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Six places where you can entertain your clients in and around Rosebank

When you’re required to entertain clients, it’s helpful to have a list of suitable places to eat and drink on hand that are tried and tested. We have a list of six places that range from morning coffee to after dinner entertainment where you can ensure your client’s needs are always taken care of. These places are also perfectly located near the best corporate accommodation for both you and your client: The Capital.

Roast Republic

Tucked away from the noisy streets and honking cars, Roast Republic is found in the Standard Bank building. They’re well known for the fresh and healthy wraps, salads and breakfasts, best suited for the businessmen and women of the area. There’s also free WiFi so you can savour your coffee while getting work done.

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Ideal for: early morning breakfast meetings before catching a flight 5 Cradock Avenue, Rosebank, Sandton


A classic choice for lunches, both leisure and business, Tasha’s menu holds something delicious for any patron. Their gourmet sandwiches are legendary. We recommend the harissa lamb with roasted aubergine and mint yoghurt or the Tasha’s chicken panini with avo, mushrooms and feta. Tasha’s bright, airy space also allows for a welcome break from the boardroom and the service is recognised countrywide as efficient and warm.

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Ideal for: hearty lunchtime breaks to get out of the office

The Zone, Corner Craddock & Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank

Escondido Tapas

With a walk-in cellar where you can choose your own wine and jugs of sangria on offer, Escondido evokes a festive mood. With a menu that’s changed weekly, you can expect varied tasty surprises including pulled pork tacos, deep fried Oreos and zucchini fritters. The inviting atmosphere allows you to sit and enjoy the late afternoon with a tray of tapas – perfect for sharing with your colleagues and guests.

Ideal for: relaxed late afternoon drinks and nibbles

Post Office Centre, Corner of Rudd Road and Otto Street, Illovo

The Grillhouse

This establishment has been in operation for over 20 years and judging from their respected reputation, it isn’t hard to see why. Their steaks and sticky ribs are grilled to perfection, whatever your preference, and are hosted by an array of sides including garlic mash, onion rings and fries or the South African-inspired; chakalaka and pap. Sauces include sumptuous choices like cheese, mushroom and red wine, while their comprehensive wine menu ensures your meat is perfectly complemented. After dinner, your party can make their way upstairs to the popular live music venue, Katzy’s, for a nightcap.

Ideal for: a four-star steak dinner and cigar in the lounge

The Firs, Corner of Oxford Road & Biermann Avenue, Rosebank

Cube Tasting Kitchen

The eatery everyone is talking about, Cube is reminiscent of The Test Kitchen in Cape Town. The atmosphere is sophisticated, with attentive and knowledgeable service on hand to ensure a unique dining experience. The menu is set at R770 p/p including drinks and gratuity so that you and your party can be guided through a taste journey that showcase the forefront of culinary creativity in the country. Dishes include roasted lamb with green onion polenta, salmon and shaved truffles and a nitro chocolate custard. Each dish has a vegetarian option and is paired with a beverage perfectly suited to its flavour profile. It’s little wonder it’s a must-try for many foodies in Joburg.

Ideal for: impressing high flying clients

Parknorth Heights, 4th Avenue, Parktown North


Harem is a well-known luxury entertainment venue for hosting events, including corporate evenings. They allow you to list any requirements you need if you’re looking to entertain clients and can ensure that your party is taken care of with a VIP space. Alternatively, you can check their calendar for events that boast the who’s who of Joburg’s social scene.

Ideal for: entertaining clients in elegance and luxury

60 Jan Smuts Avenue, Corner 7th Avenue, Design District, Rosebank


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