Carnelian at The Rock

  • Carnelian at The Rock Fourways Central, Gauteng
  • Cocktails, Cosmopolitan, International, Light Meals, Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Design Quarter, William Nicol Dr & Leslie Ave, Sandton, Gauteng

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An elegant and sophisticated Tapas Restaurant

An elegant and sophisticated Tapas Restaurant in Design Quarter. Offering authentic Tapas accompanied by exclusive wine and cocktails. 

With a noticeable gap in the market, Carnelian is setting a new trend in Tapas and Cocktails!  Sophisticated and relaxing, social and frenetic; this wine, cocktail and tapas bar, lounge and restaurant aims for the highest standing.

Situated above The Rock in the Fourways Design Quarter, Carnelian boasts cocktails that are guaranteed to delight and dazzle and are served by the Absolute Vodka Best Cocktail Barman in the country. The two focal points of Carnelian are a large, well-stocked bar and a beautifully crafted see-through glass wine cellar, although some may argue that the Prosecco-on-tap steals the limelight.

The Carnelian offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Indoors you can schmeltz into the chic lounge area for intimate socializing. Comfy couches are scattered with cozy cushions and are an ideal setting for a birthday party, kitchen tea or any other special occasion. The outdoor area boasts a large smoking deck. This is a perfect spot to catch up with friends, chill out and relax.

In addition, The Carnelian is the perfect locale for corporate functions especially those that beg for more than the average office setting. For the more exclusive corporate requests, the Carnelian boasts two private dining areas. One is aptly named ‘The Living Room’; a stunningly arranged, sunken, private dining area, with one wall completely covered in plants. The other is a strikingly decorated room situated along-side the wine cellar.

Both dining areas can be hired out for corporate meetings, conferences or any special occasion and seat 12 to 14 people.


Group Capacity : 160+ People Cost Per Head : R100+

  • Cuisine : Cocktails, Cosmopolitan, International, Light Meals, Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas
  • Ambience : Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Live music
  • Dress : Smart/Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Corkage
  • Cocktails
  • Cellar
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Service Included
    Service Included
  • Conferencing
  • Aircondition

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard