This certainly counts as one of those restaurants off the beaten track and you would do well to factor in some extra time ahead of a flight to stop in for a meal. Everything is prepared fresh on the day; the organic produce is sourced within a 150km radius of the restaurant. A daily blackboard tells you how far your food has travelled.
Salads include the traditional Caesar salad with freshly grown lettuces and herbs from the hotel’s hydroponic walled gardens and a prawn and citrus salad that would vie for top honours in an award-winning restaurant. For mains be spoiled for choice from the three-cut beef burger served with fries and a side salad; the Delicio signature pizza popular with regulars with its generous combination of mozzarella, ham, salami, mushrooms, pecorino cheese, rocket and onions, and sirloin steak and chips accompanied with a lemon and caper salad, salsa verde dressing and crispy onions. There's also probably one of the best crispy battered hake I’ve had, dished up with hand-cut chips, pea puree, mint gel, grilled spring onion, tartare sauce and pea cress. The Pollo Supremo is simply sublime – a sous vide chicken supreme served with sautéed spinach, butternut puree, young carrots, coriander jus and savoury granola.
Vegetarians will be wowed with the risotto and ravioli, where you have the option of replacing the cream and cheese with vegetable stock. Dessert is kept simple and delicious, with sweet sensations such as panna cotta, gelato, crème brulee, and a brownie made with white chocolate flanked by a dark chocolate ganache on a bed of milk chocolate soil, mint ice-cream and caramel cream.
There's a great selection of wines and craft beer on tap. Of special note is the red wine cellar that forms part of the bar and a natural cooling system that keeps it at a suitable 19 degrees. The bar is flanked by a living wall, entirely composed of plants.
Professional with great attention to detail. Waitrons are very knowledgeable about the menu and maintain an air of decorum at all times, ensuring service is smooth and uninterrupted.
Understated elegance with a twist of modern design showcases local artists and designers, bringing a touch of sophisticated dining that is unexpected in this “airport hotel”.
They have daily lunch specials from Monday to Friday priced at a generous R75, including a beverage of your choice.
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