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The cuisine is sophisticated and delicious with great use of fresh and inspiring ingredients across the board.
The luscious fine dining menu offers items such as sweet roasted langoustine and carrots served with coriander pesto and orange reduction. Smoked quail and sweet Spanish onions, poached quails eggs and pickled exotic mushrooms or a gorgeous lobster Caesar salad for the less adventurous diner.
Main meals include a variety of local fish and seafood offerings prepared with glorious garnishes as well as carefully selected meat cuts. Think succulent, crispy pork belly served with a curried lentil ragu, cauliflower crème brûlée, confit leeks (a must try) or - for the meat lovers - a beef prime rib in two servings which shows off this glorious cut first being roasted on the bone and served with potatoes, peas and carrots and then in a second service with rich, roasted bone marrow, truffle spume, stuffed onions and garlic nougatine (to share).
There is a generous and enlightening vegetarian menu for those who prefer to partake in it as well.
The wine list is extensive with wines, champagne and sparkling wine on offer from around the Globe as well as an extensive local offering. The cocktail menu is inspired and of course there is an extensive spirits, beer and soft drinks menu for those who prefer.
The View’s service has to be rated from when a patron arrives at the gate to The Four Seasons at The Westcliff and this service is nothing less that utterly outstanding. The hosts at this new establishment truly have to be applauded. You shall be treated as royalty as you are ushered up to The View in your golf cart and received at the restaurant. Bookings are wonderfully easy to make and the wait staff are delightful and extremely helpful. The waitrons seem to take a slightly more casual approach than some establishments but they are nothing less than gracious and delightful from the second you arrive to the second you leave.
The View most certainly has it’s name for a reason. Arrive a little early and enjoy a glass of bubbly or a cocktail on the deck as the sun sets over Johannesburg and soak in all that the gorgeous Westcliff has to offer. The horizon is lit with hues of every shade as the city of gold changes colours before your eyes and the evening begins. You will then be seated at your table and if you knew the old Westcliff hotel, forget it all as it has all changed and it is now chick and happening. The new revamp by the international design firm “Blacksheep” and offers a very unique experience, which is extremely different to the old school hotel that you shall remember from the past. From your table you shall see the city scape lights twinkling in front of you as you dine and you almost forget where you are as you are mesmerised by The View.
The View is superb for a date night or a special family occasion too – spoil yourself.
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