Erwin's Restaurant opened 39 years ago in the old Stuttaford Building in Parkmore Street in Johannesburg CBD. Erwin was Judith's late husband and they started the restaurant together in 1977. Judith was the chef and Erwin was the front of house manager. After 19 years, the restaurant was moved to Catherine Street, a 200 seater venue, where it remained for 10 years. The restaurant was later moved to Parkmore Mews, 11th Street in Parkmore in a smaller, more personalised and intimate restaurant space.
The interior in cosy, warm and relaxed with a beautiful big fireplace being the main feature. The room is filled with a mix of round and square tables, plaid chairs, a home-style bar and soft lighting. Elegantly draped curtains separate the bar from the restaurant creating an intimate space for pre-dinner drinks. Double doors lead out onto a pretty patio with hanging plants and bright blooms in pots.
Erwin's Restaurant focuses on Swiss, German and Seafood and promises only fresh food. A few of Judith's favourites menu items include the Avocado Ritz Starter and the Strudel Dessert. Main highlights include the Scottish Salmon, the Grenobloise with capers and lemon butter, the Duck a la Orange and the Geschnetzeltes Nach Zürcher Art served with rösti. Sundays feature a Set Menu with Lamb on the spit, salad, soup, veg and a dessert buffet. Guests will be pleased to know that the menu is only intended as a guide and the chef is willing to prepare any special dish to order.
Head southwest on the N1 Western Bypass and take exit 80 for 14th Avenue toward M8. Merge onto 14th Avenue and continue onto Weltevreden Road. Continue onto Pendoring Road which then becomes Judges Avenue. Turn left onto Malibongwe Drive, then turn right onto Boundary Road. Turn left onto Bram Fischer Drive and after 2.3kms, turn right onto Republic Road. After 2.7kms, turn right onto William Nicol Drive (M81), then take 8th Street to Olympia Avenue. You will find the destination on the corner of 11th Street and Olympia Avenue.
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Cnr 11th Street & Olympia
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30