It is with great regret that Prue Leith Restaurant does not allow children below the age of 10 to enter the restaurant.
The restaurant was quiet on the evening we were there, but this was made up for by the attentive service and willingness of the staff to interact with us.
The ala carte menu had more than enough options to choose from, such that it created that interesting dilemma of what to have and what to miss out on. There was nothing I would have called "ordinary" on the menu-everything was creative, seasonal and perfectly prepared.
In case you are not a regular fine diner you should not expect large meal portions. Used a full plate of food I was quite alarmed at the very modest portions, however the interesting thing was, despite this, after three courses I was so well satisfied that even the thought of a cup of coffee to end off with was too much.
The intricate presentation of the meals, the combinations of flavours and the boldness of some of these ideas made for conversation throughout the meal - just like discussing art, I guess.
Everything from service to every course are prepared by the students and everything was perfectly seasoned, and the service staff could recommend any wine with any dish plus explain what everything on the menu is-you do not find that everywhere these days. Everyone was professional and no flaws at all.
The menu changes as the students rotate kitchens and front of house every 4 weeks, helping to keep everything seasonal and up to trend.
Willem van der Westhuizen
For dinner reservations they are only open Wednesday to Saturday's.
This restaurant is simply fantastic - fine dining at pub prices. The staff know their stuff because they are being trained to know, the presentation of dishes is top notch, the flavours are unusual and out of this world (mustard ice cream with my starter was a first for me!) And the ambience is really nice even on a stormy Jozi evening. Just get over there!