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Hemingways Restaurant & Wine Cellar (Centurion)

R135 avg main meal
Classic elegance
Burgers, Fine-dining food, French, International, Italian, Light meals, Modern, Pizzas, Seafood, South African, Steak, Tapas, Vegetarian
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Owners description

Hemingways Restaurant and Wine Cellar is tastefully decorated with understated minimalist elegance. The ambiance reminds of a classic French cafe with splashes of contemporary Provencal style. The gardens create a perfect backdrop for the sun soaked terrace, where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal or an afternoon cocktail. The carefully selected wine collection offers a wide range of tastes and flavours to compliment the culinary journey with excellent paring suggestions. Chef, Lindes de Jager offers an exciting and honest menu with flavours that will awaken your senses.

User reviews

  • Possibly one of my favorite hidden gems! If you are looking for a space for a couples night out or an intimate party of 8 to 10 - this is it! I love the quiet classiness of the venue ( and the fact than on weekends it is even more intimate). Simple pleasures like the chef's taste temptation of the day, sorbet between the meals and mains served under a polished silver dome in unison make it worth the drive (or uber) from Joburg. The pork belly with baby apple is pure perfection, and I have been so ruined I cannot order it anywhere else. The Trio of desserts (be it chocolate, orange rooibos or some exotic introduction) leave me sated and wanton every time. Prices are more than reasonable, a red wine selection right up my alley (cannot comment on the white) and staff who are well spoken, warm and welcoming. The only wish I have is that they would make more use of the baby grand for a quiet tinkle for ambience - I had it once for new year and would love it more often.
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  • If you're looking for proudly-served terrible food and absolutely repulsive service, this is the place to be. Hemingways today is nothing short of a parody of its former self. The restaurant writes of itself: "a feast that will awaken your senses" - those who have dined here will agree that this establishment should be closed with a sense of urgency. Edit: After our awful evening, I received a call from the restaurant to apologise and to offer a dinner on the house. The manager/owner (Lindes) promised to call in a few days to follow up on what had been done to prevent this from happening again. I have not heard back from him. Disappointing as we were almost convinced into giving the restaurant another chance...
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  • Overall an exceptional experience with the only letdown being the desert which missed the mark considerably when compared to the starters and mains. The porkbelly and rack of lamb was excpetional.......... Will definately go back.
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  • Overall a very nice meal but marred by some well below par service and a few dishes that missed the mark by quite some way. Not the first time we have eaten there so it was with relish that we made the booking. Not sure if we will do that again though. Out of the three starters two were really good and one, the confit duck, was rather ill conceived. The three mains were all excellent with the brisket being exceptional. Desserts were completely off the mark and, unfortunately, smacked a bit of a chef being a touch precious.Our crepes suzette arrived cold, the waiter forgot the flambe and they were stodgy. The deconstructed lemon meringue was woeful. This remains one of Pretoria's established fine dining restaurants but not for long unless someone really takes the front of house up to the required standard and has a quiet word with pastry chef
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  • Beautiful venue, delicious food and warm and attentive service.

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  • What a gem - good and fresh with a evolving menu [changes weekly]. Excellent service and wine list - a must for a memorable evening.

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  • Comments, This was truly not a 5 star restaurant experience for me. The whole idea of eating out and especially eating out at a “5 star restaurant” is to enjoy the food prepared by the chef together. This was not the case, how good is a chef if he can stuff up a fillet (R125). A real “Springbok-Chef” if you ask me. But any case, we could not enjoy our food together and my wife did not eat her well-done-dry fillet and returned it. The restaurant offered to bring her a new plate, but I declined the offer because the whole idea of eating out is to enjoy it together.
    Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the restaurant.

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13 June: KWV Brandy Tasting and Food & Wine Pairing - R375 per person
30 June: Food & Wine Pairing Evening with Altydgedacht Wine Estate - R375 per person.
15 July: Bastille Day Champagne Fair
28 July: Food & Wine Pairing Evening with Lanzerac Wine Estate - R375 per person.
25 August: Food & Wine Pairing Evening with Oak Valley Wine Estate - R375 per person.
29 September: Food & Wine Pairing Evening with Leopard's Leap Wine Estate - R375 per person.
27 October: Food & Wine Pairing Evening with La Motte - R375 per person.
24 November: Food & Wine Pairing with Antonij Rupert - R375 per person.
Book at 012 660 3300 or

Valid from - 06/06/2017 - 08/31/2017
PDF - Hemingway’s A la Carte Menu 2017


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Accommodation
  • Beer served
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
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  • Fireplace
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  • Functions
  • Hotel
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Reservations recommended
  • Serves food
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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