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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 (271)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.1
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.5
  • Zimi Fri 08 Nov 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Monique Mon 04 Nov 19
    2.8
    Food 1.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    My brother and I both had the Brunch Burger and it was nothing short of the worst meal I have ever had. The patty was over worked, raw and full of Sinew. Completely over priced for the meal.

  • Howard L. Thu 31 Oct 19
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    An excellent dining experience - the food was superb.

  • Monique V. Thu 31 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Stunning, Stunning and more Stunning

  • Nonhlamla Tue 29 Oct 19
    2.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Caroline B. Sun 27 Oct 19
    4
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Christoph D. Sat 26 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Amazing experience in a majestic setting with wonderful people taking care of you... the food was delish also!

  • Lebo L. Mon 21 Oct 19
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Lovely restaurant with great food ????????

  • Mpho M. Sat 19 Oct 19
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Good day There were just 2 choices of each meal, thus limiting the choice of what we could eat. It was a great experience overall. We like the place.

  • Mnikelo M. Thu 17 Oct 19
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 2.0

    The food is great but the portions are a little on the tiny side for the prices they charge. When I read the poor reviews about ambiance, I thought it was an exaggeration. It isn't! The place is super quiet. It also didn't help that there were only three tables with patrons.

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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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