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AtholPlace Restaurant

90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 783 3410
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Fusion, International, Contemporary
PRICE
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LOCATION
90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviews (56)
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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Maybe I had too high expectations after everything I have heard about that restaurant but I was really disappointed by the food. Yes, the set-up is charming - we had a drink at the bar in a very cosy atmosphere and the restaurant room is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the AtholPlace so dinner was an easy decision. It is late, so just eat at the hotel. We were SO LUCKY! Dinner was so good -- from the springbok steak to the vegetarian pasta! The meal was so good that we...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Four choices for starters mains and desert. The portions are very small very tasty and exquisitely presented. No other Red meat other than springbok for mains, serving about 100g. The duck starter quite tasty in a miso broth five small slices on a round pastry...More

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear AJP2108, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your dining experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are glad that you liked the taste and presentation of our dishes. Besides springbok for mains we also serve pork belly, salmon and a vegetarian cannelloni...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Real fine dining in the heart of Sandton. The staff is great. Nice cosy atmosphere with pleasant African music. The food is fine and exquisite. ai highly recommend the springbok loin with its marvelous red wine and garlic sauce! The cheese platter is a real...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here to celebrate an anniversary. It is a quality destination and you pay well for it. It is a 3 course selection dinner. The wines are toppish but good albeit limited selection. The food is exceptionally good and recommend the pork...More

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear Richard N, On behalf of our Chef and his team we would like to thank you for selecting AtholPlace Restaurant as the venue to celebrate an anniversary. We are very happy to read your review and we are glad you enjoyed the food and...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been here twice now - the first time, it was absolutely divine. Incredible service, fantastic food, phenomenal setting and there are large gardens through which you can walk, especially pleasant at sunset. The second time, the service was grossly lacking but the rest...More

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Dear scottymcscotterson, Thank you so much for taking the time to review AtholPlace Restaurant. We are very happy to read that you have had dinner with us twice, but we feel bad for letting you down a little on the second visit. We will discuss...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

The breakfast included in the room rates was fresh, delicious and one could pick whatever they want either from the menu or make up some other combination to suit their pallet. Waiting staff were most professional and friendly and nothing was too difficult for them....More

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding breakfast at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy that you enjoyed the menu and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards on behalf of the team at AtholPlace Restaurant, Rinse

Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Setting is very good, Lunch Time Ambiance Very Good. Parking and Security very good. Welcome and reception very good. Meal satisfactory. The Lunch Time Menu is very small. Cafe Style food. I have only experienced Gourmet Restaurants at Relais & Chateaux Establishments. The Dinner...More

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear Malcolm072, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your lunch experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the setting, the ambiance, parking, security as well as the welcome and reception. Our lunch menu is indeed small,...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Have now had the pleasure of staying at the Athol Hotel in Sandon with a great and friendly family atmosphere all the staff are very friendly and could not be more helpful had a lovely time with exerlant food from a brilliant Chef regards Linda/Ian...More

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Dear Linda and Ian, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that you also enjoyed the food at...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stunning restaurant and bar area! Perfect for business meals and special occasions! The service was attentive and we really felt the staff did everything to ensure a perfect eveningMore

Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Dear Ninkx, On behalf of the Chef and the entire team at AtholPlace Restaurant I would like to thank you very much for your very nice review! We are glad you had such a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest...More

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pietuys
2 February 2015
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Response from Rinse W | Property representative
Dear Pietuys, thank you for your message! Could you please get in touch with AtholPlace Restaurant via our email address or via telephone number 011-783-3410 and we will make a restaurant booking for your for your preferred... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$47
Cuisine
European, Fusion, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 783 3410
  • E-mail
Description
AtholPlace Restaurant re-opened in December 2014 with a totally fresh new look. We have added a large covered outside dining area (verandah)with a view of our garden and pool area. You can start by getting your taste buds tingling in our intimate bar and library where delicious canapes await you. Choose one of the wines from our extensive wine cellar to suit all tastes, or try a popular craft beer, brewed locally. Your waiter will then escort you to the restaurant with it's relaxing ambiance. Here timeless elegance and classic contemporary design set the mood for the culinary joys that await. Once seated, the Chef will take you on a culinary journey by presenting an a-la-carte three course dining menu. The carefully crafted menu changes seasonally, making every experience at AtholPlace Restaurant exciting and unique. Chef Willie Malherbe utilises his experience and his passion for food to create dishes of varied influence and a true expression of flavour. Adopting Relais & Chateaux ethics in sustainability, AtholPlace Restaurant sources local fresh produce where possible. AtholPlace Restaurant also has a wonderful breakfast and lunch menu that changes seasonally.
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