This classy, convivial restaurant at the back of an unassuming suburban shopping centre is a hidden gem. A setting for clandestine and business meetings, to celebrate special occasions and for Chef Marthinus Ferreira’s flair for developing distinct flavours.
Attentive service staff will anticipate your every need, making you feel like part of the family business, and take you through the ever-evolving menu. Consider exceptional dishes like polenta with cauliflower spuma, kale, sultanas, pine nuts and capers, a wonderful combination of tastes and textures. The linefish with a rosemary brioche crumb and shrimp, courgette, mussel, dune spinach, lemon and tomato is a simple dish perfectly executed, with restraint.
Every bite is a delight, from exquisitely crafted bread and butter to the last spoonful. It could be a memorable creation like the sticky date and carrot dessert with sugared slithers of deep fried carrot with caramel sauce, lifted with cream cheese and a discreet tang of lemon – simple, small yet supreme. The carefully curated wine list complements the excellent standard of cuisine on a menu that constantly changes. No dish is on the menu for more than a few weeks, showing his commitment to “A change is like a holiday”.
Marthinus has a penchant for serving a memorable savoury dessert in which Gorgonzola or Camembert cheese is the hero – it will bring you back, begging for more.
“Our job is to give every customer the best possible experience. We try to keep the menu market related and alive with our unique style of cuisine.” Chef Marthinus Ferreira
Address: Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts & Bompas Street, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, 2193
Telephone: 011 325 2843