Clico Restaurant

6 Reviews
Contemporary fare
Phone Number 0112523300 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10am

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6pm to 10pm

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Menu - Ala Carte Winter Lunch Menu  - Updated August 2019 Ala Carte Winter Menu with Wine pairing  - Updated August 2019 Winter Four course tasting Menu 2019 - Updated August 2019


R180 avg main meal
Contemporary fare
R180 avg main meal
Business meetings, Family friendly, Groups, Special occasions
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Booking required, Breakfast, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Hotel, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Xolisa Phillip

Winter menu starters include wild mushroom soup served with basil curd, mushroom chips and pickled shimeji, and quail with butternut, couscous and rooibos.

For mains, the golden-brown pork belly square, served with bacon jam, pumpkin and jus, strikes a good balance between sweet and savoury. The tender, succulent meat falls off what little bone there is, while the other components on the plate are worthy supporting acts – you might want to come back just for this dish.

The beef fillet option, with oxtail pudding, confit onions and yam purée, will leave you tempted to lick your plate. Served with smoked marrow, fennel and mushrooms, the crusted line fish is perfect for a typical chilly Johannesburg winter’s day. You may get a variation on the accompanying ingredients as Clico uses seasonal and locally sourced produce.

The citrus dessert, featuring lavender, rhubarb and blood orange ice cream, is a burst of colour on the plate, and just the right amount of sweet. Other tempting desserts include a chocolate torte, ‘fallen apple’, and a cheese board.

The menu offers a great degree of flexibility, and the restaurant will accommodate special dietary requirements.

You’ll find a mix of local and international red and white wines, as well as spirits. The menu includes a by-the-glass drink recommendation for each item on the menu, including dessert.

The staff are professional and welcoming, from the security at the gate to reception and the waiting personnel, who’ll guide you through the menu and make recommendations.

The décor reflects the fact that Clico is part of a boutique hotel, with a beautiful manicured garden and chic interior. When making a booking at this neighbourhood gem, you get to choose where you want to dine – outside, seated at the garden, or indoors.

Best for…
A surprise dinner with your significant other, a first date, business lunch or an intimate breakfast with friends.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Amazing romantic place, I extremely enjoyed there food. They take great care of u and ensure that u have the absolute top notch experience.
    Great service. The food was very well made, but not particularly exciting.
    Clico is a beautiful boutique hotel and their restaurant offers contemporary food. The decor is artfully done and understated. The service is polished and elegant yet still friendly and warm. Despite the location (very close to a main-ish road), the restaurant is an oasis of calm. The food was good, plated beautifully and enjoyable. But not worth the price you pay (hence the 4 stars and not 5). As much as we enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing evening with Clico, we did feel that their food game could have been better considering the price. They have a large, unusual selection of beverages and wine pairing is recommended. You can also book in on Sundays for a casual lunch with live jazz. We haven't done so yet but maybe we'll save that for our next visit!
    Clico Restaurant is one of out favourites in Jozi. Always fabulous food, plated beautifully and exceptional service. Most often we choose their tasting menu - outstanding flavours, textures and presentation. John has been our server many times and he's a delightful addition to our evenings there.
    Superb experience! Our first time on this continent and first Christmas away from family called for a special evening and Clico surpassed our expectations. The lovely 'indoor/outdoor' garden setting, 4 perfectly prepared and presented courses (both my and my husband's beef 'done-ness' was precisely as we wanted) including a few wonderful taste combination surprises) , friendly unhurried service, excellent wine pairings and a marvellous 10 yr old brandy we lingered over, inhaling before actually imbibing. Staff were SO accommodating - a photo taken for our Toronto families, wine refills, hailing a cab for us - but since we had no local currency yet, a chef actually drove us to our hotel!. Thank you, Clico, for a "Christmas to remember" for we wayfarers just passing through....and lucky locals: this is a "must" to experience!

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