Welcome to Workshop 55

Welcome to Workshop 55. A unique experience combining the very best of finely crafted drinks and locally and internationally influenced food served in a laid back setting.

Take the time to enjoy a selection of different dishes with one of our delicious infused gins.

From food to drinks we’ve chosen to stay away from the usual suspects and offer you something a little different, a little out of the ordinary.


Our food is elegant, fresh and seasonal. We work with local suppliers to bring you dishes that reflect flavours from around the world. Our menu changes regularly. This is our current menu but check back from time to time to see what’s new.

Click here to download our menu


55-logoWe are proud to introduce 55 – our quirky lounge.

We wanted to expand your Workshop 55 experience and so 55 was born.

Adjacent to Workshop 55, which is themed along the lines of a Victorian 1900’s warehouse, we wanted to move to another era – something a whole lot more decadent. Think Miami 1930’s glamour, a touch whimsical – from the pink Christiaan Lacroix wallpaper to our resident parrot, reminisce of a luxury cruise ship salon. A space where we could truly showcase our range of premium brands in an elegant setting in which they could be enjoyed.

We are open from 4 pm, a perfect setting to enjoy afternoon drinks in the lounge or outside on the terrace. We invite our Workshop 55 diners to arrive early so as to enjoy a pre-dinner drink at 55, while Jazz and smooth Cuban sounds will sooth away the day. Sit back, relax and enjoy the finest we can offer.

A select cocktail menu, the best champagnes, whiskies and wines for the serious connoisseur have been sourced far and wide to bring you a unique collection we just know you will love.

Workshop 55 has become synonymous with delicious and interesting gin infusions so we have added a few rare finds and now boast the widest selection of gins around, as well as some high quality tonics to enhance the flavour of our gins such as Fentimans and Fever Tree.

Premium Lounge

Our latest addition to Workshop 55 is our Premium Lounge.

Another beautiful sophisticated space with the unusual design elements you have come to associate with Workshop 55, think Seleti Monkey Lights and azure tiles, antique Chesterfield sofas and antique rugs complete the space. The space can be arranged either as a cosy lounge or dining room as the event dictates.

Ideal for private parties where a little privacy is required, we can accommodate up to 40 pax for a seated event and 60 pax floating cocktail style.

The space can be hired out exclusively for private and corporate parties and events. Please mail Julie at bookings@workshop55.co.za for details.

Private and Corporate Functions

workshop55-functionsIf you have an event or function in mind we’d love you to celebrate at workshop 55. Whatever your reason for celebrating, we’ll help with the admin and coordinating so you can just enjoy the occasion.

Please chat to Julie about function enquiries.

Julie Soalheiro
Telephone: +27 11 442 6252
55 7th Ave, Parktown North


Bookings can be made online.

To make a reservation online, please use the Dineplan Widget.


  • For bookings of 10 people and more, a deposit is required to secure. Please note that this is non-refundable.
  • Please note reservations on this widget are accepted until 13:00 on the same day only.
  • If there is an X over the day, we are fully booked.
  • If you do not receive automatic and immediate email confirmation, your reservation was unsuccessful. Please retry or email us directly at bookings@workshop55.co.za.
  • This is not a confirmed reservation. Reservations are confirmed in a revert email after your initial contact.


Why don’t you take a virtual tour through our unique spaces. Click here.

Great care and attention to detail has been given to creating a unique space you’ll enjoy spending time in. Please click through the images to see more or come by and check us out.

Contact Us

We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm.

If you have any enquiries about Workshop 55 or 55, please get in touch with Julie.

Telephone: +27 11 442 6252
55 7th Ave, Parktown North