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Brasserie de Paris
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Cost
R180 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Food
French
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R85 (wine); R120 (sparkling)

Critic's review

Mokgadi Itsweng

Food
Nestled in the leafy Pretoria suburb of Waterkloof, Brassiere de Paris is a French restaurant set in an Iconic Karl Jooste house. A meal here stands out as an experience worth remembering.

The menu highlights the best of French cuisine and service. The menu is divided into à la carte; a dégustation menu paired with wines; and set menus designed for large groups.

The pear-and-apricot mousse with honey-roasted sunflower seeds is a worthy amuse-bouche to begin the meal. The selection of starters is a very interesting and modern take on classical French dishes. Try the roasted bone marrow with celeriac purée and pickled red onion, topped with micro coriander and served with crostini. The rich marrow is well complemented by the tangy onions and creamy purée in a delightful interplay of flavours and textures.

For a special occasion, share the 440g chateaubriand for mains. This melt-in-your-mouth steak is served with green beans, pommes frites and béarnaise sauce.

A filling meat-free option is the ratatouille of smoked aubergine, courgettes, tomato purée and red-pepper foam, served with polenta crisps. This warming and delectable dish is perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

For dessert, try one of the classics like crème brûlée, the chocolate-and-coffee mille-feuille or the café gourmand, a selection of three desserts and cappuccino – a perfect ending to a delectable French feast.

Drinks
A small and well-curated wine list offers international and local wines, with most available per glass. Classic spirits like gin, whisky and brandies, as well as imported and local craft beers also appear.

Service
The service at Brasserie de Paris is impeccable, with the maître d’ and wait staff always on hand to offer service. The waiters are knowledgeable about the menu and are always there to help you make informed choices.

Ambience
White tablecloths and classic silverware lend French sophistication and class to the restaurant. Beautiful jazz and French music adds to the ambience. The brasserie is perfect place for a special celebration or date night.

And…
The restaurant hosts Bastille Day events in collaboration with Alliance Française, which have become must-attend events in Pretoria every year.

(July 2017)

Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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  • Alida Ryder

    Food
    Upon arrival expectations are set high, due to the beautiful architecture and professional service, and the food does not disappoint. Starting with an amuse bouche of gorgonzola cream is a luscious beginning and sets the tone for the food to follow.
    Starter options include soup of the day (potato and leek soup finished with truffle oil), classic escargot and steak tartare, which is a favourite among regular patrons. For mains, the trio of beef fillet served with crisp bone marrow, truffle butter and pomme frites is an excellent choice. The Chateaubriand is well-cooked and comes served with haricot verts, pommes frites and perfect Bearnaise sauce.

    The fennel and Pernod salmon with quinoa is an interesting and modern play on classic French flavours while the lamb rack crusted with basil and served with pine nuts, sun-dried tomato, pommes fondant and thyme sauce is another excellent option.

    To finish your meal, choose between chocolate and coffee millefeuille, passion fruit and coconut eclair or a simply perfect crème brûlée. Silky smooth vanilla bean cream topped with perfectly brûléed sugar is a flawless finish to a delicious meal.

    Drinks
    A good selection of wines from both local and French estates are available, with a few wines to choose from within every varietal. They also offer a good selection of imported and local hard liquor, with the lesser-seen Tokara five-year old year Brandy making an appearance. They also offer a small range of craft beer.

    Service
    Efficient and professional. The staff are very rarely seen yet are always at hand when you need your glass topped up or a plate removed.

    Ambience
    The ambience inside the restaurant is sophisticated and timelessly elegant.

    And…
    Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Waterkloof ridge, this classic French brasserie is situated in the historic Karl Jooste house which was completed in 1967, a unique and inspiring work of architecture.

    (September 2016)

    Eat Out reviewers dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Click here to read our editorial policy.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Alida Ryder

    Food
    Upon arrival expectations are set high due to the beautiful architecture and professional service and the food does not disappoint. Starting with an amuse bouche of gorgonzola cream is a luscious beginning and sets the tone for the food to follow.

    Starter options include soup of the day (potato and leek soup finished with truffle oil), classic escargot and steak tartare which is a favourite among regular patrons. For mains, the trio of beef fillet served with crisp bone marrow, truffle butter and pomme frites is an excellent choice. The Chateaubriand is well cooked and comes served with haricot verts, pommes frites and perfect Bearnaise sauce. The fennel and Pernod salmon with quinoa is an interesting and modern play on classic French flavours while the lamb rack crusted with basil, served with the loin flavoured with pine nuts and sun-dried tomato, pommes fondant and thyme sauce is another excellent option.

    To finish your meal, choose between chocolate and coffee millefeuille, passion fruit and coconut eclair or simply perfect crème brûlée. Silky smooth vanilla bean cream topped with perfectly brûléed sugar is a flawless finish to a delicious meal.

    Drinks
    Good selection of wines from both local and French estates are available with a few wines to choose from within every varietal. They also offer a good selection of imported and local hard liquor with the lesser seen Tokara five-year old Brandy making an appearance. They also offer a small range of craft beer.

    Service
    Service is efficient and professional. The staff are very rarely seen yet are always at hand when you need your glass topped up or a plate removed.

    Ambience
    The ambience inside the restaurant is sophisticated and timelessly elegant.

    And…
    Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Waterkloof Ridge, this classic French brasserie is situated in the historic Karl Jooste house which was completed in 1967, a unique and inspiring work of architecture.

    (September 2016)

    Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

     

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User reviews

  • Smart and cosy, this restaurant is set in a historic Karl Jooste House. This restaurant speaks style ! Architectural spaces and selected art pieces make for a very relaxed, open-spaced dining experience. Attentive, yet not intrusive, waiters cater your your every whim. The French cuisine was delectable. Clean, true flavouring being brought to the fore in each mouthful. Definitely a restaurant to visit for Gastronomes...
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  • Situated in the lovely suburb of Waterkloof, you will find Brasserie de Paris. We had supper here on Monday evening. We opted for the al a carte menu. We enjoyed our meals prepared with the utmost care. My boyfriend and I shared the chateaubriand, the meat was cooked to perfection. Service was good and non- intrusive. A lovely spot for date night in Pretoria. Merci beaucoup
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
  • Dress code
  • Eat Out reviewed
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
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  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair
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