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AtholPlace Restaurant

Contemporary Fine Dining
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gourmet Guide Rated

AtholPlace Restaurant sits in a location like no other. Although it is in close proximity to Sandton City, it exudes an oasis of calm. Surrounded by an abundance of tropical trees and serenity, the restaurant extends outside onto the relaxing terrace overlooking the stunning manicured lawn and glistening hotel pool.

Gourmet Guide Description

This elegant Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel rests in its lavish setting in residential Sandton. The contemporary space with natural tones contrast with the lush greenery of the expansive garden. Dining in the 24-seater restaurant in winter is a cosy affair, transformed in warmer months into a light and airy space opening onto the outside patio. Head chef Scott Dressels combines his classical French training, luxury bush experience and love for Italian and Asian flavours. The fine-dining bistro menu is small with homely dishes, each plate artfully decorated with well-paired flavours. There are surprising and refreshing delights, like olive-oil poached prawns served with smoked butter beans, wasabi, nori and compressed apple. Scott is excited by fermentation, dry-ageing and curing in the kitchen, and expects the next culinary highlight to be a resurgence of nouvelle cuisine – lighter dishes beautifully presented – but not small portions. His technique is demonstrated in each dish as he expertly works with textures and layers. He aims to show appreciation for even the humblest ingredients and to present them in innovative ways – like his seven-hour sous vide egg, served with a Parmesan foam, asparagus and chorizo – a play on a traditional Dutch boiled egg dish. The flavour he loves at the moment is basil so youll find exciting additions like basil oil, basil ice cream, basil mayo and even basil macaroons on the menu. Book for lunch or dinner and try Scotts six-course tasting menu which is sure to impress. “Id like my diners to experience art on a plate but taste food with substance.” Chef Scott Dressels

Reviews (290)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.1
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.5
  • Irshaad I. Thu 16 Jan 20
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Lynne D. Wed 15 Jan 20
    4
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0

    HI, lacked atmosphere as restaurant was empty. But food and service was excellent and we enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

  • Terryn Tue 14 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    A really special place, we had an amazing birthday dinner for my hubby. Thank you to the talented chef and the amazing staff.

  • HUGH M. Mon 13 Jan 20
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Excellent food and warm, friendly service. My only complaint is that I couldn’t have seconds!

  • Peter G. Tue 07 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Thank you for an amazing experience - 10/10

  • MABUSANE Sun 05 Jan 20
    4
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Monique P. Sat 04 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    We had a lovely dinner! The atmosphere was so peaceful and relaxing. The food was delicious and service was excellent!

  • Stephane L. Wed 01 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    One of a kind experience. We were warmly welcomed and transported in a peaceful setting right in the middle of the city. We were taking care of adequately and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The attention to details from the service, to the presentation of the plates, to the flavors enjoyed were a treat that we will remember as a highlight of our visit to Johannesburg. Thank you to the team @AtholPlace ! M&S from Canada

  • Laurinda G. Fri 27 Dec 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    It was a wonderful place to have Christmas lunch.

  • LESCHELSA Thu 26 Dec 19
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Waiters need to be more attentive to when to clear plates and fill glasses

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
  • Tuesday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
  • Wednesday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
  • Thursday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
  • Friday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
  • Saturday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
  • Sunday 07h00 - 11h00, 12h00 - 13h00, 18h30 - 21h00
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