The dishes here are intricately composed with plenty of elements on each plate and are well thought out in terms of colour and texture. A particularly memorable example is the ox tongue, which is gently treated for an al dente bite, served with sweet baby peas, and contrasted with homemade, slightly sharp pickles.
What could be just a common main of chicken ballantine is served with peanut, coconut and coriander flavours. A main that shines brilliant is a monkfish Wellington, enclosed in a retro, delicate pastry, served with a lemony beurre blanc. The whole dish is reminiscent of a coulibiac.
It is to be expected that chef Johanness’ lime-and-granadilla cream cheese patisserie would be momentous but a final dish that could easily swerve you the other way is his "cheddar ice cream” with flecks of hazelnut, quince paste, some fine but pungent parmesan gratings. It is work of magic.
The fabulous cellar is wonderful to explore and the range of wines are extremely interesting with over 1 000 bottles to peruse.
Every single step of the service is faultless. Nothing is too much trouble.
Playful décor elevates the fine dining mood.
Indulging yourself and someone who really loves food more than occasion.
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We had a wedding wonderful time at the picnic in the park. Lovely atmosphere it was like being on holiday
Phenomenal food, I have been here on a date night with hubby as well as a wine tasting evening and both nights were amazing. Delicious food almost too beautiful to eat and great service. I have often recommended this establishment to friends and family.
What an amazing experience. My husband and I had our anniversary diner there on the 10th of Dec. It was one of the best culinary experiences I've ever had.
The service was top notch - professional and friendly.
The food, wow! The 9 course tasting menu was stunning, beautiful and delicious! Beautifully presented meals full of flavour, the chef really did an amazing job at putting together the 9 course meal.
You will definitely see us again!!!
What an absolute amazing experience we had tonight for our 7th year anniversary. I spent some time looking for a place to take my beautiful wife and well I came upon The winehouse and decided “stuff it” and booked it.
Upon arriving we were greeted and treated like celebrities, we opted for the 9 course experience and boy was that a great choice - each meal elegantly presented followed by a detail description from both the waiters and the wonderful manager Charli, We were absolutely dumbfounded how such a small fish could be so full of flavor and it landed up being the perfect size. Saviour presented the different varieties of wine, his passion and knowledge of the various wines was mind blowing. Chef Johannes and his team really treated us like kings, it was absolutely worth every cent and would recommend it to everyone. keep yo the great work - WE WILL BE BACK
My husband surprised me with an anniversary dinner at The Winehouse and I must say, what an experience! We chose the 9 course meal option with the pairing of wine with each course. We generally refer to ourselves as simple people that like a 3 course meal at most with simple tastes but this has completely altered the way that we look at food. The chef made some delicious choices for our menu from cucumber salads to tomatoe sabayon risotttos and let’s not forget the lamb aubergine, pork belly as well as the Brie and mango,lime and cheesecake to complete the menu as we name a few. The food was fantastic and complimented the wine. We were treated to a beautiful message from the chef himself on our last dessert course saying “happy anniversary” as well as an introduction to him too. Thank you Chef Johannes De Bruin for the outstanding food,Saviour for his amazing knowledge on all the wine across the world, the amazing waiters and management too. The service was spectacular and we will highly recommend you to everyone we know! This was an amazing experience and worth every cent! We will definitely be back !