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Priva Gastrolounge

Cost
R210 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Local cuisine
Food
Fine-dining food, Modern
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Food
The favourite here is the pork belly, which is all about the apple braised meat with a honey-soy based sauce served with a delicate smoked pumpkin puree. Or, on another spectrum, the comfort chic of shredded oxtail served on sundried tomato flavoured couscous topped with finely sliced potato skin crisps. You could go a la carte, splurging on one of their gourmet tasting menu options or select from their cigar lounge or fly deck menus, often mini versions of their fine dining items. It’s all about the time of day, the kind of visit and your appetite.

Drinks
They’re chuffed with their wine selection and you will have fun exploring a walk-in temperature controlled cellar which instantly allows you to handpick a wine. As sommelier, amongst other duties, Marko Jovancic will advise on the smart option, conjure up his own twist on speciality cocktails or take you through their impressive single malt list. Their aim is to be exclusive and, while they have a lavish local selection, their international samples are not to be sniffed at.

Service
With grace, Marko and Angie Jovancic supervise their cheery staff, who are attentive and informed about their cuisine.

Ambience
This has become a hot spot for the in crowd, but it is a mixed group with different demands – from relaxing with a whisky and a cigar in their controlled cigar lounge, to dining on the balcony on a long summer’s night, to selecting one of their private dining rooms for a special celebration. There are more options. The design is contemporary and smart with a regular jazz trio, The Three Gees, providing seriously laid-back sounds.

And…
This is for adults. It has an age restriction of 25 (management’s discretion) and, if you’re keen for extra privacy, you might be given a key to allow private parking and a secret entrance.

(September 2016)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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