Join the high society set for lunch or cappuccino at Tashas Le Parc, a flagship of Natasha Sideris' popular cafe-restaurant (with branches in Dubai) or make an occasion of High Tea at opulent Just Teddy patisserie. For some of the best authentic Chinese cuisine in Joburg ead downstairs for Emma Chen's landmark Red Chamber restaurant.
Another must-visit store is Always Welcome, an extraordinary showcase of South African furniture and interior design. There's also a fashion school and showroom in the building, headed by renowned local designer Spero Villioti with affiliations to Parsons New York, FIT (NY) and London College of Fashion.
Hyde Park Corner houses a great book store too, one of the best branches of the South African chain Exclusive Books in Joburg. The extensive bookshop carries thousands of titles and also has a great coffee bar with long tables for reading plus at the back of the store the Olives & Plates restaurant and bar where full-length stacked windows open out onto a verdant view over the lush treed gardens of the plush Hyde Park suburb. An exceptionally popular spot.
Hyde Park Corner also has a VIP branch of the Nu-Metro cinema chain with super comfy lazy-boy seating and the option to enjoy drinks and food delivered to your seat while you watch the film.