Truffles on the Park

7 Reviews
Bistro fare, Health food, International, Tapas
Phone Number 0798863134 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am to 5pm

Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 5pm to 10.30pm


Menu - Truffles on the Park Menu - Updated August 2019


R105 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Health food, International, Tapas
R105 avg main meal
Business meetings, Coffee, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa, Zapper
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Wheelchair

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish

To start, there’s a range of finger foods – spicy hot wings, chargrilled halloumi and predominantly Asian-inspired fish dishes. Thai-spiced salmon fish cakes come with a vibrant salsa; tempura baby squid with a garlic-and-chilli sauce; and peanut-and-citrus spicy prawns with a sesame-and-lime aïoli.

Signature mains include miso-glazed short rib served with crispy wontons, sesame seeds, spring onions and twice-fried truffle fries; and the braised ‘fall-apart’ lamb shoulder served with minted peas, lamb jus and vanilla fondant potato. If you’re looking for something a little more restrained, there’s a selection of salads and lighter dishes on offer. The flame-grilled Mediterranean crispy chicken thighs with tenderstem broccoli, charred Brussel sprouts, semi-dried tomatoes and garlic cream is low-carb heaven.

On the more casual side of things you’ll find burgers, pregos and sandwiches, all tasty and affordable. In fact, most dishes on the menu are pretty scrumptious and well put-together, though the twice-fried truffle fries could be crispier.

For dessert, it’s a cake and torte affair: seriously rich New York-style baked cheesecake with mixed berries and a berry compote and a beautifully nutty carrot cake with ginger konfyt and ginger royal icing. Or you can keep it simple with the selection of Paul’s ice creams and sorbets.

It’s a botanical bar, so there’s a great selection of international and local gins and cocktails. The wine list covers all the bases, but is on the pricey side.

Great teamwork from friendly and informed waiters. Managers are great at running a tight ship.

It’s an absolute gem of a restaurant, beautifully designed with vibrant décor and stunning views over the park. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass means the space is bright and inviting. Ample indoor greenery keeps the space fresh, and the large outside deck area is perfect for alfresco dining. There’s also plenty of space for kiddies to play.

Best for…
Celebratory dinners, work lunches and weekend breakfasts.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

7 Reviews
    Sensational service, delicious food, epic atmosphere. The best place for a date night! You'll never believe that it's in the heart of Sandton!
    Beautiful venue and delicious cocktails. Service does lack a bit. We waited ages for food and even had a wrong meal arrive, after about an hour of waiting. This was also not at a busy period. I do want to go back and give it another shot.
    08.06.2019 A Celebration of life, Friendship and good food. We joined Wenchy in celebrating her birthday breakfast at Truffles Bistro, and it was soo good to spend it with her. Truffles is situated at Mushroom park, (for those that don’t know it’s where the Hyundai balloon use to be opposite the Radisson Sandton Hotel.), and that was inspiration for their name. We sat alongside the living wall (with approx. 296 individual plants) with all the numerous plants adorned with bottles of Strongbow ciders before being treated to a fantastic breakfast. First up – bubbles and lots of it i.e. Boschendal Brut Bubbles to be exact as well as an English Cucumber at our seats ( will chat about that later)  If you didn’t know, Truffles is now open for Breakfast as well since the 1st June, and it seems to be a winner judging from how full the space was. We got to indulge in the following Chia seed breakfast - Coconut Milk soaked Chia Seeds, Blueberry compote, with shaved coconut, and toasted Pumpkin seeds Salmon Scramble - scrambled eggs, smoked Atlantic Salmon, dill cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes and spring onion emulsion. Mushrooms on Toast – grilled exotic mushrooms with parsley & Garlic, and Avo A pile o’pancakes – fluffy American pancakes, maple syrup, Chantilly cream and marshmallow fluff. Truffles Benedict – poached eggs, pulled glazed shortrib, black truffle Hollandaise, served on an English muffin. Thereafter we got tucked into dessert which is the delicious Peppermint cake from Café Patisse. Wow, we had a proper treat today, the cake was delicious, and the flavour wasn't over powering.  And last but NOT least, we could NOT leave without trying the Twice fried Truffle Fries with Truffle Aioli. AMAZING it’s a must try. Although we were celebrating the life of our fabulous Wenchy, we each got gifted a gorgeous AND personalized mug from her @african hips merchandise. How lucky can a person get. If you also want a mug or maybe even some tshirts, check out her page.  Not forgetting it was also #WorldGinDay, so with Cucumber in hand, we headed to the bar to exchange it for a Hendricks G&T with some Strongbow Apple Ale. Refreshing and different which might not be to everyones taste.  As for great breakfast spot with outdoor seating, as well as a play area for the kiddies, this is definitely a new option to soak in some sunshine.  #14Forever #TrufflesBistroZA #CafePatisseTreats #TheFoodMusketeer #TheFoodMusketeerEats #TheFoodMusketeerDrinks #TFMTrufflesOnthePark
    Since Truffles on the Park opened in February this year, I've been intrigued by this Insta-friendly restaurant. I got the opportunity to see if the beautiful photos match the menu offerings. I joined a handful of good friends to sample and savour Truffles' breakfast menu. Truffles on the Park started serving weekend breakfasts as from the 1st of June. When we popped in for breakfast on the 8th of June, the restaurant was packed. Now that already says a lot about the buzz and excitement this new hotspot generates. We tasted bite-sized samples of the items available on the breakfast menu, including Chia Seed breakfast (vegan-friendly), salmon scramble, mushrooms on toast (with a dash of truffle mayonnaise), and my ultimate favourite - the Truffles benedict! This, ladies and gentlemen, is a thing of beauty! Poached eggs, pulled glazed short rib and truffle hollandaise - usually served on a croissant. Yes, it is as fantastic as it sounds! A must for truffle lovers. Of course Truffles' has got quite a few truffle-rich gems on the menu, and we just had to get a taste of the truffle parmesan fries. Twice fried potato fries with truffle aioli. Super delicious! The venue itself is as gorgeous as their social media accounts promise it to be. Nearly 300 live plants, a beautiful and welcoming space. A real gem, right in the heart of Sandton! I spotted a few items on the menu (like the Wagyu steak sandwich), with my name on it! I will be back :) • Ambience: Warm and welcoming, busy and buzzing - but not in the overly noisy sense. • Service: Friendly, efficient • Menu Variety: Good variety, accommodates most dietary requirements in my view • Food: Anything with rich, beautiful truffles Drinks: Full bar, good wine list, variety of beers (including local favourites like Soweto Gold) on tap
    Opening on Valentine's Day this year, my love for Truffles has not wavered. This gorgeous bistro keeps surprising with something special on each visit. Today we are trying their brand new breakfast offering. The salmon scramble is no doubt a winner. Smoked Atlantic salmon, dill cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes & spring onion emulsion. Just one of the incredible breakfast dishes on chef Lance's menu. Cannot wait to return for more truffle inspired delicacies! For more follow dazz1210 on Twitter and Instagram and visit #JoziFoodie #ThisFoodieLife #MoreThanFoodMag #RealPeopleRealTalk
    First visit to Truffles on the Park. Service was great however food was very average. Mushroom risotto was bland and served cold and the aperol spritz was heavily diluted with soda water. The food was mediocre but I would have returned for the great ambience and lovely views of the park if it wasn’t for the unethical practices of the restaurant management. When the bill came, it included a conservation fee which was not explained either on the bill or disclosed previously. When we asked the manager he said the restaurant collects fees to help conserve the park. I responded by saying that we that the municipality should maintain the park to which he responded that the fee was optional. How can an optional fee be included on the bill without informing the customer? When questioned about this the manager said that they didn’t inform people because they are just trying to get people to help conserve the park. I find this practice to be very unethical and dishonest because if the intention was good, the restaurant could have either asked for donations or asked for a fixed fee instead of basing the fee on a percentage of the total value of the bill. We were charged 2% of our spend, but when I read other reviews on Google, the reviewer commented that “the restaurant collects 6% conservation fees”. Something does not seem right especially as there is no proof that the fees do in fact go towards the conservation of the park. Needless to say I will not be a patron at this establishment any more.

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