Brasserie de Paris

6 Reviews
Phone Number 0124603583 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12noon to 2.30pm

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm to 10pm


R220 avg main meal
R220 avg main meal
Business meetings, Groups, Special occasions
Amex, Diners, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Cocktails, Dinner, Dress code, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Hennie Fisher

A meal at the Brasserie always leaves one feeling like you have had dinner at a ‘grown-up’ restaurant. Everything is done in a very simplistic but understatedly elegant way. From white linen and napery to the perfect venue, dining here is a real treat.

Under the guidance of the petite Ané Wait, the menu is forever changing without veering away from their roots as a brasserie. An apple and mint blini is refreshing as an Amuse Bouche. Cauliflower and goat’s cheese soup, as well as a goat’s cheese panna cotta with pickled radish jelly and beetroot purée, or moules vin blanc with pommes frites and steak tartare are some of the starters one can enjoy. Duck salad with berries and currant dressing is substantial but refreshing and light at the same time. A wonderful duo of beef with wild mushroom consommé, foie gras ravioli and fillet en croute, as well as gnocchi ratatouille for vegetarian diners, or their legendary 440g chateaubriand to share, are main course options. Ile Flottante, French apple tart and a cheese plate are some of the dessert options. For those who cannot decide, they also offer smaller portions of three of the desserts on one plate.

The menus and wine lists are printed on thick cream paper with the Brasserie’s embossed emblem at the top. The cellar selection includes Spioenkop Riesling, Ondine Semillon, Dorrance Chardonnay ‘Cuvee Anais’ Magnum and many more. The by-the-glass section is a full A4 page long, indicating that they understand what their customers want.

Under the expert guidance of Sinisa Nikolic, the service at Brasserie is attentive and professional, without being cold and mechanical – everyone is comfortable in their service styles and it makes for an enjoyable experience.

This iconic house by Karl Jooste transformed into a restaurant is always simple, yet stylish and elegant, and it is interesting to see how they add to and play with small interior changes.  It is one of the best venues in Pretoria to have a party – there is a glorious roof setting overlooking Waterkloof for private dining, but also a subterranean wine cellar opening onto a beautiful patio for outdoor gatherings.

Best for...
Modern dining in a Mid-Century architect-designed space


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    When you walk in at the beautiful front door you will be greeted and escorted to your table. Book for evenings to avoid disappointment. After just a coffee we decided we will get married here. The location in Waterkloof depicts art in so many different ways that we enjoyed the decor and building as much as the food. Our dinner was impeccable and our guest also aggreed. With a few adapted plates of food for diet specifications, it still looked and tasted wonderful. The service is good and leaves us surprised every time even with a group of nearly 50 guests. We would gladly eat there as often as we can, lunch or dinner, meet for business here or celebrate our wedding anniversary there in a few months. Thanks, Didier Sinisa, Princess and so many others that made our day so special.
    Smart and cosy, this restaurant is set in a historic Karl Jooste House. This restaurant speaks style ! Architectural spaces and selected art pieces make for a very relaxed, open-spaced dining experience. Attentive, yet not intrusive, waiters cater your your every whim. The French cuisine was delectable. Clean, true flavouring being brought to the fore in each mouthful. Definitely a restaurant to visit for Gastronomes...
    Situated in the lovely suburb of Waterkloof, you will find Brasserie de Paris. We had supper here on Monday evening. We opted for the al a carte menu. We enjoyed our meals prepared with the utmost care. My boyfriend and I shared the chateaubriand, the meat was cooked to perfection. Service was good and non- intrusive. A lovely spot for date night in Pretoria. Merci beaucoup
    What I huge disappointment. The service was none existing, arriving at 19:00 orders were taken, and drinks serviced after 30 min of waiting. I had to get up and asked to be serviced, by 21:45 the mains still haven’t arrived and that was it, time the leave. The food however was good but due to a lack of service Basserie De Paris is not to be recommended.

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