Roar Bistro & Bar

  • Roar Bistro & Bar Sandton Central, Gauteng
  • Breakfast, Contemporary, French, Grills, International, Light Meals, Mauritian, Seafood, Spanish, Sushi, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • 8 Maude Street
    Michelangelo Towers

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Parisian street-side dining ...

ROAR Bistro & Bar is staking its claim as Sandton’s unique dining spot; with its Parisian street-side setup and tapas-style menu, offering a delectable melting pot of global flavours. There is even a deli for passers-by needing to grab something quick and delicious on the go, with a plethora of freshly baked pastries, patisseries, and handcrafted sandwiches.

Owned by the Legacy Group, inspired by the logos majestic lion, the restaurant was thus dubbed ROAR and is here to claim the Sandton territory and make its mark on the local food scene.

The design of the restaurant interior was dreamed into reality, showcasing a colour pallet of teal, tomato red and brass, inspired by a beautiful harlequin-type fabric as well as the eye-catching graffitied art piece of a male lion.

The menu is split into small plates for those wanting to share in a taste adventure of different flavours and textures, or big plates for those who know what they want. Small plates tie into the international trend of being able to taste a little of everything and fits into the Joburg culture of dining to socialize.

Come and join us for a glass of bubbles or a whisky cocktail crafted by our very own mixologist. Or arrive early for pre-dinner drinks and recline in our comfortable lounge while you select a delicious bottle of wine off our bespoke wine list. Whatever your need, ROAR offers a fully stocked bar of beers, wines and hand-crafted cocktails for you to relax, unwind and enjoy.


Restaurant Events!

With its central location Roar Bistro & Bar is the ideal venue for all types of events. Available to host functions of up to 120 people seated or cocktail parties of up to 150 people standing, our team will work with you to ensure your event is as special as it should be. The space can also host private functions for up to 40 people seated in the bistro conservatory area.

Cupola Suite Events!

ROAR also caters for events in The Cupola Suite – the crowning glory of The Michelangelo Towers. With panoramic views of the Magaliesberg, the Johannesburg CBD and the Sandton cityscape below, the 600sqm suite is a space unlike any other in Sandton and offers the event planner a unique palette from which to imagine the unimaginable.

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Who's Cooking?

Chef Atmaram Mahadea Photo

Chef Atmaram Mahadea

Mauritian born Atmaram Mahadea is the talent behind Roar Bistro. His flamboyant style mixed with a solid foundation of traditional cooking techniques will appeal to even the most discerning diner. Atmaram is responsible for the menu creation, management of kitchen staff, and plating design.

A glance at the signature dishes being promoted clearly illustrates the blending of his creole styled and Mauritian influenced food with trendy new fusion ideas using fresh ingredients to good effect.

Atmaram explains that is style of cooking is very different in that he attempts to bring together a host of flavours from a variety of destinations. Combined with his experience in the kitchen and the many places he has worked at, he passionately believes that Roar Bistro is creating something quite distinct in the Sandton area.

Atmaram’s experience includes a tenure as head chef at Pearl Valley Golf Estate, prior to which he was the sous chef of the same establishment, sous chef of The Grand Mauritian Hotel and Spa, first cook for Princess Cruise Lines and sous chef for Golden Valley Casino.

He was also junior sous chef at Emperor’s Palace, senior chef de partie and acting junior sous chef at the Sainte Anne Resort, and demi chef de partie at Lemuria Resort both in the Seychelles, commis chef at the Sandrani Hotel and assistant cook at the Merville Hotel’s Grand Baie both in Mauritius.

Atmaram has introduced his style of combining French and Mauritian flair to the Roar Bistro breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. He has also introduced sushi, light lunches, snacks and tea and coffee options for visitors looking to take time out over a meeting or wanting to grab a quick bite before negotiating their way through busy Sandton.

His tantalising specials and a preview of menu items may be visited on


Cost Per Head : R125+

  • Cuisine : Breakfast, Contemporary, French, Grills, International, Light Meals, Mauritian, Seafood, Spanish, Sushi, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Business, Fireplace, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Smoking
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access

Credit Cards Accepted

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club