based creations at Cowfish have yet to disappoint. The meals on offer at Cowfish are inventive and interesting, with some great G&T options on the drinks menu. And the laid-back décor adds to the casually trendy ambience of this funky eatery.

Details: 11 Hazelwood Road, Menlo Park / 074 111 8033 /

P.S. Delicious

P.S. Delicious is a comfy little café-bakery serving breakfast, light lunches, cakes, pastries and good coffee. Open for business in the Pierre van Ryneveld location since February, this is a place that doesn’t serve fast food because it believes there is no love more sincere than the love of real food, or what they like to call slow-food.

P.S. Delicious serves Baked Egg Casserole with Bacon & Cream or Pap & Kaings for breakfast. For lunch, try the Thai Chicken Pie or a Chicken, Cranberry & Camembert Quiche or a Biltong, Caramelised Pear & Blue Cheese Tartlet. It also dishes up some flamboyant sandwich options like the Biltong, Green Fig, Wholegrain Mustard & Emmental Toasted Sarmie Stack.

For something sweet that’s a bit different, opt for a slice of Peanut Butter and Lime Cheesecake. Or get your chocolate on and have a slice of Dark Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Mousse Icing topped with Oreos, Rocky Road and Chocolate Pieces.

Details: Ryneveld Corner Centre, 65 Van Ryneveld Avenue, Pierre van Ryneveld / 062 226 5829 /

Maison de Leo

Maison de Leo Boutique Venue has a vintage French provincial allure. A visual and sensory indulgence, this unique restaurant (adjacent to the exceptional Maison de Leo function venue and accommodation) serves delectable food. With dishes like a Biltong Corn Waffles With Creamy Mushrooms and Soya and Chilli Pork Belly With Cous Cous on the new spring menu, Maison de Leo promises to be an all-round enjoyable experience.

The sweet stuff at Maison de Leo is also worth a mention. Maison de Leo cake options cover everything from gluten-free to total sugar overload. The cake menu changes weekly and all cakes are freshly baked in-house.

Details: 42 Tom Jenkins Drive, Rietondale / 082 552 8274 /

By Jana van der Linde