Where To Dine: 5 New Kids On The Block

Rockets in Bryanston

The guys behind Rockets in Rivonia and Parkhurst have expanded their brand to bring you Rockets in Bryanston. This vibey spot, located in Hobart Shopping Centre will no doubt offer the perfect setting for after-work drinks for those living in the neighbourhood, since Rivonia has closed. Famous for their cocktails and delicious pizzas, Rockets also do an amazing Thai curry and chicken rösti served with sour cream, sweet chilli sauce and a side salad. www.rocketslife.tv

Rockets’ Umami Prawn Salad

Patachou Patisserie 

We couldn’t get enough of Patachou Patisserie when they first opened their doors in Rivonia Village Shopping Centre, and luckily for us, we now get to visit two branches as they’ve opened another patisserie in Parktown North. Open daily for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Patachou offers Parisian style pastries and stuffed croissants for breakfast and quiches, sandwiches and salads for lunch. For dessert, you can choose from a huge selection of freshly baked cakes and sweet tarts. Follow Patachou Patisserie on Facebook

Patachou Patisserie has opened in Parktown North

Black Tongue Bar

There’s a new bar in Dainfern and it’s already creating a buzz amongst locals. Found in Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre, Black Tongue offer a wide selection of Tapas and snacks like chicken wings, ribs and gourmet sliders as well as a selection of burgers. Sides include parmesan zucchini fries, stuffed olives and cheese balls. As for their drinks? Their in-house mixologist designed an exclusive cocktail menu, so there’s a drink for everyone at this new hangout. www.blacktongue.co.za

The bar at Black Tongue in Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre

Wishbone Cafe & Bistro Bar

Situated in the Piazza at the new 11 Alice Lane building, Wishbone Bistro Bar oozes a chic, contemporary dining space that is very much on trend. Whether it be a business breakfast, leisurely lunch or romantic dinner you’re after, Wishbone will certainly provide the perfect backdrop in between the hustle and bustle of Sandton’s business hub.For breakfast, try their muesli breakfast trifle or apple and maple flapjacks. For lunch and dinner, there is everything from gourmet burgers to pasta, seafood to curry – and a dry aged rib eye steak, with more traditional French dishes like Confit duck leg and Coq au Vin. As for dessert, make sure to try their chocolate fondant. www.wishbonebistro.co.za

Wishbone’s modern interior replicates some of the trendiest restaurants in the world.

Naked Kitchen & Coffee Bar

We’ve been waiting patiently for Naked to open their kitchen bar in Morningside Shopping Centre ever since they announced their launch, and we can honestly say the wait has been worth it. Breakfasts include fried eggs with roasted vine tomatoes and pesto, healthy homemade muesli, pastries, while their lunch menu includes a variety of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern inspired salads and veggies. Oh, and don’t forget to order a cup of their famous coffee before you leave. Follow Naked on Instagram

Naked Coffee’s breakfast options include bacon bagels and crisp pastries.

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