Choose between a four-course menu or the six-course degustation menu at Marthinus Ferreira's Joburg gem. Both change seasonally and offer small tasting plates from the chef, with or without beverage pairings and as vegetarian options.
The performance begins with chicken liver mille-feuille bites, an amuse-bouche of a sous-vide hen’s egg, infused with truffle and served with velvety green pea purée.
On the four-course menu, options include seared tuna sashimi served with oyster coulis, citrus and fennel, or bresaola, vegetable pickles, slaphakskeentjies and dukkha. The Daybreaker sirloin with smoked bone marrow sported exciting flavours.
Highlights include confit quail with pickled onions and the Mauritian sea bass. Both are delightful with explosive flavour. They’re well-prepared, presented and balanced.
When it comes to the sweets, the pastry chef has been adventurous, combining sweet and savoury combinations with vegetables, fruits and herbs. The desserts look fabulous.
An excellent selection of wines suitable for all budgets and palates. There are many unusual wines available too, which have been carefully selected by the chef and the sommelier to tantalise the palate of the more outgoing diner. The waitrons are extremely well-educated about wine and are able to assist with the perfect selection for your meal if you’re not doing the pairing. You can ask questions about the different wines and be informed as much or as little as you’d like. A non-alcoholic pairing is also available, as are cocktails and beers.
The establishment is well-fitted and elegant, with much effort and thought going into the fittings, making the space extremely comfortable. There is a lot of leather, wood and heavy fabric, allowing for excellent acoustics and warmth. A working, visible wine cellar is a lovely centerpiece to the restaurant and creates a lovely focal point.
From start to finish the service is wonderful. It is a pleasure to book a table, change a booking and be accommodated at DW Eleven-13.
The semi-open main kitchen and the pastry kitchen in the new section of the restaurant creates a great ambience for patrons wanting to experience a little bit of food theatre.
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Marthinus Ferreira continues to delight patrons with a symphony of morsels celebrating molecular gastronomy with classical undertones.
The choice between the à la carte menu and the five-course degustation menu is an easy one: spoil yourself and indulge. The degustation menu is a sumptuous culinary journey. Simply put, it’s a sensory spectacle.
The journey begins with an exquisitely presented selection of breads and butters atop a delectable dukkah, fine radish slices and sesame tuiles – all handmade and deliciously moreish. This is followed by a selection of amuse-bouches that continue in the same vein: decadent, precise and positively enchanting. The crispy chicken skin with seaweed and kimchi is life changing.
Time for the main event. (It should be noted that those with smaller appetites need not fear; the portion size is well thought out and perfectly accurate to ensure you enjoy, rather than regret, every last bite.)
A standout is the polenta with cauliflower espuma, sultanas, pine nuts, kale and brown butter – a perfect example of Marthinus’s ability to take modest ingredients and transform them into dishes that are outlandishly good. The depth of savoury notes brought through by the cauliflower, browned butter and pine nuts is wonderfully juxtaposed against the sweet sultanas and surprisingly velvety polenta.
Another highlight is the confit-duck cannelloni, comprising smoked duck wrapped in a light pasta and finished with a langoustine, tarragon velouté, onion crumb and pickled shimeji. It’s such a rich and sinful piece of magic, one of those dishes that you feel you could eat all over again.
Just as much attention is paid to the sweet components of the menu as to the savoury. Every element is painstakingly hand-crafted, and Marthinus’s famous ice creams remain an absolute drawcard. The honey-and-thyme ice cream with poppy-seed sponge, white chocolate and lemon curd is a sensation.
The wine list is well priced and innovative, with lesser-known wine farms celebrated. You can choose to enjoy the degustation menu with wine pairings or non-alcoholic pairings, or you can choose the perfect bottle with the help of the exceptionally well-versed general manager and sommelier, Mario Monteiro. The wine pairings are strikingly on point, and the presentation and explanation of each wine and its accompanying dish brings meaning and appreciation to the experience. At R400 per person, the wine pairing is an expensive choice, but the wines included are serious. The servings of wine are small, but quality, not quantity, is the idea here.
The finite attention to detail is remarkable. The waitrons and management have an acute understanding of how to gauge each table’s needs, giving the individual attention you require in a seamless and understated manner. Having said that, you will not feel mollycoddled or upsold; they’re not showy about giving fantastic service. You get the impression that it gives everyone great pleasure to do so.
A great deal of time, effort and money has gone into the creation of this space. Being located in a small but extremely busy shopping centre with a parking lot as the exterior is not ideal, so they have incorporated soft blinds that veil the lot, whilst still allowing for some natural light. The lighting itself is integral to bringing warmth to the space, and the play between masculine leather chairs, soft wooden tables, modern details and chic finishings really brings the space to life.
Don’t forget about DW’s little sister, The Grazing Room, right next door. With outstanding wines by the glass, lip-smackingly good tapas and a relaxed, upmarket atmosphere, it’s the perfect post-work, post-meeting, any-excuse-will-do eatery.
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Things get off to a very good start. Apart from a lovely selection of breads – Italian olive loaf, and walnut-and-raisin rye served on small petit four stands and accompanied by three different butters – savoury truffle-and-honey drizzled churros make a delightful little snack to whet the appetite.
The à la carte menu offers a choice of about five to six starters, main courses and desserts, with a small number of interesting side dishes listed separately. A dish of polenta, cauliflower espuma, sultana, pine nuts, crispy kale and brown butter may sound way too vegetarian, but is clear proof that chef Marthinus Ferreira knows how to turn simple ingredients into a magical dish. Veal sweetbreads, lightly grilled with bacon, peas, wilted mint and lettuce, turnip purée and lemon, is an equally fantastic beginning to a meal.
For mains, the options include a vegetarian dish of potato dumplings with feta croquette, spinach, red pepper and charred aubergine. The pork belly and special Karoo lamb dishes are both hearty and comforting, while the Bonsmara rump would make any true blue South African jump with joy.
On the lighter side, two fish options include a kingklip and celeriac dish as well as a sole and prawn garam masala with chickpea purée, cucumber and baby marrow. The side dishes are broccoli with sesame, parmesan-pine-nut salad, roasted vegetable salad and triple cooked chips. Dessert options include vanilla-and-hazelnut ice cream with chocolate sorbet and tonka-bean cream; apple-crumble ice cream; buttermilk panna cotta; and a ganache dish with coconut sorbet, banana ice cream, chocolate soil, macaroon and peanut sauce.
The drinks list is as well designed and fuss free as the food menu. A two-pager covers everything you could need, with a fantastic array of interesting wines. Glassware and decanters are high quality and there is a sommelier on hand to give advice or help with a food/wine pairing. Six Champagnes should provide enough choice for any serious Francophile, and there is a good selection of MCCs. There are quite a few interesting whites, as well as an impressive selection of international whites and rosé/blanc de noir wines, and a mouth-watering selection of reds. It is particularly helpful that wines are categorised according to styles such as Rhône, Cape, New World and Bordeaux.
Restaurant manager Robyn Michaels could comfortably be in charge of any Michelin-starred restaurant in the world – she is elegant, accommodating and understands the art of keeping customers happy. While people may question the prices that top-end restaurants charge, when you sit back at the end of the meal and reflect on the full experience – the service, the ambience, the food and all the other little touches – that premium is justified here. There is some Joburg savvy about the way waiters interact with guests; while they are friendly and engaging, they are never intrusive.
The foyer (which also serves The Grazing Room next door) is welcoming and sets the tone with a few Oriental carpets underfoot, a number of elegant couches and a small bar at the back. The décor has evolved over the years and is now somewhat less austere than when the restaurant opened. Wire baobab trees employed as light fittings are a quirky touch.
The degustation menu of the day may offer elements from the à la carte menu, but include other delights such as seared salmon with cucumber ketchup, charred cucumber, apple, salmon roe and oyster coulis. Apart from the wine pairing option, you could also opt for the non-alcoholic beverage pairing, which offers a raspberry beer; bloody beetroot and cranberry; warm apple and morgentau tea; and a buttered-ginger shake. The degustation menu also includes a cheese course that lists a brie ice cream, poached pear, pepper crumble, rocket and port gel that sounds sublime, and to guild the lily, the meal ends with a selection of petit fours that includes superb peanut-butter truffles and bush-peach white chocolates.
Marthinus Ferreira is an extremely passionate chef who’s worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal – and it shows. This is a man striving for constant improvement, and his contemporary menu with hints of bistro classics offers a feast of note. Attention to detail shows throughout the meal, from the exceptional bread offering to the petits fours and great tableside presentation. You may start with a serving of crayfish with miso spinach, caramelised aubergine purée, lime mayonnaise and prawn powder – a delicate dish that nevertheless packs a flavour punch. Everything emerging from the kitchen is both delicious and generous, from dry-aged sirloin with an oxtail croquette, smoked bone marrow and white onion velouté to a delightful dessert of dulce de leche ice cream with white chocolate hazelnut praline and chocolate fudge sponge. Marthinus is going all out and taking no prisoners – though eating here, you wouldn’t mind if he did...
The wine list is concise but creatively curated, with a small if steeply priced international section and good by-the-glass options. Sommelier Patson Mathonsi is a very deserving recipient of this year’s Tsogo Sun Wine Service Award. A fount of knowledge who’s always on hand but never pushy, his recommendations are well thought-out, playful and precise.
Exceedingly attentive, welcoming and informed. Marthinus greets diners at the door himself.
This is a lively, cheerful venue. Tables are generously spaced and quality tableware emphasises the fact that you’re in a top restaurant.
Comments by the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards judges
“Marthinus’s food is both precise and hearty, with big flavours and delicious combinations.” – Kate Wilson
“This chef’s sincerity, passion and commitment are very inspiring.” – Abigail Donnelly
“Truly, Marthinus is cooking up a storm in the City of Gold.” – Arnold Tanzer
Hell this place is so fine, Chef Marthinus produces some of the best dishes in Jhb. Love it.
A birthday meal that exceeded all expectations - beautiful to look at, well balanced and tasty... Artistry for the eye and for the tongue.
Excellent and attentive service - with a side of humor.
We will be back again. And again. And again.
I have eaten here on many occasions but I can definitely say that this establishment upped its game. It was such a wonderful evening and so glad I returned after a year. All of the food was so memorable. The wine list is good and service was great.
I would have to disagree with the previous reviewer.
My wife and I try to visit DW every time the menu changes, and last night was yet another memorable experience.
The food was very tasty, balanced, beautifully presented and perfectly complemented by the "wine teasers".
Attentive and friendly service...this is basically as good as it gets!
Interestingly novel food that is beautifully plated. The restaurant has a classy ambience and feels comfortable.
I had the chicken roulade. The balance of ingredients was not well executed, resulting in an overpowering confusion of flavours as opposed to a subtle collaboration. Additionally, there were several pieces of shattered bone in my portion.
I found the service a little invasive, with the waiter insisting on listing the specials even after we explained that the manager had already told them to us.
All in all, it was a fun experience, but the food was disappointing.
Want to have a novel experience? DW 11-13 is a good bet. Want good food? Look elsewhere.
We had such a treat of a lunch on Mother's Day!
Great night! Not only did we leave with full tummies, but also with an eye opening crash course in wines.
After weeks of waiting for our booking, and reading mixed reviews we finally got to eat at DW Eleven-13 and had a truely amazing experience.
Our group increased at the last minute by 3 people, not many restaurants would accommodate this but the manager that evening did with so much enthusiasm.
The food was excellent although there was an issue with my sister's steak, which was taken off the bill and she indulged in 2 incredible desserts.
What a bunch of hot air this place is. The food is ho hum.. small portions. It's so much hype. Expensive.
I was hungry when I left and I had a dessert. Stay away!
On the 21st of April I made a reservation enquiry via email at DW Eleven-13. I received a reply on the 22nd in the morning from a lady named Monika. She said the restaurant was full for the 23rd but that she would keep my name on the waiting list. I had requested for a table for 10 people (she said the restaurant was fully booked to capacity of 75). On the 22nd about 2 hours later Monika sent me an email informing me that the Grazing Room was available and that my party of 10 could use the room. I informed her that we would be celebrating a friend’s birthday and that she could make the booking. At no point during our interaction on email did she inform me that the Grazing Room was separate from the restaurant and that if you use the Grazing Room you can't order from the menu of the restaurant. - She even went as far as to tell me that max capacity for restaurant is 75 people. On the evening of the dinner we were shown to the Grazing Room once all the guests had arrived. Once in the Grazing Room we asked for the restaurant menu as the only menus we had on the table were the tapas menus. At this point we were informed that we couldn’t order from the restaurant menu if were are in the Grazing Room. The man who spoke to us was adamant that the kitchen could not make extra food for us as we are only allowed to order from the tapas room. He even went as far as saying the Grazing Room is not part of DW Eleven-13 and that their restaurant caters for 65 people. We informed him about the email between Monika and myself and even told him that she said the restaurant takes 75 people. He was not interested in helping us at all. He said the restaurant was full and they couldn't accommodate us at all (he didn't even want to hear what we would order from the menu). He called the chef who also came out with a negative attitude - as soon as he got to the table he said I'm sorry I can't help you before he could even hear the whole story. Needless to say we were thoroughly annoyed at this inflexibility and informed them that we would leave - they didn’t even bat an eyelid. They just said there is nothing they can do. We would have loved to support this restaurant, but alas I guess our money was not good enough. When we left the restaurant there were only about 20 people (we counted). The other 45 people which the chef claims would be there by 8pm had not arrived and we could have put in our order and been done before 8pm as we were seated at 6,30 pm. I am disappointed with the sheer lack of customer service at DW Eleven-13. In one night they managed to lose business from 10 customers who are now going to tell about 1000 other people on social networks about this incident... I personally will never set foot in this place again and I can promise you anyone I know will also not be eating there.
I believe Cape Town, including the Winelands, take first prize for some of south Africa's best restaurants. However, Johannesburg has a gem that can and does well at giving some of those restaurants closer to the sea a run for their food. This has got to be one of the best dining restaurants in Johannesburg. The food is great, am all about service and believe they could work a little bit more on service, however, the dining experience is certainly worth future visits. It's a gem!
First time we ever had the tasting menu at DW and it was wonderful. Lovely pairings, very knowledgeable staff - who were able to explain all the elements of each of the dishes - hands down one of the best experiences of my life.
I had read so much about this award winning restaurant that I arrived there with high expectations, only to be very disappointed! After being seated at our table we were totally ignored for about 15 minutes before anyone even bothered to offer us a drink or show us the menu. The fillet dish we ordered was a joke - I needed a magnifying glass to see the two tiny little bite size chunks of meat on the plate. The "jus" was no more that a little spattering of something sticky, and the tiny little squirts of what looked and tasted like baby food was a mystery to me. Really pretentious presentation, lacking in substance - is how I would describe the food. Will not return and would certainly not recommend this overrated establishment to anyone.
After a number of visits, I can only say that they deserve their place in the top 10. The tasting menu is always exceptional and the sommelier is a real find, very knowledgeable with excellent wine pairing.
Lovely evening out with family to celebrate my 60th. Manager my wife spoke to was very accomodating and even allowed us to bring our own cake. Food was excellent, service a little slow but it was busy and we were a rather big group. Thanks DW - oh and it was a great birthday surprise when the Chef himself came out to out to our table.
Glad this restaurant made the top 10 - Food and service definitely top class. Particularly appreciated the fact that the waiters and managers didn't hover around our table or make a nuisance of themselves. Although the restaurant was full we were still able to have a business dinner with our international guests and boast some of SA top talent when it comes to food!
Only complaint I have is that I couldn't get in on Valentine's Day. We instead celebrated this past weekend. The tasting menu was more than we expected - felt like we went on a culinary journey! You must be open minded to some dishes but well worth the wait to get in and every cent!
I reserved a table for my boss and his family for their anniversary. We phoned the restaurant and asked if they can do something special. They said they will put candles on the table and dessert will be free for couple to share. None of that happened and when we phoned to complain the response was "well we won't see you again!" SERVICE - ZERO. FOOD And DRINKS - ZERO. Steak was overdone, chicken was fatty and dessert tasted like nothing. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone!
Mind blowing experience. Will definitely be back!
Awesome food, acommodating managers and waiters. Had a drink in the Grazing Room while we waited for our table. Already booked my table for our next dinner.
My hubby and I took friends from overseas to DW on opening night for 2013 and we were simply blown away again. It is lovely to see a restaurant that is constantly improving food, service and even decor so that us regular guests keep being surprised. Dankie vir 'n top ete.
How can a restaurant which is unable to cook a carrot be one of SA's best?
We went to DW11 13 for our year-end team lunch. And for the life of me I can't understand why it is an award-winning restaurant. We had a waitress who was not very attentive and assumed I had ordered a starter when I had merely asked a question about the item on the menu. She then forgot to cancel a dessert order when asked to. The manager was extremely pretentious. And the food was very mediocre and definitely overpriced. Very limited selection of vegetarian food. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.
We had lunch on 2nd December, as it was our parents 47th Anniversary. Simply outstanding food and presentation! You deserve all accolades, and Top 10 Awards.
Inexplicable how this mediocre restaurant can be described as "award-winning".
Had Sunday lunch with friends at Dw 11 -13. Wish we had more restaurants which chefs have such passion for food in Gauteng. Loved the tasting menu! Well done Marthinus.
Went back here for a special occasion dinner after having avoided DW because of previous marginal service and uninspiring food. We were pleasantly surprised - menu is interesting, combinations and flavours all good. Service still uncomfortable and strained, waiters and managers perfunctory and confused. Wine waiter was quite knowledgable but irritatingly tried to up sell our wine choice to more expensive bottles.
So we finally got to taste Marthinus' acclaimed food. We ordered the tasting menu which started with a prawn 'ragu' - weird spelling mistake - which was good but nothing transcending.
From then it as a crescendo delight, the spiringbok tataki and tartare will stay forever a memory. Even the fillet was an utterly exciting dish. The guava peppered jelly over goats cheese delicious and the chocolate tart a tribute to Valrhona!
So an amazing memorable dinner, this man is agenius.
But someone needs to help him on the front of the house side please. The waiters were efficient, the wine steward very knowledgeable - alhough he never checked wih us if we liked the choice of wine we ordered on his recommendation. Then there are 2 ladies who hostess/manage... The one tells he dishes like an airhostess and means nothing of it, it is just served to you by heart, the other was wearing lipflops and hanging at the reception counter most of the evening.
I went to the ladies at some stage and there was no more hand towels to use and toilet rolls on the floor, surely one of them cold have checked that.
It is really a let down to the food and the ambience, which we will most surely go back for.
What a wonderful intimate experience we had. The food was amazing and the service top class. Wish they were based in Durban.
Ate at this top 10 restaurant last night to find out if this really was a restaurant that could live up to the hype of the Cape Town scene as I have heard from a couple of friends. Not the best location! I think that was the only criticism we could find to give for the whole experience. Welcomed with smiles as the door is opened for you upon entry, we were taken to our table in a nice cozy corner, chairs pulled out for both my girlfriend and I. There was a nice buzzing atmosphere from the packed restaurant! We had the venison pie and tuna starters, (venison pie being on special for the evening). I don't think I have tasted a better pie anywhere in the country, the tuna was just a burst and combination of so many flavours, so fresh it tasted like it just came out the ocean. I had the poached salmon for main and my girlfriend the beef fillet (with rosemary foam). Wow! Both were fantastic! Dessert was just as good. To top off everything you have a very knowledgable wine steward attending to your every need with regards to wine. The overall experience is one which I think we will remember for quite some time, the management constantly circling the floor making sure everything is running smoothly. We had coffee (also good) and left shortly after, once again smothered with smiles. Guess we got the answer for ourselves, this restaurant definitely deserves to be in the country's top ten!
Ate there two nights ago. Food was amazing, especially the new pork belly and the quail and langostine dish. My wife had the grapefruit glazed salmon which she said was a gastronomic orgasm in her mouth.
Excellent service, excellent food.
A magnificent tasting experience. The wicked sensations on my tongue could not be put into words, but rather the smile on my face and the faces of my fellow diners.
The choices of food combinations and timings of getting food out was perfection to say the least.
My new favourite!
Had lunch here last week; we looked forward to eat at this Top Ten rated restaurant in Joburg. The first impression of any restaurant is the interior design and ambience, which this restaurant is lacking in extreme measures. I was actually astounded to see the lack of interior design in such a supposedly esteemed restaurant. The bread that was served was not at the standard it should be - the health bread was dry, olive bread lacked flavour and texture, served with rock hard butter. We all had starters and mains, the tataki starter was very nice, the rest of the food was average, nothing special to point out. The duck special as main course was disappointing, the duck was not tender and the smoked beans that accompanied it was too overwhelming for the duck. The service was below average, waitrons chatting away with each other and picking your teeth infront of customers isn't flattering. I couldn't see where the Top Ten in this restaurant was.
I have never been so patronised. The triple fried chips, one of their specialities, were not as good as usual and the manager said that the previous times we had been we had been so excited to be there, we didn't realise what the food tasted like. Seriously?
They should have been removed and redone. It's just chips. Even MacDonalds would do that!
Sadly they are now off my list.
Don't patronise the customers. Especially repeat ones.
Finally a top class restaurant in Joburg. The food was worthy of their Top 10 rating, the wine list selected with care and the service professional and friendly. Will definitely make this a regular Eat Out venue.
My wife and I returned to DW last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we could not have made a better choice of restaurant!
The starters (foie gras and crab cocktail), mains (lamb and duck) and desserts (gorgonzola ice cream and chocolate dessert) were all sublime and at the highest standard! And the service informed and all round excellent!
First class - a South African gem in the middle of good old Jozi!
Thank you for wonderful smart food! At last the best in Gauteng is truly the best. Your starters and desserts are sublime!
My Fiancé and I went to DW Eleven-13 last night, the 21st February 2012, to celebrate our fourth year anniversary. It truly was a remarkable evening, not only due to impeccable melt in your mouth food which made your taste buds dance with the extravagance of flavours, the respectable wines, the intimate yet refined atmosphere. We have to thank the entire group for making last night a truly memorable experience.
We have been to a couple of the top restaurants in Johannesburg, but DW Eleven-13 is by far the finest. The service is incomparable, the waitrons are well presented and profusely friendly. The managers continuously walk around to each individual table ensuring that you are satisfied throughout the entire meal. The staff go over and beyond, and give you that feeling of pure elegance.
The food from appetiser to dessert, the complimentary freshly baked flavoured breads to the home-made caramelised popcorn and mint marshmallows are truly unbelievable. Chef Marthinus Ferreira and kitchen staff bring a whole new concept and meaning to the South African food standards with his creations and taste sensations.
All I can honestly say is if you are in the mood for exquisite food and wine or just want to show your appreciation for the one you love, this is most definitely THE place to go. But be warned - you better book well in advance or perhaps you may just be one of the lucky few on the cancellations waiting list to receive that long awaited call.
After an average starter (gazpacho with icy balls of basil ice-cream) we then waited for 2 hours and 15 minutes and left. The staff had disappeared as there were too many tables with discontented diners - the chef said they were "busy". An extremely disappointing experience - we won't be back - top restaurants don't let their customers leave hungry! Not deserving of its place in the Top Ten - not even a good bistro.
Service was shocking. Had to wait two hours for our mains to be served.
Amazing place! Lovely atmosphere, great staff, fab wine list and wonderful food!
Not a great experience for a birthday lunch. Only one starter and one main course vegetarian offering. Main course was risotto which was average and besides vegetarians get tired of risotto and a pasta as the only offering. Waited 45 minutes for main course with feeble apologies that food is being plated just too many times. We were seated in a hot corner and even though manager informed us that other guest had also complained about that spot, our request for aircon to be switched on was denied because it was too cold for other guest seated closer to the unit? Other guests food was good but service put a damper on the day which was disappointing. For Johannesburg only top 10 restuarant we expect better.
So Yum! Finally food to seriously rave about and worth every Rand. However, I didn't quite understand the "steakhouse" style side orders - confusing and way too unexiting and "wanting to accomodate the masses". Chef should decide which side goes best with his yummy creations. Please change! I loved the sommelier - we tested his new wines for him and I could die for the Chateau NdP! Everything was just fabulous - maitre d should be replaced though. She looked out of place - way too stiff and insecure. This place cries for a more awesome front of house. We'll be back soon!
I was extremely disappointed by the restaurant. The service was posh, but not friendly or good. The food was just ok. The only vegetarian option on the menu was a mediocre risotto. I will not go back.
Wow! What an amazing time we had on Friday evening at DW 11-13. The food was gastronomic, and the portions were perfect. To perfect the evening, our waiter, Bobo, was incredible. He attended to our every need and was an absolute delight.
All the staff at DW 11-13 were so accommodating and fulfilled our every request. Thank you for an unforgettable experience and memories created. You have just become our favourite dinning spot in Johannesburg!
Wow! This will definitely be one of the best evenings you will ever experience, but make sure you book to avoid disappointment.
Having worked under the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal, Chef Marthinus Ferreira has crafted a divine selection of dishes that will keep you coming back. From beetroot marinated salmon to eton mess, the menu caters for all palettes. The décor is contemporary and service is excellent, although management could be told that despite working in such a distinctive establishment they could smile a little more.
When the food on the East rand is considered ”acceptable", this is a jewel, however to rate DW Eleven-13 on that basis does not do it justice.
The booking system posed a challenge and I suspect we sat at a table for 6 usually used for other purposes.
I have not eaten at 5 star Michelin establishments and certainly feel that I have now. Our party had a variety of dishes with portion size being perfect and satisfying unlike the heap of gloop sometimes dumped in front of you at other places.
Subtle flavours that danced exquisitely off the plate on to my tongue. A 50th birthday spoiling my friends that I will remember for a long, long time