Closer to the borders of the city venues like the cute vegetarian cafe Leafy Greens or The Forum Company's beautiful weekends-only The Kitchen at L'Antico Giardino in Lanseria offer elegant harvest table lunches that appeal to those seeking respite from the identikit malls of the northern suburbs. This area is also wedding central, with popular wedding venues like The Hertford Hotel doubling up as Sunday lunch destinations.
Alternatively explore the countryside around Pretoria. After a tour of the fascinating Sammy Marks House Museum, enjoy a light lunch and homemade lemonade under mature oak trees at the museum's tea garden or in Irene take the kids for lunch and a day out at the Irene Dairy Farm. Meanwhile for some of the most memorable fine dining in the country make a booking for the multi-award winning Mosaic at the Orient in Elandsfontein.
If you are looking to escape the city for lunch here's our pick of some recommended dining destinations.
Mosaic at the Orient
Francolin Conservation Area, Crocodile River Valley, Elandsfontein, Pretoria
Sammy Marks Museum
Old Bronkhorstspruit Rd (opposite Savannah Country Estate), Donkerhoek
The Hertford Country House and function venue
Hertford Hotel, cnr Elandsdrift and Malibongwe Roads, Lanseria
A mere 15-minute drive from Fourways and just five minutes from Lanseria airport, this quaint countryside hotel is a popular wedding venue with a range of …