Back of the Moon


The elegant dining establishment cools the palate with laid back jazz and a feast for the senses enrobed in lavish comforts for an exquisite dining experience second to none.

Back of the Moon stands proud boasting a historic location once known as the famous Old Shebeen in Old Sophia Town in the mid 1950’s. Now run and operated by two renowned restaurateurs, diners dine and dance the night away in impeccable style.

Seduce the mood dining in the main room with choice of five interesting levels or embrace total intimacy in the private dining room. Evoking a fusion of flavours, the menu entices with an a la carte menu and set menu partnered with a comprehensive wine list.

For starters, the smoked salmon thinly sliced on a bed of lettuce, accompanied with tomato, slices of onion and capers wet the appetite before melt-in-the-mouth pleasure such as the grilled chicken breast, succulently grilled on the open flame in olive oil, paprika and herbs envelop the senses.

Fish lovers can indulge in delicately moist Norwegian salmon, served with rice and vegetables, followed by the grand finale, fig ice cream fused together vanilla ice-cream, figs and ginger, served with baklava.

Enjoy great entertainment, impeccable service, and exquisite dining at Back of the Moon for an unforgettable night at Gold Reef City.

Back of the Moon Map

In and Around

Nearby Locations
Nearest Airport
Featured Destinations
Bars and Nightclubs

Accommodation near Back of the Moon

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1575
1 night, 2 adults

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel

Sleeps 192 Marshalltown Hotel in Marshalltown
0.81km from Back of the Moon

98 tastefully decorated and themed studio or one-bedroom apartments that reflect the theme of the by...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Alcazaba Lodges

Sleeps 89 Fordsburg Hotel in Fordsburg
1.11km from Back of the Moon

Alcazaba Lodges is a self-catering hotel offering 28 rooms, centrally situated in the heart of Fords...

from R1190
1 night, 2 adults

The Reef Hotel

Sleeps 240 Marshalltown Hotel in Marshalltown
1.26km from Back of the Moon

The Reef Hotel has 120 En-Suite rooms, all of which are fully equipped with Plasma TV Satellite chan...

from R1500
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 10 Fordsburg Guest House in Fordsburg
1.26km from Back of the Moon

This is a large guest house situated in Fordsburg, in the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. It is i...

from R545
1 night, 2 adults

Bannister Hotel

Sleeps 50 Braamfontein Hotel in Braamfontein
1.77km from Back of the Moon

The Bannister Hotel is situated in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This independent, quality budget hot...

from R1598
1 night, 2 adults

Devonshire Hotel

Sleeps 126 Braamfontein Hotel in Braamfontein
1.86km from Back of the Moon

This elegant Johannesburg landmark dates back to the 1930's and is it strategically located in Johan...

from R1300
1 night, 2 adults

Booysens Hotel

Sleeps 60 Booysens Hotel in Booysens
1.95km from Back of the Moon

Booysens Hotel and Conference, a world-class hotel and conference facility in the South of Johannesb...

from R1050
1 night, 2 adults

Jubilane Guesthouse

Sleeps 37 Houghton Guest House in Houghton
2.09km from Back of the Moon

Jubilane Guesthouse is nestled in the up-market community of Houghton Estate, a suburb of Johannesbu...

  • Fine Dining
  • Grills
  • Lunch
  • Relaxed
  • Restaurants
  •  +27 (0) 11 496 1423