Chapter 2: Fine Dining - Updated 2021
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.
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
An Edwardian washroom in its previous life, the space is now a boutique boîte in which to enjoy Victorian-style feasts.
Molecular gastronomy in a unique setting.
a: Miriam Makeba St 2001 Johannesburg, South Africa
t: +27 10 592 1911
h: Thursdays: 19h00-00h00
Signature Restaurant boasts an exquisite menu, with a local and international wine menu for even the most discerning palate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This eclectic culinary experience is the ultimate escapism.
Featured image credit: Wouter Meijering