Established in 1990, Browns of Rivonia has become one of Johannesburg’s most popular restaurants, perhaps most famous for its impressive wine cellar. Browns has been voted the Best Business Lunch Venue in Johannesburg for 13 years running and received recognition as one of the fifteen best of the best in the Eat Out People's Choice reviews. Browns is also the recent recipient of the Diners Club 'Winelist of the Year’ Award of Excellence.
Up to 50 people can dine in the magnificent wine cellar surrounded by up to 30 000 bottles of the finest South African and International Wines available including most of the premier and grand crux labels from Bordeaux and Burgundy as well as labels from the Rhone, Italy, Spain, Chile, Israel and Australia.
Choosing from the staggering selection is made easy as diners can elect to visit the cellar accompanied by a well-informed wine steward who will help them select a wine to suit the palate and the pocket.
The restaurant’s main dining area opens up onto a superb patio overlooking a lush private garden and koi pond. Dining on the deck is particularly popular at lunchtime, especially for relaxed business lunches.
After their meal, diners are invited to relax with a well-earned cigar and a glass of the finest cognac or champagne in the garden.
Lovers of fine food and wine in Johannesburg know that there is no better way to start the week than by attending Monday Night at Browns. On certain Mondays, a visiting winemaker presents a selection of wines accompanied by a menu tailor-made to suit the wines being served. Not only do guests of these evenings enjoy food and wine of the highest quality but they also get to enjoy the often-amusing 'story behind the story' from the winemakers themselves!
Accompanied by a commitment to quality and excellent service, it isn’t hard to see why Browns remains the best choice for dining in Johannesburg.
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Travel south along Rivonia Drive from the concrete highway towards Sandown. Turn left into 11th Street from Rivonia Drive and then turn into Wessels Road (This road runs parallel to Rivonia Drive). Browns of Rivonia is located at No. 21 Wessels Road.