We invite you to explore
our taste sensations.

Order from our fresh fish counter, it’s what we are most famous for. Or from our large selection of signature dishes; seafood, aged beef cuts, vegetarian and our glorious crispy peri-peri chicken, prepared in our Josper charcoal oven.

Est. 1993

One of the leading boutique
restaurant chains in South Africa

We have been in the business for over thirty years and pride ourselves in only serving the freshest seafood.  We source only the finest seafood all the way from the East to West coast and often have it flown in.

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Our Signature Dishes

Explore our world class cuisine

Tapas Selection

Mix & match glorious flavours with our selection of Tapas.


Fish Counter

Create your own seafood platter from our famous Fish Counter, you will find the freshest seafood.



Our delicious breakfasts are beautifully complimented by our open-aired dining area.



Indulge in a delicious cocktail while enjoying the sunset over the Sandton skyline.



We offer an array of beautifully hand crafted sushi dishes.


Aged Meat Selection

 Our aged beef cuts are grilled to perfection in our Josper charcoal oven and complimented with our delicious sides.


Char Grilled Chicken

Glorious crispy peri-peri chicken, prepared in our Josper charcoal oven.



The perfect end to a perfect meal.

Our perfectly suited inside-outside bar is ideal for after-work cocktails, tapas meeting or to unwind after a long day. Next to our pool, the 'private' space allows our customers to indulge in comfort.
With over 8 000 bottles of local and international wines, including a specialised list of boutique wines we have a wine for any occasion and any taste. We offer a wine and food pairing experience for you, you need only ask and we will arrange.
Choose from a vast selection of whiskeys and cognacs, by the bottle or by the tot whilst sitting next to a roaring fireplace. And what would a whiskey bar be without a large selection of Cuban cigars? We have them both.

Guest Reviews

Some words from our guests
Loved my experience both times at the Codfather and look forward to returning again! We have had two successful work events hosted here and the staff and management were attentive to our needs as well as our clients! Relaxed, neat, crisp setting - beautiful bar and lovely outside area. Tried a variety of snacks/starters including sliders, fish and chips, sushi, ribs, chicken wings and soups - ALL were delicious and beautifully presented. Definitely a top pick for me!
Can't go wrong here whatever you order. Fish and sushi are the obvious choices, but lots of other options too including for the vegetarians. A great wine selection suitable for all pockets. Remember to leave space for dessert!
Lovely service and good food and the ambience is top notch 👌. The portions are an average size which is perfect, I'll definitely come back.
Choice of fresh fish and shell fish. Grilled very simply but very delicious. Great service. We had a platter of shell fish and a fish called Mussel Cracker. It was really tasty.
Always a great choice, whether for lunch or dinner out as a couple, or to take visiting family from abroad. Love the setting indoors and on the patio.The menu is not just for the fisheaters among us, but will happily satisfy the carnivores and vegetarians too. The wine list is extensive, for any pocket with good specials available. Not a cheap venue, but that's what you expect in this part of town.Leave space for dessert!
First of all, I have to confess that I ended up eating a rather large steak for dinner, versus any of the wonderful seafood meals I dreamt up before arrival. I did share some sushi for starters, but that just speaks to the great variety of food and drinks they had on offer. Oh, and a really good red wine led me down the road to the steak, by the way... The bar is impressively stocked, with a great selection of drinks. I went there at the invitation of a colleague, who had been there before, and the visit, on a rainy Sandton evening, was well worth it.
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Contact Us


PoloFields Crossing, Midrand

+27 010 745 0680

Monday – Friday

11.30 am – 12 am


11.30 am – 12 am

Sunday and Public Holidays

11.30 am – 12 am

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Sandton Skye, 3 Stan Road, Morningside

 +27 010 020 0286

Monday – Friday

7 am – 10 pm


8 am – 10 pm

Sunday and Public Holidays

8 am – 9 pm


wine cellar and private dining

The Codfather restaurant boasts a wine cellar for private dining that can seat up to 20 guests. The wine cellar is perfectly suited for corporate clients looking to host board meetings, business lunches and dinners. For smaller, more intimate dining we offer a 10 seater private dining area.

Sandton bookings please call +27 010 020 0286
Waterfall bookings please call +27 010 745 0680