On the bistro menu expect plenty of fun takes on local and global street food favourites with a strong focus on African dishes. Try Maputo-style Peri-Peri chicken, a Moroccan Kebab Trio or Nigerian-inspired Jollof rice with chicken. Keep it local with a Durban chicken curry served with rice or as a 'street choice' in a bunny chow (a hollowed out 1/4 loaf of bread) and for dessert there's cinnamon vetkoek and ice cream.
In addition to the signature African-inspired dishes you can also find burgers, pizzas, ribs, wings and calamari on the menu. For something lighter The Bannister's sushi bar offers all the usual favourites like maki, rainbow rolls and California rolls plus some quirky vegetarian options like the strawberry and cream cheese fashion sandwiches.
Night owls will rejoice as The Bannister has one of the latest opening kitchens in the city. On Fridays and Saturdays the hotel kitchen closes at 2am (the sushi bars closes at half past midnight!).
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The Bannister Bar
Bannister Hotel, 9 De Beer St, Braamfontein
Maybe it's the abundant palms and succulents, or perhaps it's the whir of the ceiling fans and the fresh breeze wafting in through the wide open windows, but there's something almost tropical about the atmosphere at this friendly and attractive bar. W
The Bannister Hotel
9 De Beer St, Braamfontein
A hip budget hotel perfectly located in busy, buzzy Braamfontein. The popular Neighbourgoods Market is a neighbour as is 70 Juta street, with its fashion boutiques, cafes and art galleries. Great coffee is to be found in every direction. The rooms are br