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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 (23)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.5
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.7
  • Dr Litha M. Mon 11 Nov 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    You made my 60th special as well as treating my guests and I very well. Thank you very much for accomodating all of us on one table.

  • Zinhle P. Mon 11 Nov 19
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Hi. We had a team lunch there a few weeks ago. I ordered the lobster and calamari meal. I’m assuming there was other fish added to the dish as I had a very serve allergic reaction and landed up in the emergency room and I had broken out into hives and was having difficulty breathing. I would like to find out was in the dish

  • Suken P. Mon 11 Nov 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Pieter V. Mon 11 Nov 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    John and his team were amazing. Everyone from meeting you a the door to you finally leaving is really working to make your dinner as memorable as possible. Thank you for a great experience. The service was fantastic, the food even better, the wine-list and cocktails out of this world! Oh, and do not forget the venue & atmosphere! Definitely to be recommended.

  • Pat B. Mon 11 Nov 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Nonkhululeko Z. Mon 11 Nov 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Lerato Z. Mon 11 Nov 19
    4.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    All was excellent except for the lamb. We requested medium to well and it was too rare.

  • Rose M. Mon 11 Nov 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Keep up the standard

  • Sboniso N. Sun 03 Nov 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Special thanks to our most capable gladiators, Vincent and Alex, who took great care of us. We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Neroesjke D. Mon 28 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Thank you for a magical day. My tastebuds were jubelating with each and every delectable bite. The peaceful ambiance made for a relaxing though intimate experience. Thank you for hosting us ♡

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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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