What We Do Is Who We Are
Andrea Burgener and Nick Gordon have been in working with food since the early ‘90s and opened their first restaurant, Superbonbon, in 1998. Then followed Deluxe I and Deluxe II, during which Andrea cemented her reputation as one of Johannesburg’s most interesting chefs and as a champion of sustainable ingredients.
Since 2011, The Leopard has continued to produce food of uncompromising quality and originality – still with a commitment to ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients. As a result, the restaurant was voted “Best Bistro in SA” in 2015 Eat Out Awards, was the second most Googled South African restaurant in 2016 and has just been named one of 10 game-changing South African food businesses by Taste magazine. Andrea was one of the few in the country to be given a SASSI trailblazer award for commitment to ethical seafood use, she has appeared as guest judge on SA Masterchef and was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s tv series Parts Unknown.
Even though our restaurant had generated local and international awareness, you guys still had to go to its physical location in Melville to experience it the food. This latest incarnation of The Leopard is a reformat designed to get our products and values to you where you are.