City Guide, Dining Out

Restaurant hotspots in lively Lynnwood

January 9, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

Lynnwood is a well-developed, tranquil suburb, lying to the east of Pretoria’s City Centre with tree-lined pavements and large, graceful homes. When it was first established, back in the 1960’s, it was considered the most eastern suburb of Pretoria, but the city has since expanded eastwards and southwards quite considerably. Along with Brooklyn and Menlo Park, Lynnwood is considered part of the “Old East” and boasts some of the city’s most high-end residential properties.

Apart from being both a residential and business hub within Pretoria, Lynnwood is also home to Loftus Versfeld, the iconic stadium which is home to the Blue Bulls and a frequent home ground for the Springbok’s international matches – making it a popular tourist destination as well.

It provides close access to the CSIR, one of the leading scientific and technology research and development organisations in Africa, as well as to the University of Pretoria and UNISA – making it an ideal location for students. The Atterbury theatre provides entertainment for the culturally-inclined and the emergence of a number of new retail developments has created  a significantly wider selection of restaurants and entertainment options for those who appreciate dining, nightlife and leisure activities.

LeSi Restaurant

LeSi Restaurant is situated at Casa Toscana – making it a perfect inclusion for romantic weekends away and business trips. The restaurant offers a theatrical musical experience through the use of performing waiters – all upcoming musical talent – ensuring the meal is a memorable one. For romantic getaways, the restaurant also offers intimate settings in private, secluded gazebos – and can even arrange spa packages prior to dinner as a cherry on top if you’re looking for the ultimate spoil.


5 Darlington Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria0
012 348 8820

Tigers Milk

Tigers Milk claims it is the best destination for ‘dude food’ – which includes hearty meals such as pizzas, grills and burgers coupled with beers, including their locally produced, Tigers Milk Lager. With a winning combination of good food, extensive drink options and a bustling atmosphere, Tiger’s Milk has become a firm favourite for many, not only for post-work drinks but also for business meetings, celebrations and social get-togethers. With 2-for-1 Mondays, Pizza Chooseday and Pick Your Poison drinks specials daily between 5 pm and 7 pm, Tiger’s Milk makes every hour a happy hour in our books!


Shop 35, Lynnwood Bridge Retail, Daventry Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria
010 286 0001


Named after founder and interior designer, Stephnie Stander, Stephnie’s is a celebration of tradition and a convergence of cultures with the aim of entertaining patrons across all senses. With an extensive menu ranging from meat to poultry and seafood to pasta, it also caters for banters, vegans and vegetarians alike. Stephnie’s also has the option of High Tea, making it a suitable venue for special occasions and celebrations.

Shop 7, Lynnwood Bridge Retail, Cnr Daventry & Lynnwood Road, Pretoria
012 348 8943

TriBeCa Standard

The origin of the name of this restaurant stems from New York’s fashionable meatpacking district and it has become a renowned coffee brand throughout Pretoria, roasting their own signature blends. They have both a breakfast and a fine foods menu, so you can enjoy brunch classics such as Brioche French Toast or stay until late before or after a show at the Atterbury Theatre next door with menu options such as West Coast Oysters, steak or gourmet burgers.


Shop 25, Lynnwood Bridge Shopping Centre, Cnr. Daventry & Lynnwood Road, Pretoria
012 348 6144


Rhapsody’s offer something for everyone – from sumptuous, value for money breakfasts to light lunches, grills, burgers and sushi to comprehensive drink menus and even cigars. Located alongside the Atterbury Theatre, it serves as an ideal pre or post-show stop whether it be for cocktails and a meal or for coffee and cake. Awesome views over Lynnwood Road and a vibey atmosphere are sure to set your night out on the right foot!

Shop 6, Lynnwood Bridge Shopping Centre, Cnr. Daventry & Lynnwood Road, Pretoria
012 348 0591

Rock @88

Rock @88 Bar & Braai is a restaurant after all South African’s hearts – after all, there are few things better than traditional South African braai food! With home-made favourites like braai broodtjies, pampoenkoekies and boereboonjies, Rock@88’s menu is packed with everything you could wish for, including traditional sides, fulfilling all your braai fantasies without the hassle of firing up the coals yourself! The drinks menu is equally impressive with a number of cocktails, beers, wine and drinks specials to choose from.

Cnr Lynnwood Road & January Masilela Road, Pretoria
012 348 1558


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