Authentic tastes from around the world

2018-01-26 06:00
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Capitec Bank has launched its #LiveBetter campaign, which encourages people to explore new and unexpected places in their cities and Capitec clients enjoy some great discounts too!

There has been a boom in the variety of restaurants available across Pretoria and Johannesburg. And dinner doesn’t have to be just a meal anymore, but a mini trip to some exotic destination. Take a trip to the white sand beaches of Mozambique, explore the old-world charm of Italy, or move to a Jamaican beat as you tuck into some spicy jerk chicken - all without having to step foot on an airplane.

Here are a few restaurants working hard to give your taste buds a holiday!

Brian Lara Rum Eatery


The Caribbean-themed restaurant in Johannesburg welcomes you immediately from the sign in front of the restaurant to the colourful décor and the friendly waitrons - the ambiance is electric. The restaurant is very casual but that doesn’t mean that it’s always to just walk in, you need to make a reservation because the location is extremely popular. The menu boasts a delicious rum-basted rack of ribs as well as yummy jerk chicken with a sauce of dark caramelised sugar, honey and ginger. The entire menu has a tropical theme to it, and offers a great variety of unique and different meals. Brian Lara Rum Eatery is also known for its’ excellent cocktail selection – especially the rum cocktails.

Xai Xai

Known to locals as the Mozambican Shebeen, Xai Xai is located on the trendy 7th street in Melville. The atmosphere is very casual and dynamic and it is frequented by students and artists, which does a lot to boost its’ cool factor. They are also known for their excellent drink specials, and a variety of delicious meals from breakfasts and pizzas to vegetarian meals, there is something for everyone.

Pay with your Capitec card and get a free beer, cider or glass of house wine of your choice with a bill of R200 or more until 28 February.

La Fiamma


The family-style Italian restaurant in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, serves up delicious pastas and pizzas that will have you coming back for more, form their slow-roasted pork belly to their tender steaks, there is a varied selection of tasty meals for you to choose from. The restaurant is informal, and the brown paper table covers doubles up as a creative space that you can draw on, and can keep both adults and children entertained. If it’s date night, they also have some great wines and cocktails to try out – we suggest the Aperol Spritz cocktail!

Enjoy a free Aperol Spritz when paying with your Capitec card for a bill of R300 or more until 28 February 2018.