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Five Hundred - CLOSED

Saxon Hotel | The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 292 6000
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
20 Mar 2017
“Bad experience”
14 Nov 2016
“A dining experience I will never forget!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, African, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Saxon Hotel | The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Food was terrible. No set menu. Menu changes everyday. Meals are made up and presentation is terrible. Waiters are rude and back chat. Aircon leaks on tables.

2  Thank yuvadhya s
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was nearly a year ago and we can't stop reminiscing about our amazing night at the Saxon. The food was so beautiful and thoughtful, I could have stared at it for hours. Each course was perfectly paired with beautiful wines from around the globe...More

2  Thank Jenantonic
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Five Hundred restaurant is one of my favorites in Johannesburg. Located in the wonderful Saxon Hotel, this is an outstanding restaurant

1  Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant April 2015. The food was so deliciously sinful. The wine was great. Everything about Five Hundred is luxurious. There are only a few tables, so it feels exclusive. The portions are small and leave you wanting more. The plates look...More

2  Thank Queen K
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We visit the Five Hundred once a year and have yet to be disappointed by them. The food was scrumtious and seasoned perfectly. The dishes are served at the correct temperature, every little detail is seen to and nothing is overlooked.

2  Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 17 April 2016

It was really fantastic. We didn’t stay at the hotel, but we made a reservation for dinner at the Five hundred, and it was really great. Everything from the service on, the food, the drinks, and the whole night. Definitely recommend this restaurant, and had...More

1  Thank sokriw
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

What a disappointment! The most expensive meal in SA, but not the best. The food was good, but not great. Very small portions and slightly uninspired. The sommelier was by far the highlight of the evening. Well done William Riffel. Our company was great, but...More

2  Thank Renso S
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I literally experienced skin tingling pleasure wash over me as each course was explained to us with enthusiasm and pride by the chef. The taste sensations that followed were no disappointment either. The only other restaurant where I have ever experienced this is at Restaurant...More

1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This restaurant, which belongs to the luxurious Saxon Hotel (whose groundfloor is like an art gallery which you can enjoy), is absolutely fantastic. We were there at night, and the atmosphere was incredible. The tables overlook a large pool decorated by huge ceramic Pots. Dishes...More

1  Thank RedSkyWalker22
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I loved five hundred! The food was so delicious. The service was excellent, the ambiance was lovely. Every tasting dish was prepared with so much care and offered an array of flavours.

1  Thank danielarY5135IO
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$85 - US$450
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saxon Hotel | The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 292 6000
  • E-mail
The ultimate in experiential dining, five hundred celebrates the synergy between food, wine and art.
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