Black Bamboo

6 Reviews
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Fine-dining food, Modern
Phone Number 0845089752 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 7am to 9.30am

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm


Menu - Black Bamboo Menu  - Updated October 2019


R175 - R230 avg main meal; Three-course menu R450; Five-course tasting menu R650 (with wine pairing R850)
Fine-dining food, Modern
R175 - R230 avg main meal; Three-course menu R450; Five-course tasting menu R650 (with wine pairing R850)
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Breakfast, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Smoking, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Sylvia Mckeown

Down a meandering path past Menlyn you will this small spot of pretty plates. More than just your average boutique hotel black bamboo offers fancy yet experimental takes on classics, like grilled duck, and current ever so trendy pork ramen.

The menu is split in 4. Breakfast, room service, a la carte, and set menu. As one would imagine their 5 or 7 course set menu takes the greatest hits of the a
la carte – such as their quail ravioli starter and roasted trout main - and extends it with reasonable flair with a sneaky beef wellington. But the most noteworthy is that you will find sets of initials next to some of the dishes with a key of names allocated at the bottom like on their baked apple dessert. Each dish tagged is designed by one of the kitchens young up and coming chefs and depending on the reception it will be moved up to permanent big leagues. Who said learning couldn’t be delicious?

Its not often that you will find Cinsault or Viognier on the menu, let alone a selection of 3 each. The wine list practically has everything you need and if you want something even more special you can wonder over the wine wall and chat to their in-house somm.

The servers are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to make any of your requests a reality with a smile. A golf cart chauffer is always a treat.

You can choose between the more formal fresh linen lined tables with wide comfy chairs inside or if the weather permits move it outdoors to the courtyard to hear the sounds of the sculptural water feature.

Best for...
Fancy business lunch or anniversary dinner


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    A beautiful place but sad that we didn't make it past drinks as the service was ghastly.
    What a great evening with great food!
    Excellent food. Well prepared! They didn't have a few wines when we were their but offered a complimentary bottle after our third. Hoole wasn't availible
    I would recommend the Black Bamboo to anyone who is looking for something special. They responded speedily to our emails and the chef went out of his way to to accommodate our every wish. Our group was treated like royalty. The service was excellent and the food, absolutely delicious.

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