The story of Adega – which translated means ‘the cellar’ – began in the late ‘90s when founder Luis Ferreira identified a gap in the Johannesburg market place. Back then there were few good eateries which allowed for Portuguese people to gather and enjoy Portuguese fare and traditional hospitality. Being in another line of business entirely. Luis opened the first “Adega do Monge” translated as “the cellar of the monk” in Kensington, east of Johannesburg. And so the Adega Logo was born, showing a happy monk indulging in good wine.


The franchise has also won Best of Johannesburg for five consecutive years. Adega also has its very own cookbook, Festa! – The Adega Cookbook. The new 180-seater restaurant in Nelspruit is open seven days a week, with an emphasis on value for money.

In addition to seafood, Adega has become recognized for their chicken, meat, fish and sushi. Sundays offer a buffet with a difference, where everything is fresh and the variety is wide, including eisbein and a lamb shank that has locals talking.


The Midrand restaurant is open seven days a week with the emphasis on value for money. The Adega staff are trained with the simple ethos of good service underpinning everything they learn. The wine list includes 79 varieties, including affordable South African favourites and some lesser known surprises, with a wide range of sparkling wines and French champagnes to suite any palate or occasion. With hand painted linen and warm candle light evenings, Adega offers an inviting ambience with food that is fresh and plentiful.




Travel on the M1 North Highway from Johannesburg. Take exit 111 for New Road toward M71, the road will merge onto New Road. Turn left onto 6th Road and take the 2nd right onto 5th Road. Carlswald Decor Centre will be on your right.


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Carlswald Decor Centre
Cnr 5th & Harry Galaun Roads
Halfway Gardens, Midrand


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Monday - Saturday: 11:30 - 22:00
Sunday & Public Holidays: 11:30 - 21:00
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Smoking Section
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