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Balata at The Fairway Hotel

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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fireplace
  • Buffet

Dining options at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort are aplenty, but definitely first to be mentioned Balata Restaurant.

Offering a variety of seating arrangements, vibrant décor colours and modern fireplaces, Balata Restaurant is famous for its outstanding buffets. Light business lunches are equally popular, but Balata is certainally known for its exquisite fine dining under the leadership of our Executive Chef D'Arcy Els. Using the freshest produce available, all meals are served with great care and attention to detail.

The Roundabout Bar has cascading views over the golf course and is popular with the golfing fraternity who need to recuperate after a strenuous round of golf, or that drink on the way back home after a long day at the office.

Bar Verve with its trendy ambience is perfect for a first date, a quick get together or just for unwinding after work. A secluded wine cellar hides behind Bar Verve and provides a sophisticated private venue amongst many bottles of hand-picked South African wines.

Reviews (85)

4.5 out of 5.0
Food 4.4
Value 4.4
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.6
  • Michelle T. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 01 Dec 22
    Thank you for the awesome day and fantastic service all round

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Thu 01 Dec 22:
    Dear Michelle Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Guest Relations

  • Mzwakhe Z. Dined: 1 day ago
    2.5
    Food 1.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 01 Dec 22
    food was blend and not a reflection of a 5 star hotel, I feel the menu was a winter warmer food made by my grandparents.. The value for money was just not worth it, the service staff was exceptional and the ambience great.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Thu 01 Dec 22:
    Dear Valued guest Thank you for taking the time to rate our Hotel. We are so sorry to hear that your overall dining experience at the Balata Restaurant was not up to standard and what you expected. We will call you back as soon as possible to get more info from you Guest Relations

  • Bernice S. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 29 Nov 22
    Thank you for a delightful experience.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Wed 30 Nov 22:
    Dear Valued Guest Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Guest Relations

  • Edith Mnguni Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 28 Nov 22
    Always a great memorable experience. Thanks to all the friendly staff.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 28 Nov 22:
    Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Guest Relations

  • Thokozile Mathabathe Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 28 Nov 22
    We struggled a bit to get drinks, overall everything was perfect.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 28 Nov 22:
    Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We will definitely call you back to get more info from you regarding the drinks. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Guest Relations

  • Mahlodi Masipa Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 28 Nov 22
    Great experience, variety of food! Definitely will revisit the place!

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 28 Nov 22:
    Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Guest Relations

  • Noluvuyo Tshibha Dined: 5 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 27 Nov 22
    Service was great we were assisted with everything we needed staff was professional kind and patient only issue the bees were a problem too many of them and the birds were pooping on our table but that didn’t stop us I would say excellent overall

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 28 Nov 22:
    Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Guest Relations

  • Kavitha S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 23 Nov 22 (Guest left no comment)

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Wed 23 Nov 22:
    Dear Valued Guest I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We certainly hope that when you do return to The Fairway Hotel. Spa & Golf Resort, you will have a more pleasant and memorable experience. The Fairway Team

  • Eugenia M. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 21 Nov 22
    The food was amazing...Moses, our waiter, was incredible...we asked to move outside once a table became available and he was so accomodating, carrying all my baby's things and helping us move. I would suggest you make cream available on the side to temper to sweetness of the desserts though.

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Mon 21 Nov 22:
    Dear Euginia I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant. We certainly hope to welcome you back and provide you with a more pleasant and memorable experience. We will most definitely look into your suggestion. The Fairway Team

  • Livonia Mosipha Dined: 2 weeks ago
    1.8
    Food 1.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 18 Nov 22
    The food was not cooked well and there were flies

    Balata at The Fairway Hotel responded on Fri 18 Nov 22:
    Dear Livonia I would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for your valuable time to complete our online review We are sorry to heart that your dining experience with us at the Balata Restaurant was not up to your standard. We will definitely give you a call to get more info from you Guest Relations

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Thursday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Friday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h30 - 22h00
  • Sunday 12h30 - 22h00

Christmas Day Lunch

Join us for a memorable Christmas Day Lunch on 25 December from 12h30. Our buffet menu includes Christmas favourites like: Roasted Karoo leg of lamb, braised oxtail in red wine, honey glazed gammon, parisienne potatoes, mince pies and traditional Christmas pudding. Adults: R495 | Kids u/12: R247 | Kids u/6: free.

  • Sun, 25 Dec
  • Sunday only: 12:30 - 15:00
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 22 Aug 2022

Sunday Lunch Experience

Join us every Sunday for the ultimate Sunday Lunch Experience at Balata Restaurant. From succulent cuts of meat to a variety of casseroles, salads and tantalising desserts. There is something to suit every palate. R285pp | Kinds up to 5 years eat for free.

  • 22 Aug - 18 Dec
  • Sunday only: 12:30 - 15:00
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 22 Aug 2022

Date Night Tuesdays

15% Discount on our romantic date night dinner, including a complementary bottle of house wine.

  • 2 Nov - 31 Dec
  • Tuesday only: 18:00 - 21:00
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 2 Nov 2022

Monday Night Off

Take Monday Night Off At The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. Beat the Monday blues and make your Monday night a little easier and join us for a relaxing dinner at Balata Restaurant. Not only will you not have to do the cooking, but you will also receive 15% discount off your dinner Offer only valid on Monday evenings

  • 2 Nov - 31 Dec
  • Monday only: 18:00 - 21:00
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 2 Nov 2022