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Five Hundred

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Saxon Hotel | The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 292 6000
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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 by a knowledgeable oenologist. It was very expensive but worth every cent. This truly isn't... More 

2 Thank Jenantonic
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,438 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 like something out of Masterchef Australia. Prices? Insane! We paid R4100 including tip for dinner... More 

2 Thank Queen K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Stockholm, Sweden
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213 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 South Africa been in the Michelin Star Portfolio, it would have gotten stars for sure.... More 

1 Thank sokriw
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the ambience in the restaurant slightly clubish. Nobody bothered to properly explain the food and... More 

2 Thank Renso S
Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Gordon Ramsay in London. Eye-wateringly expensive by SA standards (prepare to bond your house) but... More 

1 Thank Charles H
Tripoli, Greece
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154 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and wine were impecable, you just hat ethe fact that at some point you are... More 

1 Thank RedSkyWalker22
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We are a family of six and were celebrating two birthdays here. We loved having a drink on the terrace before dinner. For dinner we chose the paired menu. The champagne and wines were good and so were some of the dishes served. However, the fruit dessert was a real disappointment. At a restaurant of this calibre, I want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$85 - US$450
African, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
The ultimate in experiential dining, five hundred celebrates the synergy between food, wine and art.

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