The Gentlemen’s Arthouse offers artisanal cocktails made by award-winning startenders while you watch. Diners can expect menus designed by some of the top chefs in the world – a dining experience that’s going to change seasonally and feature historic dishes and drinks you’ve never seen before.
We went during restaurant week.
Lovely venue, beautifully styled.
Food exceptional and beautifully presented.
Only gripe is: despite specifying a haterd for pepper on my booking, two of the dishes contained a LOT of pepper, an seasoning I abhor.
The rest of the food more than comensated and the dessert was the best I’ve ever had.
Hosted a corporate event for international delegates here and they could not have had a more enjoyable evening! The venue is unique, and the atmosphere is one of nostalgic indulgence. Food, service and entertainment all made for a memorable evening. I was particularly impressed with the assistance we received from the manager (Roy) and the chef leading up to the event - without their help and advice we would not have been able to deliver such a perfectly decadent and dramatic/theatrical event on budget - they went out of their way to find creative solutions to our requests and delivered more than we expected.
On the night:
Food - excellent, and the vegetarian diners received their courses without a hitch
Service - waiters were excellent and managed our specific instructions regarding included/excluded drinks for the event perfectly, and professionally. Barmen ensured that the wine station was a theatrical focus point and a work of art in itself!
Entertainment - we were a little nervous that the fire eater and burlesque dancer would be a little on the wild side for the mixed international crowd, but as per our instruction, the performers read the crowd and adapted the performances to go no further than tastefully cheeky :)
Well done! We will definitely visit again.
The deco is beautiful. Transports one to a magical place. But that's just about it. When we arrived they played a John Legend album and we had to DM that they change the CD and play something more fitting for the evening. They did. But it was loud and we had to talk over each other. The burlesque show was lovely.
These guys have a lot to learn about service. We didn't even know who was waiting our table. It took forever to get our drinks after waiting forever to get attention of the waiters. Our table was just too busy with empty glasses that weren't collected.
* the welcome punch tasted like juice. Little alcohol in there.
* the truffle oil popcorn were probably made three hours ago. The thing about popcorn is- the fresher the better. Even 12 year olds know that!
* the carpaccio was beautiful. Well done.
* The lamb. Looked beautiful. I only enjoyed the vegetables. The meat was too salty. Was hard to take any more pieces.
* I didn't get to try the dessert out. Was already off their food. My party felt that the chocolate wasn't a good idea after the first four course.
R680 is way too much for this. I don't mind paying it but I would prefer to get good value for my money. For R680 I can get a quality 3 star meal with two glasses of wine.
If you love your food: don't bother with this experience. If you love art and food is a sideshow : by all means go!