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Punchinello’s

Punchinello’s
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  • Phone Number 011 367 4367
  • Location Southern Sun Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol and Witkoppen Roads, Fourways, Johannesburg
  • email Punchinellos@tsogosun.com
  • Website URL www.tsogosun.com
  • Opening Hours

    Breakfast: Monday to Friday 6.30am to 11am

    Lunch: Monday to Sunday 1pm to 3pm

    Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6pm to 10pm

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Cost
R95 - R155 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Food
Mediterranean, Modern
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R95

Critic's review

Thando Ndabezitha

Located at the palatial Venetian-inspired Southern Sun Montecasino hotel, this is a ritzy restaurant that impresses with its lavishness and food variety.

Food
A duck soup starter will leave your appetite piqued and your stomach lightly lined enough for you to look forward to the next dish. For mains, smoked meats from the in-house smoker oven come highly recommended. Try a scrumptious pork kassler loin and pulled pork croquette served with apple mousse, roasted garlic, mashed potato and a pork jus, or – if your taste is more for red meat – a top-quality Karan beef sirloin, grilled and served with saffron potato fondant, carrot lasagne, chestnut purée and beef reduction will do you all the good in the world. End off with apple and blueberry pie, a veritable crowd-pleaser that comes with mascarpone ice cream, crème anglaise and Almond Brittle. Just remember that you can’t order from the a la carte menu on Sundays when there’s a lunch buffet.

Drinks
A wine list boasting coveted auction wines from the prestigious Nedbank Cape Winemaker’s Guild and Nederburg Auctions, means premium vinos are guaranteed. Ask for the reasonably priced yet exquisite and fruity Stellenrust Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc, of which only 84 bottles were made. If the budget allows, celebration calls for the Kanonkop Estate CWG Paul Sauer Simonsberg 2100 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine rated almost flawless by Group Sommelier Miguel Chan.

Service
Service is professional and prompt.

Ambience
This is a glamorous venue with South African prints and paintings giving the restaurant a great sense of place, and a beautiful, well-run open kitchen, reassuring patrons that their food is prepared carefully, giving it an openness that is equal parts disarming and elegant. Families and businesspeople alike can feel comfortable dining here. On appointed days, you can also look forward to a singer huskily serenading you as you gorge yourself with delicacies. Best not to make eye contact.

Best for...
Sunday buffets.

(2018)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Accommodation
  • Fireplace
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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