Tsogo Sun, Africa’s premier hospitality, gaming and entertainment group, offers a wide variety of elegant, individually branded hotels each home to a variety of restaurants and bars. With so much to choose from we’ve narrowed down our top 3 destinations in Gauteng where foodies can eat their hearts out:
1. THE PALAZZO
Arguably one of the most beautiful hotels in Johannesburg, located within the popular Montecasino entertainment complex in Fourways, this 246 room hotel with its Mediterranean old-style architecture boasts magnificently-appointed bedrooms, a fine restaurant and manicured gardens. Here’s 3 spots at the Palazzo where you should be wine-ing and dining:
Medeo Restaurant at the Palazzo offers guests a taste of the finest Mediterranean-inspired dining in Johannesburg. The restaurant serves cuisine freshly prepared by world-class chefs and offers carefully selected South African and international wines as well as Auction Wines. You can enjoy a buffet or a la carte breakfast from 06h30 to 11h00 daily.
This restaurant also services a large terrace and two wooden decks where you can have a cocktail while enjoying the beautiful scenery and view of Johannesburg.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is a gorgeous Champagne, structured on Pinot Noir, with the elegance of Chardonnay and roundness of Pinot Meunier - this fine sparkling wine is a great classic, revealing a pleasing nose of ripe apples, pears and peach with a full-bodied explosion of complexity on the palate, offering the perfect balance of finesse and forcefulness, with a discreet, biscuity, yet long creamy finish. Brut Yellow Label is perfect with local oysters, sourced from the East coast of South Africa.
At the Palazzo you can now enjoy a delicious combination of oysters and a glass of bubbly:
R285 for 6 oysters and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut
R195 for an additional glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut
R795 for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut
Rosa, the new function venue in Fourways at the Palazzo has been aptly named due to its location overlooking the beautiful roses in the Tuscan-style gardens. The stone boundary back wall of the restaurant is spectacularly clad in ivy, adding to the tranquil ambience of this elegant venue.
Rosa offers the perfect setting for small events, special occasions and intimate functions, catering for guests with light meals that inspire and delight. Rosa also offers private afternoon tea servings for small groups and can cater for your function with a decadent ‘high tea’ spread.
2. SOUTHERN SUN MONTECASINO
Situated in the northern suburb of Fourways in Johannesburg, Southern Sun Montecasino hotel offers its guests not only the finest service and amenities, but access to a scintillating world of exploration, entertainment, and indulgence. Here’s our 2 favourite places to dine at the Southern Sun:
Punchinello’s is a Venice-inspired restaurant that displays undeniable culinary flair. Here, you can enjoy Venetian cuisine and a variety of wonderful dishes that use the flavours of the Mediterranean as the inspiration.
Meals place an emphasis on freshness of ingredients and simplicity in the recipe preparation and presentation, ensuring a taste experience that caters to all palates. With live entertainment and a host of menu highlights, it’s no surprise the Sunday Lunch is regarded as one of the best in Fourways. Booking is essential.
Don’t miss: An array of tantalizing specialties whilst sipping on a complimentary refreshing Sangria or Cap Classique Cocktail at Punchinello's every Sunday
Café Cru is a contemporary all-day café located on the courtyard of the Pivot at Montecasino. Diners can enjoy good coffee, a selection of great wines and a varied menu – all of which can be enjoyed in Café Cru’s comfortable environment, or elegantly packaged to take away. Partnerships with various wine estates ensure the provision of labels to delight the discerning wine-lover while deli fresh specialty food and light snacks add to the offering.
Don’t miss: Café Cru’s monthly wine tasting events. For more information click here.
Start the weekend in style. Indulge in sundowners and snacks on the terrace, while enjoying a perfect Highveld sunset. It’s time for some well-deserved relaxation after a busy week.
3. SUNSQUARE MONTECASINO
Overlooking the Piazza Square within Montecasino, and right next to the Teatro, the SunSquare Montecasino Hotel offers superb dining, and an equally impressive wine selection. Now here is one restaurant you can’t miss:
The new look Aarya restaurant in Fourways, located in SunSquare Montecasino is run by South Africa’s first MasterChef SA winner, Deena Naidoo. The restaurant is located on Montecasino’s vibrant outdoor piazza. Aarya’s menu reflects the South African nation and what MasterChef was all about - bringing people from diverse cultures and backgrounds together through delicious and innovative food.
For more information or to book your stay at any of the above hotels visit www.tsogosun.com