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View - The Westcliff Hotel

Contemporary Fine Dining
RRR+

Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • WiFi
  • Gourmet Guide Plated

Known for its urban chic design and indoor-outdoor atmosphere, View restaurant in Johannesburg offers delectable contemporary fare. From its prime hilltop location, take in sweeping views of vibrant Johannesburg, or turn your attention to the action in the show kitchen as our expert chefs grill, saute or simmer every delicious dish. View is open Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast and dinner.

Gourmet Guide Description

'eye-catching, exquisite continental cuisine' Hugging the hill overlooking Johannesburg Zoo, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff commands the best views of the city. It is here that diners book for more than a view, it is here that chef Daniel Payne has painstakingly perfected his craft, initially as sous chef, now executively holding the reins. From the first beat of the five-course tasting menu you will be impressed. Attention to detail prevails. Even the breads and butter, served with style and finesse, are displayed with the most exquisite plating. When the cow who produces the butter is nicknamed Batabile, you know there is genuine attention paid to origin too. Seafood courses of crab (so imaginative) and salmon are excellent in flavour and depth, and the quail porridge is a delight – here there is a nod to nostalgia, texture and taste. The skate, with squid-ink spätzle, chorizo, inkomazi, mussel and nasturtium can be declared a triumph. Dishes like the herb-encrusted Karoo lamb, tender and succulent, and the dessert of beet and rhubarb, will make your heart stop. Travels, competing in culinary competitions from Korea to the south of France, has allowed him to flex his culinary muscles far and wide. His foundation has remained constant, starting at Flames restaurant at The Westcliff, in the vegetable section. His progression is visible in the menu – with every tweak he takes it up a notch with his team. Ever-evolving, the offering is moving away from having an amuse bouche to a delectable selection of local snacks. Immaculate service and a special-occasion ambience makes this a must-do for discerning diners. "I describe my menu as continental, influenced by countries all over the world and nouvelle cuisine – predominantly French with classic flavours and techniques. I could be forgiven for calling it a mixed masala!" Chef Daniel Payne

Reviews (808)

4.5 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.1
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.6
  • Steven N. Dined: 2 days ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Pierre B. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 16 Feb 20
    This was an amazing dining experience. We really had a great time! Service was excellent and the entire experience was superb.

  • Ryan G. Dined: 2 days ago
    2.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 1.0
  • Darryn M. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 15 Feb 20
    Absolutely wonderful

  • Andre J. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Mike M. Dined: 3 days ago
    3
    Food 2.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 14 Feb 20
    The venue and service were excellent. The meal was disappointing. Very disappointing. Very overpriced for what the quality. The mark up on the wines etc are also excessive in my opinion and experience., Mosaic and DW 11 13 represent much better value for money and their food was in my opinion, of a much higher quality. I will not be returning Kind regards Mike

  • Teri M. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 13 Feb 20
    I booked 2 weeks ago on a different menu. And different pricing. All changed on 11 feb... that wasn’t expected. But otherwise we had a great evening and my husband enjoyed his birthday

  • Bervelli Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 11 Feb 20
    It was an exquisite evening of culinarily perfect textures, tastes and works of colorful art that were each a complete delight to experience. Classy ambiance, classy service excellence; certain it’s worthy of at least 2 Michelin Stars. If you appreciate royal treatment and a meal for a King, Queen and their Court... Dinner at the Four Seasons Westcliff, the View Restaurant is on your agenda.

  • Sally V. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 11 Feb 20
    Great experience

  • Rohini S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 07h00 - 11h00
  • Tuesday 07h00 - 11h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 07h00 - 11h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 07h00 - 11h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 07h00 - 11h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 07h00 - 11h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 07h00 - 11h00
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