Where to pop the question in Joburg

You’re nervous and thinking a mile a minute about every possible thing that will make the moment perfect – plus the big answer from the person you love. To make sure your mind is on the important things, we’ve taken the worry out of the perfect spot where you can spoil your loved one before popping the big question.

54 on Bath (Rosebank)

You could opt for an extra fancy setting in the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Garden, or head to Level Four Restaurant, where chef Matthew Foxon heads up a supremely talented team of chefs who all have a part in designing the seasonal á la carte menu. Think miso broth with a pan-seared scallop, Thai red curry and pickled micro vegetables to start; and beef fillet with braised short rib, parsnip, baby onions and dauphinoise potato for mains.


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Clico Boutique Hotel and Restaurant (Rosebank) ?

“Clico Boutique hotel is exactly that: boutique,” says Kate. “The restaurant is intimate and cosy, and the food and service are stellar.” Clico seats a maximum of just 36 guests, making it intimate enough for private conversations and moments. It’s plush and sophisticated with vaulted ceilings, elegant furnishing in shades of white and grey, and glass doors that open onto a quaint al fresco dining area.

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Farro (Illovo)

“It feels like home here,” says Sylvia. With Farro’s definitely homey style and a combination of cooking techniques and skilful presentation, a proposal here would be like doing so in your own home – except with way better food. You could be faced with delectable dishes like pork belly and gnocchi with apple relish, lamb shoulder with pearl barley, or smoked salmon with fried soda bread and scorched cucumber. There’s no way you’ll eave unsatisfied.


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The Saxon (Sandhurst)

Eat Out panellist Kate Licorish suggested this impressive hotel that features several restaurants including chef Candice Philip’s Grei, Qunu and The Terrace. Panellist Sylvia McKeown has a specific pick: “Grei for sure because it’s so romantic.” Grei promises an unforgettable fine-dining journey with a six-course tasting menu, with each course highlighting a different colour.  It’s a sensory journey of herbaceous ingredients and a multifaceted exploration of texture, colour, flavour and ambience. Simply put, the dishes are delicate, beautiful and gobsmackingly good. As for Qunu, the dishes are made with produce that is hand-picked every morning from the rooftop garden – the carrot, pearl barley and sunflower seed risotto with apple purée, carrot ketchup, rainbow carrots and carrot bacon is one such enchantment.


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Winehouse at Ten Bompas Hotel (Dunkeld West)

The hotel itself will take your date’s breath away and that’s before you’ve received a plate from chef Johannes De Bruin’s kitchen. Each dish on his inventive tasting menu impresses. Classic French cuisine gets an Asian twist, making his cuisine both richly satisfying and a little rebellious.

The breathtaking Ten Bompas Hotel

The breathtaking Ten Bompas Hotel. Photo supplied.

Whether you’re ready to propose or just want to spoil the love of your life, use our free app to book for your amazing meal. 

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