Thief is a resturant and wine bar that wants to steal a bit of your time! The open plan kitchen serves fine dinning inspired by international ravel, alongside a curated wine list. While I do try to keep a healthy lifstyle as much as possible, I also appreciate balance so I’ve enjoyed many a tipple at Thief. When they asked id I’d like to try some of the vegan options, I jumped at the chance.


Thief opened in 2017, in what was previously a car work shop but you’d never know from the industrial dining space owners Elena Venzo and Shayne Holt have created. The warm, welcoming ambiance keep people coming back again and again. Thief offers both a fine dinning experience and wine pairings at the resturant, if you’re after something more relaxed Upstairs at Thief is ideal for tapas and sundowners. Sandton’s hidden gem has a stellar list, with over 280 labels-mostly boutique. Venzo and Holt respect every part of the wine making process- that’s vinification to you and me- and the experience and staff at Thief reflect this.

Resident sommelier Desire Ndoluvo often gives recommendations after finding out your preferences. The menu changes seasonally and head chef Ashleigh Murison-Johnson has added some spectacular dishes to the newsest menu.

The menu doesn’t have any standardise vegan options but they will make them up for you on request. I alwasy recommend calling resturants ahead