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DW Eleven-13

DW Eleven-13
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  • Phone Number 011 341 0663
  • Location Shop 11-13, Dunkeld West Shopping centre, corner Jan Smuts and Bompas Streets, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg
  • email info@dw11-13.co.za
  • Website URL http://www.dw11-13.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 2.30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Cost
R800 food, R1250 wine and food pairing, R1000 Non-alcoholic and food pairing. The tasting menu includes all teas and coffee, gratuity not included.
Ambience
Classic elegance
Food
Fine-dining food, Modern
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R90 for wine, R150 sparkling wine, R200 champagne

Critic's review

Eat Out

Food
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.

Drinks
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.

Ambience
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.

Service
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.

And…
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.

(October 2017)

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  • Kate Liquorish

    Food
    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.

    Drinks
    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.

    Service
    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.

    Ambience
    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.

    And…
    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.

    (September 2016)

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  • Hennie

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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.

    Drinks
    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.

    Service
    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.

    Ambience
    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.

    And…
    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.
    (August 2015)

  • Eat Out

    Food
    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...

    Wine
    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.

    Service
    Exceedingly attentive, welcoming and informed. Marthinus greets diners at the door himself.

    Ambience
    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

    (August 2014)

  • Janine Walker

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    This has been regarded as one of the city’s finest restaurants for the past few years, but Marthinus Ferreira and his team don’t sit on their laurels and continually come up with wonderful taste sensations. The compact menu, with daily specials, is well-thought out. The starters are pricey – many in the same price range as the mains – but they are works of art that taste as good as they look. The butter-roasted langoustine served with a confit quail leg, smoked quail breast and poached quail egg on a bed of lentils and corn with a tarragon veloute is a winner, as is the dish of warm crayfish and battered sweetbreads served on a miso-dressed salad of chickpeas, aubergine, pickled ginger, shitake mushrooms, sprouts and coriander shoots. Well done to the team for serving one of the country’s most underrated fish – hake. In this instance, it was served on a delicately spiced coconut and mussel veloute and bed of baby spinach. Plating is beautiful to match the seasons: the winter duck thigh confit and magrit duck breast is a colour explosion of orange and deep burgundy thanks to the beetroot purée and caramelised orange duck jus.

    Wine
    It’s an excellent wine list with unusual South African wines as well as offerings from around the globe and a good selection of wines available by the glass. Each dish comes with a recommended wine teaser and the excellent sommelier is on hand to make suggestions.

    Service
    It’s efficient but sometimes lacks a personal touch.

    Ambience
    Contemporary and spacious with good quality napiery, crockery and glassware.

    And...
    A six-course tasting menu offering flavours of the whole menu is available with and without wine pairings. (October 2013)

User reviews

  • Every plate is a masterpiece! If you have time, and a decent budget, try the degustation menu with wine pairings, absolutely phenomenal! Their wine list is vast, and sommelier award winning. This is what fine dining looks like.
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  • The location is a little odd, just off a parking lot in a dodgy shopping centre. BUT, when you eventually find the entrance and walk in… you’re taking away to somewhere else, you forget all about the parking lot and the surroundings. We were seated quickly despite us having arrive 20 minutes early for our booking (we came here to celebrate my partners 30th). We were offered water and handed menus and the wine list. We decided on what to drink and eat but did wait quite a while to even order our wine. But once ordered it arrived quickly and we started drinking away and ordered our starters and mains. While we waited for our starters we were brought a complimentary bread and butter selection. There was a cheese and onion white loaf, a cranberry rye and a delicious french goats cheese and honey something (can't remember the name)... these were served with some delicious smoked olives and three different butters - salter butter, apricot butter and a truffle fluff (to die for). This really was a great start to the what was to follow. For round 1 (starters) I had the Quail and Langoustine, which after reading numerous raving reviews on, did NOT disappoint. It was just simply delicious, full of flavour and so more-ish. The portion looks small on the plate, but the richness of the dish really made for a hearty meal. My fiancé has the cured duck tart starter, this was a cold dish (which I don’t think he or I had anticipated) but it was also full of flavour, quite a citrus punch but tasty none-the-less… but I definitely won the best order on that round. Round 2 (mains) I ordered the pork belly with roasted cabbage and some apple gel with prok crackling.. it was delicious. And my partner had the wagyu beef main… also really really tasty. We ordered a side of triple fried chips as well, but that was completely unnecessary. People had said in numerous reviews that the portions are too small etc… not a chance, after the complimentary bread and butters and a starter, I struggled to finish my main course. But I tried the best I could. We then ordered some coffee and to our surprise a little tray of delightful sweet treats came out of the kitchen as a complimentary dish as well. Two mini brownies, two decadent fudges and two delightful white chocolate. So delicious and what a lovely way to end the meal. When the bill arrived, I wasn’t all that surprised at the cost as I had kind of calculated as I went along. It’s pricey, but absolutely worth it for a special occasion. What a lovely experience!
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  • Definitely one of the best restaurants in Johannesburg. We had the set menu which was out of this world. Every single dish is a master piece. 5 stars to the chef and staff of the restaurant. The service is excellent and the restaurant is excellent value for money for fine dining.Can't wait for the new menu.
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  • Once a month the girls and I have our monthly eating out date. This month (on 30th July 2015) we chose to eat at DW. We had all been looking forward to it for quite some time as this was one of our more "expensive" choices of the year and we were hoping for some different and elegant cuisine. We were NOT disappointed. The food was just amazing! It is definitely not your run of the mill everyday food and your taste buds definitely take a journey with every bite. We chose the "degustation" menu which takes you through 6 courses, a pallet cleanser and some petit fours. The stand out for me was the Polenta, cauliflower espuma, sultanas, pine nuts, kale, brown butter which was just so good...it was strangely good...I can't explain why? We also got spoiled with a couple complimentary courses which were divine! Our waiter was excellent and was very attentive but also gave us our space. The ambiance was great and felt "smart"...as a bunch of ladies you can understand that we did bring a level of volume to the restaurant which I think may be the only thing it is lacking. We all really had a great time and I think it was worth every cent.
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  • I took my wife out for her birthday to DW 11 Thirteen. We fully expected to love every second of our dining experience here. We were wrong. DW is located off a fairly dodgy multi-story car-park and rubs elbows with a betting joint. Arriving we felt a bit uncomfortable but, hey, this place is great, right? DW is a bit dark and claustrophobic inside: dark walls, dark floor, down-lights were dim - like they were a bit apologetic - not a great start. The hostess and staff were very friendly and attentive though. We were shown to our seats and after poring over the menu we selected our courses. The first course we both had - quail - was ok. The smoked quail breast and sauce was outstanding, but was sorely let down by the addition of lentils, sweet-corn and maize kernels. The textures were weird and the flavours of the legumes and veg killed everything else. My main course was pork belly. The belly itself was ok, a bit tasteless, but no worries the pureed apple addition had been pepped up with - what I can only assume - was some artificial apple extract. It tasted like a toffee apple on steroids. Finally my desert was the apple crumble. It looked great with the dry ice pumping out clouds of smoky vapour. I am pretty sure, though, that the custard was watered down Ultra-Mel, the cream infused with generous amounts of said apple extract, and the weird toffee apple the crowned the course was made with burnt sugar - bitter as I was at this point. My wife's dessert was advertised as chocolate ganache, but there was more banana and peanuts than ganache - there was no mention of these on the menu - and I'm sure she would have chosen differently if she had known. Finally, the after dinner petit-fours. These were lumps of tasteless (probably bought) chocolate and fudge. So, so, so, so disappointing. The wine was great though, 2013 L'Avenir Merlot - I fully recommend it. We left feeling poorer and somewhat abused. I'd much rather had spent half the money on a great steak.
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  • As many reviewers have stated the location is a little odd, just off a parking lot in a dodgy shopping centre. BUT, when you eventually find the entrance and walk in… you’re taking away to somewhere else, you forget all about the parking lot and the surroundings. We were seated quickly despite us having arrive 20 minutes early for our booking (we came here to celebrate my partners 30th). We were offered water and handed menus and the wine list. We decided on what to drink and eat but did wait quite a while to even order our wine. But once ordered it arrived quickly and we started drinking away and ordered our starters and mains. While we waited for our starters we were brought a complimentary bread and butter selection. There was a cheese and onion white loaf, a cranberry rye and a delicious french goats cheese and honey something (can't remember the name)... these were served with some delicious smoked olives and three different butters - salter butter, apricot butter and a truffle fluff (to die for). This really was a great start to the what was to follow. For round 1 (starters) I had the Quail and Langoustine, which after reading numerous raving reviews on, did NOT disappoint. It was just simply delicious, full of flavour and so more-ish. The portion looks small on the plate, but the richness of the dish really made for a hearty meal. My fiancé has the cured duck tart starter, this was a cold dish (which I don’t think he or I had anticipated) but it was also full of flavour, quite a citrus punch but tasty none-the-less… but I definitely won the best order on that round. Round 2 (mains) I ordered the pork belly with roasted cabbage and some apple gel with prok crackling.. it was delicious. And my partner had the wagyu beef main… also really really tasty. We ordered a side of triple fried chips as well, but that was completely unnecessary. People had said in numerous reviews that the portions are too small etc… not a chance, after the complimentary bread and butters and a starter, I struggled to finish my main course. But I tried the best I could. We then ordered some coffee and to our surprise a little tray of delightful sweet treats came out of the kitchen as a complimentary dish as well. Two mini brownies, two decadent fudges and two delightful white chocolate. So delicious and what a lovely way to end the meal. When the bill arrived, I wasn’t all that surprised at the cost as I had kind of calculated as I went along. It’s pricey, but absolutely worth it for a special occasion. What a lovely experience!
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  • Simply the best meal we have ever eaten (and we are 60+). What does it matter that it is a parking garage outside. We were not eating outside. Also a lovely wine pairing. Truly an evening to remember. The one complaining (from March 10th) should probably just stick to hamburgers.
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  • Rather die before you visit DW Eleven-13, which is nothing more than an extension of a parking garage! They do an injustice to food and should rather close their doors for good!
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  • We had dinner here on 16 Dec 2014 with my daughter and her husband. DW11 has been on my list of resto's to visit for many months. We were delighted with the food and special extra touches like the home made breads and flavoured butters, the amuse bouche and friandise with coffee. Every course I had was delicious and so well presented, but my absolute favourite was the blackcurrant globe dessert! Sublime! Service is impeccable as well. Cathy le Roux.
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  • Recently four of us went to DW 11-13 for Sunday lunch. We all had the degustation menu. This was truly a sensory experience. The food looked breath taking, it tasted out of this world, it combined interesting textures and all the while it had very inviting aromas. Pairing the courses with wine was such a treat, one can understand why the sommelier is one of the country's top rated. Going out of his way to source unique wines, his passionate approach compliments the food in an exceptional way. The professional respect and appreciation between chef and sommelier is evident in the art brought to life with every course. Well done to the team for running such a well oiled machine.
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  • It is still one of the top 3 Restaurants in Joburg, the new menu was a delight!
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  • I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in many countries and never before has a meal tasted as good as at DW. Superb tastes that lingers in your mouth long after your food has digested. Delightful, heavenly and absolutely classy! Heaven is a place on earth - backend of a parking lot in Dunkeld Johannesburg called DW eleven-13!!!
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  • DW 11-13 exceeded all my expectations. The food and the service was absolutely delightful from start to finish. I ate the calamari steak for starters, the grass fed beef fillet for mains, and the Valrhona ganache for dessert, all of which was prepared to perfection. The presentation was gorgeous and every bite tasted better than the previous. Our waiter Riaan was lovely and charming and added to the enjoyment of the evening. I cannot wait to go back!
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  • Did not stop smiling throughout the entire service.
    The food was beautiful and delicate yet packed a punch of flavour.
    Particular highlights: Langoustine and Quail starter and the Passion fruit Panna Cotta dessert.
    Excellent service with special mention to the knowledgable and humorous sommelier.
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  • I had the best meal of my life at this restaurant. It was an experience I will always cherish. From starters to dessert, everything was perfect and I will make it a point to always go back when I am in Joburg.
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  • This restaurant simply never fails to impress and satisfy!

    A business lunch turned into a memorable experience! All courses were excellent and we even had two rounds of desserts! Attentive service from Riaan.

    Well done Chef Marthinus for keeping up the standards. Quite strange that DW lost its Top 10 spot this year...
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  • Hell this place is so fine, Chef Marthinus produces some of the best dishes in Jhb. Love it.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • We had such a treat of a lunch on Mother's Day!

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  • Great night! Not only did we leave with full tummies, but also with an eye opening crash course in wines.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • Mind blowing experience. Will definitely be back!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • How can a restaurant which is unable to cook a carrot be one of SA's best?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Inexplicable how this mediocre restaurant can be described as "award-winning".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • What a wonderful intimate experience we had. The food was amazing and the service top class. Wish they were based in Durban.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Excellent service, excellent food.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Thank you for wonderful smart food! At last the best in Gauteng is truly the best. Your starters and desserts are sublime!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Service was shocking. Had to wait two hours for our mains to be served.

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  • Amazing place! Lovely atmosphere, great staff, fab wine list and wonderful food!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Food, Bistro, Fusion.
    Wine, Extensive list but pricey.
    Service, Less than Average.
    Ambiance, Modern, lacks Coziness and Vibe.
    In a Nutshell, Highly overrated. The restaurant is OK, but the food and service do not come close to meeting the expectations one would have of a restaurant rated the top 5 in South Africa and to which an outing can turn out pretty pricey.
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  • food bad. we ordered seafood, prawns and salmon. we were sick for the evening.
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  • Superb birthday dinner this weekend! All round faultless.
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  • Superb. Restaurant was full. Even so, the service was good, food was quick. Definitely worth its place in the top 10.
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  • Bad! Do not go! Service worst we have ever experienced
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  • Slowest service ever. Sunday lunch started at 13,00 first course at 14,00, mains at 15,30. Another 40 minutes for coffee. Some food nearly inedible. Waiter demanded a tip and after pointing out that he had spoilt a cheerful afternoon despite the service told us that he indeed was the head waiter. Disaster! No restaurant is good enough to condone such behavior. Unable to even give a star for service, this would require some degree of professionalism.
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  • We had the most divine evening on Tuesday at DW Eleven-13. The food was gorgeous, from start to finish. Highly recommend The Pork Chop and The Duo of Lamb, both dishes were excellent. For dessert we shared The Chocolate Tasting, which was beautiful. The staff and management are great, we were very impressed with the service and will definitely be going back as well as recommending it to all our friends and family!
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  • What a disappointment, such unhelpful staff for a 5 star restaurant. Food was average and over priced. Lamb tasted weird and the vegetables was a joke. Wish we had gone to Wombles.
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  • We enjoyed a wonderful evening with a few friends at this little gem. Every dish looked so tempting so we all ordered different dishes, 5 mains and 5 starters with a few double takes on the dessert. All the dishes looked fantastic and tasted out of this world. You will see us all again soon and would like to meet the Chef.
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  • I cant understand what all the fuzz is about this little restaurant voted top 10 in the country. I ate there twice at lunch (parking area did not bother me I went for the food and not the view). I indulged and had starter, main and desert and can only give them full marks for presentation, taste and quality. Service was a bit slow but I had good company and the green wall with the big mirror had a calming and relaxing effect on me. Ive eaten at 7 Restaurants on the top 10 awards for 2010 and must applaud the Eat Out judges as I think they did an excellent choice. I also tried restaurants not making the nomination list and understand why - they are not bad just nothing special. As DW is now one of my favorites plus a few others here in Johannesburg I am proud and even more determent to support them any day as we do not have all the mountains and vineyards as in Cape Town.
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  • What a disappointment for a Top 10 restaurant. The Menu is boring and the execution is uninspired. There were lots of waiting staff but none interested in taking orders or clearing tables. Management was largely absent except for very loud shouting from the kitchen for service from the chef. A little embarrassing given the food was bad. The red snapper portion was very small and over cooked and the pork chop from the special menu salty and tough. We will not be going back.
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  • By far one of the worst Top 10 restaurants I have ever been to. The staff were great in terms of the personality that they brought to the shop, but the profanities that emerged from the kitchen, and the chef’s general bad attitude with his staff and the guests that he did not know, was an eye opener. The food was average and the presentation dated.I did not see what all the fuss about this little restaurant was, but I certainly will not be going back.
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  • We decided to give this place a second chance because of the recent Top 10 rating, after we had a disappointing first meal there. Bad idea. The menu is bistro level and definitely not fine dining, with uninspired main courses of steak and chips, roast chicken, poached salmon and ice cream with chocolate sauce for dessert. For starters we chose foie gras and scallops with pancetta on a butternut sauce. The foie gras was well cooked and a generous portion size for R100, but the scallops were overcooked and the butternut sauce ill conceived. For mains we chose the specials of the pork chop and red snapper. The pork chop was tough and too salty, resting on a bed of mixed beans The fish was really disappointing. The portion was microscopic, hiding under the micro-green garnish. First time ever weve paid over R1000 for a meal for two and then went home hungry. We have given up on Johannesburg restaurants and will save our money and go to Cape Town to experience fine dining.
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  • We went for lunch on Saturday, and I am surprised that you served Red Snapper on the special menu as it is an endangered fish. I am very disappointed that a restaurant of your standing chose to ignore this fact.
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  • A most disappointing meal. The hazelnut vinaigrette overpowered the scallops, which were overcooked. In my opinion, the home cured Scottish salmon did not taste Scottish and was also overpowered by the curry marinade. The tuna steak had an equally overpowering accompaniment and there was far too much chili in the broccoli side dish. The chips accompanying the grilled fillet were reasonable. The icecream and chocolate sauce was good, as was the homemade mayonnaise. Be wary of Dunkeld West shopping centre. My car was broken into within ten minutes of our arrival.
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  • What a stunning menu, makes a choice quite difficult though. Spectacular food & great service - definitely will be back.
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  • At last! wonderful food that lingers in your mind till you can go back for the next meal. Loved the roast chicken and meringue mess!
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  • Amazing food. My daughter and myself had wonderful lunch there yesterday. See you next week Wednesday again!
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  • Fantastic meal, good service from Bobo the waiter and great ambience. I had the foie gras, which was superb, and the mushroom risotto, which was the best I have had in SA. I will definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu.
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  • Wonderful meal - great energetic atmosphere with friendly staff who went the extra mile to ensure that we had a good service. Felt like a bit of a celeb for the afternoon.
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  • A few friends and I meet up every 2 weeks for dinner - generally we try new places. However, DW Eleven-13 has stolen our hearts and our tummies. Not only has the food been impressive, but the service has been phenomenal. My only complaint is that I have put on a little weight - thanks to the chocolate tasting! Keep it up guys - we will be back soon.
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  • I had lunch there and was very, very pleased with the wild mushroom risotto.
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  • Extremely disappointing. How on earth did this restaurant even make it to a nomination - nevermind Top 10? Definitely not a fine dining experience, not in any way. Went there last night, poached salmon mediocre and uninspiring, duck raw and bloody (asked for medium) and way overpriced at R195. Service bad - how can waiters not know who ordered what if there are only 2 people? No atmosphere. Either it was warm and stuffy or had aircon wind blasting on your back. Would definitely not go back nor recommend it.
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  • Consistency matters a great deal and DW-11 13 fell very short of expectations on my return visit. The food was mediocre flavour/texture-wise and often over/undercooked. We received a different waiter that was challenged with knowledge of the components in the dish, whilst front of the house and waiters were behaving like drones which detracted from the ambience. And since mid last year, they have been promising a tasting menu that has yet to materialise. I can only hope that this improves in the future from a chef taught under Heston Blumenthal himself.
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  • Bitterly disappointing. I can but echo John Smiths comments. We had made a reservation for a party of 10 and the service was abysmal and the food medicocre. The bathroom was also not checked often and was in a shocking state. We definitely will not be back in a hurry.
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  • I took my boyfriend to DW Eleven-13 for his birthday on Satuday night. We love trying new places and were thrilled to find a new gem of a restaurant in Johannesburg! The fillet steak with marrow bone sauce was out of this world, and my quail was beautifully cooked, with complex flavours that left me wanting more. Cindy, our waitress, was charming, efficient and well informed, and even helped to organise a candle for the birthday boys gorgeous pannacotta! I really appreciated the corkage, which made the experience a slightly more affordable treat. We will definitely be coming again!
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  • We take head of Eat Out’s recommendations and were looking forward to a fine dining experience when we were invited to an office luncheon at DW Eleven-13, being the “new kid on the block” this year. Having travelled and dined extensively nationally and internationally, we decided to take Eat Out’s own criteria in our own evaluation of this restaurant. Did the food look appealing? Were the dishes plated beautifully, with balance of flavors and textures Maybe the chef must answer this himself, in the light of the fact that more than half of our table of twelve continuously sent back the dishes, half-eaten. The chef did not even took note of this, although he was chatting away with (what seems to be close friends) at the very next table. For Eat Out, the variety of wine on offer, wine-and-food pairings, the sommelier and staffs knowledge, and good value are important. We have not experienced any of these criteria during our visit. No information, no recommendations, limited choices. We agree with Eat Out that service is an all-important ingredient to a pleasant experience. Must the staff therefore know what is on the menu? – yes. The waiters serving us had no knowledge of the menu and could not even give the name of the dish or the ingredients they were busy serving. Ambience encompasses the spirit of a restaurant and the overall feeling it creates. Is looking out on a car park with the sun reflecting blindingly of windscreens creating that ambience for me – no. With no linen on the tables, inferior cutlery and staff using the same bathrooms (far from sparkling and the waiter not even washing her hands) it was the last straw that will definitely not place this restaurant in our Top 10 list of fine dining restaurants.
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  • We had a wonderful dinner at DW last week and I thank the chef for sharing such beautiful food with us! I could have kept eating the beer-battered prawns all night and the lamb rack was fantastic. We were also very pleasantly surprised by the great wine list at amazingly affordable prices. So often this is where you get royally stung at upper-end restaurants and I really appreciated the thought that had gone into the wine list. The only two things that werent perfect (and I am being super critical here) were the seared tuna special (which was a bit too cooked for my liking, but still delicious) and the service (which, although very friendly and professional, was just too fast). We got our starters less than 10 minutes after ordering and only 1 minute after the waiter had brought us bread and, at such a great restaurant, I would have liked to have savoured the experience a little longer and not feel so rushed. Thanks DW for a truly world class dinner!
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  • Not bad - although something as simple as a creme brulee is something that they just cant seem to get right.
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  • We always enjoy DW but find the attitude of the management arrogant and the service lacking. Are they understaffed or are the staff not trained? We went for lunch last Friday and they had lost our booking. Fortunately, they were able to give us a table and we got over that hiccup. Service is very slow - we waited ages for our drinks order and then for our food orders to be taken. As for the management, it would be nice once in a while for someone to pop by and let us know that they are there instead of avoiding eye contact at all costs! Marthinus seems to only communicate with his friends and not with his regular clients. The food is divine but somehow one doesnt feel as if they want you there - and the prices are not in the budget league. Food is out of this world and they certainly deserve their spot on the best list, but surely service is one of the criteria?
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  • Excellent -no wait amazing foie gras , perfect contrast of textures and well balanced flavours, rack of lamb sublime, sweet smooth butternut puree, rich lamb jus. Salmon starter delicate and complex but plating leaves a lot to be desired!Service classy, attentive and friendly. Menu must be updated constantly and ill be back for more. as a whole BRAVO!
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  • The service is professional, friendly and staff are well presented. From the moment you take a bite of the food you are in for a delicious treat. The home cured salmon, dark chocolate tart and quail are highly recommended. The food is well priced and worth every cent. Lovely atmosphere and tastefully decorated.
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  • The service is professional, friendly and staff are well presented. From the moment you take a bite of the food you are in for a delicious treat. The home cured salmon, dark chocolate tart and quail are highly recommended. The food is well priced and worth every cent. Lovely atmosphere and tastefully decorated.
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  • Have you ever experienced the feeling of putting something into your mouth and the moment it touches your tongue it creates this delicious atmosphere, where you are completely consumed by the sensation of that gorgeous taste trickling through your body and igniting taste buds you never thought you had and you dont actually want to chew just yet, just savor the moment. This is what DW does to you...yum.
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  • This restaurant is truly top class! It can hold its place alongside the best (dare I say?) in South Africa. Our experience last night was a memorable one - from the friendly reception on arrival, through the attentive service from our knowledgeable waitress, right up to the ambience, stylish interior and the food, tasty and attractive Italian springrolls, melt-in-the-mouth foie gras, brilliant stuffed quail, lovely battered prawns, and excellent desserts (duo of chocolat and eton mess)! Judging from the full house (on a Thursday), many people share our thoughts on this place...well done Chef Ferreira! Would like to see DW Eleven-13 on the SA Top 10 soon.
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