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Qunu Restaurant

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36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 292 6000
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Zurich, Switzerland
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Qunu is the main restaurant of the Saxon Villas Hotel. Photos attached reflects the spacious high ceiling venue. It is slightly curious as there is a balcony area which clearly previously had been used to have dining tables, but now is no longer utilised. The venue feels slightly strange, and a little tired, but has been well maintained and has... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my fiancé here for this birthday and we both loved it! The service and ambience was impeccable and the food was delicious. Definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion - you won't regret it!

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Thank Damain S
Stockholm, Sweden
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel and enjoyed their marvelous breakfast 3 times. They serve you Champagne and oysters for breakfast! The buffet was great and I didn't miss a thing. We only had dinner once and I had the Chicken Supreme that was good but not great. My husband had beef and liked it a lot. I'm a fish lover but... More 

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Thank carpediemgolfer
Florida
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scrumptious food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best Eggs Benedict ever, perfect venison, lovely presentation, nice wine list, excellent service with attention to detail.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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222 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice atmosphere but can not avoid the hotel feeling too much. Food very good but not exceptional. Wine list excellent and the wine expert is a knowledgable, kind lady. Very good, overall.

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Thank Feyzi E
London, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had dinner here. Really good service. Didn't particularly like the hotel's decor. Food was good, not outstanding but good. I had oven baked chicken breast, my husband had some game steak and our son had pasta. Also ordered desert, crepes, they were just ok, nothing spectacular. Also, insead of bringing them hot at mu table, they were actually tepid.They have... More 

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Thank obsessedbytravelling
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Obsessedbytravel, Thank you so much for your review of your recent dining experience at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. I do appreciate you bringing your concerns to my attention and we will take the relevant action. It is only with the help of constructive criticism such as this that we can continue to better the experience of valued guests... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent staff. Good food. We order beef filet. It was excellent : Good cook, good test. Just ask the sauce separate. Very good wine. and the service is quick. The buffet for the breakfast was excellent with fresh oysters. Just perfect.

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Thank fabio l
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Fabio, Thank you for the review of your meal at Qunu Restaurant, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, perhaps even to stay with us. Kind Regards, George Cohen More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

As the title of my review suggests, we stayed at The Saxon for two nights and chose to eat at Qunu on both occasions. Their regular menu is good but the specials are delicious, as is the wine list! Definitely worth the journey to eat in this rather special location, feels nothing like a "hotel restaurant" and more of a... More 

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Thank vedev
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear vedev, Thank you for the review of your meal at Qunu Restaurant, I am thrilled to hear that my team looked after you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, George Cohen More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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479 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were taken here by friends and it was amazing. Service was excellent as was the food both in terms of presentation and taste. I can't wait to go back, we may even stay at the hotel next time.

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Swisswifey, Thank you for the review of your meal at Qunu Restaurant, I am thrilled to hear that my team looked after you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, perhaps even to stay with us. Kind Regards, George Cohen More 

India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We celebrated my daughters bday in Qunu and they made sure it was special. Even as vegetarians we found enough on the menu for us.

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Thank Vandana S
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Vandana S, Thank you for the review of your meal at Qunu Restaurant, I am thrilled to hear that my team looked after you and that you chose to spend your Daughter's Birthday with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, George Cohen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 292 6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?