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Qunu Restaurant at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

African Fine Dining South African
RRR+

Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Gourmet Guide Rated

Qunu introduces an innovative menu with bold flavours and an honest approach to cuisine, using only the finest South African cuts of meat, the freshest fish, handpicked seasonal ingredients and carefully selected produce from local artisans. The Sommeliers interact with guests and delight in sharing their knowledge of local and international wines to ensure that the perfect wine is paired with your favourite dish.

Gourmet Guide Description

Qunu is the original Saxon Hotel restaurant, paying homage to Nelson Mandelas birthplace in the Eastern Cape. With accomplished Australian-born, international chef Jane-Therese Mulry at the helm, the menu is always interesting and reflective of urban South African tastes. Jane-Thereses passion for fresh ingredients is inspired and made possible by the hotels impressive rooftop vegetable garden. Her ‘back to basics approach to food means she strives to do simple things well. Shes bang on trend with sustainability and special diets, catering for healthy lifestyles. With a focus on Africas superfoods, Jane-Therese is turning healthy foods into a fine dining experience. She loves researching ingredients like the ancient grain sorghum, making the most of them in her dishes. The restaurant has two parallel menus – one called ‘VegVegan, marking gluten-free and dairy-free options. Highlights include a smoked cinnamon masala ricotta, kale and cranberry, served with quinoa and nuts. Nutritious ingredients delivering maximum taste – thats the verdict. But if youre not a convert, the hotels signature dish, ‘steak Diane (beef medallions flambeed at the table), Wagyu beef, rack of lamb and a seafood platter are popular on the second menu. The knowledgeable sommeliers will advise on the best beverage choices from the extensive wine list that includes SAs finest estates. “Food is a moment in time, elevated by the company and the setting.” Chef Jane-Therese Mulry

Reviews (96)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.3
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.6
  • Minjoo K. Mon 20 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Werner d. Sun 19 Jan 20
    3
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Whilst the welcome and service was great, the food was disappointing. This was mostly due to the fact that my wife was very ill off the salmon and mussels.

  • James N. Sun 19 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Tredoux P. Sat 18 Jan 20
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Zurika N. Fri 17 Jan 20
    3.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Wine is unreasonably overpriced . A glass is the same price as the bottle . We understand the need for exclusive experience but the wines did not match the prices.... you guys should consider that some guests know quality of wines and value for money and when guests like that have this experience we might not highly recommend a place.

  • Wendy M. Wed 15 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Alexandre V. Wed 15 Jan 20
    3.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Very expensive with regard to the complexity and flavours of the dishes, as well as the wines. Steak Diane: I can do it myself in my kitchen (very poor presentation of the sides). Melon Langoustine caviar: the association only works with the litchi, otherwise it is blend. Kalamansi dessert: blend cake and the parsnip ice cream just tastes cream, no flavour. On the other hand, ceviche/papaya/passion fruit starter and Itakuja dessert are very good, the duck confit is good Staff very friendly

  • Lisa M. Wed 15 Jan 20
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Service is fantastic, the restaurant was a little dark. The Saxon is a lovely establishment.

  • William B. Tue 14 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Thank you for a wonderful evening. My wife and I had a brilliant evening on our 24th Wedding Anniversary. Kind regards Bill Blackie

  • Zeenat M. Mon 13 Jan 20
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Having breakfast at Qunu restaurant at the Saxon is our family’s tradition every year for our birthdays. Best breakfast in Johannesburg and exquisite service and ambience.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
  • Tuesday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
  • Wednesday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
  • Thursday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
  • Friday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
  • Saturday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
  • Sunday 06h30 - 10h30, 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 21h30
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