Fun Johannesburg Dinner

 

If you’re looking for a fun place to have dinner in Johannesburg, head to Nelson Mandela Square for delicious African flavors and entertainment at Lekgotla.

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Lekgotla means “The Meeting Place,” the perfect name for this open-hearted restaurant that seats up to 500 people.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Lekgotla Inside
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Lekgotla Inside

 

The decor, which is reminiscent of different African environments is fun. But the real fun came when we got our faces painted. Colors, shapes and symbols all have special meanings in African tribal culture. We let our artist do whatever pleased her. The process was exciting and super fun.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Face Painting
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Face Painting

 

Known as “Africa’s Dining Room,” Legotla’s exotic cuisine fuses contemporary African flavors with continental and Moroccan fare.

The extensive menu includes many options, from the wild, such as Springbok or Crocodile Carpaccio to the mild, such as Grilled Chicken Breast and Blackened Salmon.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Meat
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Meat

 

One of the favorite dishes is Egyptian Prawns. Flavored with cardamom and lemon, wrapped in ktaifi pastry (which is like shredded wheat) and set on grilled feta cheese they’re full of flavor.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Shrimp
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Shrimp

 

South Africa is also known for its delicious wines, which Lekgotla has in abundance.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Wine
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Wine

 

Desserts include local treats such as Koeksisters, a delicious South African buttermilk pastry in a spiced syrup served with toasted pistachios and vanilla ice cream. And to be sure you have a fun Johannesburg dinner, you’re treated to live music too.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Live Music
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Live Music

 

So, if you’re looking for some place fun to eat in Johannesburg, check out Africa’s Dining Room, Lekgotla restaurant at Nelson Mandela Square.

Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Nelson Mandela Square
Food Travelist Fun Johannesburg Dinner Nelson Mandela Square

 

THE QUICK BITE: For a fun dining experience in Johannesburg that includes everything from face painting, to live music and exotic eats, try Lekgotla in Nelson Mandela Square.