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AtholPlace Restaurant

6 Reviews
Fine-dining food, Light meals, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0117833410 Opening Hours Breakfast Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10.30am

Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Details

Cost
R250 per person for breakfast; R550 per person for 4 course dinner menu;
Food
Fine-dining food, Light meals, Vegetarian
Corkage
R100
Cost
R250 per person for breakfast; R550 per person for 4 course dinner menu;
Ambience
Business meetings, Coffee, Family friendly, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Breakfast, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Hotel, Licensed, Parking, Vegetarian, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Paddi Clay

Food

For starters and mains, you have several seasonal options, including a vegetarian dish. Ingredients are fresh and beautifully presented, but not pretentious. You could start with crispy squid in an ink sauce or a round of melted goat’s cheese on a rich tomato and olive relish, sharpened with a salad of spinach and celery.

For mains, you may be offered thick tranches of meltingly tender beef fillet with baby vegetables and a thick, dark jus. Or perhaps sea bass fillet with crisp, herb-encrusted skin.

Dessert includes an intriguing moist pineapple cake with pineapple-slice chips and puffs of white chocolate, or a cheese board sufficient to please even an aficionado.

Drinks

A good selection of mostly local wines are on offer at surprisingly reasonable prices. They also serve wine by the glass.

Service

Staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. But a glass sliding door to the kitchen area distracts and detracts from the calm atmosphere.

Ambience

Meals are served in the comfortable, laid-back dining room of this Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel hidden behind high walls deep in upmarket Inanda, Sandton. The hotel’s understated décor themes of white, pale greys and bleached wood are carried through in the small restaurant area, which looks out on a lush, walled garden. It’s roomy, with generously sized tables decked with linen cloths and napkins and comfortable tub chairs.

Best for…

Romantic meals, private business deals, relaxing dinners with a couple of friends. However, because it also serves as the dining room for the hotel’s guests, don’t arrive early for dinner– you may encounter families with boisterous children still finishing their meals. If so, you can always wait in the soothing bar lounge next door. The public can also book for breakfast.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Nice place to go out
    Took a friend their for his birthday as the reviews were all so good. I was really excited but, somewhat disappointed. What I didn't like: A bottle of red wine that costs about R159 in the shops cost over R400 The entrance carpet had a huge stain, and a bunch of smaller ones The plants outside the entrance where dying in their dry, dirty pots The lovely pink-upholstered dining room chair I sat in was dotted with dirty marks The restaurant was 80% empty throughout the night All in all, the decor certainly looked a little tired The music system played some jarring rap tunes, which didn't suit the place What I liked: The food was great, really good. It's a set menu with three options for starters, main and dessert. Tho, the single macaron that formed part of my dessert choice was at least 4 months old. lol. The fireplace made the place nice and toasty The staff are super friendly and attentive when they need to be The bar area is small but nice and cosy
    I called the restaurant to make a booking and I was trying to get directions but the lady was so rude and impatient that I would never go to that place!
    Great place, great service, great food. We took our father there, who lives in France, first thing he asked for when he comes back, is to go to AtholPlace. They even let us tan by their pool after our lunch and not many places do that. So yes 10/10!
    Such a beautiful place, excellent food and service. Overall a superb fine-dining experience.

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