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AtholPlace Restaurant

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European, Fusion, International, Contemporary
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90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 783 3410
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 one with real portions not like in other fine dining places where all you get... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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152 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 belly.

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Thank Richard N
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

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 the wines. The pork belly is a firm favourite for many of our guests... We... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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 remained as was. I would like to think they had an "off" day this time... More 

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

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 this with the team to make sure that the service they provide remains top quality,... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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. Warm atmosphere and very hospitable staff! Thank you! We will return.

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Thank SC201610
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

La Herradura, Spain
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 Menu has a few additional items. Limited Wine List Service was shocking. Staff inept. Complete... More 

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

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, we have opted for a more casual approach for lunch. Our 3 course dinner menu... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 London England

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

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 AtholPlace Restaurant. The Chef is very pleased with you comments! Our GM sadly did not... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 evening

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Thank Ninkx
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

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 regards on behalf of the entire team at AtholPlace Restaurant, Rinse More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I stayed at this boutique hotel and had breakfast at this restaurant. Amazing presentation of food and TASTY. I was very impressed with the breakfast offering. This restaurant is well known for lunch and dinner menu. I am looking forward to going for dinner soon.

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Golfnut5472, Thank you so much for reviewing your experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast menu and we look forward to welcoming you back for dinner soon! Warmest regards from all of us at AtholPlace Restaurant, Rinse More 

New York City, New York
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475 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed at the hotel for one night and ate here because it was convenient and because Johannesburg is not a place one wanders around. There is a fixed price menu but until we checked out and paid our hotel bill we had no idea what it cost- there was no indication on the menu itself or even in the... More 

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy to read that you liked the food, the service and the comfortable chairs. We are sorry however that you were not informed about the costs of the set dinner menu. We normally advise the costs when you make the booking. Our waiters would have been able to... More 

Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We ended our Johannesburg holiday with a 4 course meal at the AtholPlace restaurant. Great food served in just the right portion sizes. Thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes on offer. The highlight for us was the starters - especially the roast pork belly with scallop

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Thank Wayne S
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wayne S, On behalf of Chef Willie and his team at AtholPlace Restaurant I would like to thank you for reviewing your dining experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food and the portion sizes. And indeed.... the roast pork belly with scallop is very nice! We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$34 - US$45
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?