Restaurant Posts
By Daryll Williams | November 19, 2019

Chapter 2: Fine Dining - Updated 2021

Est Est Alea

Fine-dining coupled with food exploring all facets of taste, texture, plating and serving style, in an environment that is inimitable to round off the perfect meal.

Why go?

Meaning “The Die is Cast” in Latin, Est Est Alea is an idea born out of the constant evolution within the fine-dining space.


a: Shop 5, Parknorth Heights, 17 4th Avenue
t: +27 82 422 8158
h: Tuesday—Saturday: 6.30pm–9pm

Photograph: Est Est Alea

Gentlemen's Arthouse

An Edwardian washroom in its previous life, the space is now a boutique boîte in which to enjoy Victorian-style feasts.

Why go?

Molecular gastronomy in a unique setting.


a: Miriam Makeba St 2001 Johannesburg, South Africa
t: +27 10 592 1911
h: Thursdays: 19h00-00h00

Gentlemen's Arthouse restaurant dish

Credit: Gentlemen's Arthouse

Signature Restaurant

Signature Restaurant boasts an exquisite menu, with a local and international wine menu for even the most discerning palate.

Why go?

The most exciting and fashionable restaurant in Sandton, offering a unique mix of exclusivity, flexibility, sophistication and design.


a: Shop U13, Rivonia Rd, Morningside
t: +27 11 884 8888
h: Monday—Saturday: 12h00‒00h00, Sundays: 12h00–16h00.

Photograph: Signature Restaurant


Fermier is an attempt to create a restaurant which in future can become completely self-sustainable by creating an entire “ecosystem” from the fish and vegetables to the livestock, that suits the restaurant’s idea of responsible, conscientious farming, where even “waste” is turned into a functional part of the cycle.

Why go?

Chef Adriaan Maree’s passion shows in everything. From the food to the service which is complemented by the performance art of the open kitchen theatrics.


a: 141 Lynnwood Rd, The Willows 340-Jr, Pretoria
t: +27 76 072 5261
h: Tuesday—Saturday: from 19h00. Reservation essential.

Photograph: Fermier

Pigalle Joburg 

Expect eclectic interiors, incredible views and simply divine shellfish. Their varied menu offers something for all palates and is the perfect spot for lunch as well as dinner. 

Why go?

This eclectic culinary experience is the ultimate escapism.


a: UO9, Michelangelo Towers, Maude St, Sandton, 2196
t: +27 11 884 889
h: Monday—Sunday: 12h00-22h00

dish at pigalle sandton

Perfection on a plate. Credit: Pigalle Sandton

Featured image credit: Wouter Meijering

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