A hot trend among celebrities? Putting their passion for food into a restaurant all their own. And you know what? The offerings are pretty incredible.
We put together a list of celeb-owned spots throughout the country and we think you'll be incredibly impressed (like we are) with the creative and eclectic concepts that reflect everything from the very things that made them famous. All are worth the trip, whether you're a fan of the owner or not!
The My Kitchen Rules South Africa host opened his own spot – Something’s Cooking By J’Something – in Pretoria to rave reviews in 2017. Described by J’Something as a hoe away from home, the menu is inspired by his South African and Portuguese roots as well as the combination of Asian and other contemporary influences. Two years down the line, and it’s still a fan favourite. Rumour has it, he has plans to branch out into other provinces.
The Top Billing presenter and celeb chef is the proud co-owner of bakery The Bread Basket in Morningside, Johannesburg. The deli serves a variety of freshly baked goods along with personalised customer experiences.
The I Believe muso launched his eatery Daruma Japanese Restaurant by Oskido at Waterfall Corner in Midrand. The restaurant welcomed its first customers a few weeks ago and has been doing well since. Daruma was the first authentic Japanese restaurant in Africa in 1987 in Johannesburg.
Another franchise was opened in the Elangeni Hotel in Durban in 1995, and now Oskido carries that legacy. They offer a variety of dining options including a la carte, vegetarian, meat, seafood, sushi and their signature teppanyaki dishes - food cooked on a hot iron griddle.Most well-known South Africans have vowed to support Oskido’s new venture.