The team from Warm&Glad and Ace+Pearl Fine Wine Bar welcome our brand new Lisbon-inspired restaurant into Albans Square – Selva.

Selva means garden or jungle in Portuguese. No two gardens are the same and a jungle cannot be tamed. Selva is our jungle where the food has been inspired from the great restaurants found all over Portugal. In Lisbon and Porto you'll find Michelin starred restaurants serving their own cutting edge take on their native cuisine from an international perspective: from French techniques to Asian influences to home cooking secrets passed down through generations. The food is not always traditional, but it is always delicious! This is our take on Portuguese cuisine: fresh, modern, beautiful, and delicious. We have one goal - to provide wonderful food, served in a considered and welcoming environment.


Featuring dishes such as peri peri chicken, grass-fed steaks, a range of grilled seafood; octopus, sardines, salt cod croquettes and lots of house-made breads and desserts. We're concerned about where our ingredients come from and we use only the best quality. High quality free-range chickens, hormone-free free-range grass-fed beef, and no sauces out of bottles – our peri-peri is house-made as are all our other sauces and marinades.

A lunch menu brings forth smaller dishes and salads as well as a classic prego and our speciality – Bifana – grilled peri peri pork with onions on a house-made flour bun, served with round chips.


The Selva wine menu consists of a selection of wines from from Portugal, local Portuguese varietals and local wines that are organic, natural or represent the farm-to-table, minimal intervention theme. We also offer a full beverage selection including high quality Whiskies, Port, craft beer and cocktails.

Selva is a new local, neighbourhood fine food restaurant in an international style. So, come soon and come often – business lunches, family dinners – we're here to welcome you, serve you and to make sure you try one of our house-made Pasteis de Nata!




From Melrose Arch, head south on Atholl Oaklands Road. Turn left onto Corlett Drive/M30 and then turn left onto Oxford Road/M9. Turn right onto Bompas Road/M30 and then turn right onto Jan Smuts Avenue. Warm & Glad will be on the left.


-26° 7' 9.82''


28° 1' 36.89''
Albans Square
357 Jan Smuts Avenue
Craighall Park


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Food Served
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday:
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Load Shedding
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